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Eric P. Salathe
BST 200
Bothell Campus

Introduction to Climate Science

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.

Class description

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.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

We will combine lecture, discussion, and student presentations.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Eric P. Salathe
Date: 12/10/2010