Fall 2021

Senior Seminar

Listed in: Environmental Studies, as ENST-495


Rachel A. Levin (Section 01)
Ethan J. Temeles (Section 01)


The Senior Seminar is the capstone course in the environmental studies major, which serves as the comprehensive requirement, and is taken by all seniors in the fall of their senior year. The diversity of student interests is one of the strengths of the environmental studies department at Amherst and the senior seminar captures this diversity by asking students to explore their own interests through substantial, original research on an environmental topic.  The capstone is designed to be flexible to accommodate diverse interests and cultivate different skills, including finding and making sense of material from a variety of sources, articulating effective arguments, and gaining fluency in the communication of ideas.

Open to seniors. Fall semester. Professors Levin and Temeles.


Attention to Research, Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing


2020-21: Offered in Fall 2020
Other years: Offered in Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021