Course syllabus

Klimatförändringen och dess miljöeffekter
Climate Change and its Impacts on the Environment

EXTP20, 15 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 2
Date of Decision: 2012-03-16

General Information

Elective for: Pi4-mrk
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The course is designed to give in-depth knowledge about the effects of observed and future climate change on the environment.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must


Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must




Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The main focus is on studying the causal links that can explain variations and changes in climate. Modelling scenarios are used to study global and regional climate change and their potential effects on e.g. hydrology, water resources, ecosystems and ecosystem processes, biodiversity, biogeography, wind energy and storm damage. Methods of detecting climate change are covered. Observational data and modelling scenarios are used to give opportunities to practice the critical analysis of e.g. data representativity, modelling assumptions and validation against independent information.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Teaching consists of lectures, practicals, group projects and individual project work. Practicals and group projects, and the course elements associated with these, are compulsory. Examination takes the form of a written test at the end of the course and oral and written reports on practicals and projects during the course. Students who fail the ordinary tests will have an opportunity to take another test in close proximity to the ordinary test. To be awarded a Pass on the whole course the student shall have acceptable practical reports, group project reports and presentations and have participated in all compulsory course elements. The final grade for the course is determined by the aggregated results of the different parts of the examination.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: NGEN01

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Paul Miller,