Introduction to Environmental Science-Understanding Environmental Science

Understanding Environmental Science

Introduction to Environmental Science

Understanding Environmental Science

A brief summary

This is an introductory environmental science course that explores the relationship between people and the natural world. 

Environmental impacts on Earth come from the number of people and the amount and types of resources that they use. By studying human populations, rates of resource consumption and the impact of different types of resources we will gain an understanding of how humans impact Earth. 


Instructor:

DartmouthX

What you will learn

Intro to Environmental Science 

The Human Population 

Food and Soils

Non-Renewable Energy 

Renewable Energy 

Global Change 


Course Fee: Free

Certification By: Not Certified

Intro to Environmental Science (Week 1)

Visual Discussion: A Local Environmental Problem, A Pollution Problem in Rivers and Streams?, Matter and Energy, Biodiversity, Prompted Discussion: A Local Environmental Problem, Weekly Review and Quiz

The Human Population

Visual Discussion: Age Structure Diagram, The World Today, Population Numbers, How and Why Populations Change, Global Population Dynamics, Interview with Phil Connors, Prompted Discussion: Age Structure Diagram, Weekly Review and Quiz

Food and Soils

Visual Discussion: A Favorite Meal, Agriculture and Human Nutrition, Modern Agriculture Effects, Modern Agriculture Alternatives, The Soil Resource, A Soil Profile, Prompted Discussion: A Favorite Meal, A conversation with Danielle Allen, Weekly Review and Quiz

Non-Renewable Energy

Visual Discussion: Energy Through Your Fingertips, Fossil Fuel Generation of Steam and Electricity, Energy Concepts, Fossil Fuels, Making Energy Decisions, Prompted Discussion: Energy That Flows Through Your Fingertips, Weekly Review & Quiz

Renewable Energy

Visual Discussion: Renewable Energy That Flows Through Your Fingertips, Renewable Energy Resources, Hydro, Solar, Wind and Biomass, Renewable Energy Choices in Action, Renewable Energy Choices in Action, Prompted Discussion: Renewable Energy That Flows Through Your FingertipsWeekly Review and Quiz

Global Change

Visual Discussion: Personal Environmental Impact, Global Change Basics, Greenhouse Gases, Global Change Effects, Discussion: Personal Environmental Impact, Synthesizing Global Change and Environmental Science, Weekly and Course Review, and Quiz

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