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Global Change




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Course level: Undergraduate

This course will examine the impact of human activity on the environment. Students will examine a variety of environmental issues influenced by human activity, including the development and impact of global climate change on Earth.


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Week 1

  • Identify human activities that negatively affect vegetation.
  • Describe ways to improve soil quality.
  • Explain the role humans play in altering the physical environment.

Week 2

  • Analyze causes and effects of water pollution.
  • Identify human contributions to the changes of rivers, lakes, and oceans.

Week 3

  • Compare rural and urban climate zones.
  • Relate greenhouse gases and global warming to pollution.
  • Explain the effects of climate change on the biosphere and the physical environment.

Week 4

  • Compare and contrast global population trends.
  • Identify environmental effects of urbanization.
  • Explain the role humans have in animal decline.

Week 5

  • Analyze the human connection to hydrologic changes.
  • Explain the effect of global warming on the main components of the cryosphere.
  • Evaluate the global effect of future changes of drylands.


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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

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Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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