COURSES TAUGHT by Prof Poulsen:

EARTH 331. Climate and Climate Change. This course describes Earth's climate and the physical processes that maintain it. It also examines the history and causes of climate change. Emphasis is placed on understanding climate change from early in Earth's history through the near future.

GC 1. Global Change. This is part 1 of an interdisciplinary course sequence that investigates the causes and potential impacts of global change using a combination of traditional lecture-based and modern web-based teaching methodologies. See the Global Change website for more information.

EARTH 114. Global Warming. An introduction to global warming. It reviews the evidence for and the causes of global warming; the consequences of global warming and projections for future climate change; and finally a discussion of why global warming is such a contentious societal issue and what if anything should be done to mitigate the problem.

EARTH 116. Introductory Geology in the Rockies. This field course takes place at Camp Davis, WY and is an introductory class covering all aspects of modern earth sciences. Students learn about rocks, minerals, and fossils, both in the classroom and in a variety of natural settings, which leads to discussion and understanding of topics such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, geoenvironmental problems, paleoceanography, and tectonic processes. See the Camp Davis website for more information.

EARTH 202. Introductory Environmental Science in the Rockies. This field course takes place at Camp Davis, WY and introduces students to environmental science in the Rocky Mountains. The objective of the course is to understand through observation and hands-on experience how natural and human processes cause environmental change. See the Camp Davis website for more information.

EARTH 151. Ice Ages Past and Present. A first-year seminar that surveys Earth's past ice ages, their causes, consequences, and lessons for understanding Earth's climate system.

EARTH/AOSS 410. Earth System Modeling. An introduction to Earth system modeling, the art and science of reducing complex natural interactions on Eath into rules than can be expressed and solved numerically. The objective of the course is to develop and build numerical models related to the Earth sciences. Major concepts convered include scientific programming; numerical concepts including finite difference methods, stability, accuracy, convergence; advection and diffusion equations; and construction of numerical models.

EARTH 446. Paleoclimatology. An introduction of climate change through Earth history.

Additional U of M graduate courses in climate change research and related topics:

EARTH 442. Earth Surface Processes and Soils.

EARTH 443. Climate, Tectonics, and Earth's Surface.

EARTH 452. Paleoceanography.

EARTH 467. Biogeochemical Cycles.

EARTH 479. Marine Geochemistry.

EARTH 503. Advanced Computational Methods in the Geological Sciences.

AOSS 401. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics.

AOSS 441. Boundary Layer Meteorology.

AOSS 475. Earth-Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions.