Sophomore Honorable Mention
Zayn Kassam, Pomona College
In his Reflective Essay the author described being surprised by the direction his research took and recognized that his holistic approach in this research project made it an enjoyable experience. He concludes, “This is how passions are sparked, questions start flowing, and perhaps the next revelation is reached.” The author’s research focused on the Western view of the divide between people and the environment and the human attitude of domination over nature “from the perspective of three integrated but distinct lenses—the religious, the economic, and the civilizational.”
Srinivasan, Vinay, "The Separation of Humans and Nature as it Relates to Environmental Degradation" (2014). 2014 Claremont Colleges Library Undergraduate Research Award.
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