Histories & Geographies Of Climate Change

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Histories & Geographies Of Climate Change

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Climatology/Meteorology, Geography, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Module description: This module introduces the social dimensions of climate change. It explains the different ways in which climate knowledge is constructed and explores how climate is represented and articulated in society. It explores existing theories regarding societal vulnerability and resilience to climatic variability and discusses development challenges. Existing fears and narratives around climate change are places in an historical perspective. The module also discusses the contribution of the study of climate adaptation in the past to contemporary challenges.
    Topics covered in the lectures include:
    The idea of climate/Historical narratives of climate
    The history of anthropogenic climate change
    Climate change - framings and perceptions
    Climat change and the media - what does Geography have to contribute?
    Modelling and knowledge practices
    Climate knowledge and indigenous cultures
    Climate change adaptation and the city
    Climate development challenges
    Adaptation: Learning from the past
    Climate change as a travelling idea

    Credit level: 6

    Assessment: coursework

    1500 word essay (30%)
    2500 word essay (70%)

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