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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks...
Available languages

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100% online

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Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Algae Basics

This section will cover what algae are, how they've evolved, and how they've transformed our planet. We will also go over how humans have used algae throughout history. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 42 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
What are Algae?9m
Macroalgae (Seaweed) Historical Utilization10m
The Evolution and Diversity of Algae7m
Algae as a Photosynthetic Organism12m
Reading4 readings
Learning Objectives10m
Learning Objectives10m
Learning Objectives10m
Learning Objectives10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Algae Basics Quiz30m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Algal Diversity

Algae are extremely diverse, and in this section you will learn about the main different types....
Reading
5 videos (Total 60 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Red Algae10m
Brown Algae and Diatoms12m
Macroalgae (Seaweed)15m
Cyanobacteria12m
Reading5 readings
Learning Objectives10m
Learning Objectives10m
Learning Objectives10m
Learning Objectives10m
Learning Objectives10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Algae Diversity Quiz30m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Algal Ecology

Algae are found almost everywhere and have complex ecologies. This section covers the basics of algal ecology including some of the other organisms they interact with in nature and in industrial settings. ...
Reading
3 videos (Total 46 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Algae Predators, Pests, and Pathogens17m
Algal Predators, Pest, and Pathogens II: Detection and Control11m
Reading3 readings
Learning Objectives10m
Learning Objectives10m
Learning Objectives10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Algal Ecology Quiz18m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Algae Biomanufacturing Part 1

Algae are studied because of their potential to create products using biomanufacturing. In this section, we will look at how algae is used as an industrial organisms and different examples biomanufacturing technologies. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 50 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Production of Phototrophic Microalgae11m
Production of Heterotrophic Microalgae14m
Macroalgae (Seaweed) Farming14m
Reading4 readings
Learning Objectives10m
Learning Objectives10m
Learning Objectives10m
Learning Objectives10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Algae Biomanufacturing Part 1 Quiz30m
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Top Reviews

By JQFeb 16th 2018

Fantastic Course! I was so pleased to participate in a course on Algae and to learn it's reality and potential in our culture and world. Thanks to all who put this course on.

By LROct 15th 2018

Amazing topic that I am humbled to be able to learn about. I hope I can take the more advanced classes that go further in dept into this fascinating and timely topic.

Instructors

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Dr. Stephen Mayfield

Professor of Molecular Biology
University of California San Diego
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Ira "Ike" Levine

Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences
University of Southern Maine

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