Description
HUMAN DRIVEN GLOBAL CHANGE
This course is an introduction to the quantification of human activities and human environmental impacts that form the basis for scientific inquiry in the 'Anthropocene.' The course will emphasize both reconstruction of early human activities from environmental records (e.g., the advent of soil erosion or mining from sediment records) and analysis and interpretation of modern "big-data" resources (e.g., transformation of census records to chemical fluxes). Class examples and problems will focus on policy relevant facets of human activities, ranging from nutrient budgets to carbon dynamics to water and sediment fluxes.
Details
Grading Basis
Letter Grade
Units
3
Component
Laboratory - Required
Lecture - Required
Offering
Course
GEOL 1002
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
Geology and Environmental Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Enrollment Requirements
PREQ: GEOL 1030 and GEOL 1445
Typically Offered
Fall