BENA4036 Climate change (3–5 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
0-5
Language:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of Biological and Environmental Science
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023

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The course can be finished flexibly as online course (3cr) or as multiform learning (5 cr, autumn II)

Description

The course is based on the MOOC course climate.now and follows its contents: climate system and change, the impacts of climate change in ecosystems and societies, mitigation and adaptation measures. In contact teaching and tasks, the scientific ground of climate change knowledge is highlighted.


Learning outcomes

After finishing this course, the student

- has understanding about the climate change as as a scientific phenomenon

- knows the mitigation and adaptation measures available

- understands the climate change as human and ethical challenge, and reflects his or her own role as an expert working in the field

Description of prerequisites

Basic studies in Biological and Environmental Science (or equal knowledge) OR study right in Environmental Corporate Management Master's program (CEM)

Study materials

All materials are provided during the course or may be found in climate.now environment.

Completion methods

Method 1

Description:
The course can be taken as this online course (3c) or as course type 2 (multiform learning course, 5 cr, autumn II)
Evaluation criteria:
Passing Climate.now MOOC course (pass/fail) and learning diary according to separate instructions (100%)
Time of teaching:
Period 2, Period 1, Period 3, Period 4, Period 5
Select all marked parts

Method 2

Description:
Multiform learning course (3cr + 2 cr) is given in Autumn II period. If you want to take the 2 cr enlargement after finishing 3 cr course earlier, contact the teacher.
Evaluation criteria:
Climate.now MOOC -course (pass/fail), learning diary (individual evaluation, 50%), written report and seminar presentation (group evaluation, 30% + 20%)
Time of teaching:
Period 2, Period 1
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
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Independent study (3 cr)

Type:
Independent study
Grading scale:
0-5
Language:
English, Finnish
Study methods:

Passing Climate.now MOOC course and learning diary according to separate instructions.

Teaching

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Participation in teaching (2 cr)

Type:
Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
0-5
Language:
English, Finnish
Study methods:

Climate.now MOOC -course, group meetings, learning diary, written report and seminar presentation.

Teaching