Academic Item Menu


Why do people disagree so much about climate change? How can you tell fact from fiction in the debate? How do we know climate change is happening and what are the causes? Climate change is now an issue confronting many disciplines, from architecture, engineering and business through to environmental science, public health, law and economics. This online course will draw on a broad collection of UNSW experts to cover the basics of climate change science, as well as a selection of key related areas from psychology, law, politics, economics, energy supply, ethics and health. A range of perspectives on the nature of these challenges will be treated with a critical analysis approach, as well hands-on engagement with the peer review process, highlighting its role in the scientific process. This course is an online-only offering. Take a look at our short introduction video.

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 2, Term 3



Delivery Mode

Fully online

Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Course Outline

To access course outline, please visit:


Additional Information

This course is offered as General Education.

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

Access past handbook editions (2018 and prior)

Helpful utilities like sharing or printing this page
Share Link via Email
Download PDF