Dale Miller's on-going work focuses on inclusive student success, in the traditional classroom, through experiential learning, and preparing for post graduation careers, providing equal opportunity for all students. This includes continuing to examine the 'culture of learning' in the program, development and support of extra-curricular learning and experiences, and on endless development of a textbook for teaching scientific and environmental writing. Additional on-going work is in solar energy use in buildings, and urban policy and planning that support its use as well as urban agriculture and healthy neighborhoods.
ENVS 1150 - First-Year Writing in Energy, Environment and Sustainability
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
Provides development of effective writing skills, knowledge and habits for success in the campus culture using topics related to the environmental sciences, energy, sustainability and academic/career interests. Focuses on the processes in rhetoric, emphasizing skills in creative, analytical and critical thinking, as well as research and presentation using digital and "old fashioned" methods and materials.
ENVS 3020 - Advanced Writing in Environmental Studies
Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Summer 2022 / Spring 2023
Offers training in critical thinking and analytical writing skills appropriate to upper-division classes. Writing assignments integrate the subject matter of different topical areas. Fulfills writing requirement for Environmental Studies major. Recommended prerequisite: ENVS 1000.
ENVS 3930 - Internship
Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Summer 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
Relates classroom theory to practice. Provides academically supervised opportunities for environmental studies majors to work in public and private organizations on projects related to students' career goals. Fulfills application requirement in Environmental Studies major. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: ENVS 1000.
ENVS 4850 - ENVS Honors Thesis Research
Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
To be taken in final academic year prior to graduation. Consists of honors research and thesis preparation under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Department enforced restriction: Requires a minimum 3.3 GPA and a declared ENVS major and approval by departmental honors committee.
ENVS 4990 - Senior Thesis
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
Supervised writing project involving original research. Fulfills Capstone requirement in Environmental Studies major. Open only to Environmental Studies majors. Recommended prerequisite: ENVS 3020.