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Global Climate and Environmental Change

This advanced course aims to give deepened knowledge on long and short term climate changes and variability, the natural causes behind climate changes and their environmental consequences. Emphasis is put on both the analysis of current research results in relation to the present international climate politics and policies, and on the interactions between climate, environment and societal development. 

The course is part of the Master's Programme in Globalization, Environment and Social Change, but it can also be studied as an optional course within other programmes.

  • Course structure

    The following topics are treated within the course:

    • Mechanisms behind climate changes
    • Methods for reconstruction of climate change
    • Climate and environmental changes during glacials and interglacials
    • The role of climate in societal development
    • Human influence on climate
    • The impact of climate changes on environment and society
    • Climate modelling and risk assessment
    • International climate/environmental politics

    Modules

    • Causes and Effects of Climate Change, 6 credits
    • Climate Change from a Societal Perspective, 3 credits
    • Project, 6 credits

    Teaching format

    The education consists of lectures, seminars, exercises and project work.

    Assessment

    For details see syllabus.

    Examiner

    Stefan Wastegård

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Contact

    Registration is normally done at the beginning of each semester. 

    Student office
    Kerstin Hörnby
    E-mail: kerstin.hornby@natgeo.su.se

    Study counsellor
    Maria Damberg
    E-mail: maria.damberg@natgeo.su.se

    Course
    Wastegård
    E-mail: stefan.wastegard@geo.su.se