Global Environmental Challenges (On-campus)
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16 Weeks weeks
- 26 Jul 2021
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- assess the current climate change knowledge and understand the limitations of this knowledge and the problems associated with predicting the future
- use logical and rational processes to interpret and discuss conflict between science consensus and political actions
- synthesise and evaluate information from academic sources to communicate coherent viewpoints on global environmental issues
- appraise global environmental issues from a multidisciplinary perspective, cognizant of the importance of cross-cultural awareness in approaches to addressing such issues
- 1. Overpopulation
- 2. Water
- 3. Species decline
- 4. Deforestation
- 5. Climate Change
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
This unit provides an introduction to global environmental challenges including anthropogenic climate change, deforestation, resource depletion, and population growth. Current change scenarios and their impacts are examined globally, regionally and locally concerning freshwater and marine biodiversity; primary industries; water resources; human health; settlements and infrastructure; disaster management and emergency services and social economic and institutional dimensions. The sensitivity and adaptive capacity of affected systems will be examined, including adaptation and mitigation mechanisms to overcome barriers to change. National and international policy options associated with environmental sustainability and various forms of mitigation, adaptation and transformation will also be addressed.
1. Portfolio, 25 percent, ULOs assessed 1,3; 2. Five challenging questions, 35 percent, ULOs assessed 1,2,3,4; 3. Final exam, 40 percent, ULOs assessed 1,2.
Current study term: 25 Jul 21 to 12 Nov 21
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