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Climate, Energy and Recycling: Key Concepts and Challenges , advanced course, 6 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Single Subject Course
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Environmental Science - MXA
  COURSE CODE   746A11
The students should acquire an understanding of the intricate links between climate change, energy utilisation, recycling and other key concepts in sustainable development. This should enable the students to discuss these links from different perspectives with the aim to critically examine their claimed impact on society.

At the end of the course the students will be abel to:
* identify and describe current issues related to climate, bioenergy and recycling
* describe how processes in nature and society affects the climate
* apply key concepts for advanced analysis in the areas of climate, bioenergy and recycling and apply them to viable solutions
* competently communicate both orally and in text regarding climate, bioenergy and recycling issues
* critically and scientifically assess problems related to climate, bioenergy and recycling by evaluating current scientific work
The course will give the students basic understanding of the climate system, how humans may contribute to a changing climate through the export of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, but also to give viable options to mitigate these effects. Bioenergy technologies will be emphasised e.g. by the use of biomass derived energy and a means of recycling of waste products. The students will attain basic knowledge of the natural processes used in biotechnology to meet the demand on bioenergy availability. The students will also study how climate change affects nature and society, and potential consequences of options for mitigation or adaptation to climate change, e.g. the impact on soil and land use resulting from a conversion to bioenergy-based fuels leading to altered production in agriculture and forestry.

Lectures, seminars and workshops are the basic forms of education. Language of instructions: English
The examination will be in the form of mini-essays.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Documented knowledge of English equivalent to "ENGELSKA B" is required, or an international proficiency test, e.g. TOEFL, minimum score 550/213. iELTS: at least overall score 6.0. To be eligible to the course the student must have fulfilled 120 ECTS where of at least 90 ECTS in fields as environmental science, water resources, geography, economics, social anthropology, political science, hydrology, engineering, chemistry, history and biology or equivalent.
The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
Climate, Energy and Recycling: Key Concepts and Challenges , advanced course
Climate, Energy and Recycling: Key Concepts and Challenges , advanced course
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
TEMA - The Tema Institute
Registrar No: 127/07-41   Course Code: 746A11      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Environmental Science - MXA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
A1X   Advanced level     MXA   NA