MAST 402
Senior Seminar: Perspectives on Environmental Studies
Last Offered Spring 2021
No divisional credit Writing Skills
Cross-listed ENVI 412
This course is not offered in the current catalog

Class Details

The Environmental Studies and Maritime Studies programs provide students with an opportunity to explore the myriad ways that humans interact with diverse environments at scales ranging from local to global. The capstone course for Environmental Studies and Maritime Studies, this seminar brings together students who have specialized in the humanities, social studies and the sciences to exchange ideas across these disciplines. Over the course of the seminar, students will develop a sustained independent research project on a topic of their choice, and they will have opportunities throughout the semester to meet with guest speakers to discuss environmental work outside the academy.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 14
Expected: 10
Class#: 4990
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: active participation, discussion leading, several smaller assignments and multi-step capstone project
Prerequisites: declared major/concentration in Environmental Studies or Maritime Studies, ideally to be taken in final semester at Williams
Enrollment Preferences: Environmental Studies majors and concentrators, Maritime Studies concentrators
Unit Notes: required course for students wishing to complete the Maritime Studies concentration
Distributions: No divisional credit Writing Skills
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ENVI 412 No divisional credit MAST 402 No divisional credit
WS Notes: This course is focused on building up cross-disciplinary writing and communication skills. There will be a multi-step capstone project that emphasizes writing, and there will be opportunities to revise and resubmit work.
Attributes: ENVI Core Courses
EVST Core Courses
EVST Senior Seminar

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