New climate change course offered in collaboration with the Department of Geography!

November 8, 2022

New climate change course offered in collaboration with the Department of Geography!

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Professors Saltzman and Mark posing with Brutus
Description

Professor Matt Saltzman (Earth Sciences) and Professor Bryan Mark (Geography) are co-teaching a new course in SP2023—Earth’s Climate: Past and Future (GEOG/EARTHSC 4911)!

Lectures

Tuesday & Thursday 12:45-2:05

Prerequisites

Intro to Climate Change course: either ES/EEOB/HIST 1911, GEOG 3900, or 3901H.

Course description

This class will examine Earth's climate and its natural development as understood from the geologic record spanning the full history of the planet, as well as how the future climate is likely to evolve.

Only by understanding the mechanisms controlling Earth's climate over millions of years – plate tectonic cycles, solar cycles, biogeochemical cycles – can we fully grasp the ways in which human activity now dominates the changes to climate.

Fine print

This course is a major elective in Earth Sciences and Geography.

  • In Geography, this course is an elective in all degree programs.
  • In Earth Sciences, this course is a Sustainability Science elective in all degree programs or a Climate elective in the Climate, Water, and the Environment subprogram.

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