Winter 2019 HC 441H: Exploring Ice

Winter Term, 2018-2019

Professor: Alan Rempel

4.00 credits

CRN 26805: Monday & Wednesday, 12:00 – 13:20 @ CHA 301

Snowflakes, glaciers, cocktails, frost – ice inspires with its beauty, enables exhilarating recreation, refreshes beverages, and confounds winter travel plans. The study of ice has emerged from a similar breadth of motivations, driving physicists, chemists, mathematicians, artists, geographers and engineers to strive for a deeper understanding of the cryosphere and its many influences. Concerns over sea level, polar ecology, freshwater resources, arctic infrastructure, and territorial sovereignty induce continued modern investment by foundations and governments in icy research. This course explores the scientific and cultural history of our interactions with ice.