Commincating Global Warming (C8567)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

On this module you will explore the principles behind communicating about global warming effectively. You will be introduced to a number of psychological models and approaches that, if applied correctly, could enable you to be more effective communicators of global warming issues.

You can develop your understanding of effective science communication, and will have opportunities to hone practical skills of constructing impactful communication messages. You will also develop skills of problem-solving, collaboration and audience awareness.

Teaching

100%: Practical (Workshop)

Assessment

20%: Coursework (Group presentation)
80%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: