Climate Change and Sustainability in the Community

Spring 2022 - 1 Hour

Format and Topics:

This is a discussion-based class with weekly readings (newspaper archives, scientific articles, web resources) designed for students to understand:

  • The geologic history and natural resources of local  communities

  • The history of communities, resource extraction, and economic development on that community

  • The challenges to sustainability (broadly!) faced by this community


Students should be able to apply knowledge from this class to a broader context of other communities in the US.

What helped you learn in this course? (Spring '22)

  • "I learned outside perspectives on energy production and its effects on communities

  • "I really liked the small size and discussion nature of this class.

  • "Discussions, guest speakers, reading assignments

  • "Group discussions!