GCC 5008

Policy and Science of Global Environmental Change

Through readings, lectures, discussions, written assignments, and presentations, this course introduces the critical issues underpinning global change and its environmental and social implications. The course examines current literature in exploring evidence for human‐induced global change and its potential effects on a wide range of biological processes and examines the social and economic drivers, social and economic consequences, and political processes at local, national and international scales related to global change.

Course Details

Meeting Time: Spring 2017, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.

Location: St. Paul Campus

Liberal Education Theme: Environment

Topics: global change, environmental and social implications, political processes

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: must be a junior, senior or grad student

Professors: Stephen Polasky and Peter Reich