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ENV 213P - Capstone Project

Credits: 3
120 Practicum Hours

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all program courses with a C or better.

This course represents a culmination of all skills obtained by the student throughout the program. Students use critical thinking to individually identify a local environmental problem, research the issue, and present a solution. Students provide a final written report, along with a project portfolio, and give an oral presentation to demonstrate what they’ve learned over the course of the program. The oral presentation is given to a small panel of teachers or outside experts who will evaluate its quality. The instructor works closely with each student to help narrow the scope of the project, ensure the student stays within the scope of the project, and generally keeps the student on track. Students keep records of the steps and research taken, along with any field notes if applicable, which become part of the project portfolio. Students must receive a passing grade on the Capstone project in order to successfully complete the program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to identify an environmental problem.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency of environmental topics and possible solutions.
  3. Explain an environmental issue and solution to a general audience.
  4. Research an environmental topic thoroughly and include multiple perspectives.
  5. Utilize critical thinking and problem solving skills to propose a solution to an environmental problem.
  6. Document the process of completing the capstone project.
  7. Demonstrate proficiency in data collection and analysis.
Listed Topics
  1. Environmental problem recognition
  2. Budgeting
  3. Data analysis
  4. Data management
  5. Self-direction
  6. Portfolio building
  7. Communication

Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 4/10/2020

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