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Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 25 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: Tamil, Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese (Brazilian), Vietnamese, English, Spanish...

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Orientation and Introduction

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 37 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
5 videos
Introduction to Sustainability7m
Sustainability and Population Growth7m
Growth Curves5m
Malthus13m
5 readings
Syllabus10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Social Media10m
Getting to Know Your Classmates10m
Module 1 Overview and Readings10m
3 practice exercises
Orientation Quiz30m
Big Ideas Practice Quiz30m
Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Population

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 49 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
5 videos
Transitions10m
Demographic Transition10m
Future Populations, Part 110m
Future Populations, Part 215m
1 reading
Module 2 Overview and Readings10m
4 practice exercises
Population, Past and Present Practice Quiz30m
Global Population in the Future Practice Quiz30m
Population Interactive Homework30m
Module 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Ecosystems and Climate Change

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 78 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
8 videos
Tragedy of the Commons10m
Tragedy of the Commons: Solutions14m
Ecosystems and Extinctions6m
Weather vs. Climate3m
Climate Changes in the Past10m
Modern Climate Change14m
[OPTIONAL] Climate Processes16m
1 reading
Module 3 Overview and Readings10m
4 practice exercises
Ecosystems, Extinction, and Tragedy of the Commons Practice Quiz30m
Climate Change Practice Quiz30m
Climate Change Interactive Homework10m
Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Energy

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 58 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
8 videos
Energy Overview6m
Oil11m
EROEI5m
Coal & Gas7m
Nuclear Power7m
Renewable Energy12m
Energy Conservation6m
1 reading
Module 4 Overview and Readings10m
4 practice exercises
Oil Practice Quiz30m
Alternatives Practice Quiz30m
Energy and Society Homework30m
Module 4 Quiz30m

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