Daniel A Jaffe
Addresses the connections between local activities and the global environment; the scientific approach to these problems (both quantitatively and qualitatively); and policy implications.
1) The range of global environmental problems facing humankind; (2) the connections between local activities and the global environment; (3) how scientists approach these issues; (4) how to access and interpret environmental data; and (5) how each of us can make the world a little bit better through “service learning”.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
I use a combination of lectures, in class projects, problem sets, service learning projects, oral presentations, papers and exams.
High school math is assumed and used extensively in this course. This includes: percents, graphing, scientific notation, logarithms and algebra.
Class assignments and grading
Problem sets, service learning projects, oral presentations, papers and exams
Typically half of the grade is based on in-class exams and the other half is based on problem sets, papers, oral presentations, etc..