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EVSP695 - Capstone Portfolio

Course Details

Course Code: EVSP695 Course ID: 4930 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course steps students through the construction of a professional portfolio that highlights major skills gained through their academic course work. The professional digital portfolio will be built using portfolio software and will include both scholarly work and writing geared towards the general audience. The final course output may include the digital portfolio, discipline relevant blog articles, and an oral defense of the portfolio presented to an audience of faculty and peers. NOTE: This is intended to be the final course in the degree program. Students must have a 3.0 GPA to enroll. This course is 8 weeks in length.

Course Schedule

No Course Offerings.

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • LO-1 Demonstrate understanding of environmental management.
  • LO-2 Prepare an economic analysis of an environmental issue.
  • LO-3 Summarize a major environmental law, regulation, and policy framework.
  • LO-4 Analyze real-life ecological and social implications of adopting various environmental ethics.
  • LO-5 Evaluate an environmental policy and management issue through quantitative and qualitative means.
  • LO-6 Demonstrate professional communication skills.
  • LO-7 Synthesize major topics in environmental policy and management.
NameGrade %
Forums 20.00 %
Forum 1 - Class Week 1 4.00 %
Forum 2 - Class Weeks 2 & 3 4.00 %
Forum 3 - Class Weeks 4 & 5 4.00 %
Forum 4 - Class Weeks 6 & 7 4.00 %
Forum 5 - Class Week 8 4.00 %
Critical Reflection Components 25.00 %
Achievements in Learning 5.00 %
Evidence of Learning 5.00 %
Assessment of Learning 5.00 %
Relevance of Learning 5.00 %
Philosophy of Learning 5.00 %
Final Critical Reflection Paper 45.00 %
Critical Reflection Paper 45.00 %
3MT Presentation 10.00 %
3MT Presentation 10.00 %

Readings will be identified in the Lessons area of the classroom and include library and web-based resources.

Additional Resources: Please go to the program guides in the APUS Library for additional resources:

Environmental Policy and Management

Software Requirements

  • Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint) - American Public University System provides Microsoft Office 365 to AMU/APU students and faculty at no cost
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.