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UN 1001

Perspectives on Inquiry:
Global Climate Change

Judy Wells Budd
429 Dow ESE
Office hours T-Th 1:30 - 3:00

Gelbspan, The Heat is On: The High Stakes Battle Over Earth's Threatened Climate

Balling, Jr., The Heated Debate: Greenhouse Predictions versus Greenhouse Reality

Brown, Global Warming: Can Civilization Survive

Course Goals:
This first-year seminar is designed to introduce you to the intellectual habits of college-educated people. In studying the complex and controversial issues surrounding the greenhouse effect, we will investigate general questions associated with the science and policy implications of global climate change. In this investigation, you will work on considering different perspectives, supporting positions with accurate and thorough evidence, formulating questions, assessing research results, reading and writing critically, and making clear and compelling oral presentations.

40%   Papers
20%   Presentations
10%   Class Participation
30%   Journal

Course Work
Assigned reading:   3 books, library/internet reserve reading, plus research readings (bring copies of reading to class on day assigned).
Papers:   four 4-6 page papers.
Library/Newspaper research:   in connection with papers.
Journal:   including research notes, responses to and notes on assigned readings, in-class writing.
Presentations:   one group and one individual presentation, one debate.