The Earth System

Faculteit Campus Fryslân
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode CFB004A05
Vaknaam The Earth System
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
ECTS 5

Uitgebreide vaknaam Responsible Planet: Earth & Environment: Foundation: The Earth System
Leerdoelen Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Understand the formation of the Earth System components
• Understand the interactions between Earth System components and resilience to global change (e.g. feedback processes)
• Knowledge of the main methods of earth system science
• Recognize temporal and spatial scale of processes impacting climate (change)
• Have a broad understanding of geohazards such as earthquakes
• understand and apply basic principles of modelling
• work in diverse groups
• present the outcomes of a research project
Omschrijving The Earth System course provides students with a thorough understanding of the dynamics of our planet. Special attention is paid to the pressing environmental challenges facing the 21st Century. The course provides the necessary conceptual and analytical framework to link specific local issues to a global framework.
The course's lectures are complemented by practical exercises, a group project and an individual assignment and by specific exercises aimed at gaining deeper understanding of modelling.

In particular, the course will address the following Sustainable Development Goals: 6: Clean Water and Sanitation 7: Affordable and Clean Energy 13: Climate Action 14: Life Below Water 15: Life on Land.
This is a foundation course that prepares students for the Major Responsible Planet. It focuses on the interdependence of systems as a physical component with which to develop sustainability. As such, the course relates to the SDGs by delving into the components of system earth that are central to a number of the goals (biosphere, atmosphere, geosphere and hydrosphere) and by showing their interaction. It connects directly to the other GRL majors and courses.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm nog niet bekend
Toetsvorm Exam, Participation, Project
Vaksoort bachelor
Docent(en) T.U. Ansari, PhD. , C.X. Garzon Lopez, PhD.
Entreevoorwaarden Admission to the Bachelor’s degree programme of Global Responsibility & Leadership
Opmerkingen This course has a lighter load of assigned readings. Earth System Science is about understanding processes - which is attained by active learning - i.e. by doing exercises, calculations and exploring topics in assignments.
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Global Responsibility & Leadership 1 semester I b verplicht