Pasaulinė klimato kaita (MNG246)

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Anglų kalba
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Course description

Our warming planet is transforming the natural world and our societies, and it is doing so in alarming ways. To understand climate change, we need to acknowledge its many aspects and study it in a holistic, multidisciplinary way. Accordingly, this course aims to address the climate change issue in a collaborative way by bringing together the perspectives of all of ISM’s undergraduate study programmes – communications, management, technology, finance, politics, and economics. We will address several important questions: what is the basic science behind climate change? What are the sources of emissions? What are scientists predicting about the changes in climate? What will the impact be on human well-being and the natural world? How might climate change affect Europe and specifically Lithuania and the Baltic region? Do we have moral obligations to the planet and to future generations? How can we effectively communicate these issues to the public and mobilise climate action? What technologies exist, or might be invented, to slow climate change? Is sustainable development possible? What can we do individually, locally, and in business settings.

Course results

  • Students will be able to understand core concepts and methods in the key economics disciplines.
  • Students will be able to identify underlying assumptions and logical consistency of causal statements.
  • Students will have a keen sense of ethical criteria for practical problem-solving.
  • Students will be able to make decisions using appropriate IT tools.
  • Students will be able to communicate reasonably in different settings according to target audience tasks and situations.
  • Students will be able to convey their ideas effectively through an oral presentation.
  • Students will be able to convey their ideas effectively in a written paper.