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, Associate 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
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Coursework
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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 411 ratings

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

From: John Muir. (2011). The Yosemite. My First Summer In The Sierra. New York, NY. Barnes and Nobel. (pg. 10).

“Perched like a fly on this Yosemite dome, I gaze and sketch and bask, oftentimes settling down into dumb admiration without definite hope of ever learning much, yet with the longing, unresting effort that lies at the door of hope, humbly prostrate before the vast display of God’s power, and eager to offer self-denial and renunciation with eternal toil to learn any lesson in the divine manuscript.”

Oh, and to whom it may concern, I'm available as a volunteer to correct all the spelling and grammar mistakes that I found in the video transcripts. I've already provided a few samples in the 'Content improvement' messages that I've sent, and I assume you have my e-mail address.

Such a great presentation. I went straight through the entire course in two long evenings. Truly outstanding.

Great overview of mountains. I took the course to learn more about mountain geology after visiting the Rockies, but I stayed for the whole course because it was so interesting. he instructors were great and obviously passionate about the topics presented. I enjoyed it a great deal. Thank you.