To further implement the course curriculum for the Earth Science major and to constructively channel the current interest and concern with the environmental problems, the Department of Physical Science at the University of Arkansas at Monticello introduced a course entitled Environmental Studies this past spring. As it was necessary to offer both a general education Elementary Physics course in addition to the new course, it was decided to combine the two courses and use an approach similar to that of Edwin Marston, Queens College, Flushing, New York. Problems of conservation, pollution, and environmental quality were considered by the class whose rank ranged from freshman to senior with widely diverse backgrounds. Physics with minimal math was incorporated sporadically as needed. The basic structure of class organization allowed students of the Environmental Studies class to present panel discussions for the other students to participate in through comments, questions, and answers.
Guenter, Joe M.
"Physics and Environmental Studies,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 25
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol25/iss1/7