The course

The course is constituted of 12 sessions of 3 academic units (45 minutes). Each session lasts 2.5 hours, including 2.25 hours of teaching and one fifteen-minute break.

Sessions are normally held on Tuesdays from 2:55pm to 5:25pm. However, there is no class on 22 March and 29 March. Make-up classes will be held on Tuesday 31 May and Tuesday 7 June, same time, same place.

Learning objectives:

  • Knowledge and understanding of international climate change law and politics;
  • Critical thinking;
  • Language.

Students need to:

  1. Prepare for each session by reading or watching the materials provided.
  2. Be present, listen carefully and participate actively during each session.
  3. Revise your notes and materials regularly during the semester.
  4. Write one reaction paper once during the semester.
  5. Write a take-home mid-term exam (distributed at session 8, to be returned at session 10).
  6. Write a final examination in the end of the semester.

Evaluation criteria:

  1. Participation (+/-25 %)
  2. Mini-research paper (50%)
  3. Take-home mid-term exam (25%)
  4. Final exam (25%)