ERIC Number: EJ1101566
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
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Anthropogenic Climate Change in Undergraduate Marine and Environmental Science Programs in the United States
Vlietstra, Lucy S.; Mrakovcich, Karina L.; Futch, Victoria C.; Stutzman, Brooke S.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v45 n5 May 2016
To develop a context for program-level design decisions pertaining to anthropogenic climate change, the authors studied the prevalence of courses focused on human-induced climate change in undergraduate marine science and environmental science degree programs in the United States. Of the 86 institutions and 125 programs the authors examined, 37% included at least one course featuring anthropogenic climate change in its course description. The authors found that courses focusing on anthropogenic climate change were more likely to serve as free electives than as major electives or required courses. This article provides an example of how the findings were used to guide decisions about introducing the subject of anthropogenic climate change at the United States Coast Guard Academy.
Descriptors: Climate, College Science, Undergraduate Study, Marine Education, Environmental Education, College Programs, Elective Courses, Required Courses, Course Descriptions, Incidence, Decision Making, Military Schools
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