Climate Change, Security, & Immigration: 6 Spring Courses to Explore
When building your academic schedule this spring, consider these 6 courses that dive into topics featured in today's headlines.
Climate change, immigration, and international security are some of the most hotly debated issues in today’s society. They spark conversation among politicians and citizens alike.
This spring, Harvard Extension brings the debate into the classroom, while offering insight into the history and complexity of these issues.
Building a Green Future
Can we slow the effects of climate change? What role do lawmakers and private actors play in environmental policy development?
A sustainable future depends on innovative and actionable environmental management solutions.
In Energy and Climate: Vision for the Future, you’ll explore ways to create a future free of climate-altering fossil fuels. The class discusses the promise of zero-carbon energy alternatives, including wind, solar, geothermal, and nuclear.
If you want to spur action, The Law and Policy of Climate Change: Influencing Decision Makers outlines the legal and regulatory process surrounding the environment. You’ll also gain experience relevant to designing, influencing, and implementing climate change strategies.
A Changing America
What does it mean to be American today? In what ways has democracy changed since the country was founded?
In polarized times, a deeper understanding of democracy can help citizens navigate political and social issues.
American racial, ethnic, and immigration orders have been changing at a dizzying pace. Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration: From Obama to Trump examines what has gotten better, and worse, since the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
Over the past few decades, our understanding of democracy has evolved significantly. Join the debate and familiarize yourself with contemporary democratic theory in Democracy and Its Discontents.
Global Conflict and Security
In an increasingly connected world, how can we best manage conflict and reduce security threats?
In Introduction to the Challenges and Opportunities of Big Data, the Internet of Things, and Cybersecurity—taught by MIT experts—you can explore how advances in these fields influences the design of complex information systems.
International Conflict and Cooperation provides insight into to the causes and character of conflict and cooperation. In particular, the class explores the roles that psychology, leaders, and domestic politics play in how nations interact.
Classes start in January. Register soon.
General registration is open through January 21. If you miss that deadline, there is still time to register with a $50 late between January 22 and 29. Just remember, courses with limited enrollment may fill early.