The aim of the course Geohazards and Climate Change (II level, general academic, Earth and Environmental Sciences discipline) taught at the Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences (FGGS) Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU) is to educate students in the field of knowledge of climate change and geohazards and to develop skills in identification of environmental hazards, in particularly those associated with changing climate. The objective of the course is to equip Students in tools for strategic planning of mitigation and adaptation for environmental changes, both at the level of the natural environment and social processes. The courses within the Geohazards and Climate Change are the effect of international experience of the researchers responsible for the programme of the study.
Example of courses
- Introduction to geohazards
- Introduction to climate system and contemporary climate change
- Skills of write-up (papers, reports, presentations)
- Environmental sciences: theory, field and laboratory workshop
- Environmental and social effects of natural disasters
- Methods of climate change reconstruction
- Geohazards assessment
- Disaster risk management
One of the main elements of the curriculum is to develop awareness and sensitivity of the graduates to social processes disrupted by the changing climate, in particular to socio-environmental conflicts, which are the results of the changing environmental conditions and arising geohazards. The course is finalised with the master' thesis written in English.
The alumni of the proposed master degree course will be prepared to work within administrative and local governmental offices, non-governmental organizations, private enterprises, businesses and will be prepared to continue the academic career.