Social and Scientific Perspectives on Global Environmental Change

People and Society

Social and Scientific Perspectives on Global Environmental Change

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    People and Society
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  • Recommended for
    Recommended students: Students from multiple disciplines who are interested in social implications of climate change would find this cognate appropriate; Biology majors with an interest in conservation would also find it fit well with their broader studies.
  • Required Courses
    Students must complete at least 3 courses for at least 9 credits.
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This cognate looks at global environmental change over time, examining both natural drivers and human ones. This cognate will enable you to explore essential functions of the Earth's systems and learn about key tools that are used to monitor those systems, whether terrestrial, marine, or atmospheric. In addition, you will look at the ways in which the planet is changing, either due to natural processes or to human activities. You will also examine how such changes are dealt with by societies, and how the predicted disruptions that will accompany changing global climate may disrupt existing social-ecological systems.

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