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06/12/2013 - 07/23/2013

Price:  $345.00

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Max. Class Size: 30

Available Seats: 3

Offered by PBS National

  • Enrollment is not open.


The Habitable Planet: A Systems Approach to Environmental Science—A Special Collection from Annenberg Learner

Course Section Description:

This course helps to provide a background for understanding and discussing the natural functioning of the different Earth systems: geophysical systems, the atmosphere, the oceans, and natural ecosystems. Examine the unique characteristics that make our planet habitable and investigate the effects of human actions on different natural systems: land use, air and water pollution, biodiversity decline, and the extraction of resources. What can be predicted, given current trends, if humans act in concert to mitigate their impact on the planetary system? Use inquiry-based learning techniques to determine which multimedia resources—Annenberg Learner videos, interactive labs, and more—will best engage your students and hone their skills as scientific thinkers.

Note: This is a facilitated course. Learners submit coursework and participate in asynchronous discussions throughout the course term, and receive graded feedback.

For assignments and evaluation details, see the full Syllabus.

The number of hours identified for each course reflects time spent online, but does not reflect the total time spent completing offline coursework and assignments. All learners are different and you will likely spend double the indicated number of hours completing all coursework depending on your learning style and work habits.

Graduate Credit Information:
Graduate credit may be obtained from the provider(s) listed below, for an additional fee after the course begins.
Sierra Nevada College - 3.0 credits - pricing
Morningside College - 3.0 credits - pricing
Adams State University - 3.0 credits - pricing
Central Michigan University - 3.0 credits - pricing
Madonna University - 3.0 credits - pricing
Sherry Schaaf
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