ES at Montevallo - Program Values
Synthesis of knowledge from the biological, physical and social sciences to formulate public responses to environmental problems.
Study of human activities and their effects on natural systems through coursework, fieldwork, research, internships, service, and independent inquiry.
Understanding of the ethical and public policy implications of environmental issues.
Stewardship of the earth’s natural resources. Application of basic economic and management principles to environmental problems.
Well-informed decision-making with respect to the earth’s future in students’ professional and personal lives.
Communication skills needed to advocate for the environment. Pursuit of careers and/or further study in the environmental sciences.
Reverence for the natural world at risk.
What traditional discipline knowledge do you bring with you as you approach environmental studies at Montevallo?
April 19 - 25 is National Environmental Education Week. Sponsored by the National Environmental Education Foundation, this week is designed to celebrate environmental education. Click the banner (picture) above for more information.
There are many projects afoot in the Montevallo community that have been inspired by scholarship in Environmental Studies disciplines. During the Fall 2011 semester, a community-university bike share program launched with great success. A sustainability fund was established, and several on-campus projects that will lower Montevallo's carbon footprint were announced a few weeks ago.
Each of these movements speak to the fact that students and faculty are thinking about the human place on earth in progressive ways. We cannot continue to live the way we have lived and do the things we've done, inside and outside of the classroom. Teachers of Sociology, English, Biology, Art History and other disciplines have begun to offer highly interdisciplinary courses of study that invite students to think about the intersections between nature and culture.
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This guide is intended to help you find and evaluate sources related to environmental studies inquiry. It models connections and offers ideas for pursuing interdisciplinary research. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the library staff.