Interdisciplinary Climate Change Course Shows Format Promising

December 1, 2016
Dispatch explores new Earth Sciences interdisciplinary climate change course

EARTHSC 1911 is an interdisciplinary course on climate change which is co-taught by Earth Sciences professor Michael Bevis, EEOB professor Steven Rissing and History professor Geoffrey Parker. In its first semester the course seems to be resonating with students, giving them information about not only the science of climate change but also its historical aspects and its impact on business and the arts. This multidisciplinary approach is crucial for reaching students who would not normally explore these issues. “There are some people who are not interested in science in the abstract, but they are in the news of the day. And increasingly, the hard problems fall in between disciplines.” With the success of this course the team of professors is hoping to offer an evolved version of the course next semester.

For more information, check out the Columbus Dispatch's article on the new course.