Viridis Graduate Institute

Ecopsychology and Environmental Humanities

Master’s Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Arts with Emphasis in Ecopsychology and Environmental Humanities will be able to apply the following:

Program Learning Outcomes Critical Thinking

1.       Apply knowledge of concepts and principles in ecopsychology toward assessing and evaluating complexity, flourishing, and collapse in a variety of ecological, economic, and social systems;


1a. Evaluate human evolution and our relationship with nature and culture from across historical periods and cultural contexts in order to more deeply understand the complex process of human biological, neurological, and psychological evolution;


2.       Apply reflection, creative thought, and assessment skills in evaluating and transforming narratives into entirely new meaning that promote and support engagement in ethical, responsible and collaborative relationships;


3.       Analyze complex information from a variety of sources and perspectives and communicate findings in written and oral form using logical coherence, consistency, and creativity;

Ecological & Civic Literacy

4.       Demonstrate advanced capacity to develop and apply in practice intrinsic values of justice, beauty, and inclusivism within interdependent ecological, social, and economic systems that promote diversity, opportunity, and change;

Ecopsychological Sensibility

5.       Respond to interconnected ecological and sociological problems in our world, develop ecopsychological approaches and practices toward change in narrative, behavior, and practices underpinning these issues;