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Climate Change and Global Inequality

  • Semester 2 2021-2022

    Jan 12, 2022 - April 29, 2022 For Member Schools Register
  • Semester 1 2022-2023

    Aug 31, 2022-Dec 16, 2022 For Members Registration closed
  • Semester 2 2022-2023

    Jan 11, 2023-April 28, 2023 For Members Registration closed

Course Overview

Nowhere is the face of global inequality more obvious than in climate change, where stories of climate-driven tragedies and the populations hit hardest by these disasters surface in every news cycle. In this course, students will interrogate the causes and effects of climate change, and the public policy debates surrounding it. In case studies, we will research global, regional, and local policies and practices along with the choices of decision makers and what they mean to the populations they serve. Who benefits, who suffers, and how might we change this equation? We will collaborate in workshops with classmates to deepen our collective understanding of the complex issues surrounding climate change. Throughout the semester, we will meet with professionals working in the field of climate change, and will also build and curate a library of resources and share findings in varied media, engaging as both consumers and activists to increase knowledge and advocate for sustainable norms. Finally, students will have the opportunity to reach a global audience by participating in GOA’s Catalyst Conference in the spring, as they present their individual projects to spark change in local communities through well-informed activism.

NCAA-approved course

UC-approved course

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