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Essays: Programs that Bring Together Geoscience and Sustainability

These essays were contributed by participants at the 2012 workshop on Programs that Bring Together Geoscience and Sustainability and describe the philosophy and goals underpinning the design of their institution's program.

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Environmental Science and Studies with GIS skills at University of West Florida
Matthew Schwartz, University of West Florida, The
Matthew Schwartz, Environmental Studies, The University of West Florida The University of West Florida (UWF) Department of Environmental Studies provides students with an opportunity to pursue two tracks toward a ...

The Earth Sustainability Liberal Education Program: An experiment in integrative learning
Barbara Bekken, Virginia Tech
Barbara M. Bekken, Geosciences, Virginia Tech What is the Earth Sustainability program in liberal education? The Earth Sustainability (ES) program is an integrative and STEM-saturated experiment in liberal ...

The Environmental Studies and Sciences Department at Ithaca College
Chris Sinton, Ithaca College
Chris Sinton, Environmental Studies and Science, Ithaca College The Department of Environmental Studies and Science (ENVS) at Ithaca College was created as a stand-alone program in September 2009 with the goal of ...

The University of Washington Bothell Programs Relevant to Geoscience and Sustainability
Robert Turner, University of Washington-Bothell Campus
Robert J. Turner, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington Bothell Students at UW Bothell (UWB) looking for exposure to the geosciences and sustainability will find that most of the relevant ...

Sustainability Across the Curriculum
Darren Leaver, Glendale Community College
Darren Leaver, Geography, Glendale Community College (CA) Based on a faculty and student initiative, Glendale Community College (GCC) initiated a sustainability program in October 2010, including the establishment ...

The Proposed Undergraduate Major Program in the Division of Earth Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Malinda Kent-Corson, Nanyang Technological University
Malinda Kent-Corson, Division of Earth Sciences, Nanyang Technological University The Division of Earth Sciences (DES) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU, Singapore) is the academic arm of the Earth ...

Environmental Sustainability at the University of Illinois
Jonathan Tomkin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jonathan Tomkin, School of Earth, Society and Environment, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The Earth, Society and Environmental Sustainability (ESE) program came into existence in response to student ...

The Environmental Studies Program at CU Boulder
Jason Neff, University of Colorado at Boulder
Jason Neff, Environmental studies, University of Colorado at Boulder The Environmental Studies (ENVS) program at CU Boulder started as a program in environmental conservation in 1972 under the auspices of the ...

UNL Environmental Studies Programs: Goals, Strengths, and Challenges
Dave Gosselin, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
David Gosselin, Environmental Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Overarching goal of your program The Environmental Studies major at UNL is designed for students who want to make a difference and contribute ...

A Truly Interdisciplinary Approach: Environmental Studies at Guilford College
Angela Moore, Guilford College
Angela M. Moore, Geology, Environmental Studies, Guilford College The Environmental Studies (ENVS) program at Guilford College is a highly interdisciplinary program that emphasizes the understanding of systems and ...