• Offered by Fenner School of Environment and Society
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Environmental Science
  • Areas of interest Resource Management and Environmental Science
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • AsPr James Pittock
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Spring Session 2018
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This is an intensive course offered on an annual basis. The course will be delivered from 3-14 September 2018.

This course examines the climate change problem in terms of vulnerability and adaptation from primarily scientific, societal and policy perspectives. There is now a certain amount of unavoidable climate change, and therefore there a need to adapt to these changing climatic conditions and their consequences. The need to adapt and the kinds of adaptation responses necessary will depend on how the climate changes at a specific location over time, whether the direct or indirect impacts are positive or negative, and the capacity of people and systems to respond.

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have developed the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Describe the kinds of climate change adaptation responses that may be necessary and the risks, costs and benefits that these may entail
  2. Understand key theories, analytical methods and sources of information for climate change adaptation.
  3. Critically consider the elements of effective climate change adaptation policies at national and sub-national scales.

Other Information

As required please contact the Fenner School of Environment & Society at fses.coursework.enquiries@anu.edu.au to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Indicative Assessment

  • Two short written assignments and a presentation (40% of total mark) (LO1, LO2);
  • A critique of a climate change adaptation policy of a nation (2,000 words plus references, 50% of total mark) (LO3).
  •  Course participation (10% of total mark).

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Workload

The course is full time, 9 am to 4:30 pm each work day during the two weeks. On 13 September 2018 there is a one day field trip and small field trip fee (<$30).

Preliminary Reading

Field, C. and Van Aalst, M. (2014) Climate change 2014: impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. http://ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5/

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
9527 03 Sep 2018 TBA TBA 08 Oct 2018 In Person

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