Environmental Studies Capstones

Environmental Studies at Washington and Lee University is an interdisciplinary program, with participating faculty in anthropology, biology, business administration, chemistry, economics, english, history, geology, philosophy, politics, religion, and sociology.  The program emphasizes the use of disciplinary tools in an interdisciplinary perspective to develop an understanding of the causes of environmental problems, their consequences and how to construct the best solutions to these problems.  The Capstone in Environmental Studies challenges students to analyze a particular environmental issue and attempt to integrate scientific inquiry, political and economic analysis and ethical implications.