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Mobile devices and their usefulness to field work

Mobile devices and their usefulness to field work Copyrighted image Credit: Rasica | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 04 Jun 2014
So much more than a telephone, mobile phones can be used for a variety of tasks when undertaking field work.

How can the Amazon survive?

How can the Amazon survive? Creative commons image Credit: CIFOR under CC-BYNC-ND licence
Updated 27 May 2014
Faced with various challenges, what does the Amazon system need to do in order to continue surviving?

Amazonian challenges: Wildlife trade

Amazonian challenges: Wildlife trade Copyrighted image Credit: Matthew Simpson
Updated 27 May 2014
The extraordinary biodiversity of the Amazon countries makes them vulnerable to wildlife trafficking.

Amazonian challenges: Resource extraction

Amazonian challenges: Resource extraction Creative commons image Credit: Andrea Borgarello under CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 licence
Updated 27 May 2014
Extracting resources from the Amazon can not only impact the environment in the vicinity of the extractive site but also much further afield.

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Introducing the environment: Ecology and ecosystems

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Introducing the environment: Ecology and ecosystems Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 11 Dec 2013
What is ecology and why is it important to our understanding of the world around us? This unit looks at how we can study ecosystems to explore the...

Water for life

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Water for life Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Atoms, elements and molecules are the building blocks of everything that makes up our world, including ourselves. In this unit you will learn the...

Environment: Treading lightly on the Earth

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Environment: Treading lightly on the Earth Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 04 Oct 2011
This unit focuses on the problem of green-house gas emissions, especially carbon dioxide, and explores what you can do to lighten those emissions...

Understanding the environment: A systems approach

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Understanding the environment: A systems approach Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 27 Jul 2011
There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth...

Understanding the environment: Thinking styles and models

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Understanding the environment: Thinking styles and models Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 27 Jul 2011
There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth...

Understanding the environment: Flows and feedback

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Understanding the environment: Flows and feedback Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 27 Jul 2011
There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth...

Understanding the environment: Complexity and chaos

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Understanding the environment: Complexity and chaos Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 27 Jul 2011
There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth...

Understanding the environment: Co-evolution

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Understanding the environment: Co-evolution Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 27 Jul 2011
There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth...

Understanding the environment: Learning and communication

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Understanding the environment: Learning and communication
Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 27 Jul 2011
There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth...

Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think

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Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think
Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 27 Jul 2011
There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth...

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Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Dec 2014
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...

Certificate of Higher Education in Environment

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Certificate of Higher Education in Environment Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Dec 2014
How can we best think about and live sustainably within natural and built environments, given the pressures that threaten them? This certificate is...

BA/BSc Open degree

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BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 3000 hours Updated 19 Dec 2014
Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a statistic we’re proud of – the BA/BSc Open is one of the most...

Diploma of Higher Education Open

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Diploma of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 19 Dec 2014
Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a range of other qualifications, including Certificates and Diplomas...

BA (Honours) Environmental Studies

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BA (Honours) Environmental Studies Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 19 Dec 2014
Environmental change affects us all, and the challenge of how human society can – and should – respond to environmental problems is likely to be...

BSc (Honours) Environmental Science

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BSc (Honours) Environmental Science Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 19 Dec 2014
Environmental science is a vital and vibrant subject, exploring the complexities of the natural environment and our relationship with it. Our...

BSc (Honours) Environmental Management and Technology

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BSc (Honours) Environmental Management and Technology Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 19 Dec 2014
How can we best manage the environment, given the pressures that threaten its future? How do we design more sustainable practices and use...

BA (Honours) Business Studies

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BA (Honours) Business Studies Copyrighted image Credit: iStock Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 19 Dec 2014
How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s involved in essential business functions such as marketing, accounting...

Innovation: designing for change

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Innovation: designing for change Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 19 Dec 2014 Register by 10 Sep 2015
This project-based module looks at how successful innovations emerge, and how innovation can be directed towards ensuring a socially, economically...

Environmental management 2

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Environmental management 2 Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 19 Dec 2014 Register by 10 Sep 2015
This module further develops your environmental management and systems thinking skills, reviewing and investigating complex situations, and...