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2013 HPA249 Climate Change: Who to believe? What to do?

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Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPA349


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HPA249 H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Spring H On Campus Offering in H 20-NOV-2013 29-NOV-2013 02-DEC-2013 13-DEC-2013

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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There is perhaps no issue in the public sphere as momentous or contentious as that of climate change. Almost daily we receive dire warnings about the end of life as we know it, together with contrary claims that the whole thing is nothing but a hoax. As good citizens we all have a responsibility to try to make sense of this confusion. But the issue of climate change is also a fascinating case study in how science works, how it interacts with the broader society, and how public policy addresses issues of global concern. This unit uses climate change as a lens through which to examine the role of experts in our society and the problem of what the rest of us should think when they disagree amongst themselves. In so doing, the unit will give you the insight and skills you need to cut through the confusion, and decide for yourself, where you stand on the climate change debate.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: Level 200: 3000 words written assignments 60%, 2 hour exam 40% Level 300: 3500 words written assignments 60%, 2 hour exam 40%


2 hours per weekday over 2 weeks and 3 days

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
About Flexible Study Options

This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.

Prereq 25% 100 level any Faculty

Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Spring)

STAFF: Dr. David Coady; Dr. Richard Corry

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