ERIC Number: EJ995188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Creation of an Innovative Sustainability Science Undergraduate Degree Program: A 10-Step Process
Smith-Sebasto, Nicholas J.; Shebitz, Daniela J.
Innovative Higher Education, v38 n2 p129-141 Apr 2013
We explain the process used at Kean University (New Jersey) to create an innovative undergraduate degree program in sustainability science. This interdisciplinary program provides students with the strong science background necessary to understand and address the opportunities associated with sustainability. We articulate seven steps taken during the first year of developing the major and three additional steps that explain its evolution. Sustainability is the primary focus of each course within the curriculum. By sharing our experiences, other institutions may be encouraged or assisted in developing a similar program.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Bachelors Degrees, Educational Innovation, Sustainability, Science Education, College Science, Curriculum Development, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey