Environment - Sharing a Dynamic Planet

The Open University

Course Information

The aim of this multimedia approach of the Environment – Sharing a Dynamic Planet programme from The Open University is to provide you with both a feeling for and understanding of global environmental issues as they take effect in particular locations and situations.

Blocks 2 to 5 form the core of the module, each one focusing on a key global environmental challenge.

Environmental issues pose challenges. What are the biophysical and social causes of environmental change? What exactly is an environmental issue and why are they often controversial and difficult to resolve? How can we make a difference? You will address all of these questions as you explore four key global environmental concerns – life, water, carbon, and food – through a rich and interactive set of study materials.

As you do so, you will develop a distinctive way of thinking about environments and environmental issues that draws on the insights of both natural and social sciences to be at once intellectually innovative and practically relevant.

You will learn

This module offers the opportunity for you to develop both a distinctive, interdisciplinary way of understanding environmental issues in general and deep knowledge of the particular environmental challenges on which it focuses in particular. More broadly, studying the module will also enhance your reading, writing, analytical, multimedia, and communication skills and heighten your ability to be an independent learner. You will learn to:

– interpret, explain, evaluate, and synthesise data and information in many different forms from the numerical and graphical through to the textual and audio-visual
– become familiar with multimedia tools that aid information searching, collection, annotation, and collaboration
– present your findings in a variety of forms from concise summaries through reports to structured essay-style arguments.
Such skills and attributes are highly valued by employers and can be applied to a wide variety of contexts.

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