Coastal and Climate Change B: Vulnerability and Adaptation

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Coastal and Climate Change B: Vulnerability and Adaptation

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Ecology, Environmental Sustainability, Geography, Geology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

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

    This course covers the management of coastal dynamics and the risks this poses to society in a changing climate. The course is interdisciplinary in nature and explores how physical geography, human geography, social sciences, public policy, engineering and ecology are all fundamental to managing coastal climate change risks for ecosystems and society. We will explore core concepts including risk, vulnerability and adaptation to coastal climate change, drawing on real life examples from around the world. By carrying out vulnerability assessments/adaptation planning as a team, you will gain experience in practical skills including consultancy style report writing, facilitation and workshop planning.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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