Biosphere, Atmosphere and Human Fears

NEW FOR 2013-14

In this course we will explore the complex ecological challenges faced in today’s world. We will examine causes, trends, impacts, and solutions to land use changes, climate variability, loss of habitat and biodiversity, and other similar ecological problems from scientific, social, ethical, philosophical, and technological perspectives so as to gain a more complete picture of such challenges and possible ways of addressing them.


  • Course takes place in A & B terms
  • Professors: Geoffrey Pfeifer (Humanities & Arts) and Marja Bakermans (Biology)
  • Class meeting: A term, Tuesday and Friday 11:00-12:50, B term, Monday Thursday 9:00-10:50
  • This seminar sequence will count towards a Biology (BB 1000) and Humanities (HU 1100) general elective course.
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