Honors Colloquium

Honors Colloquim

Course Description:  This course will address the science behind global warming, its sources in human activity, and its alarming effects on human health and the viability of natural ecosystems.  The class will explore the role greenhouse gases play in global temperature changes, rising sea levels, the disruption of agriculture, melting glaciers and new diseases, but will also discuss ways of ameliorating the environmental crisis global warming has produced.  Students will study the course content through a variety of sources, including assigned readings, lectures, informal class discussions, class activities, invited speakers, and field trips.  Will fulfill first or second Honors Colloquium requirement.