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CWE-186ENVR - Cooperative Work Experience - Environment - Jeannie Chari

Course:Cooperative Work Experience - Environment
Professor:Jeannie Chari
  • Online
  • OnlineLive
  • InPerson
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


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Hello. I'm Jeannie Chari. My passions are biodiversity and the environment and that is why I teach this course. I love it.

This is an independent study course on Biodiversity.

The pathway to success in this course involves consistent effort and commitment. Effort=Success. 

Our class team will meet bi-monthly and I will meet with you on alternating weeks to chart your progress. It is important to set aside time in your schedule to join our Team Biodiversity meetings in a timely manner. My recommendation is to also set aside an additional minimum of 3-4 hours per week for independent study.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide students an opportunity to conduct independent research focused on our Campus Biodiversity Initiative. During the semester we will form a team where we will share, inspire and motivate one another to complete independent studies on biodiversity. 

Please note - this course requires a zoom interview with me to enroll in the class. Please contact me if you are interested in joining Team Biodiversity or would like more information.

What to Expect in this Course

In this course you will learn how to read and synthesize information from peer reviewed scientific research papers and will design and execute your own biodiversity project. I will meet with you individually bi-monthly to guide you in your research and we will meet as a team bi-monthly to share ideas and motivate one another.

This course requires commitment, self-discipline and passion. It will provide you an experience which will prepare you for participating in future undergraduate research projects. 

Please note - this course requires a zoom interview with me to enroll in the class. Please contact me if you are interested in joining Team Biodiversity or would like more information.

Types of Assessments

Required fulfillment of time sheets, project workplace agreement and Project Presentation

Additional Resources


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Last updated: 07/13/2021 Sub#: 380