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

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.
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.
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.
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.
Course Credits: 3.0