Course Detail
Units:
3.0
Course Components:
Seminar
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisites: "C" or better in (GEOG 3210 OR GEOG 5210 OR GEOG 3205 OR GEOG 5205).
Description
Meets with GEOG 6460. Graduate students should enroll in GEOG 6460 and will be held to higher standards and/or more work. Climate is changing and with it we are witnessing changes in ecosystems, weather and storm patterns, ice volume, sea levels and more. the "debate" about this change is based largely on misunderstanding, misrepresentation, and ignorance. The scientific data are incontrovertible that climate change is happening - so why don't most Americans know it? This class will examine several recent books written for the public about issues related to global change. We will read them, discuss them, and evaluate their efficacy in communicating this critical issue to lay and scientific audiences alike. Come ready to read, think, learn and discuss!