School of
Integrative Biology

IB 532: Global Change and Sustainability

Course Details

Description: This course examines how on-going global change affects the world around us, and how sustainability might lessen the effects. This online course uses Moodle available at as our learning management system (LMS). As fuel sources diminish and the human population grows exponentially, the need for conserving Earth’s resources have never been greater. Climate change, which will be the focus of early modules, adds an additional challenge because climate determines the biological structure of an ecosystem and the rate at which bio-geo-chemical processes take place. Climate change ultimately leads to global change because a region’s climate controls all anthropogenic activity. This course explores how to make better use of the Earth’s natural resources with little to no damage to the ecosystem (sustainability).
Course Offered in Semester(s): Spring
Course Schedule: U of I Course Explorer Schedule
Syllabus: PDF of Course Syllabus