Integrating Earth System Science and the Urban Environment
This module focuses on the integration of ESS and the urban environment. In an era of greatly expanding urban landscapes, growing resource pressures, and increasing societal impacts of natural hazards, it is critical to engage students in urban issues and the importance of Earth science. In learning about physical interactions with the urban environment, students develop integrative and critical thinking skills. The overall aim is to provide undergraduate students with a strong science foundation.
The intended audience is broad: majors, non-majors, non-traditional students, and pre-service teachers. Using the urban environment is an excellent opportunity to engage urban minority students in the Earth sciences. This group of students has long been underrepresented in the sciences, especially the geosciences.
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