The most popular of this year’s summer courses at the University of Gothenburg is “Climate Change/Mankind/Society” (7.5 higher education credits), which has attracted more that 400 students.
We posed three questions to Jörgen Bogren and Torbjörn Gustavsson, who are conducting the course.
WHY IS THE COURSE SO populAr?
“The subject of climate changes is topical and many people are interested in learning more about how the climate system works. The course format gives students the freedom to study at their own pace, and you can take the course wherever you like, as long as you have access to the Internet.”
HOW DO YOU ACCOUNT FOR THE FACT THAT 426 studenter APPLIED FOR THE COURSE AS THEIR FIRST CHOICE?
“We think that the web-based study format suits students. The subject is topical. Many people want to know more about climate changes.”
WHAT WILL STUDENTS LEARN FROM THE COURSE?
“If you take the course, you will learn a lot about the earth’s climate and climate change. Important parts of the course are the reasons for climate variations, both natural and those that are anthropogenic (caused by humans). You also will learn what the climate was like in the past as well as consequences of climate changes.”