Note for Spring 2021: Your two course-integrated Study Tours will take place in Denmark.
NOTE: The lab course, Climate Lab, will not be offered in the spring 2021 semester. It will be offered in fall 2021 and future semesters.
This course focuses on the natural science aspects of climate change with emphasis on historic times. The course takes a journey from ancient times through to the present describing periods when the climate was strikingly different than it is today and revealing the mechanisms and feedback that govern the climate system. With Iceland as your case study, you gain a thorough understanding of general climate mechanisms, with a focus on the past 1,000 years and how civilizations have interacted with climate processes.