MET 12
Introduction to Climate Change

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the study of global climate change, including both natural and human-induced causes. Topics include interactions among Earth's various climate subsystems--the hydrosphere, lithosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere--and how exchanges of energy and matter between them govern Earth's climate. Students will also examine the methods used by climate scientists to construct past climates and to predict future climate changes. The impact that humans have had on the climate system and potential solutions to climate change will be woven throughout.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
25865 MET 12 01Z M·W···· 12:30 PM-02:20 PM Alicia Mullens ONLINE
······· TBA-TBA

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2022-09-26 to 2022-12-16.

Footnote Information

MET-012.-01Z:Fully ONLINE. This is an online class with SOME scheduled meetings as noted in the class listing. The rest of the class can be completed independently each week on the student's own time. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: . The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at .

Course Details

5 Units
  • Weekly Lecture Hours: 5
  • Weekly Lab Hours: 0
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


EWRT D211. and READ D211., or ESL D272. and D273.
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