Honors Students' Reading Assignments

Objectives: Honors students will gain experience in reading and discussing literature related to global change and environmental pollution.

Tasks: Students will locate articles pertaining to the course, will read these articles, and will lead a discussion of the article during a separate time period that is independent of the normal lecture period. A one hour time period will be scheduled approximately every other week during the semester. The honors section of the class will account for 20% of the total grade, i.e., will replace the term paper in the grading scheme used for graduate students. The table below is a schedule of instructor-student meetings.

Student leading Discussion
Assignment (Paper to Discuss)
March 6
Determining the natural length of the current interglacial

March 20


1. Polar Bears (Shalini)
2. Hansen CO2 Paper (Nathan)
3. CO2 Sequestration (Heather)

April 10
Nanostructure Architectures for Solar Energy



Latest Update: Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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