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The Big Question: The Big Environment Questions

Updated Friday, 26th November 2004

The world we live in is under attack - quite a bit from the way we live in it. Explore environmental questions.

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The environment issues investigated by The Big Question so far have been:

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Courses
If you'd like to take your interest in this area further, the Open University might have a course for you - regardless of where you live. Many OU courses are available worldwide, making use of the web, email and electronic conferencing. The exact range of courses available to you will depend on the country in which you live.

If you're new to study in this area, a good point to start might be Breakthrough to mathematics, science and technology - you'll explore a range of environmental concerns, see how science can analyse the effects humans have on the world, and looks at calculations and units in the context of familiar examples.

A next step could be Working with our environment. It should interest students with a science or non-science background alike, and provides an introduction to how we affect the planet when we shop, travel and so on.

International development - "Challenges for a world in transition" - explores the issues arising in a world challenged by poverty and inequality, but also facing the opportunities of technology and knowledge. This is a second-level course and although no prior knowledge is assumed, it's recommended that you try a lower-level course before starting it.

 

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