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

CCC110 Tues. 3:30-4:50 pm
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1/30/18 Semester Introduction: Welcome to the Anthropocene; Systems
2/6/18 Paleoclimate Proxies GROUP PROJECT
Climate Proxy Take-Home Assignment Due
2/11/18 (Sun.) Field Trip: National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC
2/13/18 Quiz 1
Guest Presentation: Strategies for Finding an Internship (Erica L. Ely, Program Director, Internships, University Career Center)
Reading: Mann & Kump pp. 6-55
2/20/18 Energy & Society GROUP PROJECT
Guest Presentation: The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (David Tana, Maryland Outreach Manager)
Reading: Mann & Kump pp. 56-81
2/27/18 Energy Resources (continued)
Carbon Footprint GROUP PROJECT
Carbon Footprint Take-Home Assignment Due
Overview of "Impact of Global Change" Poster Project
Reading: Mann & Kump pp. 82-117
3/6/18 Quiz 2
Climatology 101: Insolation and Atmospheres
Reading: Mann & Kump pp. 118-149
3/13/18 Climatology 201: Oceans, Geography, Seasons, and Short-Term Cycles
Reading: Mann & Kump pp. 150-163
Team Formation/Proposal of Topic/Contract due
3/27/18 Quiz 3
Climate Change: How We Know It Happens & How We Know It's Us
Reading: Mann & Kump pp. 164-189
Annotated Bibliography due
4/3/18 Storms of Our Grandchildren: Climate Change Effects on Weather and Water Reading: Mann & Kump pp. 190-213
Poster Draft due
4/10/18 Quiz 4
The Value of the Biosphere
4/14/18 (Sat.) Field Trip: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Laboratory and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge, MD
4/17/18 "Impacts of Global Change" Presentations, Part I
4/22/18 (Sun.) Field Trip: National Zoological Garden, Washington, DC
4/24/18 "Impacts of Global Change" Presentations, Part II
Peer Evaluation due
Online Course Evaluations begin
4/25/18 (Wed.) Undergraduate Research Day, Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union, 1 - 4 pm
5/1/18 Quiz 5
What's the Worst that Could Happen? Abrupt Climate Change, the Sixth Extinction, and Other Ongoing Existential Crises
5/4/18 (Fri.) Scholars Academic Showcase, 5-7 pm, Edward St. John Teaching & Learning Center
5/5/18 (Sat.) Scholars Charity Kickball Tournament
5/8/18 Final Quiz
Is There Hope? Planning to Live in a Changing World
Academic Showcase Report Due