|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject will allow students to further develop their understanding of climate change through a detailed consideration of future mitigation options and adaptation strategies in four areas of critical concern.
These areas include (1) energy generation and use, (2) cities and urban development, (3) water and food security, and (4) terrestrial and marine biodiversity. The subject will explore the social, environmental, economic, political and legal implications of implementing mitigation and adaptation strategies in each of these areas.
The emphasis on mitigation and adaptation and their potential interactions within particular sectors will consolidate knowledge and develop the expertise necessary for the multi-disciplinary projects in the third year subject.
Intended learning outcomes
The subject will consolidate understanding of the disciplines relevant to understanding climate change. As with the prerequisite subject, students will continue to remain involved with and focussed on the issues of immediate debate within the community, as well as developing an understanding of the long-term implications of climate change.
Outcomes of the second year subject will include an understanding of the analytical framework necessary for developing future social, environmental, economic and political responses to climate change, as well as an appreciation of the difficulties of implementing changes in policy.
On the completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
- Quantitative skills, including an appreciation of statistical methods;
- The ability to write a logically argued and properly researched essay;
- The ability to critically assess information from a range of sources, and assess its quality and relevance to the questions under consideration.
- The ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team on a major project.
- Oral communication skills through presentation and investigation of relevant material.
Eligibility and requirements
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|UNIB10007||Introduction to Climate Change||
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- A research essay of 3,000 words - 60%, due during the examination period
- weekly practical exercises due in tutorials - 40%.
Hurdle requirement: 75% minimum attendance at tutorials.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Peter Rayner Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours Two 1-hour lectures per week, one 2-hour tutorial per week; 8 hours of additional activities. Total 56 hours. Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
Time commitment details
Estimated total time commitment of 170 hours
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Related Handbook entries
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.