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  • Locations: Virtual, International
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: Non-IILE applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 12/22/2021 ** Rolling Admission 01/31/2022 05/24/2022

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Admission is competitive and space is limited. Students are encouraged to apply in advance of our application deadlines.
Program Description:
Description
In the face of climate change, communities are tasked with the equitable management of shared natural resources. Environmental monitoring provides local and global communities with the data needed to inform planning to ensure the availability of drinkable water, fertile soils, and clean air. This course will introduce students to the practical aspects of environmental monitoring while exploring the related climate change and public health connections. Case studies will cover a range of approaches including worldwide programs (e.g., the United Nations Global Environment Monitoring System program) and local community-based initiatives. Students will learn how water, air, and soil quality can be monitored using sophisticated scientific instruments as well as simpler tools that enable public participation. Online course content and activities will guide students from across the Open Society University Network through the process of identifying potential local climate-related challenges. Based on identified community needs, students will find available data, evaluate environmental conditions and trends, and design an environmental monitoring study, resulting in a project proposal. Following review, selected proposals will be eligible for further development and support as pilot projects (through the OSUN Community Science Coalition program). Additional assignments will include readings, video lectures, completion of modules, and one-on-one and small group sessions.

Course Days and Times
Tuesday, 07:00-08:20 (New York Time). 13:00-14:20 (Vienna Time).

Instructor
Emily White

Course Level
100

Credits
2 US / 4 ECTS

OSUN Partner Offering Course
Bard College Annandale (ANN)