|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours||75%|
|Semester Assessment||Group presentation and report 15 min / 2,000 words||25%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours||75%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Report 2,000 words||25%|
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 cooling / the Ice Ages
7. Future climate change
8. Fixing 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 o literature / presentation|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Report / presentation preparation|
|Problem solving||Identification of potential challenges posed by climate change.|
|Research skills||Examinatino of literature|
|Subject Specific Skills||Knowledge of existing literature on climate / climate change|
|Team work||Group presentation|
This module is at CQFW Level 4