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Education in sustainability?

List of all climate courses at UiB

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Climate research and education at the University of Bergen (UiB) has roots back to 1917, when Vilhelm Bjerknes founded the Bergen school of Meteorology at the newly made Geophysical Institute. Todays efforts are anchored at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, but climate and energy research is increasingly an interdisciplinary event – across all UiB faculties.

The list is constantly updated.

Department of Administration and Organization Theory

Bachelors

Course ECTS Semester
AORG108 – 

Systems of Governance and the Global Challenges of Energy and Climate

 10S

Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion

Bachelors

Course ECTS Semester
HIS114

Specialization in Pre-Modern History

 15H

Department of Biological Sciences (BIO)

Bachelors

Course ECTS Semester

BIO207 – Seafood microbiology

Recommended: MOL100, BIO100/110, BIO101, BIO102, BIO104, KJEM11010S

BIO212 – Marine community ecology - organisms and habitats

Recommended: BIO21310S

BIO213 – Marin økologi, miljø og ressursar

Mandatory for bachelor in biology or aquaculture, requires GEO110, GEO215, GEO212 and GEO291, or similar.

10A

BIO250 – Palaeoecology

Recommended: bachelor in biology with focus on ecology and evolution.

10A

BIO262 – Nordic nature

 

10A

MNF115 – Natural science perspective on sustainable development

 10A

SDG214 – UN Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life below water

Recommended: MNF115, at least one year of studies10S

SDG215 – UN Sustainable Development Goal 15: Life on land

Recommended: basic ecological understanding, BIO102, BIO201, MNF11510S

Masters

Course ECTS Semester

BIO316 – Selected topics in environmental toxicology

Krever: GEO110 or equivalent knowledge in cartography

Recommended: bachelor in biology and molecular biology, BIO216

5A

BIO325 – Ocean Science

Recommended: bachelor in biology, mathematics and statistics, BIO300A and BIO300B20A

BIO341 – Biodiversity

Basic understanding of biology.5A

BIO343 – Alpine Ecology

Recommended: BIO2015A

BIO347 – Ecology in the Anthropocene

Requires: Master or PhD studies5S

BIO348 – Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology

 10S

Department of Philosophy

Bachelors

Course ECTS Semester
FIL106 – Introduction to Environmental EthicsRecommended: passed ex.phil and ex.fac and at least one year of studies in higher education.10S
FIL228 – Moral PhilosophyRecommended: passed ex.phil and ex.fac. Students should normally have passed all mandatory philosophy courses on a 100-level.10A
FIL236 – 

Environmental Ethics

Recommended: passed ex.phil and ex.fac and at least one year of studies in higher education.   10S

Masters

Course ECTS Semester
FIL328 – Master Topic in Moral Philosophy 10A
FIL336 – Master Topic in Environmental EthicsRecommended: Bachelor degree with 90 ECTSs in philosophy, or similar.10S

Department of Geography

Bachelors

Course ECTS Semester

CET201 – Sustainable innovation

Requires: At least 60 ECTS10S

GEO111 – Landformdannande prosessar

Recommended: GEO11015A

GEO113 – Klima, oseanografi og biogeografi

Recommended: GEO110, GEO11110A

GEO204 – Quantitative Analysis

 5S

GEO212 – Terrestrial Climate and Environmental Changes

Recommended: GEO204, GEO215, GEO217    15S

GEO215 – Geographical Information Systems: Theory and Practice

Recommended: GEO111, GEO113 and/or GEO20410A

GEO217 – Hydrology, Ground Water and Geohazards

 10A

GEO291 – Field Course in Physical Geography

 10S

Masters

CourseStikkord og forkunnskapskravECTS Semester

GEO313 – Field and Laboratory Methods in Physical Geography

 10A

GEO316 – Practical Skills in Remote Sensing and Spatial analysis

Requires: GEO215, or similar5S

GEO324 – Geographies of the Green Economy

Recommended: bachelor in geography 10S

GEO328 – Planlegging og samfunn

Recommended: bachelor in geography

10A

GEO329 – Environmental Science, Nature Management and Land-use Planning

Recommended: bachelor in geogrpahy 

10S

GEO337 – Discourses, Politics and People: Critical Perspectives on Environmental Governance

Recommended: bachelor in geography 

10A

GEO341 – Master Level Field Course in Physical Geography

Recommended: GEO215GEO21710A

Geophysical Institute (GFI)

Bachelors

Course ECTS Semester

ENERGI101 – Introduction to Energy Resources and Consumption

 

