Are you interested in climate change and want to learn more about it? The course 'Climate Change Now' tackles the question of climate change with the lead of four climate change academic experts. The course provides the basic scientific knowledge on the climate system as well as reinforces the student’s understanding of climate change as a deep human and societal challenge, and discusses means to participate in resolving it.

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Timetable

Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

DateTimeLocation
Wed 2.11.2016
16:15 - 18:00
Wed 9.11.2016
16:15 - 18:00
Wed 30.11.2016
14:15 - 18:00
Wed 14.12.2016
14:15 - 18:00

Registration and fee

The fee is 30 euros. More information.

The fee is payable upon registration through an online bank transfer.

Contact session, studygroup meetings and Projects are only for the registerd students.

The course can be completed either as 2 or 5 credits.

The course is free of charge undergraduate students of the University of Helsinki who are enlisted as attending students at the moment of registration. They use WebOodi for the registration.

You can log in as a guest if you want to take a look at the course.

In case you want course credits to be registered in the University of Helsinki study register you should pay a study fee.

How can I become a student

More information about registration.

Description

Climate.now is a multidisciplinary module on the basics of climate change. It has primarily been created to provide a 5 ECTS course in higher education, or for self-study. Thanks to its multidisciplinary approach, the material can be used in different fields, as well as for training purposes in organisations or companies. The material is available for everyone to use.

No previous knowledge requirements. The course is suitable for students of all fields and from bachelor to doctoral studies.

The course familiarizes the student to the issue of climate change. In addition to providing the basic scientific knowledge base, the course reinforces the student’s understanding of climate change as a deep human and societal challenge and provides means to participate in resolving it.

Having completed the course, the student is able to consider climate change from many different perspectives, create connections between them, as well as look for solutions to the issue. The student is able to reflect on his or her own role in climate change and apply what has been learned on the course to his or her field of study. The student can critically examine different perspectives, solutions, information sources and the current debate on climate change.

Climate.now - modules:

Basics of climate change as phenomena; its impact on ecosystems and society; mitigation and adaptation.

The course has four contact sessions. In addition, the students meet in small study groups ca 8 times during the course period, online learning materials (self-study materials), 2 group projects and Learning diary.

Course material is online at https://mooc.helsinki.fi/course/view.php?id=36 (from 12.9.2016 onwards)

2 cr or 5 cr

Grading: 0-5

This course material is available for everyone https://mooc.helsinki.fi/course/view.php?id=36

You can log in as a guest if you want to take a look at the course.

  • Logging in to the course and getting access to part of the course material is free of charge.

In case you want course credits to be registered in the University of Helsinki study register you should pay a study fee.

For the registered students the course includes:

1. The course has four contact sessions:

  • 2.11.2016 at 4PM-6PM
  • 9.11.2016 at 4PM-6PM
  • 30.11.2016 at 2PM-6 PM
  • 14.12.2016 at 2PM-6 PM

2. And small study groups ca 8 times during the course.

3. Online course material (self-study materials)

4.-5. Two Projects

6. Learning diary

The course can be completed either as 2 or 5 credits.

2 credits: 4 contact sessions, online material and Learning diary
5 credits: 4 contact sessions, 8 study group meetings, online material, 2 Projects and Learning diary

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During your studies

We reserve the right to make changes to the study programme.

Open university contact person Joanna Veinio joanna.veinio at helsinki.fi and Sanna-Liisa Sihto-Nissilä sl.sihtonissila at gmail.com