Title

Environmental Science as a Vehicle for Building Natural Sciences and Environmental Education Into a New Interdisciplinary Urban Public University

Publication Date

9-1-2002

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The recent (1990) establishment of a new campus of the University of Washington at Tacoma (UWT) has led to the development of an upper-division environmental curriculum within an interdisciplinary arts and sciences framework. All of the natural sciences at UWT were founded under the rubric of environmental science, which was integrated with a range of other disciplines' perspectives on the environment, to form a more comprehensive environmental education program. The community-oriented mission, evolving structure, and flexibility of this relatively new urban commuter campus allowed the authors to create a multitiered environmental education program that broadly integrates environmental issues into interdisciplinary undergraduate education and is consistent with national and international environmental education goals. In this study, the authors compare the curricula developed at UWT with other new and established environmental programs nationally.

Publication Title

Journal Of Environmental Education

Volume

34

Issue

1

First Page

32

Last Page

37

DOI

10.1080/00958960209603480

Version

pre-print, post-print with 18-month embargo

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