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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......
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Lesson 1: Why Mountains Matter

In this introductory lesson, you will learn why mountain environments are relevant to people all around the globe. We’ll also define just what a “mountain” is in order to show why it is useful to think about mountains from various perspectives. TechTip: Your feet are your vehicle...
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4 vidéos (Total 25 min), 3 lectures, 1 quiz
Video4 vidéos
1.2 Why do Mountains Matter?6 min
1.3 Defining a Mountain11 min
Tech Tip 01: Your Feet are Your Vehicle2 min
Reading3 lectures
Instructional Staff10 min
Your Mountain World Interactive Map - Lesson 110 min
Course notes and recomended readings10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Lesson 120 min

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Lesson 2: Origins

In Lesson 2, we discuss why mountains are located where they are. How did they get there? We’ll explore the physical origins of mountains, theories of mountain building, and how our changing ideas about mountains and their genesis have shaped our engagement with them. TechTip: Dress for success...
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 46 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video5 vidéos
2.2 Current Theories of Mountain Building6 min
2.3 Types of Mountains9 min
2.4 Conclusion6 min
Tech Tip 02: Dress for Success3 min
Reading2 lectures
Your Mountain World Interactive Map - Lesson 210 min
Course notes and recommended readings - Lesson 210 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Lesson 220 min

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Lesson 3: Climate

Mountains influence climate and weather at both global and local scales. In Lesson 3, we will examine how elevation affects atmospheric processes, and discuss an ecological manifestation of mountain climate: the alpine tree line. TechTip: What goes in your pack?...
Reading
4 vidéos (Total 39 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video4 vidéos
3.2 Local Climate Drivers5 min
3.3 Alpine Environments7 min
Tech Tip 03: What goes in your pack?4 min
Reading2 lectures
Your Mountain World Interactive Map - Lesson 310 min
Course notes and recomended readings - Lesson 310 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Lesson 320 min

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Lesson 4: Bodies at Altitude

Lesson 4 explores some of the physiological responses that allow humans to visit higher altitudes, as well as the unique genetic adaptations that permit long-time exposure to the world’s high places. TechTip: Stay found – preparation...
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4 vidéos (Total 37 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video4 vidéos
4.2 Acclimatization12 min
4.3 Adaptation of High-Altitude Peoples9 min
Tech Tip 04: Stay Found - Preparation3 min
Reading2 lectures
Your Mountain World Interactive Map - Lesson 410 min
Course notes and recommended readings - Lesson 410 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Lesson 420 min
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par ABJun 22nd 2017

This is a very comprehensive and interesting presentation of the place mountain occupy in our social, economical, and spiritual life. I definitely would enjoy visiting the Canadian Rockies.

par BAFeb 24th 2018

Great diversity of topics. Awesome collaboration between professionals in the scientific community. Fully appreciate the knowledge and inspiration acquired throughout the course. Thank you!

Enseignants

Zac Robinson

Associate Professor
Physical Education & Recreation

David Hik

Professor
Biological Sciences

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