UMAIE Course Number: T4468
SAU Course Equivalency: BIOL 223, Special Topics in Biology (four credits)
Instructor: Dr. Terrence Flower and Dr. Kim Ha, St. Catherine University
Course Requirements: Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Tentative Dates: To be determined. (NOTE: SAU Spring semester begins January 14)
Location: Vietnam (Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho)
Price: To be determined
This is a course on the Physics of Climate Change to be taught in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Changes in the Earth's atmosphere and oceans provide a symbiotic approach to modeling climate change for the planet. The weather, El Nino, Asian Monsoon variations, droughts, and floods are processes that contribute to better understanding climate change. These variables enable us to model and predict long term conditions that affect and are affected by the evolving atmosphere and ocean as well as the carbon cycle.
We explore these variables and model the changing climate with computers as we travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, observing, recording and modeling the climate as we travel north to south from the Gulf of Tonkin to the South China Sea and the Mekong Delta. We usually think of the Antarctic when we mention climate change. But recognizing that the greatest concentrations of water vapor in the Earth's atmosphere are in the tropics and the Mekong Delta and South China Sea make the Vietnam location very favorable to developing climate models.
Priority Deadline: April 12, 2014
Step 1: Complete the online application.
Step 2: Submit a $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education (300 Ambrose Hall). Make checks payable to SEMINARS INTERNATIONAL.
Step 3: Turn in a completed Liability Form to 300 Ambrose Hall.
Step 4: Pay your remaining balance by November 1. Submit your payment to 300 Ambrose Hall. Make checks payable to St. Ambrose. Or pay online with a credit card.
Applications will be accepted until October 1.
Students that apply after the April 12 Priority Deadline may find that their desired program is full.