Certificate of Achievement

Peter O'Brien

has completed the following course:

Planet Earth: Understanding and Protecting our Environment

University of Leeds

Over two weeks this online course explored the physical geography and environmental science of our planet. You were introduced to the Earth’s natural systems, how they work, what controls them and how they are changing as a result of human activity. You gained an insight into studying physical geography and environmental science at university and learnt about some of the jobs graduates in this field go on to do.

2 weeks, 3 hours per week

Dr Tracy Aze

Associate Professor of Marine Micropalaeontology

University of Leeds

97%
overall score

Transcript

Learning outcomes

  • Explain the key process of the natural environment; the hydrosphere, biosphere and geosphere, and interpret them as a series of interlinked systems
  • Investigate the impact of human activity on natural environmental systems
  • Compare a range of approaches to environmental protection and management
  • Explore the academic and employment opportunities in physical geography and environmental science

Syllabus

Week 1: The changing environment

  • The changing hydrosphere
  • The changing biosphere
  • The changing geosphere

Week 2: Protecting and managing a changing environment

  • Managing flood risk
  • Biodiversity: Ecosystems out of balance
  • Understanding the Earth’s systems

Issued on 19th January 2023

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Free online course:

Planet Earth: Understanding and Protecting our Environment

University of Leeds