University of Miami

MSC372. ARC 481, COM406, ECS372, EGN 181

3 credits (Elective)

Fall Semester 2024

Course Description: Climate adaptation is moving quickly and requires new forms of collaboration and thinking, breaking down traditional siloes, and replacing them with multi-faceted and collaborative approaches to arrive at informed, responsible, and innovative solutions. To train students to those ends, a problem-solving learning format will be utilized, and the course will mirror emerging interdisciplinary modalities both professionals and researchers alike are increasingly embracing to more effectively define and address resilience objectives. Students will apply those modalities, methods, and lessons to their weekly reflections and their stream and final capstone projects.




Executive Director, Climate Resilience Academy

Taught by 13 faculty experts



To meet the course goals, the overarching course learning objectives are for students to be able to:

  • Identify and analyze complex problems regarding resilience, climate drivers, climate challenges, and opportunities in individual and collaborative contexts.
  • Employ quantitative and qualitative methodologies to produce creative interdisciplinary and evidence-based recommendations of evolving resilience challenges, which include socio-economic, environmental, built, and policy considerations.
  • Apply adaptation principles and tools to address physical, ethical, and social dilemmas relating to existing vulnerabilities and growing climate stressors and shocks.
  • Evaluate the connections or differences between climate goals, options, and actions through iterative processes.



Amy Clement [RSMAS], Timothy Norris [LIB], Sharan Majumdar [RSMAS], Brian Haus [RSMAS], Andrew Baker [RSMAS/MA], Landolf Rhode-Barbarigos [CoE/SoA], Sonia Chao [ARC], Chris Mader [IDSC], Katharine Mach [RSMAS/ME&S], Robin Bachin [CAS], Alberto Cairo [SoC], Patricia Abril [BUS]

Climate Resilience Academy Education Committee Co-chairs

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