Richard H Gammon
Exploration of resource environmental issues from natural science, historical, socioeconomic, legal, political, and ethical perspectives. Involves gathering information, analyzing data, applying mathematical and statistical reasoning and decision-making schemes, evaluating conflicting views based on cultural and philosophical frames of reference, and developing communications and research skills.
An interdisciplinary course examining the human use of fossil fuels and the consequent impacts on the global environment, with global climate change as a case study.
Topics include: Human impacts of the natural climate system and predicted climate impacts; International legal perspectives and policy options; Moral and ethical aspects of climate impact.
This course is open to all undergraduate students.
Class Assignments and Grading
written work and discussions, presentations and examinations, group work as stakeholders, a mock Kyoto climate negotiation.