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Intermediate Level

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks...

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

Learners taking this Course are

  • Biologists
  • Scientists
  • Researchers
  • Photographers
  • Professors

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Algae Basics

5 videos (Total 42 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
What are Algae?9m
Macroalgae (Seaweed) Historical Utilization10m
The Evolution and Diversity of Algae7m
Algae as a Photosynthetic Organism12m
4 readings
Learning Objectives10m
Learning Objectives10m
Learning Objectives10m
Learning Objectives10m
1 practice exercise
Algae Basics Quiz30m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Algal Diversity

5 videos (Total 60 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Red Algae10m
Brown Algae and Diatoms12m
Macroalgae (Seaweed)15m
Cyanobacteria12m
5 readings
Learning Objectives10m
Learning Objectives10m
Learning Objectives10m
Learning Objectives10m
Learning Objectives10m
1 practice exercise
Algae Diversity Quiz30m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Algal Ecology

3 videos (Total 46 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Algae Predators, Pests, and Pathogens17m
Algal Predators, Pest, and Pathogens II: Detection and Control11m
3 readings
Learning Objectives10m
Learning Objectives10m
Learning Objectives10m
1 practice exercise
Algal Ecology Quiz18m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Algae Biomanufacturing Part 1

4 videos (Total 50 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Production of Phototrophic Microalgae11m
Production of Heterotrophic Microalgae14m
Macroalgae (Seaweed) Farming14m
4 readings
Learning Objectives10m
Learning Objectives10m
Learning Objectives10m
Learning Objectives10m
1 practice exercise
Algae Biomanufacturing Part 1 Quiz30m
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Top reviews from Introduction to Algae

By AZApr 10th 2019

one of the best course to know everything about algae. I recommend all people who decided to work on algae pass this course. I learnt about different aspects of algae and seaweed. thanks Coursera.

By TRSep 5th 2019

An excellent detail introduction covering the details of algae\n\nevolution, algae bio- chemistries & structures, algae cultivation, harvesting, producer methods, products and applications.

Instructors

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Dr. Stephen Mayfield

Professor of Molecular Biology
University of California San Diego
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Ira "Ike" Levine

Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences
University of Southern Maine

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