HC231H - Climate Landscapes

Professor: Leslie McLees

4.00 credits

CRN 32925: Monday & Wednesday, 10:00-11:20am @ CHA 202

This course will provide a spatial understanding of how climate change occurs both from a scientific perspective and a cultural perspective. After an overview in climate change science, we will survey regions of the world to combine science with cultural approaches that impact how people interact with and understand their local landscapes. This class is meant to provide a grounded sense of the complexity of how climate change is understood around the world. Readings from this course will highlight women, indigenous, and other minoritized groups active in climate social science and science, but whose perspectives have long been marginalized in the field of climate studies. Selected authors will also join the class to discuss their readings, experiences, and perspectives. This approach highlights how science and culture evolve and interact to produce both distinctive landscapes and diverse, creative adaptations to the changing planet.