The Harvard Extension School is offereing an online undergraduate and graduate-level course focusing on the theme: “After Copenhagen, 2009” in the forthcoming Spring semester. This course is believed to be, in fact, the first university course to focus specifically on what the world community needs to do about the changing global climate now that the Copenhagen meetings have concluded. It will be accessible around the world through the Harvard Extension School’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Program.
Supported by the research resources of the Cambridge Climate Research Associates (CCRA), this 15-week long course will offer 2 hours a week of online lectures and extensive online multi-media support and research documentation for all students.
The course focuses on the latest science of climate change as well as upon the social impact and diplomacy of our evolving global circumstance. Students, citizens and mid-career professionals with an enormous range of backgrounds have found this course to be very fruitful for their own work — whether they are journalists, school-teachers, government officials, military personnel, business leaders, city planners, public health officers, etc — or, in fact, graduate or undergraduate students at other institutions who have enrolled in this course to supplement their own degree work.
This course is offered as part of a sequence of courses over the years of the “Climate Talks Project” (http://climate-talks.net/). The syllabus from the courses in previous years is available online, but the key feature of this new course will be its focus specifically upon the post-Copenhagen moment in the evolution of global climate understanding and action.
Enrollment online is possible until 24 January and beyond that in extenuating circumstances.
Prof. T. C. Weiskel
Harvard Extension School
Global Climate Change