Modern society is finding that the solution to many problems dictates a holistic approach that requires expertise from many disciplines. The university needs to provide educational experience in such a setting. A course being taught at the University of Nebraska entitled "Water Quality Strategy" was developed to provide such an experience. The objectives, class procedure, class outline, and crucial requirements for this course are presented. Although the vehicle for meeting the objectives of the course is the development of a water quality strategy by the students, the procedures described can be readily adapted for solving many other problems of an interdisciplinary nature.
holistic problem solving, interdisciplinary course