Eric P. Salathe
Introduces climate science and global climate change. Topics include the scientific method, earth history, global biogeochemical cycles, population and energy consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions; fundamental climate science, energy conservation, alternative energy; climate and the media; and climate policy. Includes service project around issues of energy or climate. Recommended: B CUSP 098 or higher, which may be taken concurrently.
This course will teach how to think about global climate change as a scientist. But, we will keep in mind the many other ways to think about global environmental problems that depend on social, political, and economic dimensions.
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General method of instruction
We will combine lecture, discussion, and student presentations.
Class assignments and grading