The Anthropocene is a proposed geological epoch characterized by significant human impact on Earth’s geological record, typically considered to begin with the great acceleration of industrial production after WWII. The term is also less formally associated with human impact on the environment, including habitat and biodiversity loss, and climate change. The Anthropocene microprogram will introduce students to the scientific evidence and discussions around the concept of the Anthropocene, the many examples of human impacts on the environment that inspired it, and its relevance for modern society. By combining studies in the natural sciences with studies in ethics, history, and policy, the program bridges the gaps between facts and values, theory and practice, and science and policy.
The registration process for a Microprogram depends on your student status.
Students already admitted and enrolled in a graduate program
Students wishing to pursue a graduate program must apply for, and be admitted to, their graduate program before they enroll in a second Graduate Microprogram identified within their existing program.
If you have already enroll in a graduate studies program and would like to add a microprogram to your program of study, contact your faculty’s graduate studies office at (email@example.com).
Students pursuing a Graduate Microprogram, without being admitted to or intending to complete a graduate program, must obtain the prior approval of the academic unit offering the Graduate Microprogram.
Students must meet the following eligibility:
• A four-year Bachelor degree or an equivalent diploma and
• A minimum of a B average calculated in accordance to the University’s guidelines.
If you would like to enroll in a microprogram without being admitted in a graduate studies program, send an email to the graduate studies office (firstname.lastname@example.org) and include the following documents:
- Copies of transcripts from all universities you have attended