Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2024


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EEPS 113 001 (CRN: 26005)


Department: Earth/Environmnt/Planetary Sci
Instructor: Beer, Emma
Meeting: 1:00PM - 1:50PM W (8-JAN-2024 - 19-APR-2024) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 1
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 19
Section Enrolled: 9
Enrollment data as of: 14-JUL-2024 6:21PM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: Scheduled Final Exam-OTR Room
Final Exam Time:
9:00AM - 12:00PM W
Description: Living with Rising Seas: Sea level change is one of today’s most urgent environmental crises. 80% the world's most densely populated cities, including Houston, are located along the coast and are facing the ever pressing challenge of rising seas. In this seminar, we will explore the following topics through literature reviews and group discussions: How fast is sea level rising? How do we predict sea level changes? Why does sea level change? Are there places with sea level dropping and why? What are some complications that Houston has that make rising seas a higher risk? Where and whom are most vulnerable to sea level rise? What are the physical damage and socioeconomic impacts of sea level rise? What can we do to mitigate sea level rise? Can we live in harmony with the rising sea and how do we adapt to it? Seminar topics vary annually.