Sustainability in the Curriculum
URI is known for its robust curriculum in the natural sciences, environmental and natural resource economics, oceanography, ocean engineering and marine affairs. However, ensuring that students outside of the “traditional” environmental science programs are equally prepared to address sustainability issues via cross-disciplinary or multidisciplinary collaboration across the curriculum, is a significant challenge.
Many programs have been developed to help infuse sustainability topics into the curriculum.
When Stefanie Zamorski was looking for an opportunity to spend time aboard a research ship to meet the requirements of her master’s degree at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, she said she wanted “the full experience.”