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  • Social Ecology
    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 Ecologist Graduate School Labor and Community Organizer Non Profit Manager Social Justice Activist Faculty Mentor Guides Faculty Mentor Guides Joel Barnes Peter Sherman Academic Resources Academic Resources Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies The Kino Bay Center is Prescott

    Original URL path: http://www.prescott.edu/academics/concentrations/social-ecology (2016-02-13)
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  • Student-Directed Competence
    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 Ecological Designer Ecologist Environmental Lawyer Forest Ranger Graduate School High School Science Teacher Natural Resource Specialist Preserve Manager Sustainability Project Manager Wilderness Advocate Wilderness Educator 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 The Center provides high quality opportunities for experiential and field based education to contribute to research and conservation in the

    Original URL path: http://www.prescott.edu/academics/concentrations/student-directed-competence-ess (2016-02-13)
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  • Sustainability Science and Practice
    As with all of the Master of Arts programs you are invited and challenged to create individualized mentored courses to individualize your degree plan Additionally the following instructor led courses are offered New Economics of Strong Sustainability Systems Thinking for Environmental and Social Change Financial Accounting and Integrated Reporting Dynamic Meeting Project and Process Management Management Organizational Development and Leadership Regulatory and Voluntary Standards for Management Limited Residency Master of Arts Environmental Studies originated from the natural sciences but has since expanded to include the social sciences 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

    Original URL path: http://www.prescott.edu/academics/concentrations/sustainability-science-practice (2016-02-13)
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  • Sustainable Community Development
    Colloquium Prior Learning Assessment Virtual Campus Tour Schedule a Visit Request Information Apply Now Prescott College Home Academics Photo By Peter M Sherman Concentration Sustainable Community Development Concentration Sustainable Community Development Sustainable Community Development students engage in studies and experiential learning aimed at mastering knowledge and skill sets that span four core content areas designed to support comprehensive and balanced knowledge of communities and their ecological psychological social spiritual and physical dynamics Community based research and outreach are emphasized Students have created degrees in Sustainable Community Development with emphasis in areas such as Sustainable Community Regenerative Development and Sustainable Community and Human Development Limited Residency Bachelor of Arts Sustainability Environmental 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 Labor and Community Organizer Non Profit Manager Sustainability Project Manager Faculty Mentor Guides Faculty Mentor Guides Joel Barnes Terril Shorb Academic Resources Academic Resources Prescott College Library The Prescott College Library supports the curriculum with a variety of print and electronic resources Our library catalog

    Original URL path: http://www.prescott.edu/academics/concentrations/sustainable-community-development (2016-02-13)
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  • Global Studies
    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 High School

    Original URL path: http://www.prescott.edu/academics/study-areas/cultural-regional-studies (2016-02-13)
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  • Border Studies
    and others and through travel courses in the United States and abroad 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

    Original URL path: http://www.prescott.edu/academics/concentrations/border-studies (2016-02-13)
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  • Gender Studies
    the Student Environmental Network and the Gender and Sexuality Alliance Many courses offer active participatory learning experiences among students teachers of other courses mentors and others and through travel courses in the United States and abroad 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

    Original URL path: http://www.prescott.edu/academics/concentrations/gender-studies (2016-02-13)
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  • Regional Studies
    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 Editor Graduate School High School Social Studies Teacher Historian Journalist Lawyer Non Profit

    Original URL path: http://www.prescott.edu/academics/concentrations/regional-studies (2016-02-13)
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