Augmester: The Scientific Basis of Environmental Change
This course provides an overview of the science that underlies some of the most complicated global environmental challenges we face today. These include topics such as climate change, air quality, land management, agriculture, as well as the underlying biogeochemical and hydrologic processes that are critical for understanding the changing environment. The course will be a mix of foundational knowledge taught in the classroom (e.g., the hydrologic cycle, biogeochemical cycles, atmospheric circulation, principles of ecology), and place-based, applied modules taught off-campus throughout the Front Range of Colorado. Field experiences may include visits to the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), local farms and wildfire sites.
The course will be taught at a level to provide all students with a basic fluency in the language of environmental science and will provide opportunities for refreshing scientific knowledge and developing a more nuanced and detailed understanding of local environmental issues.
Monday, August 5
Sustainability, Energy and Environment Community (SEEC)
4001 Discovery Dr., Boulder, CO 80309