Western Kentucky University

Elective Courses

What other classes (3 hours) are offered that would complete the EE Endorsement?

ENVE 525 - Educating for Sustainability

Designed for educators, the course introduces principles and practices of education for sustainability (EfS). Includes rationale, key concepts, plus tools for integrating EfS into curricula.

ENVE 560 - Investigating and Evaluating Environmental Issues

This course is specifically designed for teachers and other educators. This course focuses on the identification and evaluation of specific environmental issues, leading to possible environmental/service action projects by their students with attention to the potential outcomes of such projects on the physical environment, other humans, and other living things. (3 hours - offered fall & spring semesters) Spring 2011 classes will be held, January 29, February 19,, and April 16, 2011. To learn about past projects such as Rain Barrels, from Fall 2010 click here, and the Spring 09 project, A Hole In The Ground, click here.

ENVE 585 - Special Topics in Environment Education

This course is designed to address current issues in environmental education. It includes a consideration of special topics to acquint the advanced student with significant problems and developments of current interest in environmental education. (up to 6 hours - offered when needed) Permission from the instructor is required before registering

EDU 507/GEOG 507 - Geographic Concepts and Skills for Teachers

This course is designed for experienced Social Studies, Earth Science, and Geo-Science teachers. The course will provide up-to-date geographic content, information, and related geographic skills associated with geography core content for the P-12 classroom. (3 hours - offered fall semester online and summer semester face-to-face)

GEOL 511 - The Dynamic Earth

This is a web-based course in Earth System Science and problem-based learning. The course is primarily designed for in-service high school teachers; however, any teacher or with interests in Earth Science education and problem based learning is welcome to take the course. Students will learn about coral reefs, tropical forests, ozone depletion and climate change from an Earth System Science perspective. (3 hours - offered online)

REC 532 - Environmental Education Resources

This course provides experiential learning about environmental education resources. Emphasis is placed on knowledge of both natural and cultural environments. Field experiences required and students are required to provide their own means of transportations to field sites. (3 hours)

REC 434g - Environmental Interpretation

This course provides a framework for individual professional growth within the broad range of skills and philosophies of environmentalinterpretation. It includes a study of nature trail design and preparation, live and inanimate exhibit design and preparation, resource inventory, building, exhibit material purchase, vandalism, and other problems related to the development of nature oriented areas and facilities. (3 hours)

ELED/MGE/SEC 570 - Workshops: Environmental Education

This course is a workshop offered on a selected topic or issue in environmental education. (1-3 hours - offered as needed)

 

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