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:

Exploration of ways in which human activity impacts the natural environment and how modification of the environment can eventually have significant consequences for human activity. This course uses case studies to examine real environmental problems that confront us today. Transferable for UC Credit.

Fall 2023 Schedule

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Instructor: Chelsea Stiekman
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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 deadline: September 29, 2023. Enrollment limited. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required. Materials required.

Enrollment is typically reserved for adult students 18 years of age and older. Students under 18 years of age may receive consent to enroll based on special academic competence and approval by the instructor. If you are a student under 18 years of age, you must submit a request to enroll in the course 8 weeks before the course start date to for your request to be considered.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 29, 2023
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