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  • Conservation Biology
    and Canyon Expedition aka Wilderness Orientation Students as a small community of engaged learners will be backpacking throughout ecologically diverse locations in Arizona Studying Connecting Growing Other students will participate in a Base Camp Orientation or Community Based Orientation Follow this link for detailed information on these Orientation options Orientation Details First Year Experience In their first semester freshmen will enroll in courses addressing the concerns and challenges of being a college student First Year Students will choose from an array of immersive semester courses like Water in the West Art and Ecology Foundations of Leadership and Introduction to Psychology and Yoga which continue to build community forge relationships with faculty advisors and develop academic inquiry In their first semester at Prescott College transfer students participate in Crises of the 21st Century Research Methods Theories Students from environmental and social disciplines the arts and humanities will be introduced to theoretical and research approaches that foster ways of integrating their questions through class discussions and personal research Students enrolled in this course will be given individual support in creating a degree plan organizing courses they are transferring with into a pathway for graduation in their chosen fields Degree Plan During the first semester of their junior year students create a degree plan with the assistance of their faculty adviser which sketches the academic map of their journey It includes an overview of courses and credits earned brief descriptions of competence breadth and liberal arts areas lists of courses completed and those to be completed a tentative Senior Project plan and description and additional honors or experience that contribute to competence or breadth The Degree Plan is a living document that continues to evolve throughout the student s final three terms Senior Project Prescott College requires every student not just designated honors students to design and carry out an ambitious Senior Project This Project functions as both a demonstration of competence and a culmination of the undergraduate experience It may take the form of an ambitious research project a collection of original creative writing a curriculum plan and implementation a studio art exhibition a performance a case or field study or a challenging internship Another way of thinking about the Senior Project is as a bridge between a student s undergraduate career and work after graduation The Senior Project stands as a calling card that proclaims to graduate schools prospective employers and the world Look this is what I m capable of doing Life Career Outcomes Life Career Outcomes Conservation Data Specialist Ecologist Environmental Attorney Lawyer Field Biologist Forest Ranger Graduate School Marine Conservationist Natural Resource Specialist Preserve Manager Signature Courses Signature Courses Animal Behavior Animal Biology Behavior Conservation of Mammals Biological Principles Botany Coastal Ecology of the Gulf of California Conservation Biology Earth Science Introduction to Environmental Ethics Explorations of Norway Nature Culture Field Biology Studies Colorado Plateau Field Ornithology Introduction to Geographic Information Science Introduction to Natural History Ecology of the Southwest Phase I Organic Evolution Wildlife Management Applied Conservation

    Original URL path: http://www.prescott.edu/academics/concentrations/conservation-biology (2016-02-13)
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  • Conservation Science
    thinking ethics and justice Through your studies in Environmental Studies you can find limitless inspiration innovation and room for growth to improve our world communities and selves Master s students create projects that are transdisciplinary applied and solutions based and that focus on real world issues that matter to them Our program is specifically designed to be nimble accommodating and responsive to your diverse interests and needs Upon graduation you can contribute to and create ethical solutions and innovations that promote effective and responsible stewardship of our planet and its inhabitants Through our program you will be prepared for and can gain positions throughout the broad field of Environmental Studies You can catalyze change through your work in the non profit corporate and government sectors create innovative programs in education interpretation and social services and conduct research and affect policy about the management of natural resources and wildlife The opportunity exists to impact society through the creation of environmental literature photography and film You might help form collaborations between environmental and religious organizations or collaborate with indigenous groups in support of their autonomy culture and capacity You will be given the skills to establish non profits and international relief organizations truly green businesses sustainable community master plans community gardens and community supported food cooperatives or innovative start up schools and place based curricula that make a difference in your home communities Graduate Teaching Assistantships are available for students who wish