Course in Climate Change

Top Courses in Climate Change

Courses are series of lessons in a specific area of study. After completing a course, students are sometimes qualified to work in a particular career, or they may choose to continue their studies and earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

What are courses in climate change? This subject has become a big talking point among individuals and organizations around the globe. Taking this course prepares students with in-depth knowledge about factors that affect change in temperatures, the effect a warmer Earth has on multiple areas, and what steps can be done to slow down changes. Programs will vary from one school to another, but some typical topics may include climate change science, adaptation, finance, and mitigation; policy framework and legal issues; agriculture and food security; urban planning; and human health.

Students who take a climate change course benefit in that they gain analytical skills that are helpful in a professional setting. They also develop decision-making skills and negotiating abilities that are advantageous both personally and professionally.

The costs associated with taking a course are typically less than those for four-year degrees. Students may find tuition and fees vary quite a bit, so taking the time to research is imperative. Factors tied to financial requirements include how long the program lasts and where the school is located.

Completing a course in climate change may lead to a new career or qualify current professionals for a promotion or change in job titles. Potential career titles may include climate scientist, climate researcher, ecosystem professor, program officer, policy writer, agriculturist, and climate change analyst. Employers can vary and include governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, research companies and laboratories, and corporations. 

Whether students are looking for a local program or one across the world, this database lists a variety of courses. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Course in Global Energy and Climate Policy

SOAS University of London
Online Part time 6 weeks February 2019 United Kingdom London

The Global Energy and Climate Policy course offers an introduction to the theoretical and practical understanding of how energy and climate change policies are designed, shaped, advocated and implemented. As energy markets go truly global, domestic energy policies are becoming more and more entangled with wider issues of international governance. Concurrently, the urgent need to mitigate and adapt to climate change and transition to a low-carbon future is adding a further layer of complexity. [+]

Course in Global Energy and Climate Policy

The Global Energy and Climate Policy course offers an introduction to the theoretical and practical understanding of how energy and climate change policies are designed, shaped, advocated and implemented. As energy markets go truly global, domestic energy policies are becoming more and more entangled with wider issues of international governance. Concurrently, the urgent need to mitigate and adapt to climate change and transition to a low-carbon future is adding a further layer of complexity.

The course is aimed broadly at people interested in learning more about interconnected issues in energy and climate policy globally. It assumes a level of interest but no necessary previous knowledge. However, the course also offers sufficient up to date research and new critical perspectives to be of interest to people with expertise in or academic familiarity with the topic as well. ... [-]


Integrated Cultural Experience Course: The Arctic

American College of Norway
Campus Full time 5 days January 2019 Norway Moss

This course is built around a five-day, four-night group trip to Norway’s fascinating Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. Our primary aim is to stimulate and deepen interest in the Arctic, a region of increasingly vital importance to our world, as well as in the far north of Norway. [+]

*SPECIAL COURSE WITH TRAVEL COMPONENT

Please be aware, you must enroll as a full time student at The American College of Norway and that means that you must study 5 of our courses (Totaling 15 credit). We will communicate with you to discuss which of our other courses you would like to include.

This course is built around a five-day, four-night group trip to Norway’s fascinating Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. Our primary aim is to stimulate and deepen interest in the Arctic, a region of increasingly vital importance to our world, as well as in the far north of Norway.

During our time we will experience firsthand the climate of the High North, sample life in Longyearbyen, one of the world’s most northernmost towns, and expand our understanding of Svalbard’s history and status.... [-]


Course in The Impact of Climate Change on Public Health

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks January 2019 United Kingdom UK Online

Explore the impact of climate change on public health, and discover ways to influence behaviors and policies at all levels. [+]

Explore the direct and indirect ways that climate change affects health

This online course gives you the opportunity to explore the impact of climate change on public health. It shares knowledge of both the direct and indirect ways in which climate change is affecting health around the globe.

It starts by examining current trends in climate change and the methods used to evaluate the continuously emerging data in this field. You will find out how to leverage the data that is publicly available, to campaign for changes to behaviors or policies, at both a local and regional level.

What topics will you cover? What are the climate change themes and trends about public health and is there anything we can do to improve things? Who are the key contributors to climate change, what are they doing and how are their harmful activities being countered? How can we prove that the impact on health is linked to climate change? How to implement an action plan to improve health outcomes impacted by climate change What will you achieve? ... [-]