Chesapeake Regional Studies

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    The Chesapeake Bay is such a central part of our region—without it, there would be no “Eastern Shore” and we wouldn’t call ourselves Washington College “Shoremen.”

    The Chesapeake Regional Studies program, an interdisciplinary concentration which can include courses in natural science, social science, and humanities, was developed to enable students to take advantage of our connection to the bay.

    Our location in historic Chestertown provides unique opportunities for field research in biology, environmental studies, and history, and makes studying the Bay and its environment a natural fit.

     

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    Your adventure begins here.

    Participants will study the complex history, ecology, and culture of the Chesapeake as a microcosm of the challenges and transitions confronting coastal communities around the world. Using the College and the shores and waters of the Chester River as base camps, students will journey in, on and around the 64,000 square mile watershed.

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    Center for Environment & Society

    We live in a world with increasing environmental and related social problems, rapidly reaching crisis levels. As we work toward resolution, we especially need to cultivate a new generation of creative, solution-oriented leaders for the future. Everything we do prepares our undergraduates – the next generation of leaders – to help solve the most pressing environmental problems of the 21st Century, through innovative curriculum, real-world experiences, training in cutting edge technologies, and new ways of thinking.

    Everything we do prepares our undergraduates – the next generation of leaders – to help solve the most pressing environmental problems of the 21st Century through innovative curriculum, real-world experiences, training in cutting edge technologies, and new ways of thinking.

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    We can relate.

    Art, music, literature—even as they’re distinguished by different languages and historical periods, they’re all interrelated. So why should you have to choose just one to study?

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