Rose Mayer

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Course Summary

In one of our final courses of ENVS we take the fundamentals and critical thoughts we have formed and learn to analyze them within a theoretical framework. ENVS 350 is in a way, theory bootcamp guiding us through multiple concepts and frameworks to help push our areas of interest into theory and eventually a capstone. Mid-semester we have took the time to discuss a number of theoretical frameworks and how they can connect and provide a base of theory to our soon to be capstones. Towards the end of the course we utilized the concepts, theories, and pitfalls that can come with them to inform our own framework. We created individualized frameworks that are specific to our upcoming capstones which are closer than ever. This framework is not only the culmination of this course but also is the transition from environmental theory to our senior seminars in which we will be creating our capstones.  

Glossary Entry

In addition to posts, I contributed the entry linked above as part of a glossary of key environmental theory terms.

Course Posts

Redlining, Racism, and Built Environment

December 14, 2020

As this semester comes to a close, we in Environmental Theory took the time to reflect on the semester and consider our upcoming Capstone projects that will culminate our entire college experience. Throughout the course we discussed many concepts and theories and analyzed their effectiveness as well as how we […]

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Thinking About Thinking: Doing Environmental Theory

November 22, 2020

Introduction ENVS 350, Environmental Theory, provides a foundation of various frameworks that we can utilize in our imminent capstone project. This class has bridged the intersection of applying and understanding theory and further exploring the subject of our future capstone. For me this intersection has allowed me to explore my […]

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The Continuing Curse of Redlining: How Racist Housing Practices Continue to Affect Communities of Color

November 4, 2020

Redlining in Cities and Environmentalism  Redlining was a deliberate policy in the 1930s that prevented Black and other People of Color (POC) from becoming homeowners and excluded these groups from living in suburbs. The term describes how banks would systematically avoid giving loans to areas based on demographics. Additionally, “Federal […]

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Classic Versus Contemporary or Contemporary With Classic: Intersections of New and Old Knowledge

October 19, 2020

Introduction When reading the Companion to Environmental Studies I am exposed to a multitude of different concepts, theories, and methodologies. We in Environmental Theory have spent the previous few weeks focusing solely on this diverse range of ideas and situated them within our context of “classic” and “contemporary” concepts. In […]

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