Courses & Programs

Climate Change

COURSE CODE: ENV 214

CREDITS: 3

PREREQUISITES: Prerequisite: One semester of any laboratory science

An introduction to the science of climate change including the physical properties of the atmosphere, natural and anthropogenic factors that influence climate, and patterns of climate change past and present. Explores the expanding field of climate research from extracting CO2 trapped in polar ice to measuring tree rings to mapping shifting ranges of plant and animal populations. Each student will choose a research focus for the semester, explore the primary scientific literature for that topic, and make a presentation to the class in the latter part of the semester. Prerequisite: One semester of any laboratory science