Climate University new courses coming by 2020

Learning Objectives (preliminary 28.2.2020)

Sustainable.now – piecing together the challenges of climate change and sustainability

5 ECTS, Bachelor level, ENG & FIN

  • The student understands the intersectional, partly contradictory, goals and interdimensionality of the climate challenge and the challenges of sustainable development.
  • After completing the course, students will be familiar with the multidisciplinary links between climate change and different goals of sustainable development, and will identify different tools for solving problems.
  • The student understands the importance of positivity and solution orientation both through the global responsibility of individuals and through the transformation of existing structures.

Contact: Sari Puustinen 

 

SystemsChange.now – systems thinking tools for the sustainability transition

5 ECTS, Master level, ENG

  • Students will understand why systems thinking is necessary to make the implications of global challenges comprehensible and understand the various forms of change Climate Change is bringing about in eco-social systems.
  • Students will be able to make reflective use of models to ask and test questions about the structures and dynamics of systems.
  • Students will recognize the potential for systems thinking as a form of expertise to contribute to their work and develop their capabilities for interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Students will understand the opportunities for intentional systems change and their own agency.

Contact: Mikko Äijälä and Morgan Shaw

 

Solutions.now – new climate solutions in collaboration with the working life

5 ECTS, Master level, ENG

Overarching learning goal is being able to mitigate and solve sustainability problems.

  • The student is able to understand structure and dynamics of complex systems related to solving sustainability challenges in a real-life project.
  • The student is able to anticipate possible and/or sustainable futures related to solving practical sustainability challenges.
  • The student is able to differentiate, justify, and apply values and goals for sustainability.
  • The student is able to create transition and intervention strategies to
    enact change.
  • The student has developed his/her communicative and collaborative skills.

Contact: Sara Malve-Ahlroth

 

Statistical tools for climate and atmospheric science

5 ECTS, Master level, ENG

  • The student understands basic terminology of statistical analysis of climate and atmospheric data: variables, scales, distributions, measures of center and variation.
  • The student is able to apply common methods of Descriptive and Inferential Statistics.
  • The student remembers how to conduct more advanced statistical analyses to the data: Regression, variance and covariance analysis; linear and nonlinear models; time series analysis; multivariate methods.
  • The student understands how to find the best analysis method for the data and prove the validity of the method.
  • The student is able to report the results in a scientific article.

Contact: Santtu Mikkonen

 

Climate communication

1-2 ECTS, Bachelor level, ENG & FIN

  • The student understands what is Climate Communication in its different forms.
  • The student is able to identify and discuss things that make Climate Communication a) important, b) challenging.
  • The student understands what affects the messengers and recipients of Climate Communication.
  • The student is able to critically analyse climate change messages and feedback to them.

Contact: Mira Hulkkonen

 

Lukiolaisen Ilmasto.nyt  

2 op, FIN

Ilmasto.nyt -lukiokurssi on poikkitieteellinen kokonaisuus ilmaston-muutoksen perusteiden oppimiseen. Ilmasto.nyt  -kurssin perus-pilarit ovat ymmärrys ilmastonmuutoksen luonnontieteellisistä perusteista sekä keinoista ilmastonmuutoksen hillinnässä sekä siihen sopeutumisessa 1,5 asteen tavoitteen ja kestävän kehityksen maailmassa. Luonnontieteellisen taustan hallitsemisen lisäksi tärkeänä päämääränä on vahvistaa ymmärrystä ilmaston-muutoksesta syvänä inhimillisenä ja yhteiskunnallisena haasteena ja antaa opiskelijalle eväitä olla osaltaan ratkaisemassa sitä.

Yhteystiedot: Jussi Malila

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