Spring 2021

Climate Change: Science and Society

Listed in: Environmental Studies, as ENST-225


Rebecca E. Hewitt (Section 01)


Understanding the connections between climate science and the societal impacts of climate change is key to addressing the global climate crisis. This course will critically examine climate change drivers, impacts, and solutions from the scientific and societal perspectives. Through lecture, discussion, and project work we will examine environmental responses to climate change, communication within the scientific community and by stakeholders, and adaptation and mitigation response strategies. Our examination of the science will be grounded by careful analysis of documents such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and will empower students to translate their understanding of the science into meaningful communication strategies designed to mitigate the effects of climate change. This course will emphasize verbal, written, and visual communication skills pertaining to climate change science.

Requisites: ENST-120, BIOL-181, GEOL-109, or consent of instructor. Class size up to 18 students. Spring semester. Assistant Professor Hewitt.

If Overenrolled: ENST majors are given priority followed by class year.


Attention to Issues of Social Justice, Attention to Speaking, Quantitative Reasoning, Science & Math for Non-majors


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2021