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Learner Career Outcomes

67%

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50%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

Shareable Certificate

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100% online

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Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 7 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Arctic Environments

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 58 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
1.1 Introduction to Arctic Environments and Climate18m
1.2A What is Climate?20m
1.2B What is Climate?18m
6 readings
Instructional Staff10m
Meet Your Presenter: Roy Coulthard10m
Course Glossary10m
Additional Resources10m
Acknowledgements10m
Lesson 1 Course Notes10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 (Graded)10m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Climate Systems

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 103 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
2.1B Climate and Atmosphere19m
2.2A Ocean Circulation and the Arctic Ocean13m
2.2B Ocean Circulation and the Arctic Ocean18m
2.3 Carbon Cycle and Greenhouse Gasses28m
2.4 Back to the Arctic5m
2 readings
Lesson 2 Course Notes10m
Hadley, Ferrell and Polar Cells10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 (Graded)10m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

The Cryosphere

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 64 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
3.2 River and Lake Ice7m
3.3A Ice Sheets and Permafrost17m
3.3B Ice Sheets and Permafrost19m
1 reading
Lesson 3 Course Notes10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 (Graded)10m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Implications of Climate Change

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 68 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
4.2A The Impacts of Climate Change16m
4.2B The Impacts of Climate Change17m
4.2C The Impacts of Climate Change22m
1 reading
Lesson 4 Course Notes10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 (Graded)10m

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