Who is this class for: This MOOC is intended for a broad worldwide audience and for individuals with a passion for the outdoors. While we believe everyone will enjoy this course, Mountains 101 has particular appeal for adult learners, post-secondary institutions and researchers, and mountain studies and educational tourism professionals.


Created by:   University of Alberta

  • Zac Robinson

    Taught by:    Zac Robinson, Assistant Professor

    Physical Education & Recreation

  • David Hik

    Taught by:    David Hik, Professor

    Biological Sciences
Commitment12 weeks of study, 3 - 5 hours/week
Language
English
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
User Ratings
4.8 stars
Average User Rating 4.8See what learners said
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Coursework
Coursework

Each course is like an interactive textbook, featuring pre-recorded videos, quizzes and projects.

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University of Alberta
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Ratings and Reviews
Rated 4.8 out of 5 of 105 ratings

This was an absolutely outstanding course. Professionally delivered, thoroughly researched content and recognized experts, engaging and very interesting. I have learned so much and actually finished the course in a week. I have always been attracted to and loved mountains, but never knew much about them. or their surrounding environment. This course has broadened my understanding greatly and has given me a base to further learn and educate myself. The world map of mountains and important sites was a great tool that I appreciated. I would have liked to see more of the tech tips and perhaps an overview of the technical gear needed to explore the mountains. I wish this course would have been available 25 years ago, it may have changed my career choice! I am left with an even larger appetite to get out, explore, and learn! Thanks so much!

Excellent lots of visuals not much technical jargon . Covers all aspects of Mountian culture/ processes / history / difficulties

Well done

The course does an excellent job of providing a basic understanding of the multi-disciplinary facets of mountains with enough detail to display their complexity and awesomeness, but not so much that you lose sight of the draw of the mountains which brought you to the course in the first place. The visuals in the videos are appropriate and wonderful; while many of the locations are recognizable to those familiar particularly with the Rocky Mountains, it would have been an extra bonus if the locations of the background shots could have been referenced.

Excellent course, very interesting material and great presentation - love the tech-tips.