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Learner Career Outcomes

57%

started a new career after completing these courses

43%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

10%

got a pay increase or promotion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks...

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Algae Basics

2 hours to complete
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

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Algal Diversity

2 hours to complete
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

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Algal Ecology

2 hours to complete
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

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Algae Biomanufacturing Part 1

2 hours to complete
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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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

Instructor rating4.82/5 (20 Ratings)Info
Image of instructor, Dr. Stephen Mayfield

Dr. Stephen Mayfield 

Professor of Molecular Biology
University of California San Diego
49,340 Learners
2 Courses
Image of instructor, Ira "Ike" Levine

Ira "Ike" Levine 

Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences
University of Southern Maine
5,955 Learners
1 Course

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