CPSG101 Science & Global Change First Year Colloquium II
Welcome to the Anthropocene: Living in a Human Dominated World

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SCHEDULE OF LECTURES AND EVENTS

Date Topic

1/31/17 Semester Introduction: Welcome to the Anthropocene; Systems
2/7/17 Paleoclimate Proxies GROUP PROJECT
Climate Proxy Take-Home Assignment Due
2/14/17 Quiz 1
Energy & Society GROUP PROJECT
Reading: Mann & Kump pp. 6-55
2/21/17 Carbon Footprint GROUP PROJECT
Carbon Footprint Take-Home Assignment Due
Reading: Mann & Kump pp. 56-81
2/26/17 (Sun.) Field Trip: National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC
2/28/17 Quiz 2
Climatology 101: Insolation and Atmospheres
Reading: Mann & Kump pp. 82-117
3/6/17 (Sun.) Field Trip: National Zoological Garden, Washington, DC
3/7/17 Climatology 201: Oceans, Geography, Seasons, and Short-Term Cycles;
Overview of "Impact of Global Change" Poster Project
Reading: Mann & Kump pp. 118-149
3/14/17 Quiz 3
Strategies for Finding an Internship (Erica L. Ely, Program Director, Internships, University Career Center);
Climatology 301: Climate Formation Wrap-Up;
Reading: Mann & Kump pp. 150-163
Team Formation/Proposal of Topic/Contract due
3/21/17 SPRING BREAK!
3/28/17 Climate Change: How We Know It Happens & How We Know It's Us
Reading: Mann & Kump pp. 164-189
Annotated Bibliography due
4/4/17 Quiz 4
Storms of Our Grandchildren: Climate Change Effects on Weather and Water Reading: Mann & Kump pp. 190-213
Poster Draft due
4/8/17 (Sat.) Field Trip: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Laboratory and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge, MD
4/11/17 The Value of the Biosphere
4/18/17 Quiz 5
"Impacts of Global Change" Presentations, Part I
4/22/17 (Sat.) FYI: March for Science, National Mall, Washington, DC
4/25/17 "Impacts of Global Change" Presentations, Part II
Peer Evaluation due
Online Course Evaluations begin
4/26/17 (Wed.) Undergraduate Research Day, Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union, 1 - 4 pm
4/29/17 (Sat.) FYI: People's Climate March, National Mall, Washington, DC
5/2/17 Quiz 6
What's the Worst that Could Happen? Abrupt Climate Change, the Sixth Extinction, and Other Ongoing Existential Crises
5/4/17 (Thurs.) Scholars Academic Showcase, 5:30-7 pm, Reckford Armory
5/6/17 (Sat.) Scholars Charity Kickball Tournament
5/9/17 Final Quiz
Is There Hope? Planning to Live in a Changing World
Academic Showcase Report Due
5/10/10 (Wed.) Online Course Evaluations ends; please complete your evaluations before this date