In 2011, two outdoor classrooms were constructed in front of the Health & Fitness Center. One classroom is adjacent to Frazer Residence Hall and the other is next to the Hull Education Center. The outdoor classrooms offer a refreshing alternative to hosting class or meetings indoors. No reservations required; the outdoor classrooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The new Integrated Environmental Sciences Major at Longwood provides an interdisciplinary perspective to develop citizen leaders who are equipped to understand complex environmental issues. The major provides strong foundational knowledge in natural and social sciences and heavily emphasizes practical skills and integrated critical thinking throughout the curriculum. In addition, students must choose a specialization in one of the core competency areas to complete advanced elective courses. Alternatively, a student may design an individualized concentration to best meet the student’s objectives for professional preparation. Students will receive training that is appropriate preparation for graduate studies or careers in research, teaching, industry, government, or nonprofit organizations.
ANTH 322 (SOCL 322) Sustainability: Prehistoric, Colonial and Contemporary Peoples on the Northern Neck of Virginia (3 Credits)
This course is taught by Dr. Jim Jordan at Longwood’s Hull Springs Farm in Westmoreland County, Virginia, in the summer. Students study the natural and cultural ecology of the Northern Neck focusing on variables such as prehistoric and contemporary climate, soil composition, water and floral and faunal communities. A typical day in the course will consist of a morning seminar followed by six to eight hours of in-the-field observation and concluding with an evening discussion. There is a $150 project travel fee to cover transportation to and from Farmville to the farm, field trips at the farm, food for the week and lodging in the cabins.