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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 is an introduction 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. Current and future outcomes of climate change are discussed 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 students with the ability to filter out misinformation about the causes and consequences of climate change, and how they can face their future with a greater understanding of how to tackle a changing world.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890

Learning outcomes

1. Identify and classify factors contributing to the complexity of climate change and climate processes.
2. Formulate and convey their knowledge and understanding of climate change to others.
3. Generate solutions to unpredictable and complex problems involved in climate change.
4. Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement and responsibility in dealing with and understanding climate change processes and problems globally.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens02/08/2020
Semester start14/09/2020
Subject start14/09/2020
Cancellation 1?28/09/2020
Cancellation 2?05/10/2020
Last enrolment27/09/2020
Withdraw – Financial?10/10/2020
Withdraw – Academic?31/10/2020
Teaching census?09/10/2020
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/11/2020
Semester start18/01/2021
Subject start18/01/2021
Cancellation 1?01/02/2021
Cancellation 2?08/02/2021
Last enrolment31/01/2021
Withdraw – Financial?13/02/2021
Withdraw – Academic?06/03/2021
Teaching census?12/02/2021
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start13/09/2021
Cancellation 1?27/09/2021
Cancellation 2?04/10/2021
Last enrolment26/09/2021
Withdraw – Financial?09/10/2021
Withdraw – Academic?30/10/2021
Teaching census?08/10/2021