Climate Change: Process, History, Issues (AFNR5801)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit provides students with an overview of current debates and approaches to understanding and quantifying interactions between the biosphere, oceans and atmosphere, as used around the world, and the consequences of those interactions for climate. The unit considers climate change on a variety of timescales. This unit will include a weekend field trip to Snowy Mountains field sites managed by the University of Sydney where students will be introduced to cutting edge, ongoing climate change research.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science
- Graduate Certificate in Marine Science and Management
- Graduate Certificate in Sustainability
- Graduate Diploma in Agriculture and Environment
- Graduate Diploma in Marine Science and Management
- Graduate Diploma in Sustainability
- Master of Agriculture and Environment
- Master of Environmental Science
- Master of Environmental Science and Law
- Master of Marine Science and Management
- Master of Sustainability
Further unit of study information
18 hrs lecture/tutorial, 12 hrs practical/field classes, 9 hrs field trip preparation
2hr exam (40%), tutorials (20%), practical report from field exercise (manuscript format) (40%)
A reading list will be provided consisting of selected book chapters, journal articles and other publications
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
A basic understanding of climate change processes and issues.
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.