After a long process, the new Masters Degree is Environmental Arts and Humanities has been approved by Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission! We are very excited about this new program and would like to share some information about it.
Housed in the College of Liberal Arts, the new degree is perfect for students interested in both arts/humanities and environmental/natural resource sciences. The degree itself has three main focuses: environmental imagination (arts, communication, creative writing, moral imagination), environmental action (community leadership, movement building, media power, cultural diversity, social justice, the history of structural change), and environmental thinking (moral reasoning, critical thinking about environmental issues, conceptual analysis of complex problems, reasoning with facts and values).
Graduates from the degree will be prepared for positions as environmental NGOs, government and land agencies, advocacy groups, corporations, green business, journalism, conservation and stewardship, formal and informal education, and other environmental positions that require strong, creative communication and reasoning skill sets and humanistic understanding.
The first cohort for the M.A. will be Fall 2016 and applications will be available shortly.
For more information on the new degree, check out the Environmental Arts and Humanities Initative.