to gain teaching experience and defray the cost of their Master s program A complete description and application instructions can be found here Expand All Minimize All Academic Elements Lim Res MA and MS Academic Elements Lim Res MA and MS Orientation All incoming Prescott College students are required to participate in New Student Orientation at the beginning of their first semester During Orientation you will receive information and experience activities designed to guide you through your specific program Orientation is a time during which students and faculty from diverse cultures different areas of study and with a variety of expertise can come together to build friendships exchange ideas and develop cohorts or informal networks to support you through your distance learning journey Students typically come away from Orientation inspired energized and ready for the next phase of independent scholarship Colloquia Limited Residency Master s students attend colloquia on the Prescott campus during each Fall and Spring semester Each Prescott Colloquium begins on Friday morning and goes until Sunday or Monday afternoon During the colloquia students connect with their cohort make presentations and contribute to ongoing dialogue and scholarship among peers and faculty Colloquia also include workshops that address the nuts and bolts of the limited residency programs and presentations from internationally known keynote speakers Life Career Outcomes Life Career Outcomes Biologist Conservation Data Specialist Ecologist Forest Ranger Graduate School Museum Curator Outdoor Business Owner Outdoor Program Administrator Preserve Manager Wilderness Advocate Wilderness Educator Faculty Mentor Guides Faculty Mentor Guides Walt Anderson Joel Barnes Tom Fleischner Lisa Floyd Hanna David

    Original URL path: http://www.prescott.edu/academics/concentrations/conservation-science (2016-02-13)
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  • Earth Science
    Prescott College students find themselves in the classroom the breathtaking sometimes raw always diverse terrains and environments of the Southwest New Prescott students are introduced to the natural environment of the Southwest learn about themselves and each other and experience the educational philosophies of Prescott College during Orientation thus beginning the journey of developing relationships with their new home community and academic career For most students Orientation will mean a three week Desert Mountain and Canyon Expedition aka Wilderness Orientation Students as a small community of engaged learners will be backpacking throughout ecologically diverse locations in Arizona Studying Connecting Growing Other students will participate in a Base Camp Orientation or Community Based Orientation Follow this link for detailed information on these Orientation options Orientation Details First Year Experience In their first semester freshmen will enroll in courses addressing the concerns and challenges of being a college student First Year Students will choose from an array of immersive semester courses like Water in the West Art and Ecology Foundations of Leadership and Introduction to Psychology and Yoga which continue to build community forge relationships with faculty advisors and develop academic inquiry In their first semester at Prescott College transfer students participate in Crises of the 21st Century Research Methods Theories Students from environmental and social disciplines the arts and humanities will be introduced to theoretical and research approaches that foster ways of integrating their questions through class discussions and personal research Students enrolled in this course will be given individual support in creating a degree plan organizing courses they are transferring with into a pathway for graduation in their chosen fields Degree Plan During the first semester of their junior year students create a degree plan with the assistance of their faculty adviser which sketches the academic map of their journey It includes an overview of courses and credits earned brief descriptions of competence breadth and liberal arts areas lists of courses completed and those to be completed a tentative Senior Project plan and description and additional honors or experience that contribute to competence or breadth The Degree Plan is a living document that continues to evolve throughout the student s final three terms Senior Project Prescott College requires every student not just designated honors students to design and carry out an ambitious Senior Project This Project functions as both a demonstration of competence and a culmination of the undergraduate experience It may take the form of an ambitious research project a collection of original creative writing a curriculum plan and implementation a studio art exhibition a performance a case or field study or a challenging internship Another way of thinking about the Senior Project is as a bridge between a student s undergraduate career and work after graduation The Senior Project stands as a calling card that proclaims to graduate schools prospective employers and the world Look this is what I m capable of doing Life Career Outcomes Life Career Outcomes Conservation Data Specialist Environmental Educator Environmental Lawyer Geologist Graduate

