FIG #21: Climate Change Cognition

This FIG Cluster has 24 spaces available.


Cluster Description:
This introductory seminar offers an exploration of academic content and essential questions within the liberal arts and sciences tradition. It also includes embedded instruction in academic skills and use of campus resources pertinent to exploration of the FIG cluster theme. In this FIG we will study the basics of modern climate science, and then investigate the way that different communities talk about and react to it. This will involve an overview of current frameworks related to climate change perception and an in-depth look at a couple of case studies, concluding in a final research paper looking at the thoughts and actions of a specific cultural or social group with regards to climate change.

Courses

Class
 Instructor 
 Days 
 Time 
 Credits 
 GUR 
Biology 101
with Lab
Georgianne Connell
TR
F
12:00-1:20 pm
2:00-3:50 pm
4
LSCI 
Philosophy 112
Ryan Wasserman
MWF
11:00-11:50 am
3
HUM 
Seminar 101
Gavin Willis
TR
3:00-3:50 pm
2
 

Total Credits:

9
 

Course Descriptions for Climate Change Cognition

  • Biology 101 with Lab, Introduction to Biology, (Georgianne Connell) 4cr, LSCI, CRN: 42022
    Major ideas and processes of modern biological science at molecular, cellular, organismic and community levels; stressing qualitative and quantitative dimensions of the discipline in lecture, laboratory, field and discussion settings. Lab included. Intended for non-science majors.
  • Philosophy 112, Introduction to Philosophy: Moral Issues, (Ryan Wasserman) 3cr, HUM, CRN: 44118
    Introduction to philosophical thinking about moral problems. Seeks to understand central moral concepts such as good, right, duty, etc., in the context of contemporary issues.
  • Seminar 101, Seminar for First-Year Students, (Gavin Willis) 2cr, CRN: 43146
    An introductory seminar offering an exploration of academic content and essential questions within the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Includes embedded instruction in academic skills and use of campus resources pertinent to exploration of the FIG cluster theme. Concludes in a formal paper or academic presentation. Students will investigate popular science and the way that it is presented in the public sphere. In this FIG we will critically examine current topics in biology and science, including CRISPR gene editing and it's use, climate change and the way it is presented in the media, and local ecological issues. We will examine all of these topics from multiple perspectives, looking at multiple sources and considering the way that they present the information and how the public consumes it.

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