Current Courses

Fall 2016:

EES 2110/5110, Global Climate Change.

MWF 9:10-10:00, Furman 217

Science and policy of global climate change: history and causes of climate change in Earth’s past, with emphasis on the last 2 million years; evidence of human impacts on climate since 1850; future climate change and its economic, social, and ecological consequences; economic, technological, and public policy responses. Prerequisite: 101 or 108. [3] (MNS)

Textbooks:

Spring 2016:

EES 4760/5760: Agent- and Individual-Based Computational Modeling

TR 8:10-10:50, Stevenson 2200 (tentative and subject to change)
Applications in natural, social, and behavioral sciences and engineering. Designing, programming, and documenting models. Using models for experiments. Examples from environmental science, ecology, economics, urban planning, and medicine. Familiarity with basic statistics and proficiency in algebra are expected. [3] (MNS)

Textbooks: (subject to change)

EES 2150: Science, Risk, and Policy

TR 1:10-2:25, Stevenson 6740 (subject to change)
Assessment and management of deadly risks: comparison of markets, regulatory agencies, and courts for managing risks; cultural and scientific construction of risk; psychology of risk perception; case studies such as Hurricane Katrina, mad cow disease, and air pollution. [3] (P)

Textbooks: (subject to change)

  • Baruch Fischhoff & John Kadvany, Risk: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2013)
  • Cass Sunstein: Risk and Reason: Safety, Law, and the Environment (Cambridge, 2004)
  • Ronald J. Daniels et al. (eds.) On Risk and Disaster: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina (Penn, 2006)
  • Richard L. Revesz, Retaking Rationality: How Cost-Benefit Analysis Can Better Protect the Environment and Our Health (Oxford, 2011)

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