||CLIMATE CHANGE 1:
Earth's Climate System
How does the Earth's climate work? Topics include: the greenhouse effect;
ocean circulation; El Niño; climate and weather; climate change; and the
history of climatology.
||CLIMATE CHANGE 2:
Past and Future
What was the Earth's past climate like? How will it change in the new
century? Topics include: ice ages; climate cycles; the politics of climate
change; and the future of fossil fuels.
||INTRO TO ASTRONOMY
How did the Universe come to be? How do astronomers know the distances to
the stars? What are comets made of? This is a survey of the field of
astronomy with a focus on applications to geology and biology. Topics
include: the Big Bang; the solar system; observational astronomy; and
||LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE
Are we humans alone in the universe? Is there life on other planets?
Explore the history of life on our own planet and the possibility for life
elsewhere. Topics include: the ingredients of life; the origin of life on
Earth; exobiology: the science of life beyond Earth; and the search for
intelligent life in the universe.