f Science and Global Change First Year Colloquium II Spring 2021 Schedule

CPSG101 Science & Global Change First Year Colloquium II
Welcome to the Anthropocene: Causes and Impacts of the Climate Crisis

Zoom Tues. 3:30-4:50 pm
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SCHEDULE OF LECTURES AND EVENTS

Date Topic

Week of 1/25 1/26 Zoom: Semester Introduction: Logistics of Class; Mini-lecture: Welcome to the Anthropocene
Lecture: Energy & Systems
Week of 2/1 2/2 Zoom: Energy Resources Group Project
Lecture: Climatology 101: Insolation and Atmospheres
Reading: Mann & Kump pp. 6-55
Week of 2/8 2/9 Zoom: Guest Presentation: Strategies for Finding an Internship (Erica L. Ely, Program Director, Internships, University Career Center)
Lecture: Climatology 201: Oceans, Geography, Seasons
Reading: Mann & Kump pp. 56-81
2/12 Quiz 1
Week of 2/15 2/16 Zoom: Carbon Footprint Group Project
Carbon Footprint Homework Assignment due (must be completed by Colloquium time)
Lecture: Paleoclimatology
Reading: Mann & Kump pp. 82-117
Week of 2/22 2/23 Zoom: Guest Presentation: The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (David Tana, Maryland Outreach Manager)
2/23 Team Formation & Team Contract due
Lecture: Climate Change: How We Know It Happens & How We Know It's Us
Reading: Mann & Kump pp. 118-149
2/26 Quiz 2 due
Week of 3/1 3/2 Zoom: Paleoclimate Proxies Group Project
Climate Proxy Homework Assignment due (must be completed by Colloquium time)
Lecture: Storms of Our Grandchildren: Climate Change Effects on Weather and Water
Reading: Mann & Kump pp. 150-163
Week of 3/8 3/9 Zoom: Guest Presentation: Geology Graduate Student Karen Pearson
3/9 Annotated Bibliography of "Impacts of Global Change" Team Project due on ELMS
Lecture: The Value of the Biosphere
Reading: Mann & Kump pp. 164-189
Week of 3/15 SPRING BREAK
Week of 3/22 3/23 Zoom: Tips on PowerPoint Design
3/23 Climate Survey due on ELMS
Lecture: Wildlife in the Climate Crisis
Reading: Mann & Kump pp. 190-213
3/26 Quiz 3 due
Week of 3/29 3/30 Zoom: How to Make Your YouTube Video
3/30 Draft of PowerPoint of "Impacts of Global Change" due on ELMS
Lecture: Climate Change, Economics & National Security
Reading: Wallace-Wells Part I
Week of 4/5 4/6 Zoom: Guest Presentation: Geology Graduate Student Will Hoover
4/6 Final Recordings of "Impacts of Global Change" videos due on ELMS
Lecture: TBA
Reading: Wallace-Wells Part II pp. 37-93
Week of 4/12 4/13 Zoom: Guest Presentation: Geology Graduate Student Rumya Ravi
4/13 Within-Team Peer Evaluation Due
Lecture: Students watch first half of the "Impacts of Global Change" Team videos
Reading: Wallace-Wells Part II pp. 94-140
4/16 Quiz 4 due
Week of 4/19 4/20 Zoom: TBA
Lecture: Students watch second half of the "Impacts of Global Change" Team videos
Reading: Wallace-Wells Part III pp. 141-170
Week of 4/26 4/27 Zoom: Guest Presentation: Geology Undergraduate Alexis Yaculak
4/27 Student Evaluations of "Impacts of Global Change" videos due
Lecture: What's the Worst that Could Happen? Abrupt Climate Change, the Sixth Extinction, and Other Ongoing Existential Crises
Reading: Wallace-Wells Part III pp. 171-216
5/7 Scholars Virtual Academic Showcase, Details TBA
Week of 5/3 5/4 Zoom: "Possible Futures" Group Project
Lecture: Is There Hope? Planning to Live in a Changing World
Reading: "Possible Futures" provided on ELMS; also Wallace-Wells Part IV
5/7 Quiz 5 due
5/7 Academic Showcase Report due
Week of 5/10 5/11 Zoom: Semester Wrap-Up
5/11 Final Quiz due
5/11 Excursion Report due
5/11 Freshman Time Capsule Essay Due