This interdisciplinary unit is available as an elective and is suitable for students with backgrounds including (but not limited to) Science, English, Government, History, Law, Management, Psychology and/or Sociology. Please consult the School of Land and Food (Geography and Spatial Science Discipline) for information. This unit will proceed once the quota of fifteen students is reached.
Climate change is an immensely complex social and environmental problem with implications for knowledge creation, policy development, professional practice, technological advance and everyday life. This unit will help you to interpret and integrate a wide range of disciplinary perspectives and practical questions relevant to how climate change is being variously understood and addressed. Case based learning that uses real world situations and examples drawn both locally and from around the globe will help you to critically evaluate approaches to maintaining social and ecological resilience in the face of change. Assessment will be based on your demonstrated ability to synthesise different perspectives in group activities and individual reflective and academic writing.
|Unit name||Making Sense of Climate Change|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
|Discipline||Geography and Spatial Sciences|
|Coordinator||Dr Stewart Williams|
Dr Stewart Williams, guest lecturers
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units.
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2018: $805.00||2018: $1,969.00||090309|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
- 25 Credit Points in Interrmediate level units
2-hr lecture and 2-hr tutorial weekly
Group discussions (20%); group presentation and 2000-word group report (30%); 2000-word essay (30%); 2 x 1000-word journal entries (20%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
|Recommended||Hulme, M. (2009) Why we disagree about climate change: understanding controversy, inaction and opportunity. Cambridge University Press: New York|
Co-op Bookshop links
The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.