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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

May 4, 2021

Entertaining and interesting subject. This course gives us a perfect overview of mountains' importance on our environment and their value to our lives as a human. Thank you for this incredible course.

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.

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By Yongsi C

Aug 28, 2017

Great fun, nice views. Very informative, but easy to understand.


Jul 12, 2020

Informative course for mountains and glacier pattern...Thankyou

By Vaibhav S

Sep 20, 2020

It was a very insightful, invigorating and informative course.

By Alyssa F

Apr 9, 2017

Awesome course! Fascinating information and stunning imagery.

By David B

Apr 8, 2021

Thoroughly enjoyable and informative. Very well put together.

By Susan S

Dec 13, 2020

Very interesting, great information and presentation. Thanks

By Angela C

Jul 9, 2020

Great course and great use of video and speakers. Thank you.

By Malen W V

Feb 22, 2018

Course was good, trying to get a certificate is another story

By Krish R

Feb 22, 2019

Great introductory course on Mountains. Thank you very much.

By Colin A

Oct 24, 2017

Amazing course with good subject matter and beautiful videos

By Beth L

Jan 19, 2017

Great course! Wonderful video lectures and review material.

By Joseph P

May 31, 2020

Excellent content delivery. Very informative and practical.

By Kimaya D

May 22, 2020

Very detailed and interesting course. Will highly recommend

By Eric B

May 23, 2017

Very interesting course, i am recommanding it strongly !!!!

By Cigdem D B

May 16, 2021

It was a very comprehensive introduction to the mountains.

By Ángel R

Nov 14, 2019

Great course. Congratulations!!! Thank you for sharing!!!!

By Carol B

Apr 29, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the course information and presentation

By Roselle L

Dec 23, 2020

I really enjoyed this course! Thank you so much everyone!

By ian l

Apr 3, 2020

excellent course with a lot of data efficiently passed on

By Michael S

Mar 2, 2018

Very interesting an enjoyable course. Fantastic scenery!

By Abhishek S

Jul 22, 2020

Great learning with interactive sessions on maps finding

By Jacquie H

Feb 5, 2019

Beautifully delivered. Very inspiring course. Thank you.

By Angela A

Aug 20, 2021

¡EXCELLENT! I have learned a lot and truly recommend it

By Panagiotis A

Jun 24, 2020

It is really a great course. I recommended to everyone.

By Ghazwan A

May 10, 2021

Excellent overall review of knowledge about mountains.