Semester Environmental Literacy Requirement
Approved by University Council of the University of Georgia on March 17, 1998
The Environmental Literacy Requirement subcommittee was charged with review
of the Environmental Literacy Requirement due to concern over the number of hours
required and the overall effectiveness of the requirement. The Full Committee
approved the following proposal from the subcommittee which has been forwarded
to the Executive Committee of Council for consideration:
- The Full University Curriculum Committee recommends an external review of the
Environmental Literacy Requirement.
- The Committee also recommends that the University, until the advice of the
external review can be considered, limit the criteria for Environmental Literacy
to the following:
- Basic scientific principles which govern natural systems.
- The consequences of human activity on local, regional, and global natural systems.
This will begin fall of 1998 and remain in place until the results of the external review
can be implemented.
- Each college/school will be invited to submit a list of semester courses that satisfy
the above criteria. The University Curriculum Committee will approve the courses
satisfying the requirement. Only one course will be necessary to satisfy the requirement.
- No current student will be disadvantaged by the change in the Environmental Literacy
Requirement. Student currently enrolled will be allowed to satisfy the requirement under
the existing or new requirement. Any student who has satisfied the Environmental Literacy
Requirement for any school or college of the University shall receive credit for
fulfillment of the Environmental Literacy Requirement.