Managing Coastal Environments OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Environmental Management Course by The Open University

Published Feb 04, 2009

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'Managing Coastal Environments' is an introduction to the study of environments and the depths to which that field of study reaches. This intermediate level course is offered by The Open University. This course is ideal for students earning bachelor's degrees in Ecology or anyone interested in conservation science and environmental management.

Managing Coastal Environments: Course Specifics

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Managing Coastal Environments: Course Description

Using the Blackwater estuary on the coast of Essex as an example, 'Managing Coastal Environments' explores the broad scope of environmental study. The readings discuss the balance between conservation and sustainable development. The course looks at the environmental responses made both as a result of the process of environmental change and in response to environmental change. Course activities challenge students to consider the interaction of humans with the natural environment. This intermediate course takes an estimated three hours to complete.

Course materials include online notes, video clips, photographs and illustrations, activities and a discussion forum. To learn more or to download course materials, visit the environmental management course page.

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