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ENV Senior Colloquium

Senior Colloquium

The ENV Senior Colloquium is required for seniors who are pursuing the Certificate in Environmental Studies. The Colloquium meets for six, 50-minute sessions in the fall term during the months of October and November. Meetings are faculty-led and provide guidance in the development of the senior thesis with particular emphasis on researching and developing the essential environmental theme from a interdisciplinary perspective.

During colloquium sessions, students will make short presentations on their thesis topics, fostering a collaborative and informative discussion. In this context, ENV students are given the opportunity to present their senior independent work including central hypothesis, research, and findings to an audience of their peers.

The Colloquium is an important culminating experience for students who are pursuing the Certificate in Environmental Studies. Colloquium meetings are organized in September with individual student schedules taken into consideration. Attendance is mandatory. Students must be present a minimum of 80% of Colloquium sessions. Not doing so will jeopardize their certificate eligibility. The ENV Senior Colloquium is non-credit bearing.

While there are no formal colloquium meetings in the spring term, all ENV seniors are required to take part in the Discovery Day poster session in early May. The Discovery Day poster show allows students to share outcomes of their thesis research, and celebrate their academic accomplishments with fellow students and faculty. Information about Discovery Day (date and venue) will be announced in the fall.