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Spring 2011
Apr 19,2014
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ENSC 405 - GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
In this course, we will examine the scientific evidence for global climate change in the modern era, and the natural and human causes of climate change on various timescales. We will examine the probable effects of climate change through the 21st century and beyond, including 'global warming' as well as localized cooling, the effects on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and natural resources such as soil and water. We will look at the human dimension of climate change: the effects on settlements and infrastructure, and health. Finally we will explore the scientific and technological options available to us both now and in the near future that will hopefully enable us to begin to decrease the rate of climate change, as well as the policy and economic considerations that will be required in order for us to adapt to our new environment. This course is the interdisciplinary capstone course for the Environmental Science major. We will build on knowledge and skills learned at the upper level in the disciplines of ecology, chemistry, physics and earth science, and conversely examine how climate change affects each of these areas. This course will be taught in a variety of formats, with students facilitating several sessions.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Environmental Science Department

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

Prerequisites:
FOR ENSC 405

General Requirements:
Course or Test: ENSC 210
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
and
Course or Test: ENSC 345
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
and
Course or Test: GEOL 326
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
Course or Test: GEOL 333
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently. )


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