Historical Climatology with Elements of Palaeoclimatology

Course Information
TitleΙΣΤΟΡΙΚΗ ΚΛΙΜΑΤΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΜΕ ΣΤΟΙΧΕΙΑ ΠΑΛΑΙΟΚΛ. / Historical Climatology with Elements of Palaeoclimatology
CodeGMC 657Ε
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorKonstantia Tolika
Course ID40001804

Class Information
Academic Year2013 – 2014
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Learning Outcomes
This course will provide student the knowledge of Earth's climate from the time of its formation to the present.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work in an international context
Course Content (Syllabus)
Theories of climatic change. Evolution of earth’s climates during the geological centuries. Evolution of climate during the last millenniums (since the end of the last ice age). Climate evolution during the historical years. Climate evolution during the period of instrumental meteorological observation. Climate in the last century. Human impacts on climate. Climate in the future.
Evolution of earth’s climates during the geological centuries, Theories of climatic change
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
1) All class material is available in electronic form to all students through the course web page. 2) The teacher communicates with students through e-mail.
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Quality management system of the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ιστορική κλιματολογία με στοιχεία παλαιοκλιματολογίας (Συγγραφέας: Γ. Γκουτσίδου-Σουρουμάνη)
Additional bibliography for study
Earth’s Climate: Past and Future. By William F. Ruddiman, ISBN 0-7167-3741-8.
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