Feb 26, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024
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GEOG 2060 - The Physical and Global Dimensions of Climate Change

This course examines the broad concepts associated with global climate change from physical, social, and global perspectives. Topics covered include: the physical scientific basis for global climate change, the biological and physical impacts of climate change, climate change mitigation, and climate communication.

Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Arch: Natural World
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2NS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMNS Natural Sciences
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to describe the physical science basis for anthropogenic climate change.
  • Students will be able to explain the impacts of climate change on physical and biological systems.
  • Students will be able to discuss the climate science-policy connection and the current and future states of climate policy.
  • Students will be able to analyze the effectiveness of climate mitigation strategies, including geoengineering and forms of decarbonization.
  • Students will be able to recognize and characterize the complexity of the climate change debate and public perception of climate change.
  • Students will be able to discuss effective strategies for successful climate change communication.

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