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Climate Change Policy And Solutions (ENV-202)

Semester: Spring 2021
Number: 0125-202-001
Instructor: Ryan Ehrhart
Days: Thursday 1:40 pm - 2:55 pm
Tuesday 1:40 pm - 2:55 pm
Note: Hybrid Online/In-Person Class
Location: Garden City - NEX 154 ONL
Credits: 3
Status: This Course is Filled to Capacity

First 2 Weeks Of Semester Will Be 100% Online Synchronous.
In-Person Meetings Will Be 1x A Week (thursdays)
Potentially Starting As Early As Feb.11th.Students May
Opt To Attend Online Synchronously Even When In-Person

Course Materials: View Text Books

Students will investigate how to respond to climate change, via governmental policies, multilateral agreements, economic strategies, and urban and regional planning, as well as technological improvements, social movements, and other collective and individual actions. Mitigation and adaptation strategies, Pigovian taxation, carbon capture, and climate justice will be discussed. (Learning Goals:CO,G;Distribution Reqs:Social Sciences)

Learning Goals:   Students will:● Students will speak and write knowledgeably about various strategies to solve the climate crisis, including: government and economic policies; divestment from fossil fuels; geoengineering; dietary change; shifting agricultural paradigms; urban and regional planning; movements for climate justice and more participatory democracy; and various other ideas for mitigation and adaptation.● Students will clearly articulate how geographic scale (e.g. global, world regional, national, urban, household, individual) is an important consideration when analyzing the potential for various solutions, and how some strategies may scale up easily, while others may only be suitable for specific locations and situations.● Students will be able to explain and analyze how responses to climate change are influenced by economic, political, social, and cultural processes. ● Students will engage with the university's learning goals especially in the areas of oral and written communication, critical and integrative thinking, and global citizenship.

*The learning goals displayed here are those for one section of this course as offered in a recent semester, and are provided for the purpose of information only. The exact learning goals for each course section in a specific semester will be stated on the syllabus distributed at the start of the semester, and may differ in wording and emphasis from those shown here.

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