Courses & Units

Making Sense of Climate Change KGA319


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 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 all areas of study. Over coming decades, efforts to cope with climate change will require progress in knowledge creation, policy development, professional practice, technological advances 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 understand and addressed. Case based learning that uses real world situations and examples drawn 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 in individual reflective and academic writing.


Unit name Making Sense of Climate Change
Unit code KGA319
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
School of Land & Food
Discipline Geography and Spatial Science
Teaching staff

Dr Stewart Williams

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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    25 Credit Points in Interrmediate level units


Teaching Pattern

2-hr lecture and 2-hr tutorial weekly


Group presentations and 2000 word group report (50%), 2000 word essay (30%), journal entries (2000 words), (20%)

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