2022-2023 Catalog

GEOL 190 Climate Change and Human Civilizations

All organisms are sensitive to their environment. Humans are no exception. Using scientific and historical sources we will examine the relationship between climate and humans throughout human history. In addition to a brief introduction to the Earth's climate system and several case studies of the impacts of changing climate on past human societies, this course will explore modern human-induced climate change and consider what lessons might be learned from the experiences of our ancestors. [STSC]


A 100-level laboratory science course, preferably in Geology