Courses

Courses in atmospheric and environmental sciences are taught on a two-year rotation. See the current course rotation here. Topics included in a course of study in the atmospheric and environmental sciences are described in the course catalog.

Independent Study

In addition, there are sessions of independent study at each level which include directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems, and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meeting frequency depends upon the requirements of the topic and may be repeated up to a total of 3 credit hours.      

Special Topics

Occasionally, a course may be offered as a special topics course, which includes current topics, advanced topics, and special topics. This course is devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest experts may serve as instructors. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement, and may be repeated up to a total of 5 credit hours.