This course introduces the academic discipline of sustainability and explores how today’s human societies can endure in the face of global change, ecosystem degradation and resource limitations.
Learn about the origin and evolution of life and the search for life beyond the Earth.
This course aims to explain the science of climate change, the risks it poses, and the solutions available to reduce those risks.
This course views climate change from a variety of perspectives at the intersection of the natural sciences, technology, and the social sciences and humanities.
Soil is the skin of the earth. It begins as rock that is broken down by plants, animals, and the elements; it blends with other materials, and becomes the foundation of our the forests, grasslands and fields. In this course we will explore how soil works and what makes it possible for plants to grow in soil at all.
Learn how our world’s energy forces – from wind and waves to storms and currents – animate the Earth’s surface and allow our planet to support life.
This class is an introduction to the science of global warming for students without a science background. Students will examine the evidence surrounding climate change from a variety of perspectives and approaches, and, in the process, gain a multidisciplinary understanding of the scientific process.
How and why is the Earth constantly changing? How do scientists reconstruct events in Earth's geologic history? This course explores the origin and evolution of the Earth and provides resources for educational use.
Explore how science works and what constitutes "good" science through case studies drawn from a wide spectrum of people's experience, for example superheros, movies, and real world issues such as global warming.