UA Code of Academic Integrity, Code of Conduct and Student Code of conduct enforced.
Absolutely no disruption of a safe and respectful learning environment will be tolerated. This includes outbursts in class and/or physical intimidation of either the course instructors and/or students.
A violation may result in expulsion from the course.
The atmosphere is vital to maintaining life on Earth
The atmosphere is an integral part of the physical world we experience. To understand it satisfies our instinctive curiosity.
View from Kitt Peak , July 2006 (C. Castro).
Like death and taxes, weather and climate affects all of us every day in big and small ways. …and human beings may be affecting it!
Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005
I realize this is “one of those required gen. ed’s” and most of you are not going to pursue careers in atmospheric science (and 9am may be kind of early for some of us…) My primary goal in teaching this course reflects one of the core missions of our department, college, and university: To make ALL of you more thoughtful and enlightened citizens, regardless of what grade you may receive this semester.
My brief comment on “Gen. Ed.” courses like this one…