Course description

In this course, students will review basic climate change science, impacts, communication strategies, and actions. After discussion with classmates, students will choose a climate action from the Drawdown ( list of 100 climate solutions that they can implement and invite others to implement. Finally, students will estimate the impact of their climate action on mitigating greenhouse gas. Students will participate in weekly discussions through Canvas, Zoom webinars, and will create a digital portfolio to aid in reporting and reflecting on their climate action efforts. This online course will engage students in critically assessing the potential effectiveness of a broad spectrum of actions and policies to limit and adapt to climate change.

Course Attribute (CU-CEL, CU-ITL, CU-SBY)


-Students will be able to explain climate change science, greenhouse gas mitigation approaches, and the communication challenges that have slowed global and national responses.

-Students will be able to provide and respond to constructive peer feedback demonstrating critical thinking skills, in oral and written forms.

-Students will be able to demonstrate cross-cultural understanding and communication skills as applied to working in an online environment.

-Students will be able to make informed and responsible decisions with regard to actions that might affect the climate.

-Students will be able to identify and implement an individual and collective action to reduce greenhouse gases or influence climate policy.

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Previously offered classes

The next offering of this course is undetermined at this time.