The Anthropocene is a proposed geological epoch characterized by significant human impact on Earth’s geological record, typically considered to begin with the great acceleration of industrial production after WWII. The term is also less formally associated with human impact on the environment, including habitat and biodiversity loss, and climate change. The Anthropocene microprogram will introduce students to the scientific evidence and discussions around the concept of the Anthropocene, the many examples of human impacts on the environment that inspired it, and its relevance for modern society. By combining studies in the natural sciences with studies in ethics, history, and policy, the program bridges the gaps between facts and values, theory and practice, and science and policy.
The table below includes only the microprogram-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on the possible combinations available within the Faculty of Arts.
|ENV 1101||Global Environmental Challenges||3 Units|
|GEG 2304||Climatology||3 Units|
|3 optional course units from:||3 Units|
|Human and Policy Dimensions of Environmental Change|
|Global Climate Change|