Scripps Scientists Offer Free Climate Change Course Online

Enrollment Still Open for Massive Online Open Course

The sun sets over arctic waters. Credit: Scripps

World-renowned scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have collaborated with UC San Diego Extension to offer a free Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on climate change. This 10-week course, titled Climate Change in Four Dimensions: Scientific, Policy, International, and Social, is available to the general public.

This course addresses climate change from a variety of perspectives at the intersection of the natural sciences, technology, and the social sciences and humanities. The course will also introduce new topics currently confronting the science and policy communities, such as geoengineering.

A series of 19 video lectures given by distinguished UC San Diego professors Charles Kennel, Naomi Oreskes, Richard Somerville, and David Victor are the foundation of this course, with an additional presentation by Scripps climate and atmospheric scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan.

The first week of classes began on Jan. 7, 2014, but enrollment is still open and students may review any missed lectures, as well as other course materials, at any time during the course.

There are no specific background requirements to enroll in this free no-credit course and everyone is welcome to participate. Professional certificate credit for this course is available for a nominal fee via a companion course offered directly by UC San Diego Extension.

For detailed course syllabus and enrollment information, please visit:

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