Spring 2024

Climate Change: science and solutions

Listed in: Environmental Studies, as ENST-225


Rebecca E. Hewitt (Section 01)


Global climate change is one of the defining issues of our time impacting the environment and society. Finding solutions to the challenges posed by climate change requires an integrated systems perspective inclusive of biological and social dimensions that can inform action. This course explores the causes and impacts, and evaluates mitigation and adaptation strategies. Through lecture, discussion, and project work we will assess evidence and advances made within the  scientific community, and emphasize the importance of stakeholders and complementary knowledge systems to our understanding of anthropogenic climate change and potential solutions. Readings draw on current scientific literature and summary reports such as the National Climate Assessment. Through experiential activities we will draw connections between global and local innovations to address climate change and cultivate written, oral and visual science communication skills.
Spring 2024. Assistant Professor Hewitt.

How to handle overenrollment: ENST majors are given priority followed by class year.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: emphasis on written work, readings, independent research, quantitative work, discussions, and group work.

ENST 225 - LEC

Section 01
M 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM SCCE D103
W 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM SCCE D103