Course Code GEMCC 600
Course Title Fundamentals of Climate Change
Online Offers
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Claude Duguay)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

This course will provide students from any disciplinary and professional background with competence on the global climate challenge, including the scientific underpinnings; potential impacts on natural systems, economic sectors, and human societies around the world; and the two broad categories of societal responses, adaptation and greenhouse gas mitigation. Canadian (federal and provincial) and relevant international climate policy is reviewed. This course is to ensure students develop a shared holistic understanding of key concepts/terminology and the developing science that influences the policy environment within which action on climate change occurs.

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Fall 2019 course outline (note 2)
  • Antirequisite: Not open to Master of Climate Change students
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
How to Register:
Waterloo Students
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How to Register:
Non-Waterloo Students
How to Apply - Prospective Students
Fees Tuition Fees, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Awards

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