Introduction to Biology: Ecology, Evolution, & Biodiversity Specialization
Understand nature like a biologist.. Embark on a journey from the classroom to museums and nature reserves to gain a broad overview and appreciation of three important fields of biology.
Skills you will gain
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
There is a peer-reviewed final project at the end of each course. Learners will apply the skills they gained from the course, such as analyzing a living organism in an ecosystem near them or coming up with biological features of an imaginary species, to complete these final projects and provide feedback to each other through the review process.
How the Specialization Works
A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.
Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
Earn a Certificate
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
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