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Visualizing Climate Change, 7,5 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Single Subject Course
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Environmental Science - MXA
SUBJECT AREA   Environmental Science - MXA
  COURSE CODE   746A58
After completion of the course the student should be able to:
- identify, describe and apply fundamental concepts of visualization
- critically analyse and discuss visualization tools and techniques for climate communication and decision making
- apply skills in analysing climate data and present results orally and in writing.
- develop visual presentations including data management, data transformation, graphical representations, interaction and narratives.
The aim of the course is to gain a professional understanding for visualization of climate change as a tool for analysis, science communication and decision making support. The course will cover the basics of geospatial and information visualization as well as the handling of databases/datasets, data collection and creation of presentations for a broad audience from experts and policy makers, industry, planners to the general public.

This course will cover visualization as a tool for
- Analysis of linkages within climate change, social and environmental systems
- Visual communication of climate change related issues
- Visualization for planning and decision making support in terms of interactive decision theatres through role-plays, narratives and interactive seminars.
Lectures, seminars, laboratories, dome presentations, individually written assignments and oral presentations. Language of instruction: English
The course is examined through written tasks, oral presentations and active participation in seminars and exercises.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

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

Applicants must, by the closing date for application, hold a bachelor´s degree/kandidatexamen (equivalent for example a professional degree) of at least 180 ECTS credits, including a 15 ECTS credit degree paper of equivalent. Relevant background is studies within natural science, social science, health science, humanities or engineering that relate to the environmental, social or ecenomic aspects of sustainable development.
Documented knowledge of English equivalent to "Engelska B"; i.e. English as native language or an internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL (minimum scores: Paper based 575 + TWE-score 4.5, and internet based 90), IELTS, academic (minimum score: Overall band 6.5 and no band under 5.5), or equivalent.
The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
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.
Visualizing Climate Change
Visualizing Climate Change
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
TEMA - Department of Thematic Studies
Registrar No: 2010-00180   Course Code: 746A58      
    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  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2010-06-17