    Original URL path: http://www.prescott.edu/academics/concentrations/earth-science (2016-02-13)
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  • Environmental Education BA
    of immersive semester courses like Water in the West Art and Ecology Foundations of Leadership and Introduction to Psychology and Yoga which continue to build community forge relationships with faculty advisors and develop academic inquiry In their first semester at Prescott College transfer students participate in Crises of the 21st Century Research Methods Theories Students from environmental and social disciplines the arts and humanities will be introduced to theoretical and research approaches that foster ways of integrating their questions through class discussions and personal research Students enrolled in this course will be given individual support in creating a degree plan organizing courses they are transferring with into a pathway for graduation in their chosen fields Degree Plan During the first semester of their junior year students create a degree plan with the assistance of their faculty adviser which sketches the academic map of their journey It includes an overview of courses and credits earned brief descriptions of competence breadth and liberal arts areas lists of courses completed and those to be completed a tentative Senior Project plan and description and additional honors or experience that contribute to competence or breadth The Degree Plan is a living document that continues to evolve throughout the student s final three terms Senior Project Prescott College requires every student not just designated honors students to design and carry out an ambitious Senior Project This Project functions as both a demonstration of competence and a culmination of the undergraduate experience It may take the form of an ambitious research project a collection of original creative writing a curriculum plan and implementation a studio art exhibition a performance a case or field study or a challenging internship Another way of thinking about the Senior Project is as a bridge between a student s undergraduate career and work after graduation The Senior Project stands as a calling card that proclaims to graduate schools prospective employers and the world Look this is what I m capable of doing Life Career Outcomes Life Career Outcomes Environmental Educator Experiential Education Teacher Graduate School Non Profit Manager Outdoor Business Owner Outdoor Program Administrator Preserve Manager Signature Courses Signature Courses Curriculum Design Ecology Concepts of Environmental Education Methods Environmental Education Fundamentals of Environmental Ethics Experiential Education Philosophy Methods Explorations of Norway Nature Culture Form Pattern in Nature Learning Theories Nature Psyche Philosophies of Interpretive Naturalists Faculty Mentor Guides Faculty Mentor Guides Gret Antilla Joel Barnes Bob Ellis Tom Fleischner Doug Hulmes Mark Riegner Academic Resources Academic Resources Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies The Kino Bay Center is Prescott College s field station on the shores of the Gulf of California in Sonora Mexico Each year the Kino Bay Center hosts over 450 researchers students resident fellows and community visitors from dozens of institutions and community groups from Mexico the United States and other parts of the world The Kino Bay Center facilitates supports and integrates collaborative efforts promoting sustainable use and conservation of resources in the culturally and biologically

    Original URL path: http://www.prescott.edu/academics/concentrations/environmental-education-ba (2016-02-13)
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  • Environmental Education MA
    humanities education economics design thinking ethics and justice Through your studies in Environmental Studies you can find limitless inspiration innovation and room for growth to improve our world communities and selves Master s students create projects that are transdisciplinary applied and solutions based and that focus on real world issues that matter to them Our program is specifically designed to be nimble accommodating and responsive to your diverse interests and needs Upon graduation you can contribute to and create ethical solutions and innovations that promote effective and responsible stewardship of our planet and its inhabitants Through our program you will be prepared for and can gain positions throughout the broad field of Environmental Studies You can catalyze change through your work in the non profit corporate and government sectors create innovative programs in education interpretation and social services and conduct research and affect policy about the management of natural resources and wildlife The opportunity exists to impact society through the creation of environmental literature photography and film You might help form collaborations between environmental and religious organizations or collaborate with indigenous groups in support of their autonomy culture and capacity You will be given the skills to establish non profits and international relief organizations truly green businesses sustainable community master plans community gardens and community supported food cooperatives or innovative start up schools and place based curricula that make a difference in your home