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Richard H Gammon
ENVIR 203
Seattle Campus

Environmental Case Studies: Resources

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.

Class Description

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.

Recommended preparation

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.


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.
Additional Information
Last Update by Trina M. Sterry
Date: 02/23/2006