Skip to 0 minutes and 1 second We often hear the words climate change in the papers, in the news, in social media, but we don’t fully understand its implications. This course is for everyone who is interested, curious or just wants to understand a bit better what climate change means.
Climate and Energy: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
Gain interdisciplinary skills for climate change solutions
On this four-week course, you’ll join educators from ten universities on a virtual field trip to a remote Swedish island to gain perspectives on climate and energy from a multitude of disciplines.
On our shared journey to this beautiful part of the world, you’ll study the climate of the past, the state of the climate, and climate change solutions.
With this walkthrough, you’ll understand not only what we know about climate change, but where this knowledge comes from.
Delve into the carbon cycle
The second part of the course considers the state of the climate, the ‘wicked’ nature of its associated problems, and the call for interdisciplinary solutions.
You’ll explore key topics, such as the carbon cycle, and gain an understanding of climate terminology to help enhance your communication skills.
Explore different energy solutions
Next, you’ll unpack an interdisciplinary perspective on energy solutions, considering both opportunities and drawbacks.
Through case studies, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the environmental impacts of different energy sources.
With this knowledge, you’ll discover how it is essential to collaborate with specialists of other disciplines working on climate and energy.
Learn how to take steps to a sustainable future
Finally, you’ll explore international climate law and policy as well as solutions such as marine protected areas and counting carbon. This will help you understand whether the challenges of climate change are being addressed effectively.
By the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to take a collaborative approach to climate change for more effective action.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Describe the climate crisis and how it came to be from an interdisciplinary perspective.
- Compare disciplinary approaches to acquiring knowledge about climate and energy
- Assess climate change solutions from an interdisciplinary perspective
- Demonstrate disciplinary knowledge about climate and energy beyond their own discipline
- Collaborate with specialists of other disciplines working on climate and energy
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone with an interest in climate change issues.
It will also be useful for undergraduates who want to broaden their perspective on climate and energy beyond their own discipline.
Who developed the course?
LocationGlasgow, Scotland, UK
World rankingTop 70Source: QS World University Rankings 2020
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