Mountains 101 is a broad and integrated overview of the mountain world. This 12-lesson course covers an interdisciplinary field of study focusing on the physical, biological, and human dimensions of mountain places in Alberta, Canada, and around the world. Specifically, we'll study the geological origins of mountains, how they’re built-up and worn-down over time; we’ll learn about their importance for biodiversity and water cycles, globally and locally; we’ll explore their cultural significance to societies around the globe, and how that relationship has evolved over time; and we’ll learn how mountains are used, how they’re protected, and how today they’re experiencing rapid change in a warming climate.
Mountains 101University of Alberta
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TOP REVIEWS FROM MOUNTAINS 101
Extremely informative and well presented by the professors. The added insight of various other scientists and members of Parks Canada amplified the understanding of lesson subjects. Thank you!!
So interesting! So well made, every lesson is thought out the interactive mountain map was a joy to complete each time! Incredibly thoughtful and sensitive to every aspect that touches the mountains.
An excllent introduuction to mountains and the complex interactions that occur there. I really enjoyed the interdisciplinary components and the human interaction in the course. Well done U ofA!
I can honestly say that this course is the best course that I have ever studied in my life. I have learned so much about mountains and I will always appreciate everything to do with mountains.
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