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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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完成时间为 2 小时

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....
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5 个视频(共 37 分钟), 5 个阅读材料, 3 个测验
Video5 个视频
Introduction to Sustainability7分钟
Sustainability and Population Growth7分钟
Growth Curves5分钟
Malthus13分钟
Reading5 个阅读材料
Syllabus10分钟
About the Discussion Forums10分钟
Social Media10分钟
Getting to Know Your Classmates10分钟
Module 1 Overview and Readings10分钟
Quiz3 个练习
Orientation Quiz10分钟
Big Ideas Practice Quiz22分钟
Module 1 Quiz28分钟

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完成时间为 2 小时

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. ...
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5 个视频(共 49 分钟), 1 个阅读材料, 4 个测验
Video5 个视频
Transitions10分钟
Demographic Transition10分钟
Future Populations, Part 110分钟
Future Populations, Part 215分钟
Reading1 个阅读材料
Module 2 Overview and Readings10分钟
Quiz4 个练习
Population, Past and Present Practice Quiz16分钟
Global Population in the Future Practice Quiz22分钟
Population Interactive Homework16分钟
Module 2 Quiz30分钟

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完成时间为 5 小时

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. ...
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8 个视频(共 78 分钟), 1 个阅读材料, 5 个测验
Video8 个视频
Tragedy of the Commons10分钟
Tragedy of the Commons: Solutions14分钟
Ecosystems and Extinctions6分钟
Weather vs. Climate3分钟
Climate Changes in the Past10分钟
Modern Climate Change14分钟
[OPTIONAL] Climate Processes16分钟
Reading1 个阅读材料
Module 3 Overview and Readings10分钟
Quiz4 个练习
Ecosystems, Extinction, and Tragedy of the Commons Practice Quiz30分钟
Climate Change Practice Quiz30分钟
Climate Change Interactive Homework10分钟
Module 3 Quiz52分钟

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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. ...
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8 个视频(共 58 分钟), 1 个阅读材料, 4 个测验
Video8 个视频
Energy Overview6分钟
Oil11分钟
EROEI5分钟
Coal & Gas7分钟
Nuclear Power7分钟
Renewable Energy12分钟
Energy Conservation6分钟
Reading1 个阅读材料
Module 4 Overview and Readings10分钟
Quiz4 个练习
Oil Practice Quiz16分钟
Alternatives Practice Quiz22分钟
Energy and Society Homework8分钟
Module 4 Quiz40分钟

讲师

Dr. Jonathan Tomkin

Associate Director
School of Earth, Society and Environment

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