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, The University of West Florida
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 ...

Global Change Minor and Liberal Education at the University of Michigan
Ben van der Pluijm, Henry Ford Community College
Ben van der Pluijm, Earth & Environmental Sciences/Program in the Environment, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and T. Gregory Barrett, University of Arkansas at Little RockA great deal of attention has been ...

Nascent BA Program in Environmental Analysis and Sustainability
Doug Yule, California State University-Northridge
Doug Yule, Geological Sciences, CSU Northridge Our Department has a four-year plan, starting this year, to design and implement a new Bachelor of Arts Program in Environmental Analysis and Sustainability (EAS) ...

Climate Science for Sustainability in the Future Greenhouse/Hothouse
David Feary, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
David Feary, School of Sustainability and School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus My upcoming course—Climate Science for Sustainability—is a 200-level course offered ...

Innovation and Integration in Student Centered Environmental Science
Erin Lane, University of British Columbia
Erin Lane, Earth and Ocean Science, The University of British Columbia There is increasing awareness and concern regarding pressing environment issues such as climate change, waste management, food security, and ...

The Environmental Studies Department at University of California, Santa Cruz
Michael Loik, University of California-Santa Cruz
Michael E. Loik, Environmental Studies, University of California-Santa Cruz The Environmental Studies Department at UC Santa Cruz is a leader in innovative interdisciplinary environmental problem-solving teaching ...

Sustainability Program at Elizabeth City State University
Francisco San Juan, Elizabeth City State University
Francisco C. San Juan, Chemistry, Geology and Physics, Elizabeth City State University At the beginning of the 2012 spring semester, the University created a Sustainability Plan, that outlines the goals and ...

The Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Major at Emory University
Anne Hall, Emory University
Anne Larson Hall, Environmental Studies, Emory University The Department of Environmental Studies at Emory University is an interdisciplinary undergraduate department in a private liberal arts college within a ...

Building a Program in Earth System Science at UC Davis
David Osleger, University of California-Davis
David Osleger, Geology, UC Davis The departments of Land, Air & Water and Geology at UC Davis are in the planning stages of developing a joint major in Earth System Science, with a focus on sustainability. ...

A Tour of the Earth Sustainability Liberal Education Program: An experiment in integrative learning
Barbara Bekken, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ
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 ...


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