People and the Earth's Ecosystems


Interested in learning about how human activity impacts the environment? If so, this course is for you. It explores the many ways humans influence the environment on local, national, and international scales.

Starting at $845.00
As few as 11 weeks

What you can learn.

  • Discover the ways humans have shaped the earth
  • Explore the scientific and political controversies of environmental issues and solutions
  • Learn how to critically analyze environmental issues to intellectually engage with the community

About this course:

This course explores the ways in which human activity impacts the natural environment and how modification of environment can eventually have significant consequences for human activity. Topics include environmental challenges, such as air and water pollution, population growth and distribution, global atmospheric changes, ecosystems and evolution, agriculture and food resources, and renewable and nonrenewable energy resources. Includes case studies drawn from the local, national, and international levels. Transferable for UC Credit.

Fall 2019 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Instructor: Andrew Grant
2 days left. Enroll by Sep 23, 2019
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Fulfills Life or Physical Sciences General Education requirement of the UCLA College of Letters and Science. Required course in Environmental Studies Certificate. Elective in Sustainability Certificate.

Enrollment limited. Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: September 27, 2019.  Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 27, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Northern Future by Laurence C. Smith

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