ENS 610 - Semester Recap - Fall 2019


I’ve just finished teaching ENS 610 Environmental Science I for the fourth time, and so it seems like a good time to reflect on the course a bit and jot down some notes for next year. As in years past, this course runs simultaneously with EP 603 Environmental Science for Policymakers.

Brief background

Some of my notes on this course can be found here.

Matrials used this year

Repeating what I’ve done in the past, I required Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, coupled with peer-reviewed journal articles for the first half of the semester.

For the second half, we read sections of various IPCC Reports, including AR5, SR Climate Change and Land, and SR Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation.

Major changes from years prior

Improvements for next year