Major - Climate Change

Western Sydney University Major Code: M3048.1

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Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.

A factual understanding of climate, the components that go to make it up, and how climate has varied in the past, is essential for any person working in the climate change area. This unit will introduce students to the concept of climate, our understanding of how it works, and how it has changed through time. Topics in basic atmospheric science will give students a critical understanding of current environmental concerns and debates about the greenhouse effect and climate change, and the science behind greenhouse gas accounting. Students will be introduced to current atmosphere-related research at Western Sydney University and elsewhere.


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Hawkesbury Campus Internal Dr Ian Wright

Major Structure

Students must complete eight units as follows

Level 1

300802 Biodiversity

Choose one of

300800 Essential Chemistry 1
300808 Introductory Chemistry

Level 2

300839 Ecology
300837 Climate Change Science

Choose one of

300865 Plant Physiology
300838 Comparative Physiology

Level 3

300909 Biological Adaptation to Climate Change

Choose two of

300857 Environmental Geochemistry
300855 Conservation Biology
300856 Ecosystem Carbon Accounting

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