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About the Course

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. At the end of each lesson, Mountains 101 will also provide learners with some smart tricks -- Tech Tips -- to safely enjoy time in the high alpine environment: from how to pick the best footwear for hiking to making smart decisions in avalanche terrain. We’ll be delivering your online lessons from valley bottoms to mountaintops, from museums and labs, to alpine huts and other spectacular alpine sites, and we’ll do so with the help of a whole host of experts. We invite you to join us for this online adventure! The mountains are calling......

Top reviews

Feb 11, 2021

Great fun, I really enjoyed this course. Sometimes the dialogue was somewhat repetitive but overall you can see a lot of effort went into finding experts and giving quality, accompanying video clips.

Dec 22, 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.

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By Gustavo C C

May 26, 2020

nice course , its useful and gives you another vision of life in mountains

By Pakorn P

Apr 10, 2020

A Good course for everyone who want to learning about general of mountain.

By Andrei M

Jun 4, 2017

Definitely a good, multidisciplinary course. Would recommend it to others!

By Anna V

Feb 11, 2021

Highly professional speakers and material presentation, aesthetic visuals

By Bart K

Oct 16, 2019

great course, well taught, with two nice and clear voices two listen too.

By Laura M

Apr 11, 2017

Loved it! This is a course that everyone can benefit from and learn from!

By Glen M

Apr 2, 2017

Excellent basic overview. hope that there might be a Mountains 102 or 201

By Anne L

Jan 28, 2021

It is very imformative! I know soooooo much about mountains now. Wahooo!

By Vida M

Aug 6, 2020

Excellent and well done multidisciplinary overview of mountain systems.

By Kesevan V

Jun 22, 2020

Terrific course. I really felt that I was outdoors learning this course.

By Grant H

Jun 5, 2020

Fantastic course! Great instruction and great "in the field" videos. A++

By Marcia K

Jan 2, 2019

I have lived in or near the mountains all my life and I learned so much.

By Elena B

May 29, 2017

Great in-depth, high quality course! I thoroughly enjoyed it throughout!

By Mathew

Apr 21, 2017

Very well put together course. Zac and David have done a great job here.

By Chris D

Feb 8, 2017

Fantastic course. I feel even more connected to the Mountains than ever.

By Nayeli A E

Oct 19, 2017

The course was very informative, clear and well structured. Thank you!

By Dustin T

Jul 29, 2017

Had a great time learning about Mountains with the U of A and Coursera!

By Faisal S

Oct 16, 2020

A brilliant course. Well paced and with a wide variety of information.

By Tawanpon K

Aug 3, 2020

The subject is easy to understand. This course made me want to hiking.

By John D

Apr 30, 2020

Great overview of geological aspects and cultural aspects of mountains

By Dimas D T S C

Jun 27, 2017

really pratical usefull and a pice of art i full recomend this course

By Srdjan S

Dec 2, 2020

Very informative and to the point. Many thanks for this great course!

By Michelle Z

Aug 6, 2020

Great explanation about mountains! I loved this course. Thanks a lot!

By Mark B

Jul 6, 2020

The best online/distance learning experience I’ve taken, many thanks.


Dec 28, 2020

Congratulations, it was really the best course i have take so far!!!