communities Graduate Teaching Assistantships are available for students who wish to gain teaching experience and defray the cost of their Master s program A complete description and application instructions can be found here Expand All Minimize All Academic Elements Lim Res MA and MS Academic Elements Lim Res MA and MS Orientation All incoming Prescott College students are required to participate in New Student Orientation at the beginning of their first semester During Orientation you will receive information and experience activities designed to guide you through your specific program Orientation is a time during which students and faculty from diverse cultures different areas of study and with a variety of expertise can come together to build friendships exchange ideas and develop cohorts or informal networks to support you through your distance learning journey Students typically come away from Orientation inspired energized and ready for the next phase of independent scholarship Colloquia Limited Residency Master s students attend colloquia on the Prescott campus during each Fall and Spring semester Each Prescott Colloquium begins on Friday morning and goes until Sunday or Monday afternoon During the colloquia students connect with their cohort make presentations and contribute to ongoing dialogue and scholarship among peers and faculty Colloquia also include workshops that address the nuts and bolts of the limited residency programs and presentations from internationally known keynote speakers Life Career Outcomes Life Career Outcomes Environmental Educator Experiential Education Teacher Outdoor Business Owner Outdoor Program Administrator Preserve Manager Wilderness Educator Faculty Mentor Guides Faculty Mentor Guides Joel Barnes Peter Sherman Academic Resources Academic Resources Kino Bay Center for Cultural and

    Original URL path: http://www.prescott.edu/academics/concentrations/environmental-education-lrm (2016-02-13)
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  • Environmental Studies
    Studies is home for those students who are passionate about extending their knowledge and skills toward sustaining whole communities for generations to come Students choose to focus on one of two distinct tracks both rooted in a commitment to helping people understand and appreciate that their well being is inextricably connected to the health of the natural world Prescott College Offers two tracks for Limited Residency Undergraduate students Sustainable Community Development Track Environmental Studies Track Expand All Minimize All Academic Elements LRU Academic Elements LRU Orientation All incoming Prescott College students are required to participate in New Student Orientation at the beginning of their first semester During Orientation you will receive information and experience activities designed to guide you through your specific program Orientation is a time during which students and faculty from diverse cultures different areas of study and with a variety of expertise can come together to build friendships exchange ideas and develop cohorts or informal networks to support you through your distance learning journey Students typically come away from Orientation inspired energized and ready for the next phase of independent scholarship Prior Learning Assessment Prescott College s commitment to student centered experiential learning includes a respect for the adult student s prior learning whether that learning occurred in non college settings recognized Massive Open Online Courses or in extended demanding professional experiences After the first semester Limited Residency Undergraduate students may apply to begin a process in which they document and request assessment of their prior learning in order to earn Prescott College credits Mentored Study Our mentored study program is the special ingredient that makes our distance program a high touch face to face experience that is customizable for each student and a proven success across the country Mentors are experts in their field and are vetted by our faculty You can work with your mentor in your home community virtually and even abroad The mix of mentored studies and online coursework allows you to achieve your educational goals while maintaining your personal schedule Life Career Outcomes Life Career Outcomes Ecologist Environmental Educator Forest Ranger Graduate School Marine Biologist Non Profit Manager Outdoor Business Owner Outdoor Program Administrator Preserve Manager Wilderness Advocate Faculty Mentor Guides Faculty Mentor Guides Joel Barnes Terril Shorb Academic Resources Academic Resources Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies The Kino Bay Center is Prescott College s field station on the shores of the Gulf of California in Sonora Mexico Each year the Kino Bay Center hosts over 450 researchers students resident fellows and community visitors from dozens of institutions and community groups from Mexico the United States and other parts of the world The Kino Bay Center facilitates supports and integrates collaborative efforts promoting sustainable use and conservation of resources in the culturally and biologically rich Midriff Island Region of the Gulf of California The mission of the Kino Bay Center is to protect priority species and habitats through the integrated application of science education information exchange and community participation

