Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

ENST 117 - FRESHMAN ENVIRONMENTAL SEMINAR

Long Title: FRESHMAN SEMINAR IN LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE RESEARCH
Department: Environmental Studies
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 1
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: A 7-week seminar course to introduce freshmen perspective environmental science researches to the excitement of research at Rice and in the broader Houston area, and to provide context with which to think about facts presented in textbooks. Small groups will meet weekly with a graduate student or postdoctoral researcher to explore a published research article by a local team of researchers, gaining background information about the subject and exposure to the research techniques. In the final session, the group will tour the lab that produced the feature article. Additional tours and activities TBA. All first year non-transfer students are eligible to enroll in ENST 117 regardless of AP credit. This course meets in the second half of the semester and features research in the Environmental Science Major. Distribution Credit for ENST 117 no longer eligible beginning Fall 2019.