HONORS 232 - Honors Core in Natural Science
Winter 2020, Section 001 - The Anthropocene
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Honors Program (HONORS)
Department: LSA Honors

Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Other:
Honors, Theme
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Geologists have been evaluating a lot of scientific data to determine whether we have entered a new epoch – the Anthropocene. An age marked by the impact of humans on Earth's geological record. While this topic may seem to be one centered in geology, it is actually much broader. We will also look at the scientific data and delve into the fields of geology, ecology, evolutionary biology, chemistry, engineering and physics. In addition, we will consider the influence of choice, our cultural perspectives and how people from different places view the challenges and opportunities presented by living in the Anthropocene. We will ask whether we have a moral and ethical obligation to change the course. And we will consider the issues of who would pay the costs, reaching into the fields of economics and political science.

Course Requirements:

We have two major expectations from every student in this class.

  • We expect everyone to be seriously engaged with class.
  • We expect each of you to occasionally go off on your own and really dig into some topics of interest.

    The entire purpose of this course is to provide a strong framework within which we can explore and navigate together the complexities of living in the Anthropocene.

    Intended Audience:

    First and second year students in LSA Honors Program

    Class Format:

    We will meet for four hours each week. On Monday and Wednesday afternoons we will meet in a large group for an interactive lecture. On Wednesday and Friday mornings we will break up into smaller GSI-led discussions.

  • Schedule

    HONORS 232 - Honors Core in Natural Science
    Schedule Listing
    001 (LEC)
     In Person
    27042
    Open
    40
     
    -
    MW 2:00PM - 3:00PM
    Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect one of discussions 002-005.
    002 (DIS)
     In Person
    27043
    Open
    10
    10LSA HONORS Y1 or Y2 or TRY1
    -
    WF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
    Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect one of discussions 002-005.
    003 (DIS)
     In Person
    27044
    Open
    13
    13LSA HONORS Y1 or Y2 or TRY1
    -
    WF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
    Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect one of discussions 002-005.
    004 (DIS)
     In Person
    27045
    Open
    9
    9LSA HONORS Y1 or Y2 or TRY1
    -
    WF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
    Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect one of discussions 002-005.
    005 (DIS)
     In Person
    32429
    Open
    8
    8LSA HONORS Y1 or Y2 or TRY1
    -
    WF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect one of discussions 002-005.

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