This seminar-style capstone course for E&ES seniors explores major topics that span multiple sub-disciplines 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 multi-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 January field trip. For the 2018-2019 academic year, the trip is scheduled for the Big Island of Hawaii.
|Instructor(s): Ku,Timothy C.W. Resor,Phillip G. Times: .M.W... 10:50AM-12:10PM; Location: FISK412; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 10||SR major: 10||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: X|