Global Change 2 Winter
Schedule of 2013 Lectures

Week

Date

Day

 

 

1

1/ 9

Wed

Course Organization and Instructional Team

All

1/11

Fri

Roadmap of GC: Human Impacts + LectureTools

Allan

 

 

 

Module 1: Trends and Systems

 

2

1/14

Mon

Global Sustainable Development

Gladwin

       

1/16

Wed

Systems Thinking

Gladwin

1/18

Fri

Ethics of Global Change

Gladwin

3

1/21

Mon

 MLK day NO CLASS

 

 

 

 

Module 2:  Population and Resources

 

       

1/23

Wed

Population Growth over Human History

van der Pluijm

 

1/25

Fri

Demographic Transition: An Historical Sociological Perspective

van der Pluijm

  4

1/28

Mon

Human Appropriation of the World's Food Supply

Allan

 

1/30

Wed

Human Appropriation of the World's Water Supply

Allan

 

 

 

Module 3: Threatened Ecosystems

Allan

 

2/1

Fri

Desertification

Allan

  5

2/4

Mon

Global Deforestation

Allan

 

2/6

Wed

Global Health: Emergence of Infectious Diseases

Allan

 

2/8

Fri

World Dams: Ecological and Social Consequences

Allan

  6

2/11

Mon 

Midterm #1 (Intro and Modules 1-3)

 

 

 

 

Module 4: Energy

 

 

2/13

Wed

Energy 1: Today

van der Pluijm

 

2/15

Fri

Energy 2: Tomorrow (same notes as energy1)

van der Pluijm

  7

2/18

Mon

Energy 3: Systems and Policy (same notes as energy1)

van der Pluijm

 

 

 

Module 5: Climate

 

2/20

Wed

Climate 1: The Climate System

Allan

2/22

Fri

Climate 2: Observations and Trends (same notes as above)

Allan

8

2/25

Mon

Climate 3: Human Impacts (same notes as above)

Allan

 

2/27

Wed

Climate 4: Ecosystem Impacts (same notes as above)

Allan

 

3/1

Fri

Water Energy Nexus

Allan

 

3/2-3/10

 

No Class- Spring Break

 

 

 

 

Module 6: Threatened Biodiversity

 

9

3/11

Mon

Declining World Fisheries

Allan

       

3/13

Wed

Threats to Biodiversity

Allan

 

3/15

Fri

Nature reserves, Parks and Protected Areas

Allan

 

 

 

Module 7: Global Megaforces

 

10

3/18

Mon

Connectivity: Global Interdependence

Gladwin

 

3/20

Wed

Neo-Liberality: Global Capitalism

Gladwin

 

3/22

Fri

Intensity: Global Consumption

Gladwin

11

3/25

Mon

Velocity: Global Innovation

Gladwin

 

3/27

Wed

Scarcity: Global Limits

Gladwin

 

3/29

Fri

Density: Global Urbanization

Gladwin

       12

4/1

Wed

Equality: Global Poverty

Gladwin

 

4/3

Mon

Midterm #2 (Modules 4-7)

 

 

4/5

Fri

Stability: Global Insecurity

Gladwin

13

4/8

Mon

Megaforce Integration

Gladwin

 

 

 

Module 8: Thinking of the Future

 

 

4/10

Wed

Global Complexity: Synthetic Thinking

Gladwin

 

4/12

Fri

Global Uncertainty: Resilient Thinking

Gladwin

14

4/15

Mon

Global Transitivity: Foresight Thinking

Gladwin

 

4/17

Wed

Global Depravity: Moral Thinking

Gladwin

4/19

Fri

Global Sparsity: Creative Thinking

Gladwin

15/Summary

4/21

Mon

Sustainability at UM

Allan

         

 


4/26

Fri

Final Exam: Friday, April 26 1:30-3:30 in Angell C