Courses

BDSGL: Building Digital Skills for Graduate Learning

Course description not available.
Course Credits: 0.0

CALCON: Connections for Climate Action Leadership

Prepares students for a successful launch into their learning journey by creating an opportunity to meet each other and develop some of the digital skills for open and online learning. Students will be introduced to the technology platforms used in the Climate Action Leadership program, the RRU Library and other student supports.
Course Credits: 0.0

ITAI: Introduction to Academic Integrity

The Introduction to Academic Integrity course illustrates academic integrity and plagiarism in real-life scenarios. A clear sense of academic honesty and responsibility is fundamental to good scholarship, and the integrity of university academic work and the degrees conferred by the university is dependent upon the honesty and soundness of the teacher-student learning relationship and of the evaluation process. Therefore, all students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism, and other academic offences. The Introduction to Academic Integrity course serves as a helpful, interactive companion to the academic integrity policy and procedures outlined in the Student Policies & Procedures, which contains the policies and procedures that guide academic life at Royal Roads and support our mission as a university.
Course Credits: 0.0

CALS500: Climate Science, Impacts, and Services

This course is a foundational introductory, interdisciplinary course about climate change science and impacts. Global climate scenarios, models and projections provide a basis for understanding regional models and climate projections. A range of global to regional biogeophysical impacts will be explored. Readings are drawn from international and Canadian reports, academic publications, and practitioner literature. The course materials provide a strong basis for adaptation processes and decision-making. *pending approval
Course Credits: 3.0

CALS501: Leading Climate Action in Society Part 1

Weaves a coherent thread through the first year of the program, optimizing opportunities for learners to apply a transdisciplinary lens and a multi-world view perspective to current climate action challenges. Learners will engage in a two-week learning intensive and in ongoing quarterly seminars to work with subject matter experts, exploring current theories, debates, policies and contemporary developments in the field of climate adaptation in Canada and globally. They will apply design thinking to address a real-world climate challenge that may be taken forward into CALS601.
Course Credits: 3.0

CALS502: Communication for Climate Action

Explores the role and significance of communication to climate action, examining and applying story-based and visual communication theories and strategies as effective tools for engagement and building bridges between science, multiple worldviews, and society. Examines the strengths, opportunities and challenges of digital learning environments, networks, and communities as means to support mutual learning and collaboration for climate action. Prerequisites: SPCC 614.
Course Credits: 3.0

CALS503: Climate Risk Management

Examines core principles, theories and concepts of climate adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and low-carbon resilience. Explores the link between disaster risk management and climate change adaptation, and outlines strategies, methods, and tools for integrated climate risk assessment and management. Pre-requisite: SPCC614.
Course Credits: 3.0

CALS504: Modelling the Business Case for Climate Action

Provides a framework for thinking about climate adaptation, climate change mitigation, and low carbon resilience with topics focused on the economics of climate action including assessment of economic impacts, cost-benefit analysis of climate adaptation options. Equips students with economic tools necessary to identify, analyse, prioritize, design, and implement climate action projects and policies, and access climate finance for adaptation. Prerequisite: SPCC614.
Course Credits: 3.0

CALS505: Leading Change in Organizations and Communities

Focuses on reflective practice, professional conduct, and leadership skills for climate action leaders. Applies a systems approach to conflict and change management. This course considers how organizations and institutions can effectively integrate climate actions (mitigation and adaptation) into their policies and practices. Special consideration will be given to the change leadership capacities necessary to effectively lead climate adaptation efforts. Prerequisite: SPCC614.
Course Credits: 3.0

SPCC614: Science and Impacts of Climate Change

This course is a foundational introductory, interdisciplinary course about the nature, causes, and impacts of climate change. Resources will include the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Canadian and BC government reports as well as significant current journal articles and publications. Impacts covered will include warming, sea level rise, melting of permafrost, and altered distribution and migration patterns as well as impacts on livelihoods and cultures. It will combine perspectives from geology, biology, sociology, and modelling.
Course Credits: 3.0