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Fall 2017-2018
* GEO 102B / ENV 102B / STC 102B (STL)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Climate: Past, Present, and Future

Danielle M. Schmitt
Daniel M. Sigman

Which human activities are changing our climate, and does climate change constitute a significant problem? We will investigate these questions through an introduction to climate processes and an exploration of climate from the distant past to today. We will also consider the implications of climate change for the global environment and humans. Intended to be accessible to students not concentrating in science or engineering.

Sample reading list:
Andrew Dessler, Introduction to Modern Climate Change, 2nd Edition

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly readings will complement the lecture material. Four open-book online quizzes and two short assignments will reinforce key points.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 15%
Final Exam - 30%
Quizzes - 15%
Lab Reports - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 5%
Other (See Instructor) - 10%

Equivalent Courses:
GEO 102B, GEO 102A are considered equivalent courses and cannot be taken multiple times for credit.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21099 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   101   Enrolled:55 Limit:75
21100 B01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Guyot Hall   177   Enrolled:12 Limit:15
21101 B02 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   Guyot Hall   177   Enrolled:12 Limit:15
21102 B03 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   Guyot Hall   177   Enrolled:14 Limit:15
21103 B04 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm F   Guyot Hall   177   Enrolled:11 Limit:15
23743 B05 9:30 am - 12:20 pm F   Guyot Hall   177   Enrolled:6 Limit:15