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Course Introduction

Dr. Nathan B English provides an overview and introduction to Beginner's Guide to Environmental Science

Welcome to Introduction to Environmental Science. This online course is brought to you by the Central Queensland University.

Throughout this course, you will be guided by Dr. Nathan B. English, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Ecology. In this video, he explains what you’ll learn in this course.

Course outcomes

By completing this course, you should better be able to:

  • Explain the fundamental concepts of environmental science
  • Use demographics to understand your ecological impact
  • Summarise the relationship between the atmosphere and climate change
  • Examine how we produce and manage waste

Get involved

Getting the most out of your online learning experience begins by getting involved.

This course is designed for adult learners from around the globe who, like you, have diverse work, life and study experiences. As such this course is available to you on your schedule. It is designed for you to work through the content presented, and share your thoughts and ideas with other learners in the comments feed.

We encourage you to support and assist each other with any questions. One of the key ways to optimise your learning is to participate in the tasks set by your educator and engage in topic-related conversations with other learners.

Learning through conversation

In this course, you’re invited to comment on topics, discuss issues and ask and/or answer questions.

Some of the ways you can do this include:

  • adding a post to start or continue a conversation by building on what others are saying
  • using reply to ask a question or make a comment that indicates you’re interested in what someone else has said and encourages them (or others) to expand on their ideas
  • making a comment that links, compares or contrasts different themes in the conversation
  • disagreeing with a comment in a curious, constructive and compassionate manner and using the like button to indicate which comments resonate most with you.
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