    Original URL path: http://www.prescott.edu/academics/concentrations/environmental-studies-undergrad (2016-02-13)
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  • Marine Studies
    power and vastness of the world s ocean Competence Environmental Studies with an Emphasis in Marine Studies 16 course minimum 8 UD minimum 4 distribution courses and ecology course required for ES competence 5 Marine Studies core courses 2 Science Foundation courses 2 Conservation Foundation courses 2 Supporting courses 1 Independent Study Senior project NOTE some courses may simultaneously apply to more than one of the categories listed above Resident Bachelor of Arts Ecological literacy forms an essential part of the foundation of any Environmental Studies and Sustainability Competence By its very nature ecological literacy demands expansive synthetic inquiry rather than narrow specialization a searching for connections and wholes rather than isolated parts Ecology weaves together the earth and life sciences providing vocabulary for studies of human society and human nature as well as many of the concepts these studies address or need to address Program courses offer one way to develop ecological literacy Through activities inside and outside of the classroom and through direct experience with nature informed by reading and interaction with others students advance their literacy throughout their time at the College We offer one Competence Environmental Studies and Sustainability Although it is not required you may choose an emphasis within your ESS Competence Whether you do a general Environmental Studies and Sustainability Competence choose to follow the guidelines of one of the emphases or create your own competence possibly interdisciplinary the same level of rigor applies Students can consider formulating competences that bridge Environmental Studies and Sustainability with other realms of study In some cases formalized bridges already exist ESS and Adventure Education in others it is up to the student and the Individual Graduation Committee to develop a coherent meaningful program For example students often bridge ESS and Cultural and Regional Studies or Arts Letters Expand All Minimize All Academic Elements Academic Elements Orientation Each fall and spring new Prescott College students find themselves in the classroom the breathtaking sometimes raw always diverse terrains and environments of the Southwest New Prescott students are introduced to the natural environment of the Southwest learn about themselves and each other and experience the educational philosophies of Prescott College during Orientation thus beginning the journey of developing relationships with their new home community and academic career For most students Orientation will mean a three week Desert Mountain and Canyon Expedition aka Wilderness Orientation Students as a small community of engaged learners will be backpacking throughout ecologically diverse locations in Arizona Studying Connecting Growing Other students will participate in a Base Camp Orientation or Community Based Orientation Follow this link for detailed information on these Orientation options Orientation Details First Year Experience In their first semester freshmen will enroll in courses addressing the concerns and challenges of being a college student First Year Students will choose from an array of immersive semester courses like Water in the West Art and Ecology Foundations of Leadership and Introduction to Psychology and Yoga which continue to build community forge relationships with faculty advisors and develop academic inquiry In their first semester at Prescott College transfer students participate in Crises of the 21st Century Research Methods Theories Students from environmental and social disciplines the arts and humanities will be introduced to theoretical and research approaches that foster ways of integrating their questions through class discussions and personal research Students enrolled in this course will be given individual support in creating a degree plan organizing courses they are transferring with into a pathway for graduation in their chosen fields Degree Plan During the first semester of their junior year students create a degree plan with the assistance of their faculty adviser which sketches the academic map of their journey It includes an overview of courses and credits earned brief descriptions of competence breadth and liberal arts areas lists of courses completed and those to be completed a tentative Senior Project plan and description and additional honors or experience that contribute to competence or breadth The Degree Plan is a living document that continues to evolve throughout the student s final three terms Senior Project Prescott College requires every student not just designated honors students to design and carry out an ambitious Senior Project This Project functions as both a demonstration of competence and a culmination of the undergraduate experience It may take the form of an ambitious research project a collection of original creative writing a curriculum plan and implementation a studio art exhibition a performance a case or field study or a challenging internship Another way of thinking about the Senior Project is as a