This seminar-style capstone course for E&ES seniors explores major topics that span multiple sub-disciplines of the Earth and environmental sciences. Special emphasis is placed on topics that relate to the Senior Field Research project (E&ES 498). Students will use the primary literature to create hypothesis-driven oral presentations and written reports. In groups, students will develop original, field-based research projects (to be completed in E&ES 498). The goal of the course is to help students transition to independent, professional scientists.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: |
||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.
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Grades are based on oral presentations, several writing assignments, a group project proposal, and class participation.
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Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the follow-up spring research course (498).
In fall of 2020 the course will be held in a hybrid format with a mix of primarily in-person lectures, discussions and field days and, to a lesser extent, online discussions when most appropriate. Students who are unable to participate in-person and need to participate remotely are welcome.
|Instructor(s): OConnell,Suzanne Diver,Kim Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: ALLB304; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 18||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 8||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: X|
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