CLIMATE 140 - Climate and the Media
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Climate & Meteorology (CLIMATE)
Department: CoE Climate and Space
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
High school science highly recommended. Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Few subjects garner as much media attention and controversy as stories about the causes and consequences of global warming nor has there been a greater chasm between the importance of science to society and society's understanding of it. This seminar will introduce students to the basic concepts and observations that form the basis of our physical understanding of climate change and explore how these concepts are reflected and occasionally distorted by the media. We will discuss current accounts from new (blogs, websites) and (print newspapers, radio and television) and dissect how the interests of the media in creating stories can occasionally conflict with the interests of scientists.

Intended Audience:

Enrollment is limited to first year undergraduate students.

Class Format:

Two 90-minute classes each week.

CLIMATE 140 - Climate and the Media
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001 (SEM)
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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