bridge between a student s undergraduate career and work after graduation The Senior Project stands as a calling card that proclaims to graduate schools prospective employers and the world Look this is what I m capable of doing Life Career Outcomes Life Career Outcomes Ecologist Environmental Attorney Lawyer Fisheries Ecologist Graduate School Marine Biologist Marine Conservationist Marine Policy Advocate Natural Resource Specialist Outdoor Program Administrator Seabird Ecologist Signature Courses Signature Courses Animal Behavior Animal Biology Biological Principles Coastal Ecology of the Gulf of California Ecology Concepts of Environmental Ethics Geographic Information Science Introduction to Marine Biology I Diversity of Marine Life Marine Biology II Marine Ecology Marine Biology II Oceanography Marine Biology III Field Methods for Marine Ecology Marine Conservation I Global Marine Issues Marine Conservation II Gulf of CA Conservation Case Studies Marine Conservation III Applied Conservation Research Marine Studies I Skills for Ocean Exploration Marine Studies II Natural History of the Gulf of California Marine Studies III Case Studies in Marine Conservation SCUBA Diving Marine Natural History Scuba Diving Introduction to Sea Kayaking Marine Natural History Wetland Ecology Management Faculty Mentor Guides Faculty Mentor Guides Walt Anderson Edward Boyer Tom Fleischner Lorayne Meltzer Kurt Refsnider Mark Riegner Academic Resources Academic Resources Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies The Kino Bay Center is Prescott College s field station on the shores of the Gulf of California in Sonora Mexico Each year the Kino Bay Center hosts

    Original URL path: http://www.prescott.edu/academics/concentrations/marine-studies (2016-02-13)
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  • Natural History & Ecology
    Orientation Each fall and spring new Prescott College students find themselves in the classroom the breathtaking sometimes raw always diverse terrains and environments of the Southwest New Prescott students are introduced to the natural environment of the Southwest learn about themselves and each other and experience the educational philosophies of Prescott College during Orientation thus beginning the journey of developing relationships with their new home community and academic career For most students Orientation will mean a three week Desert Mountain and Canyon Expedition aka Wilderness Orientation Students as a small community of engaged learners will be backpacking throughout ecologically diverse locations in Arizona Studying Connecting Growing Other students will participate in a Base Camp Orientation or Community Based Orientation Follow this link for detailed information on these Orientation options Orientation Details First Year Experience In their first semester freshmen will enroll in courses addressing the concerns and challenges of being a college student First Year Students will choose from an array of immersive semester courses like Water in the West Art and Ecology Foundations of Leadership and Introduction to Psychology and Yoga which continue to build community forge relationships with faculty advisors and develop academic inquiry In their first semester at Prescott College transfer students participate in Crises of the 21st Century Research Methods Theories Students from environmental and social disciplines the arts and humanities will be introduced to theoretical and research approaches that foster ways of integrating their questions through class discussions and personal research Students enrolled in this course will be given individual support in creating a degree plan organizing courses they are transferring with into a pathway for graduation in their chosen fields Degree Plan During the first semester of their junior year students create a degree plan with the assistance of their faculty adviser which sketches the academic map of their journey It includes an overview of courses and credits earned brief descriptions of competence breadth and liberal arts areas lists of courses completed and those to be completed a tentative Senior Project plan and description and additional honors or experience that contribute to competence or breadth The Degree Plan is a living document that continues to evolve throughout the student s final three terms Senior Project Prescott College requires every student not just designated honors students to design and carry out an ambitious Senior Project This Project functions as both a demonstration of competence and a culmination of the undergraduate experience It may take the form of an ambitious research project a collection of original creative writing a curriculum plan and implementation a studio art exhibition a performance a case or field study or a challenging internship Another way of thinking about the Senior Project is as a bridge between a student s undergraduate career and work after graduation The Senior Project stands as a calling card that proclaims to graduate schools prospective employers and the world Look this is what I m capable of doing Life Career Outcomes Life Career Outcomes Ecologist Environmental Educator

    Original URL path: http://www.prescott.edu/academics/concentrations/natural-history-ecology (2016-02-13)
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