Geography 207/ Communication Studies 120
July 9 - 20, M-F, 10 a.m. -5 p.m.
Environmental Technology Center
Sonoma State University
Professor Dorothy Freidel, Dept. of Geography
Office: Stevenson 3056; (707) 664-2314
Mr. David Benin, Visiting Assistant Professor
ph#: 646.290.4036 (use discretion)
Climate Quest is a two part course designed specifically for upper level high school students. Geog 207 is the climate science and policy portion held from 10 a.m. to noon, while the afternoon session (Coms 120) involves the production of student videos on topics regarding local community response to the threat of global warming. Students register for both portions and receive two units of lower division university credit. For further information contact Julie Barnes, School of Extended Education, 664-2600, email@example.com.
The first part of this course offers a brief overview of the basic principles of climate change and the influence of human activities on global warming. We examine current knowledge of the causes and effects of climate change world wide. These include sources of human generated greenhouse gases, evidence of warming especially in the arctic, midlatitudes and tropics such as glacial melting, forest stress, sea level rise, and storm intensity, and projected future changes based on models. We look at current and proposed policy for mitigation and adaptation responses globally, nationally, and locally. Students will examine their own carbon and ecological footprints MyFootprint and develop proposals for working toward sustainable living in their communities. Course includes several field trips and expert guest speakers.
Course Syllabus -- Science and Policy
Course Syllabus -- Social Issues, Media Practice
Study Guide 2
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