Graphic: Spring course promotionImagine a future where the climate crisis has been solved, tour the world’s oceans, brush up on your global warming knowledge, learn about what it takes to be a marine biologist, or learn how to read the warning signs of the next major natural hazard. You can do all that and more this spring when you sign up for UW Environment classes! The courses below are open to all majors.

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Graphic: ATMS 100 with Dargan FriersonATM S 100: Climate, Justice, and Energy Solutions

Join Dargan Frierson as he presents visions of a future when the climate crisis is solved, describes paths towards reaching this goal, and examines solutions including building a resilient society with clean energy, sustainable agriculture, and climate justice.

  • Spring 2021
  • 5 credits (I&S, NW, DIV)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Faculty: Dargan Frierson

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Graphic: ESS 101 with Terry Swanson.ESS 101: Introduction To Geology And Societal Impacts

Get an introduction to the processes, materials and structures that shape Earth with Terry Swanson. This course emphasizes the dynamic nature of Earth’s tectonic system and its relationship to physical features, volcanism, earthquakes, minerals and rocks, and geologic structures. The course emphasizes the relationship between human societies and geologic processes, hazards and resources. Not open for credit to students who have taken ESS 210.

  • Spring 2021
  • 5 credits (I&S, NW)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Faculty: Terry Swanson

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Graphic: MARBIO 301 with Jose GuzmanMARBIO 301: Current Topics In Marine Biology

Join José Guzmán for a weekly seminar series exploring research, communication and career pathways in Marine Biology. Explore our biodiverse oceans with marine scientists from all cultures and lived experiences.

  • Spring 2021
  • 1 credit (NW)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Faculty: José Guzmán

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