10A

ENERGI200 – Energy Resources and Use

KJEM110, Chemistry and energy

10A

ENERGI230 – Environment and Energy

Recommended: GEO110, GEO111, GEO113 or similar background

10S

GEOF100 – Introduction to the atmosphere, ocean and climate

Matnat, Fysikk 1+2 og Matematikk R1+R2 or PHYS101 og MAT111

10A

GEOF105 – Physics of the Atmosphere and Ocean

Recommended: MAT111, GEOF100, MAT112, MAT121, MAT131, PHYS111, INF100

10A

GEOF110 – Atmosphere, ocean and climate dynamics

Recommended: MAT112, MAT131, MAT212, PHYS111 og erfaring med programmering, eks. MatLab eller Python.10S

GEOF210 – Data Analysis in Meteorology and Oceanography

Matnat, GEOF105 or similar

Recommended: bakgrunn i meteorologi og/eller oseanografi; grunnleggende statistikk

10A

GEOF212 – Physical Climatology

Matnat, Principles of meteorology and/or oceanography (GEOF105 and GEOF110) in addition to basic knowledge in maths and physics (mechanics). 

10A

GEOF213 – Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Ocean

Matnat, Principles of meteorology and/or oceanogarphy in addition to basic knowledge in maths and physics (mechanics) or equivalent to GEOF110 and MAT212.

10A

MNF344/SDG213 – Causes and consequences of climate change

Basic knowledge in mathematics, physics or geoscience is an advantage

10A

GEOF236 – Chemical Oceanograph

Matnat, GEOF105 (Principles of oceanography, as in GEOF105 Physics of the Atmosphere and Ocean)

Recommended: Basic knowledge in inorganic chemistry and some organic chemistry is an advantage

10A

Masters

Course ECTS Semester

GEOF336 – Vidaregåande kjemisk oseanografi

Matnat master program, Bachelor's degree in Climate, Atmosphere and Ocean Physics

Recommended: GEOF236 or equivalent

10S

GEOF346 – Tidevassdynamikk og havnivåvariasjonar

Matnat, Bachelor's degree in Climate, Atmosphere and Ocean Physics or equivalent

Recommended: GEOF110, GEOF105

10A

GEOF347 – Seminar om jordsystemet og berekraftig utvikling 

Master student at Matnat

10A

Department of Earth Science (GEO)

Bachelors

Course ECTS Semester

GEOV110 – Introduction to Marine and Terrestrial Quaternary Geology

Requires: GEOV101, GEOV102

Recommended: GEOV104, GEOV107, GEOV114

10

A

GEOV217 – Geohazards

Requires: GEOV101, GEOV111

Recommended: GEOV104, GEOV107, GEOV110, GEOV225

10A

GEOV222 – Palaeoclimatology

Requires: GEOV101*

Recommended: GEOV110, GEOV114

10A

GEOV223 – Quarternary Sea-Level Changes

Requires: GEOV101, GEOV102

Recommended: GEOV110 

10A

GEOV225 – Field Course in Quarternary Geology and Palaeoclimatology

Requires: GEOV101, GEOV102, GEOV110, GEOV114

10S

GEOV226 – Field and Laboratory Course in Quarternary Geology

Requires: GEOV101, GEOV102, GEOV104, GEOV107, GEOV110, GEOV111

Recommended: bachelorgrad i geovitenskap eller tilsvarende, GEOV225

10A

GEOV228 – Quaternary geochronology

Requires: GEOV109, GEOV110 or GEO111

10A

GEOV230 – Glacial Geology

Requires: GEOV101, GEOV102, GEOV110

Recommended: GEOV114

10A

GEOV231 – Marine Geological Field and Laboratory Course

Requires: GEOV110

Recommended: GEOV222

10

S

Masters

Course ECTS Semester

GEOV302 – Practical data analysis in earth science

Recommended: bachelor geovitenskap el.lign., MAT101/MAT111

10S

GEOV324 – Polar paleoclimate

Requires: GEOV110

5A

GEOV325 – Glaciology

Requires: GEOV100

Recommended: bachelor in earth scientes geography, or similar

5S

GEOV326 – Quaternary environments, processes and development

Requires: GEOV110 or similar

10S

GEOV331 – Palaeoceanography

Requires: GEOV101*5S

Faculty of Law

Masters

Course

 ECTS 

Semester

JUS271-2-B – Comparative Energy law - Renewable energy and energy market

Bachelor of law, or three years of law studies.10A

Department of Chemistry

Bachelors

Course

Stikkord og forkunnskapskravECTS 

Semester

KJEM202 – Environmental Chemistry

KJEM110 or equivalent

10S

Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities

Bachelors

Course ECTS Semester
VIT212

Major Issues in Research and Society: Climate: What Do We Know? What Should We Do?

Open to all students at UiB

Requires: At least 30 ECTS

Recommended: Ex.phil

5A