This module introduces the human dimensions of climate and climate change. It explains the different ways in which climate knowledge is constructed historically and geographically and explores how climate is represented and articulated in different societies. It explores existing theories regarding societal vulnerability and resilience to climatic variability and discusses development challenges. Existing fears and narratives around climate change are placed in an historical perspective. The module also discusses the contribution of the study of climatic adaptation in the past to contemporary challenges.
*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.
9 x 2 hour lectures; 1 x 2 hour seminars in the second term
Module assessment - more information
1,500 word essay (30%); 2500 word essay (70%)