May 22, 2022  
Catalogue 2021-2022 
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ENST 264 - Apocalypse Now: Finding Agency and Hope in a Deteriorating World

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)
(Same as AMST 264 ) The course is an exploration of how humans must confront the challenges of global climate change and the collateral hazards associated with it, e.g., the climate refugee crisis, the spread of new diseases that may be worsened by climate change, the disruption of governmental and other institutions, etc., not with dread or denial, but with a sense of hope and the realization that these are challenges that may be ameliorated if we move swiftly to confront them.  The course does not shy away from taking a hard look at both the enormity of the problem of climate change and the little time left we have to do something about it.  But its focus is on climate resilience and how humans have always been able to adapt to such problems and what we must do today to both adapt to them and to mitigate their effects. Randolph Cornelius.

Prerequisite(s): Any First-Year Writing Seminar.

Two 75-minute periods.

Course Format: CLS

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