Course Catalog - 2021-2022

     

EEPS 434 - CLIMATE OF THE COMMON ERA

Long Title: CLIMATE OF THE COMMON ERA
Department: Earth/Environmnt/Planetary Sci
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisite(s): EEPS 101 OR ESCI 101 OR ENST 101 OR EEPS 107 OR ESCI 201 OR ENST 201 OR EEPS 109 OR ESCI 109 OR EEPS 321 OR ESCI 321 OR EEPS 340 OR ESCI 340 OR EEPS 448 OR ESCI 442
Description: This course explores climate variability and change over the past two thousand years to contextualize current rates and magnitudes of anthropogenic climate change on Earth. This reading and discussion-focused seminar course will cover paleoclimate archives such as corals, tree rings, and ice cores, as well as climate reconstruction methods, detection and attribution. Students will be provided with an overview of methods and key findings in paleoclimatology and paleoceanography, using high-resolution archives to explore past changes in global climate. Students will read 3-4 scientific papers each week, provide summaries and volunteer to lead discussions surrounding topics of their choosing. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EEPS 634.