Four renowned scientists from the UC San Diego and Scripps Institution of Oceanography are offering a free online climate change course starting in January 2014.
"Climate Change in Four Dimensions: Scientific, Policy, International and Social" is one of the first massive open online courses (MOOC) being offered as a non-credit course by UC San Diego.
The course is being taught by professors Charles Kennel, Naomi Oreskes, Richard Somerville and David Victor, with a special lecture by Veerabhadran Ramanathan.
Students will view climate change from a variety of perspectives at the intersection of the natural sciences, technology, the social sciences and the humanities. The course also introduces new topics currently confronting the science and policy communities, such as geoengineering.
The course provides the same quality learning and instruction that UC San Diego is known for, including complete video lectures and online activities to enhance learning and instruction.
The course is designed for working professionals in the sustainability industries, college students, recent graduates and people passionate about learning more about the environment.
Students should visit mooc.ucsd.edu to enroll in the non-credit course. In response to requests, UC San Diego Extension is offering a $195 credit option for those desiring continuing education credit for the course.