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Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast

Program(s): Undergraduate Courses, Summer College

*Taught Online for Summer 2021*  This course presents the science behind the forecast of global warming to enable the student to evaluate the likelihood and potential severity of anthropogenic climate change in the coming centuries. It includes an overview of the physics of the greenhouse effect, including comparisons with Venus and Mars; predictions and reliability of climate model forecasts of the greenhouse world. This course is part of the College Course Cluster program, Climate Change, Culture, and Society. This course covers the same material as PHSC 13400, but is organized using a flipped classroom approach in order to increase student engagement and learning.

Course Overview

Current Grade / Education Level

11th Grade
12th Grade
Undergrad / Grad

Program

Undergraduate Courses
Summer College

Start Date

June 21

End Date

July 23

Class Details

Primary Instructor

Dorian Abbot

Academic Interest

Physical Sciences (e.g., astronomy, physics)

Class Specifics

Course Code

PHSC 13410 91

Class Day(s)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri

Class Duration (CST)

13:30

3:00 P.M.

Session

Session I

Course Length

5 weeks