Global Climate Change, Major
- Western Sydney University Major Code: 0168
Previous Code: M4008.1
Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs? No
Climate change impacts across all sections of our society, from scientists who study the mechanisms underlying it, to businesses and policy makers who must deal with its effects and take remedial action. A factual understanding of climate, the components that go to make it up, and how climate has varied in the past, is essential for any person working in the climate change area. This specialisation will introduce students to the concept of climate, our understanding of how it works, and how it has changed through time. It will give students a critical understanding of current environmental concerns and debates about the greenhouse effect and climate change, and the science behind greenhouse gas accounting and potential effects on biota. Students completing the specialisation will be well positioned to make informed business decisions about greenhouse gas emissions and abatement.
|Hawkesbury Campus||Internal||Dr Sebastian Holmes|
Students must complete 8 subjects as follows.
|CHEM 1008||Introductory Chemistry||10|
|EART 2001||Climate Change Science||10|
|ENVL 2006||Environmental Planning and Climate Change||10|
|EART 3001||Biological Adaptation to Climate Change||10|
|BIOS 3013||Ecosystem Carbon Accounting||10|
|ENVL 3003||Environmental Risk Management||10|
|Total Credit Points||80|
The subjects listed below count towards completion of this major for students who passed these subjects in 2020 or earlier.
PUBH 2007 Environmental Planning and Climate Change, replaced by ENVL 2006 Environmental Planning and Climate Change