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Climate: Science and History (Module)

Module description

This module places contemporary climate change in a historical perspective and encourages students to think critically on the role that climate has played in human civilisation and the contribution of history to contemporary climate science. It outlines the drivers of climate variability over the last 1,000 years and analyses societal responses to climatic stress. It also assesses narratives and beliefs around climate in the past, including the history of climate science and the development of discourses around global warming.


Please note that this is indicative and may change from year to year.

Staff information

Dr George Adamson

Teaching pattern

10 x 2 hr lectures; 1 x 2 hr seminars

Module assessment - more information

One 1,000 word seminar write-up (25%); one 3,000 word essay (75%)

Key information

Module code 7SSG5210

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework

Credit value 20

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module No