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Table of Contents: 2014-2015 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.1 Academic Calendar 0.2 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.3 From the President 0.4 Accreditation and Licensure 0.5 Table of Contents 1.01 Mission, Values, Objectives, and Vision 1.02 The Triad 1.03 History 1.04 Undergraduate Admission 1.05 Financial Aid 1.06 Withdrawal and Return of Aid Policy 1.07 Student Life 1.08 Pew Learning Center and Ellison Library 1.09 Educational Resources and Services 1.10 Academic Advising 2.1 Triad Education Program 2.1.1 Academics 2.1.2 Work Program 2.1.3 Service Program 2.2 Baccalaureate Degree Requirements 2.3 Academic Policies and Regulations 3 Programs of Study 3.2 Undergraduate Programs of Study 3.2.01 Africana Studies 3.2.02 Art 3.2.03 Biology 3.2.04 Chemistry 3.2.05 Creative Writing 3.2.06 Education 3.2.07 English 3.2.08 Environmental Studies 3.2.09 Gender and Women's Studies 3.2.10 Global Studies 3.2.11 History and Political Science 3.2.12 Integrative Studies 3.2.13 Mathematics 3.2.14 Modern Languages 3.2.15 Music 3.2.16 Outdoor Leadership 3.2.17 Peace and Justice Studies 3.2.18 Philosophy 3.2.19 Physics 3.2.20 Psychology 3.2.21 Religious Studies 3.2.22 Social Work 3.2.23 Sociology/Anthropology 3.2.24 Theatre 3.2.25 Women's Studies 3.2.26 Writing 3.3 Graduate Program 3.3.1 Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing 4.01 Courses of Instruction 4.02 Anthropology (ANT) 4.03 Art (ART) 4.04 Biology (BIO) 4.05 Business (BA) 4.06 Chemistry (CHM) 4.07 Economics (ECO) 4.08 Education (EDU) 4.09 English (ENG) 4.10 Environmental Studies (ENS) 4.11 Gender and Women's Studies (GDS) 4.12 Global Studies (GBL) 4.13 History (HIS) 4.14 Interdepartmental (INT) 4.15 Modern Languages (LAN) 4.16 Mathematics (MAT) 4.17 Music (MUS) 4.18 Outdoor Leadership (ODL) 4.19 Peace and Justice Studies (PAX) 4.20 Philosophy (PHI) 4.21 Physical Education (PED) 4.22 Physics (PHY) 4.23 Political Science (PSC) 4.24 Psychology (PSY) 4.25 Religious Studies (REL) 4.26 Science (SCI) 4.27 Social Work (SWK) 4.28 Sociology (SOC) 4.29 Theatre (THR) 4.30 Writing (WRI) 5.1 Administration and Staff 5.2 2014 - 2015 Undergraduate Faculty 5.3 Graduate Faculty 6.1 Board of Trustees 6.2 Alumni Board 6.3 Endowed Scholarships


David S Ellum
Chair, Environmental Studies Department; Professor Sustainable Forestry; College Forest Director

David Ellum Address:
WWC CPO 6291
PO Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815-9000

Phone: 828.771.3072

Email: dellum@warren-wilson.edu

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3.2.08 Environmental Studies
Honors Program Natural Sciences

The objectives of the Natural Sciences Honors Program are (1) to set high academic standards to which all students can aspire, (2) to encourage students to pursue scholarly research, and (3) to provide recognition of outstanding students.

Requirements: To graduate with Honors in this program, a student must

  1. Achieve a 3.5 GPA for courses required in the major and achieve an overall 3.5 GPA.
  2. Pursue a research project involving original laboratory or field work or an original analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of primary source material.
  3. Identify the research project during the junior year by preparing a well-documented proposal, which must be submitted to the North Carolina Academy of Science (NCAS) or other source for funding.
  4. Present the completed project (including a formal written research report in a form suitable for publication) to the Natural Science Presentation course and earn a course grade of A- (90%) or better.
  5. Present and defend the research report in a professional forum in addition to the Natural Science Undergraduate Research Sequence (e.g., the NCAS Conference).
  6. Receive final acceptance for Graduation with Honors, which is contingent on an approval vote from the faculty of the student's major.

Requirements: To graduate with Honors in the Environmental Education and Environmental Policy programs, a student must

  1. Achieve a 3.5 GPA for courses required in the major and achieve an overall 3.5 GPA.
  2. Complete a thesis that will provide a comprehensive integration and connection among the elective courses and other experiences the student selected for the Program Proposal. The topic or theme should serve as a culmination of the integrated understanding that the student has achieved. Students must submit a thesis proposal to their faculty advisors two weeks before spring registration for the fall semester of their senior year.
  3. Present the completed thesis to the Environmental Education Internship Seminar or other appropriate venue and earn a grade of A- (90%) or better.
  4. Submit a copy of the thesis to the Library for review by any interested party.
  5. Receive final acceptance for Graduation with Honors, which is contingent on an approval vote from the ENS faculty.