ENVIRON 332 - Climate and Climate Change
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: SNE Program in the Environment
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Credit Exclusions:
Those with credit for GEOSCI 111 or 144 or EARTH 111 or 144 may only elect EARTH 331 for 3 credits.
Advisory Prerequisites:
A working knowledge of high school algebra and physical sciences.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course examines the physical and chemical processes influencing Earth's climate and the methods for quantifying past and present climate change, Emphasis is placed on understanding the mechanisms of climate change from ice ages through the near future. The evidence of human-caused changes in climate is also discussed. Students with interests in global change and the environment are encouraged to enroll. A background in college science is not required.

Specific topics addressed include: (1) solar radiation and the atmosphere; (2) atmospheric and ocean circulation; (3) methods of quantifying past and present climate change; (4) glaciers and climate change; (5) greenhouse and icehouse Earth; (6) long-term (geologic) and short-term (historical) changes in Earth's climate; and (7) humans and climate change. Students with interests in global change and the environment are encouraged to enroll. Discussion sections will elaborate on lecture topics, have students work with and quantitatively interpret data related to lecture topics, and solve problem sets related to lectures. Textbook: Earth's Climate: Past and Future by William F. Ruddiman, Freeman Press, 2000 (465 pages).

Course Requirements:

Exams will be in Canvas, open for 24 hours, time limit once the exam is started by student

Intended Audience:

Undergraduate students

Class Format:

Lecture meets for 90 minutes twice weekly; required discussion meets once weekly for one hour. 

Schedule

ENVIRON 332 - Climate and Climate Change
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
30344
Open
20
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
30345
Open
1
 
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M 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
30346
Open
2
 
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W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
30347
Open
2
 
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
30348
Open
4
 
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Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
30349
Open
6
 
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Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
30350
Open
5
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM

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