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EDMG691 - Climate Change Seminar

Course Details

Course Code: EDMG691 Course ID: 4847 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course will serve as the final program requirement for the graduate certificate titled: Climate Change Awareness & Leadership. Students must complete all other certificate requirements prior to enrolling in this course. Students will conduct a major action research project that demonstrates their ability to implement leadership principles that will enable society to be aware of, prepare for, mitigate, and adapt to the impacts of climate change. The project must interface with a government agency chartered with the responsibility of protecting the public, or a public institution responsible for the education of children. Class deliverables may include: a municipal climate change awareness and adaptation plan; a community education awareness campaign; a public school awareness project; or similar as negotiated and jointly designed by the student and instructor. At the conclusion of the project, the student will submit a journal that describes the project design, implementation, and impacts in detail.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 08/25/19 Spring 2019 Session K 16 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 10/20/19 Summer 2019 Session A 16 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 12/22/19 Summer 2019 Session C 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • CO-1: Develop an educational project that educates a group of the population on the realities of climate change and motivates them to action.
  • CO-2: Demonstrate the capability of being a leader in the battle against climate change and its debilitating effects on society and our ability to survive and thrive, through education of the next generation of leaders.

Reading/Writing Assignments: Papers will be graded using the APUS graduate rubric, with attention paid to comprehension, depth of knowledge, and clear expression of ideas and arguments. Additionally, adherence to APA conventions will be required.

Forum Assignments: To achieve full credit for a forum, one must: create an original post; respond to a minimum of two classmates; and respond to everyone who responded to you. Posts must be thoughtful and responses helpful in a way that enhances understanding of the topics and issues.

Final Project: The project report will be graded by judging the level of integration of required certificate courses, effectiveness of symposium design and presentation, impact on the target audience, and presentation of lessons learned.

NameGrade %
Forums 20.00 %
Introductions! 2.00 %
Forum 2 - 3: Prospectus 6.00 %
Forum 10 - 11: Progress Report 6.00 %
Forum 15 - 16: Lessons Learned 6.00 %
Assignments 80.00 %
Assignment Two - Prospectus 12.00 %
Assignment Four - Proposal 12.00 %
Assignment 16 - Final Report 56.00 %

Students will utilize texts from the courses taken to prepare for this course to design their projects, as well as materials on effective symposium design as needed.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author:No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.