Directed Research

Schools of Public Engagement: Environmental Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Directed Research

Fall 2022

Taught By: Robert von Mahs

Section: A

CRN: 2209

Credits: 1 TO 4

This seminar aims to help senior students in Environmental Studies develop viable and promising thesis and/or project proposals by the end of the Fall semester. Successful students will complete their theses in the following Spring. We will discuss what makes a proposal and a full thesis worthwhile and workable, and consider various strategies for gathering data and learning about the world (i.e., methods). Readings and seminar meetings focus on the work-in-progress of participants, methods for research, leveraging proposals for funding and employment, and connecting passion with action. This course, together with the Spring thesis class, will enable you to bring together the formal and informal educational experiences you have had during your undergraduate years into an original work of your own design and execution, while also learning how to effectively communicate about your project. The primary deliverable of the Fall semester will be a full thesis proposal. Taken as a year long experience, our goal is to equip each of you with the skills to have a rewarding senior experience and see your thesis from its initial idea to realized product.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Environmental Studies (UENV)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:56am EST 12/2/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 312

Date Range: 9/1/2022 - 12/15/2022