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ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

ENVS-596
Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic.

ENVS-596
E01L
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
SUMMER 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Climate, Economics, and Risk

This course promotes critical thinking about the science of climate change and the economic and policy approaches to mitigating its effects. Students develop a basic scientific understanding of the climatic system and a better distinction between climate and weather, and climate cycles. The course covers greenhouse gases and both natural and anthropogenic causes of climate change, and addresses connections between economic growth and climate change, and the development of objectives for climate policy. Students also gain familiarity with analytical tools, uncertainty analysis including the Dynamic Integrated Climate Change (DICE) model, and application of Monte Carlo analysis to policy analysis.

ENVS-596
N91
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
SUMMER 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

The Scientific Method and Science Education

The scientific method plays a central role in our understanding of how our natural world works. Thus, it is imperative that both practitioners and teachers of science possess critical knowledge of the scientific method including its theoretical and historical roots, accepted practices, areas of contention, and how it is understood by the public. This course draws on a range of emerging environmental issues as organizing frameworks for discussions, classroom exercises, and related activities. Open only to students in the Lab2Class program.

ENVS-596
901
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Common Core and NGSS Literacy Alignment in Secondary Science

This course provides an analysis of Common Core literacy standards and how they are utilized to develop skills and content knowledge in the science classroom. Emphasis is placed on lesson alignment with Common Core literacy and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Students learn about and incorporate reading and writing strategies in to their panning process. The course includes laboratory experiences in the university classroom and area secondary schools as well as seminars, an analysis of practical experience with respect to current literature. Open only to students in the Lab2Class program.