Geography

Global Climate Change

Module code: L7030
Level 5
15 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Film, Workshop, Lecture
Assessment modes: Unseen examination, Coursework

This module takes an interdisciplinary view on the scientific basis of claims of global climate change, the human responsibility and the future implications of the change. In doing so it is largely based around theoretical and evidence based elements of climate science. Half of the module is dedicated to providing a sound basis for undergraduate level critical understanding of the science of contemporary climate change for the present-day and in the future. The other half provides the foundations for a critical understanding of the basis of future climate impacts.

Module learning outcomes

  • Critically reflect on knowledge claims about global climate change, and contribute to on-going debates about the subject.
  • Provide a credible description of the evidence for an anthropogenic influence on climate.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of published material on global climate change scenarios of the future and awareness of the potential impacts of these changes on people and their environment.