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    The scientific basis for, impacts of, and law and policy responses to climate change.

    ENVI 312 will help students to understand the major conceptual paradigms, frameworks and theories that relate to climate change, and this in turn will enable students to weave climate change considerations into their chosen academic discipline and to facilitate critical thinking within that discipline.

    About this paper

    Paper title Interdisciplinary Aspects of Climate Change
    Subject Environment and Society
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    ENVI 111 or 108 points
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music, Science

    Teaching staff

    Course Co-ordinator:  Daniel Kingston

    This paper is team-taught, involving staff with expertise in a broad range of academic disciplines linked to climate change.
    Current contributors:

    Professor Nicola Wheen

    Dr Christine Winter

    Professor Janet Stephenson

    Dr Teresa Konlechner

    Associate Professor Alex MacMillan

    Dr Jo Monks

    Associate Professor Janice Lord

    Emeritus Professor Frank Griffin

    Associate Professor Sara Walton

    Associate Professor Michael Jack

    Course materials are provided.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper should be able to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic science of climate change
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the main impacts of climate change on society
    • Show an understanding of how the existing legal and economic paradigms should or could change to address climate change


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    L1 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 29-35, 37-42
    Wednesday 13:00-13:50 29-35, 37-42
    Thursday 13:00-13:50 29-35, 37-42
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