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By Dave DeFusco
Updated: September 13, 2011
For students enrolled in the Master of Environmental Management program at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES), choosing courses is like being a kid in a candy store. The choices are abundant, even wondrous, and F&ES students are curious and interested in a lot of things. But while the plethora of choices is considered a virtue—the M.E.M. offers over 100 electives—their lack of organization has been a frequent source of confusion—until now. The faculty recently grouped the electives into eight areas, called specializations, to make students aware of the variety of courses offered at F&ES and elsewhere at Yale and to help them marry their coursework to their interests, experience and near-term career objectives. The faculty had their own interests in mind, too. The specializations will assist them in advising students and in evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the program.
“The specializations will make it easier for students to figure out what courses will get them where they want to go and have the flexibility to accommodate their interests,” said Brad Gentry, senior lecturer in sustainable investments who helped organize the "Business and the Environment" specialization. The other specializations are "Climate Science, Adaptation, and Mitigation"; "Ecosystem Conservation and Management"; "Sustainable Land Management"; "Sustainable Urban and Industrial Systems"; "Read the Full Article
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