|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Report Individual report 2000 Words||20%|
|Semester Assessment||Blackboard Wiki 500 Words||20%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Exam||60%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Blackboard Wiki 500 Words||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Report Individual report 2000 Words||20%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours Exam||60%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Explain the roles of the Earth’s orbital characteristics, oceans and tectonic activity as drivers of climate.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the difference between weather and climate, and the causes and impacts of extreme weather events.
3. Describe previous changes in the Earth’s climate, and the tools used to study these changes.
4. Outline ongoing and future climate change, and the potential to mitigate against these changes.
This module will present the science underpinning climate and climate change. The roles of the Earth’s orbital characteristics, oceans and tectonic activity as drivers of climate will be studied. The module will also highlight historical and future climatic change, and identify potential solutions to mitigate the effects of climate change.
2. Atmosphere and Oceans
3. Weather and Climate
4. Extreme Climate
5. Tectonics and Climate
6. Global Climate Cooling
7. Great Ice Ages
8. Future Climate Change
9. Fixing Climate Change
10. Ultimate Climate Change
11. The Climate Change Debate
12. Climate Change Impacts
13. Climate Surprises
14. The Politics of Climate Change
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Analysis of existing literature / data|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Literature research and working with a group to develop a presentation|
|Information Technology||Use of literature / presentation|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Report / presentation preparation|
|Problem solving||Identification of potential challenges posed by climate change.|
|Research skills||Examination of literature|
|Subject Specific Skills||Knowledge of existing literature on climate / climate change|
|Team work||Group Wiki|
This module is at CQFW Level 4