Homework Assignments to Turn In:
There will be four homework assignments over the course of the semester.
I will post each assignment here along with the due date. You can email solutions to Justin or hand in the homework on paper in class. Justin will grade them and hand them back to you.
Taken together these four homework plus the 14 weeks of article summaries will count as 1/4 of your semester grade. The two in-class exams and the final will also count 1/4 each.
- Assignment #1: Radiation and Energy (due Tues 2/26)
- Assignment #2: Greenhouse Effect (due Tues 4/2)
- Assignment #3: Climate Sensitivity (due Tues 4/16)
- Assignment #4: Past and Future
Read Articles about Climate & Energy
Each week, please read at least three articles of your choice on the general subjects of climate change and energy. You can pick your own readings or choose from the dozens of articles to which I post links on twitter. The idea is that by reading a few short news articles each week, you will become familiar with climate websites and news sources and improve your overall “climate literacy.
Here’s a link to my twitter feed. I will try to post links to several new articles there each day. Feel free to find your own stuff to read. These are just suggestions.
Submit 3 Article Summaries Each Week
Every Wednesday, please submit three very short summaries of articles you’ve read for class. These can be just 2 or 3 sentences if you want, or longer if you feel like it. Mainly we’re just trying to make sure you’ve done some web surfing about climate change each week
Here’s a link to a Google web form that you can fill out and submit to show Justin you’ve done your readings this week. He will check you off, and the total number of checks for the semester is worth the same as one regular homework assignment. All four homeworks plus these weekly readings are worth a total of one exam (¼ of the semester grade).
Supplementary Readings (Archer Textbook & More!)
Each week there are readings provided (also on the “readings” tab at the top of the page) which cover the same material I’m talking about in class. Most of these are from David Archer’s textbook.
You don’t really have to do these readings, but sometimes it’s good to get the same material twice: once in class and once from the book.