Summary: Guided, independent, in-depth research
culminating in the senior essay. Weekly seminar to review work
in progress and share results through oral and written reports.
All senior majors are required to write a senior thesis
and participate in the Environmental Science Senior Seminar. The
senior seminar can be taken in the fall/spring sequence of the
senior year, or in the sequence spring (junior year)/fall
(senior year). The goal of the first semester is to write a
thesis proposal, that of the second to complete the thesis. We
strongly encourage students to consider a summer internship
between junior and senior semester.
Prerequisites: Junior & Senior majors
Credits: 3 points
Hours: Thursdays from 4:10 to 6:00 pm, in 530
Altschul Hall, Barnard College
Next taught: Fall 2014.
Credits: Besides the current instructors, Catherine
Cook, Dallas Abbott, Bill Hahn, Kim Kastens, Gareth Russell, and
Don Melnick, Gisela Winckler, Brian Mailloux, Joerg Schaefer,
Jenna Lawrence contributed to the material on this web site.