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  • Geologists
  • Biologists
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Learners taking this Course are
  • Geologists
  • Biologists
  • Chefs
  • Scientists
  • Nurses

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 12 weeks of study, 3 - 5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Lesson 1: Why Mountains Matter

4 videos (Total 25 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
1.2 Why do Mountains Matter?6m
1.3 Defining a Mountain11m
Tech Tip 01: Your Feet are Your Vehicle2m
3 readings
Instructional Staff10m
Your Mountain World Interactive Map - Lesson 110m
Course notes and recomended readings10m
1 practice exercise
Lesson 120m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Lesson 2: Origins

5 videos (Total 46 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
2.2 Current Theories of Mountain Building6m
2.3 Types of Mountains9m
2.4 Conclusion6m
Tech Tip 02: Dress for Success3m
2 readings
Your Mountain World Interactive Map - Lesson 210m
Course notes and recommended readings - Lesson 210m
1 practice exercise
Lesson 220m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Lesson 3: Climate

4 videos (Total 39 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
3.2 Local Climate Drivers5m
3.3 Alpine Environments7m
Tech Tip 03: What goes in your pack?4m
2 readings
Your Mountain World Interactive Map - Lesson 310m
Course notes and recomended readings - Lesson 310m
1 practice exercise
Lesson 320m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Lesson 4: Bodies at Altitude

4 videos (Total 37 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
4.2 Acclimatization12m
4.3 Adaptation of High-Altitude Peoples9m
Tech Tip 04: Stay Found - Preparation3m
2 readings
Your Mountain World Interactive Map - Lesson 410m
Course notes and recommended readings - Lesson 410m
1 practice exercise
Lesson 420m
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Top reviews from Mountains 101

By SKDec 23rd 2017

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.

By KCApr 27th 2019

Absolutely loved every second of it! Reignited my love for geography and the outdoors with sleek, informative- documentary styled lectures. I found the course holistically enriching and fun!

Instructors

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Zac Robinson

Associate Professor
Physical Education & Recreation
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David Hik

Professor
Biological Sciences

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