This seminar-style capstone course for E&ES seniors explores major topics that span multiple subdisciplines of the Earth and Environmental Sciences. Students will use the primary literature to create hypothesis-driven oral presentations and written reports. In groups, students will develop and execute original, field-based research projects. Data will be collected for these projects during a four-day field trip. Students will then analyze and interpret their data, and then present their findings with a group presentation and written report. The goal of the course is to help students transition to independent, professional scientists.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (E&ES)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Readings come from the primary literature.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Grades are based on oral presentations, several writing assignments, a group project proposal, a group project final paper, and class participation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the four-day field trip where all field data will be collected.
|Instructor(s): Royer,Dana Gilmore,Martha S. Times: ..T.... 08:50AM-10:10AM; ....R.. 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: SCIE309; SCIE309; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: 30||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 19||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: X|