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May 29th 2017

In this course, featuring many researchers at the University of Zurich, you will learn about the amazing diversity of biological organisms in the world around us. You will discover the field of "biodiversity science", experience the countless forms that biodiversity takes, look at the values and importance of this diversity, understand the processes that create and maintain diversity, and hear about how biodiversity is distributed across the Earth. You will also experience how biodiversity is threatened, and what conservation, management, and individual actions can do for its protection. Having been equipped with such knowledge through the course, we encourage you to take action, however small, to positively influence the future of biodiversity, and thereby become a Biodiversity Ambassador.

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May 24th 2017

Using real examples, learn how ecology can guide urban design to avert environmental disasters and improve people’s lives. Too often modern cities and suburbs are disorganized places where most new development makes daily life less pleasant, creates more traffic congestion, and contributes to climate change. This trend has to change; and our course is going to show you how.

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May 22nd 2017

Conçu conjointement par le think-tank Ecolo-Ethik et ESCP Europe, ce MOOC se propose de vous aider à dépasser les idées reçues sur l’écologie, dans le souci d’une démarche ouverte et multiple. A ce titre, de grands experts reconnus interviendront pour illustrer, approfondir et enrichir les différentes thématiques.

Average: 9.5 (2 votes)
May 22nd 2017

De quoi parle-t-on lorsque l’on parle d’environnement ? Existe-t-il une crise écologique ? L’environnement se résume-t-il à la pollution ? Est-on vraiment fondé à parler de risques environnementaux ? L’environnement a-t-il affaire à la politique et si oui pourquoi ? Pourquoi et à partir de quand a-t-on pu parler d’écologie politique ? Quelles en sont les différentes expressions ? Les démocraties et leurs expressions courantes ne suffisent-elles pas à répondre aux problèmes écologiques ? Et si ce n’est pas le cas, quels sont les apports éventuels et potentiels de l’écologie politique ? Ce cours se propose à répondre à ces questions, l’objectif global étant de comprendre les tenants et aboutissants de l’interface écologie et politique.

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May 8th 2017

Thomas Berry (1914-2009) was a historian of world religions and an early voice awakening moral sensibilities to the environmental crisis. He is known for articulating a “new story” of the universe that explores the implications of the evolutionary sciences and cultural traditions for creating a flourishing future. This course investigates Berry’s life and thought in relation to the Journey of the Universe project.

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Feb 7th 2017

Explore the amazing range and complexity of wild animal behaviour. Discover how animals learn, communicate, find food, avoid predators, and interact socially.

Average: 7.4 (7 votes)
Jan 24th 2017

Take the challenge and understand problems and solutions to managing tropical coastal ecosystems. Do you want to develop the skills and knowledge needed to help preserve tropical coastal ecosystems? These habitats provide goods and services for hundreds of millions of people but human activities have led to their global decline.

Average: 9 (2 votes)
Sep 6th 2016

Explore why and how people come together to care for nature and cultivate community in places marked by disaster, war, poverty and environmental degradation.

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Sep 1st 2016

Tendencias de la Ecología y la Conservación de la Biodiversidad para generar acción colectiva desde el conocimiento técnico y científico. Hablar del cuidado del medio ambiente y la sostenibilidad parece tarea de todos, pero difícilmente en nuestras acciones cotidianas demostramos estar realmente conscientes de la importancia de conocer nuestra casa común para cuidar de ella.

Average: 3.5 (2 votes)
Jun 27th 2016

Learn how urban planning, energy, climate, ecology and mobility impact the livability and quality of life of a “future city.” Cities are becoming the predominant living and working environment of humanity, and for this reason, livability or quality of life in the city has become crucial. This urban planning course will focus on four areas that directly affect livability in a city: Urban energy, urban climate, urban ecology and urban mobility.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
May 29th 2016

L'écotourisme est aujourd’hui un mot utilisé par nombreux acteurs dans différents contextes mais parfois avec certaines confusions d’usage. Ce Mooc, « l’écotourisme, imaginons-le ensemble », vise à vous aider à: distinguer et définir l'écotourisme parmi les autres formes de tourisme; cerner les enjeux de son intégration dans le développement territorial; analyser le cadrage d'un projet avec l'écotourisme.

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May 1st 2016

Part 2 covers the period from the Qin to the Sui with the creation of the first unified empire and an exploration of state building and dissolution, focusing on the realization of the self and the influence of Buddhism during the medieval period. China (Part 2): The Creation and End of Centralized Empire is the second of ten parts of ChinaX, that collectively span over 6,000 years of history. Each part consists of 4 to 8 weekly "modules," each with videos, readings, interactive engagements, assessments, and discussion forums. There are a total of 52 modules in ChinaX.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Feb 23rd 2016

The fourth course in a comprehensive series designed to prepare you for the AP Biology exam, focusing on ecology.

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Jan 19th 2015

This course explores the biosphere through understanding the cycles of energy and matter, and the diversity and relationships in the ecosystems.

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Oct 20th 2014

A comprehensive introduction to existing and emerging energy technologies and their applications. (Taught in Mandarin)

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