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BIOL 059: Climate Change

Course Description

This non-major course is an introduction to the biology of climate change. Students have the opportunity to learn the basics of how climate change works with an overview of both natural and anthropogenic forces that drive climate patterns. This course reviews climate change data and the evidence of past and present climate patterns. Students have the opportunity to learn how evidence and models predict how climate change is impacting and will impact the environment, biodiversity and human society; and to learn about climate change policy and the future of climate change impacts by exploring mediation at the global, national, state, community and individual level.

Units: 3

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 48 – 54
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 0

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: None

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: B. Natural Sciences
  • CSU GE: Area B - Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning: B2- Life Sciences
  • UC/IGETC GE: Area 5 - Physical and Biological Sciences: 5B- Biological Sciences
Last Updated 7/19/23