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GLBE11-100: Climate Change and the Future World


Understanding how the planet works has never been more important as a topic in tertiary education. A practical understanding of that and how it can affect humanity is vital. This knowledge will be required to combat climate change through all career structures. Understanding climate change is now as important as learning how the economy, the legal system and how our national and international society works because it will affect all of these in the future.  This subject will introduce you to climate change through Earth and Global Systems, climate mechanisms, ocean and atmospheric interactions and changes in the future world. In this subject, the climate change complexity is explained within the realm of general undergraduate knowledge. We will discuss current and future outcomes of climate change together with climate processes, human activity, impacts on biodiversity, the oceans and biological extinction. Major issues arising include drought, desertification, rising heat, natural disasters and loss of habitats and habitable and agricultural areas. Increasing sea levels and severe weather events will impact human habitation, cause forced migration, food production and the loss of animals, fish, and their habitats. All these issues will challenge the world’s economic systems, political boundaries, global communities, international law, geopolitical boundaries and our philosophy towards others and the natural world. Forced population movement and migrations caused by sea level rise as well as changes in disease patterns will compound these problems, particularly with a growing world population.  The subject will provide you with the ability to filter out misinformation about the causes and consequences of climate change, and how you can face your future with a greater understanding of how to tackle a changing world.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050

Learning outcomes

1. Identify, analyse, evaluate and communicate broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge in the study of Climate Change and the Future World. 2. Independently and in teams, generate and transmit solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems related to Climate Change and the Future World. 3. Apply disciplinary knowledge and skills to professional work and/or further learning, demonstrating well-developed judgement and responsibility.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/11/2021
Semester start17/01/2022
Subject start17/01/2022
Cancellation 1?31/01/2022
Cancellation 2?07/02/2022
Last enrolment30/01/2022
Withdraw – Financial?12/02/2022
Withdraw – Academic?05/03/2022
Teaching census?11/02/2022
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens17/07/2022
Semester start12/09/2022
Subject start12/09/2022
Cancellation 1?26/09/2022
Cancellation 2?03/10/2022
Last enrolment25/09/2022
Withdraw – Financial?08/10/2022
Withdraw – Academic?29/10/2022
Teaching census?07/10/2022