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Study Abroad in Taiwan 2019: Explore Environmental and Social Resilience

Program on the Environment lecturer Yen-Chu Weng has worked with UW Study Abroad to develop a new study abroad program to Taiwan.
See details below and look out for final program details via UW Study Abroad or contact Yen-Chu for more information: yweng@uw.edu.

 
PROGRAM INFORMATION:
As societies around the world are facing daunting challenges of global environmental change in the 21st century, Taiwan stands out as an exemplary country in East Asia that adapts quickly to changing environments. 

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ENVIR 280 now counts towards Earth System Literacy credit

Have you been itching to take Tim Billo’s popular Natural History of the Puget Sound (ENVIR 280) course but stuck because you need more Earth Systems credits and can’t fit it in?
Your problem is solved. Environmental Studies majors can now also use the ENVIR 280 course to count towards an Earth Systems Literacy credit. The course can be used to fulfill your Biological Systems (per usual) OR Earth Systems Literacy credits. 

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Sustainability: Personal Choices, Broad Impacts

Kristi Straus’s popular class on sustainability gives students an introspective look at how they contribute to the waste stream, via personal habits, consumption and daily resource use. Her course is offered in the Autumn, Winter and Summer quarters. Kristi is a recent recipient of UW’s Distinguished Teaching Award and is leading a flipped classroom study abroad experience in China as part of this sustainability course. 

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Autumn 2017 ENVIR Courses

Thinking about courses for the Autumn quarter? Here are our featured courses:
ENVIR 100: Introduction to Environmental Studies – Great course for exploring environmental majors. Learn about environmental issues in a local and global context. Add a service-learning component for 5 cr.

ENVIR 239: Sustainable Choices, Broad Impacts – Present frameworks of sustainability and learn about the history of sustainability. Experience sustainability in action and learn how your personal choices impact the world.  

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Environmental Innovation Practicum – Register for Autumn

ENVIR 495 – Environmental Innovation Practicum
2 credits, Tuesdays 4-5:50 p.m. | Autumn Quarter 2017
ENTRE 443/543, ENGR 498A, ENVIR 495 (Soon to be ENGR 443, ENVIR 443)
Is the doom and gloom of environmental problems weighing you down? Be part of the solution as a student in this course! Each weekly seminar will inspire you to make an impact as experts discuss the circular economy, water innovation, land use, greening the built environment, and more! 

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ENVIR 2017 Summer Courses

Thinking about what’s available for Summer courses? Check out our Environmental Studies offerings. 
Registration starts April 11. See time schedule to register.

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE TITLE

ENVIR 100

Introduction to Environmental Studies (full term)

ENVIR 239 

Sustainability: Personal Choices, Broad Impacts (3 or 5 credit option with service learning)

ENVIR 495 A 

Agro-Eco Culture of Cascadia (B term, includes 2 overnight field trips)

ENVIR 495 B 

Global Environmental Literature (full term)

ENVIR 495 C 

Landscape Change in the PNW (A-term, includes 9-day backpacking trip)

ENVIR 495 D 

Collaborative Management of Natural Resources (3 or 5 credit version w/ practicum)

 
 
  

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Spring 2017 ENVIR Courses

Thinking about what’s available for Spring courses? Check out our Environmental Studies Spring offerings. Registration starts Feb. 10!
Environmental Studies Courses
ENVIR 100: Introduction to Environmental Studies – Great course for exploring environmental majors. Learn about environmental issues in a local and global context. 

ENVIR 200: Communication for Environmental Studies – Develop the skills necessary to engage, analyze, write, and speak about complex environmental issues in a variety of disciplinary contexts with particular values and emphases. 

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Environmental Studies Winter 2017 Courses

Registration begins today for our Winter Courses. 
Environmental Studies Courses
ENVIR 100: Introduction to Environmental Studies – Great course for exploring environmental majors. Learn about environmental issues in a local and global context.
MWF 9:30a -10:20a | Elizabeth Wheat and Kristi Straus | 5 credits

ENVIR 200: Communication for Environmental Studies – Develop the skills necessary to engage, analyze, write, and speak about complex environmental issues in a variety of disciplinary contexts with particular values and emphases. 

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Environmental Innovation Practicum: Register Now!

As an Environmental Studies student, you learn how to address pressing environmental challenges and you likely have bright entrepreneurial ideas that you want to bring to life.
Now’s your chance!
This practicum from Foster’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship helps guide you to develop business solutions to big environmental problems. It also sets you up to participate in the Alaska Airlines Innovation Challenge where you can get funding and mentorship to make your business idea a reality! 

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URP Research Opportunities, Funding, Competitions, Classes!

Hope you’re staying cool this summer. URP brings the following research-related opportunities, presentations, and deadlines to your attention.
(1) URP Seeks Undergraduate Research Leaders – Apply by September 1
(2) Attend a URP Info Session to get started in undergrad research
(3) EIP-Presidential Scholarship – Apply by September 9
(4) Journal of Young Investigators Undergraduate Research Photography Competition – Submit by September 1, 2016
(5) Attend the Society for Redox Biology and Medicine (SfRRBM) International Conference in San Francisco – Submit Abstract by Sept. 

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