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Environmental Planning and Development (EPD)

Environmental Planning and Development (EPD)

201 Introduction to Environmental Planning and Development I
An introduction to environmental planning and development, with a particular focus on social and political issues pertaining to sustainable development.  Prerequisites: ESC 110.
Three hours, three credits.

202 Introduction to Environmental Planning and Development II
A continuation of an introduction to Environmental Planning and Development, with a particular focus on economic and environmental issues pertaining to sustainable development.  Topics will be covered both in lecture and in a participatory three-hour lab.  Prerequisites: EPD 201.
Six hours, four credits.

 397 Junior Seminar I
 The junior seminar sequence is designed to help students learn to work in a multidisciplinary mode and begin the process of preparing for the senior project. Information literacy is emphasized as students carry out community based research to identify needs. Information literacy is enhanced as students search the literature for background information on potential projects. By the end of EPD 397, students will have completed and written up background research on several potential senior projects.  Prerequisites: EPD 201, 202.
Two hours, one credit.

398 Junior Seminar II
The junior seminar sequence is designed to help students learn to work in a multidisciplinary mode and begin the process of preparing for the senior project. Information literacy is emphasized as students carry out community based research to identify needs. Information literacy is enhanced as students search the literature for background information on potential projects. By the end of EPD 398, students will have completed a well researched proposal for the senior project.  Prerequisites: EPD 397.
Two hours, one credit.

 410 Integrated Planning
This interdisciplinary and faculty team-taught course will build on specific skills learned and developed in EPD 398 with special emphasis on integrated research and planning.  The faculty will work closely with student teams in collaboration with community partners to develop proposals for their senior projects which will be implemented in EPD 498. Prerequisites:  EPD 398.
Three hours, three credits.

498 Senior Project
The Senior Project is the capstone course for the EPD program and is both Writing Intensive and Speaking Intensive. Community based research to identify needs and selection and development of the project proposal is accomplished in the Junior Seminars (EPD 397-398) and Integrated Planning (EPD 410).  Completing the project will require continued literature research and information gathering, reading and writing, listening and speaking, integration and synthesis.  A final project report will be prepared and presented in a public forum. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on sustainability theory and the challenge of putting it into practice.  The experience is designed to promote self-awareness and confidence in the EPD majors as they prepare to leave Ferrum to seek employment or continued study in a graduate program.

This course is designated Writing Intensive; a grade of “C” or higher in this course is required for these courses to count toward the six-credit-hour Writing Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of “C” or higher in this course unless he or she earns a “C” or better on the writing assignments required by the course.

This course is designated by Ferrum College faculty to meet the entire Speaking Intensive requirement; a grade of “C” or higher is required in this course for this course to be used by a student to complete the Speaking Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of “C” or higher in this course unless he or she earns a “C” or better on the speaking assignments required by the course. Prerequisites: EPD 398, EPD 410, grade of C or higher in English 102.
Nine hours, six credits.