URBST 358 - Climate Change and Public Policy

Overview

Course Title

Climate Change and Public Policy

Department(s)

Description

Examination of the science, politics, and economics of global climate change and its likely impact on humankind's use of energy. Data showing the past and likely future of global warming will be examined, including alternative interpretations and the controversy surrounding these data. The future of energy production and consumption will be studied. Issues related to climate change including population growth, urbanization, transportation, energy consumption and energy alternatives will be discussed. The role of public policy, including urban policy, and of the environmental movement will be examined. Videos, internet sources, and guest speakers will be brought into the course to provide the most up-to-date information. Students will examine and report on particular topics raised in the course.

Typically Offered

Fall, Spring

Academic Career

Undergraduate

Credits

Minimum Units

3

Maximum Units

3

Academic Progress Units

3

Repeat For Credit

No

Components

Name

Lecture

Hours

3

Course Schedule