This page describes the planned operation of the course IL006 Challenges of Climate Change for the 2016/17 year. This course is still evolving and some of the details may vary with time. The calender for lectures is available on the front page.
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The course will run in two versions, for which the lecture content is the same, but additional work, seminars and exams differ. These are a 7.5 CAT version and a 15 CAT version.
The common themes to each will be:
10 weekly lectures slots, each of two hours duration between 10-12 on a Friday.
4 sets of multi-choice questions. The schedule is available here.
For the 7.5 CAT version of the course there will be:
A 1.5 hour examination in Term 3.
For the 15 CAT version of the course there will be:
A 3 hour examination in Term 3, in two parts. Part A (1.5 hours) is the same as the examination taken by the students on the 7.5 CAT version. Part B (1.5 hours) consists of longer essay-type questions.
An assessed essay, written on one of a small selection of topics. The deadline for this essay will be at 30th Jan 2017. See the list of Essay Topics.
Nine 2-hour seminars taking place throughout term 1 (weeks 2-10, 9-11am in R1.04). Attendance is required: students who are registered for the 15 CAT
version but fail to attend the seminars without good reason will have their registration changed to the 7.5 CAT version.