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This course introduces the academic approach of Sustainability and explores how today’s human societies can endure in the face of global change, ecosystem degradation and resource limitations. The course focuses on key knowledge areas of sustainability theory and practice, including population, ecosystems, global change, energy, agriculture, water, environmental economics and policy, ethics, and cultural history. This subject is of vital importance, seeking as it does to uncover the principles of the long-term welfare of all the peoples of the planet. As sustainability is a cross-disciplinary field of study, this foundation requires intellectual breadth: as I describe it in the class text, understanding our motivations requires the humanities, measuring the challenges of sustainability requires knowledge of the sciences (both natural and social), and building solutions requires technical insight into systems (such as provided by engineering, planning, and management)....
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Sous-titres : English, Tamil, Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese (Brazilian), Vietnamese, Spanish
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Cours en ligne à 100 %

Commencez dès maintenant et apprenez aux horaires qui vous conviennent.
Calendar

Dates limites flexibles

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Recommandé : 8-10 hours/week

Approx. 37 heures pour terminer
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English, Tamil, Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese (Brazilian), Vietnamese, Spanish

Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

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Section
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2 heures pour terminer

Orientation and Introduction

In this module, you will become familiar with the course, your classmates, and the learning environment. The orientation also helps you obtain the technical skills required for the course. In the introduction, we will examine some of the central ideas that underpin the Earth as a system, and their consequences for environmental sustainability....
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 37 min), 5 lectures, 3 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Introduction to Sustainability7 min
Sustainability and Population Growth7 min
Growth Curves5 min
Malthus13 min
Reading5 lectures
Syllabus10 min
About the Discussion Forums10 min
Social Media10 min
Getting to Know Your Classmates10 min
Module 1 Overview and Readings10 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Orientation Quiz10 min
Big Ideas Practice Quiz22 min
Module 1 Quiz28 min

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Section
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2 heures pour terminer

Population

In this module, we will see how human populations have evolved over time and get a sense of where the next century of change will take us. ...
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 49 min), 1 lecture, 4 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Transitions10 min
Demographic Transition10 min
Future Populations, Part 110 min
Future Populations, Part 215 min
Reading1 lecture
Module 2 Overview and Readings10 min
Quiz4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Population, Past and Present Practice Quiz16 min
Global Population in the Future Practice Quiz22 min
Population Interactive Homework16 min
Module 2 Quiz30 min

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Section
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5 heures pour terminer

Ecosystems and Climate Change

In this module, we will see that the Earth faces many environmental pressures that result from human exploitation of natural resources. We will also look at the issue of climate change. ...
Reading
8 vidéos (Total 78 min), 1 lecture, 5 quiz
Video8 vidéos
Tragedy of the Commons10 min
Tragedy of the Commons: Solutions14 min
Ecosystems and Extinctions6 min
Weather vs. Climate3 min
Climate Changes in the Past10 min
Modern Climate Change14 min
[OPTIONAL] Climate Processes16 min
Reading1 lecture
Module 3 Overview and Readings10 min
Quiz4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Ecosystems, Extinction, and Tragedy of the Commons Practice Quiz30 min
Climate Change Practice Quiz30 min
Climate Change Interactive Homework10 min
Module 3 Quiz52 min

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Section
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3 heures pour terminer

Energy

In this module, we will look at energy use. We will also consider what the trend of energy use means for the planet, and how we might transition to a more sustainable pattern of use. ...
Reading
8 vidéos (Total 58 min), 1 lecture, 4 quiz
Video8 vidéos
Energy Overview6 min
Oil11 min
EROEI5 min
Coal & Gas7 min
Nuclear Power7 min
Renewable Energy12 min
Energy Conservation6 min
Reading1 lecture
Module 4 Overview and Readings10 min
Quiz4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Oil Practice Quiz16 min
Alternatives Practice Quiz22 min
Energy and Society Homework8 min
Module 4 Quiz40 min

Enseignant

Dr. Jonathan Tomkin

Associate Director
School of Earth, Society and Environment

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