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IL006 - Challenges of Climate Change

  • Module code: IL006
  • Module name: Challenges of Climate Change
  • Department: Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning
  • Credit: 7.5, 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The changes to global climate being brought about by human activity present one of the greatest challenges to confront humanity, and are likely to have a profound effect over the working lives of today's students. Meeting them requires a comprehensive approach spanning multiple disciplines. The aim of this module is to equip students to face these challenges, by providing a grounding in the central scientific, economic and political issues surrounding climate change. The module will be taught by members of the Biology, Economics, Mathematics, Physics and Politics Departments. It will be open to students from all disciplines, from across the university.

Principal learning outcomes

To provide undergraduates from a wide range of backgrounds with an up to date view of the central challenges that climate change poses. This will be delivered from experts across different disciplines, each describing challenges in their field at a level suitable for all.

Timetabled teaching activities

Autumn Term Lectures Friday 10.00 -12.00 noon. Seminars Thursday 9.00 - 11.00 am

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/iatl/activities/modules/ugmodules/climatechange/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
7.5 CATS (Module code: IL006-7.5)
D (Assessed/examined work) Multi-choice Questions 20%
  1.5 hour examination (April) 80%
15 CATS (Module code: IL006-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Multi-choice Questions 20%
  1.5 hour examination (April) 80%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Undergraduate Physics (BSc MPhys) (F304) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc MMathPhys) (FG33) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Film and Literature (QW25) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate French Studies (R10P) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MM) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MP) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MP) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MQ) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MS) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Film Studies (W620) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Film Studies (W620) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Language, Culture and Communication (X3Q5) - Year 2