Climate Change III

Subject UNIB30003 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 12 two-hour tutorials (averaging one per week); additional enrichment activities including some lectures, expert panel discussions, videos etc, up to a total of 8 hours.
Total Time Commitment: 32 contact hours + 26 hours of class preparation and reading + 38 hours of assessment-related tasks
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Semester 1
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Prof Nigel Stork



Phone: 92506806

Subject Overview: The final subject of the climate change sequence will provide a capstone and knowledge transfer experience to this sequence. A key part of this subject is a research project which may be associated with a partner such as a community group, school, government department or agency, industry or other organisation. Each student will work as part of a small multi-disciplinary team researching a particular climate change related problem or question. Students will be taught how to work across disciplines. Within the subject, each student will be part of a larger tutorial group, working with students with projects in a similar area. Each tutorial group will be moderated by a suitable member of the university faculty.

The subject specifically builds on the understanding of climate change developed in the two prerequisite subjects. Small groups of students with a range of disciplinary backgrounds will partner with an organisation outside the university or work independently of that organisation to explore the implications of climate change and potential responses.

The primary aim is to equip graduates with knowledge and skills to provide leadership in the wider community discussion of these issues.
  • An individual research report of 3000 words worth 60% , due at end of semester.
  • weekly practical exercises, equivalent to at least 2000 words and including an oral presentation, due in tutorials and workshops, worth 40%;
  • 75% minimum attendance at tutorials required.
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Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

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Generic Skills:

On the completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:

  • The ability to write a logically argued and properly researched essay;
  • The ability to critically assess information from a range of sources, and assess its quality and relevance to the questions under consideration;
  • The ability to work as part of a small multi-disciplinary team on a major project;
  • The development of project leadership skills.
  • Oral communication skills through presentation and investigation of relevant material.

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