3. Where Does the Anthropocene Take Place?

In weeks four and five, we will delve deeper into questions of sources and methods, asking what we can know about the Anthropocene and how we can know it. We will examine the scale and scope of anthropogenic climate change and study debates over scientific consensus and controversy. What do the concepts of local and global mean in the Anthropocene? You will get to compare and evaluate different methodological and epistemological approaches to the Anthropocene from different disciplinary viewpoints. Students will continue discussing literature and concepts while working on an individual “Places and Events” assignment.