Students in the non-thesis track are required to complete 36 hours of study, and students in the research track (thesis) are required to complete 29 hours. Courses include seminars, mandatory, elective courses, and Practicum.

Students in the non-thesis track are required to prepare a final assignment based on their Practicum.


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Some of the highlighted courses include:

  • On-line Climate Science 101 course -  Professor Colin Price, a leading climate scientist from TAU's Department of Earth Sciences and former Head of TAU's Porter School of Environmnetal Studies. The course has been especially designed for graduate students with little or no formal education on climate change.
  • An intellectually stimulating course on The Political Ecology of Climate - Dr. Miri Lavie-Neeman, affiliated with the Arava Institue of Environmental Studies and University of California Berkeley.    
  • An introductory course on Climate Change and Social Theory - Professor Dan Rabinowitz
  • Practicum Seminar - Dr. Dov Khenin, former Member of Knesset (Israel'sParliament) and Head of its Environmental Protection Committee, currently Head of President's Yitzhak Herzog's Climate Forum. As part of the Practicum Seminar each student will be assigned to observe a government, industry or civil society organization to study and assess its performance in climate mitigation and/or adaptation.
  • Course on Climate Change and Urbanism - Dr. Orly Ronen, Head of TAU's  Urban Sustainability Lab at the Porter School of Earth Sciences and the Environment. 
  • Course on Climate Policy - TAU's Prof. Alon Tal, Department of Public Policy, former Member of the Israeli Knesset, author of, amongst other books, Pollution in a Promised Land: An Environmental History of Israel (UC Berkeley 2002); The Land Is Full: Addressing Overpopulation in Israel (Yale University Press 2016).
  • Course on Climate Change and Capitalism – Dr. Rami Kaplan, TAU's Department of Sociology and Anthropology and De[artment of Labor Studies.
  • Course on Climate Change and National Security – Dr. Shira Efron, Israel's National Security Studies.
  • My Climate Journey –  TAU's M.A. Program in Social and Policy Aspects of Climate Change sponsors a series of talks entitled 'My Climate Journey' in which academics and activists will be invited to share how Climate Change became a driver in their intellectual and professional trajectories. Meetings will be held on campus at 13:15-14:15 on the first Monday of each calendar month (Fall and Spring semesters). The events qualify as sessions for the Interdisciplinary Coloqiua unit of the program.  Interested in presenting your climate journey? Let us know!


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