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content material: PREFACE; SENCER in conception and perform - Wm. David Burns 1; The SENCER versions - Eliza Jane Reilly 2; SENCER at TWU - Richard D. Sheardy and Richard C. Jones three; imposing SENCER classes at Texas Woman's college - Cynthia Maguire and Jennifer da Rosa four; improving Chemistry classes for Non-Majors: Implementation of easy SENCER educating ideas on the college of Dayton - Mark B. Masthay five; enforcing Civic Engagement beliefs in Analytical Chemistry - Kristen J. Leckrone 6; flooring point Ozone in Newton County, GA: A SENCER version for Introductory Chemistry - Jack F. Eichler 7; learning the Redevelopment of a Superfund website: An built-in normal technological know-how Curriculum Paying additional Dividends - Steven J. Bachofer eight; attractive scholars in technological know-how conversation - Deborah L. Illman nine; attractive evaluation: utilizing the SENCER-SALG to enhance instructing and studying - Stephen B. Carroll 10

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Its first offering was in the fall of 2007 and since that time, enrollment has increased from 9 students to 50 students for fall 2009. A full description of this course is described in the next chapter. Climate Change: A Human Perspective During the 2007-2008 academic year, a second SENCER course was developed: Climate Change: A Human Perspective. This course has also been approved as fulfilling the natural sciences and global perspectives core requirements and was offered for the first time in the fall semester of 2009.

None of this, however, would not have been possible without the insight and encouragement of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Ann Staton. Finally, we are all indebted to the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement for their financial support, through the National Science Foundation, for the development of these programs. O. edu We describe the development and implementation of two SENCER courses at Texas Woman’s University. The first, Introduction to Environmental Chemistry, links important environmental issues to basic chemical principles.

Finally, plans for keeping the momentum going are presented and include a new, innovative certificate program titled Science and Civic Engagement. Introduction Texas Woman’s University is the largest public university primarily for women in the United States with an enrollment of approximately 13400 students at three campuses: Denton, Dallas and Houston. The university offers a wide range of BS, BA, MS, MA, and PhD degree programs in the liberal arts, natural sciences and mathematics, health sciences, nursing and education.

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