day, millions of human and natural activities are altering the planet
on which we live. Over the past century, through our ever-increasing
population and mastery of technology, we have been changing the
global environment at a pace unknown to natural history.
The University of Michigan's
Global Change Program offers an interdisciplinary three
semester introductory course sequence that investigates the causes
and potential impacts of global change using a combination of
traditional lecture-based and modern web-based teaching methodologies.
The courses can be taken alone or in conjunction with companion
courses toward completion of the
Global Change Minor.
semester course deals with issues relating to the physical,
chemical and biological cycles contributing to Global Change.
Students apply learned knowledge by using discussions and Stella systems modeling software
to investigate the dynamics of natural systems.
the GC1 Instructors