Feb 122010
Authors: K.C. Fleming

CSU could have a new academic department if university researcher John Moore has his way.

Moore, the director of CSU’s Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, presented his vision for the new Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability today.

If approved by the College Curriculum Committee, the new department will offer students to opportunity to major in the study of “green” issues, Moore said.

In 2009, Moore was granted $130,000 by the Provost’s office to develop courses for the major, which have been offered to students on an experimental basis. He was given another $150,000 this year, which he has not yet spent.

The proposed department’s future will be decided by the College Curriculum Committee on March 8. If it is approved, Moore said he is unsure of how long it will take to implement.

_K.C. Fleming can be reached at news@collegian.com

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