September 2014

Are we alone? This course introduces core concepts in astronomy, biology, and planetary science that enable the student to speculate scientifically about this profound question and invent their own solar systems.

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Aug 25th 2014

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.

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Explores the physical processes that control Earth's ocean, atmosphere, & climate. Quantitative methods for constructing mass & energy budgets. Topics include rain, clouds, severe storms, regional climate, air pollution, the ozone layer, ocean currents & productivity, global warming, the seasons, El Niño, the history of Earth's climate, energy, & water resources.

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Jul 14th 2014

How did life emerge on Earth? How have life and Earth co-evolved through geological time? Is life elsewhere in the universe? Take a look through the 4-billion-year history of life on Earth through the lens of the modern Tree of Life.

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Jul 1st 2014

This course views climate change from a variety of perspectives at the intersection of the natural sciences, technology, and the social sciences and humanities.

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Apr 14th 2014

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.

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Mar 31st 2014

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.

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Mar 17th 2014

Explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out what makes them special. Should we send humans to our Moon again?

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Jan 27th 2014

It is now becoming clear that without necessary climate action, the world may become 4°C warmer by the end of this century. As this threatens to roll back decades of development progress, this is a ‘make or break’ point. This course presents the most recent scientific evidence as well as some of the opportunities for urgent action.

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Earth is old and interesting. Geology is the science that tries to tell its story. In this course we will try to get a basic understanding of the Earth and its very long geological history.

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Jan 20th 2014

Learn about the origin and evolution of life and the search for life beyond the Earth.

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Jan 13th 2014

This course aims to explain the science of climate change, the risks it poses, and the solutions available to reduce those risks.

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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.

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Oct 28th 2013

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.

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Jan 21st 2013

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.

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