Course Description

This course investigates the climates of the continents, and their classification, characteristics and interrelationships with other factors of the physical and human environment.

This course fulfills the Inquiry (IN) piece of the Montana State University Core curriculum or 3 credits of the Natural Science/Mathematics degree requirement in Liberal Studies.

Meeting Place and Times

Online

Instructor(s)

Robyn Gotz, MS.

Robyn graduated from Montana State University in 2013 with a Master of Science in Earth Sciences. Her graduate research focused on spatial changes in physical snow properties as a result of using avalanche explosives. Robyn has an extensive background in snow avalanche work as a 10-year member of the Snowmass Ski Patrol in Snowmass Village, CO and a 3-year member of the La Parva Ski Patrol in La Parva, Chile. Robyn is currently pursuing her PhD in higher education and focusing her current research on geoscience and online education. As a faculty member of the Department of Earth Sciences, Robyn has taught a range of classes including, Introduction to Earth System Sciences (face-to-face and online), Introduction to Snow Science, Weather and Climate (face-to-face and online), Oceanography, Earth Materials, and has co-taught Snow Dynamics and Accumulation. Robyn also teaches K-14 Earth System Sciences, Middle School Earth System Science, Weather and Climate for Teachers, and Understanding Climate Change for Teachers as part of the National Teacher’s Enhancement Network (NTEN) and Master of Science in Science Education (MSSE) programs.

 

Tuition and Fees

If you are accepted into a qualified online program, see the appropriate MSU Online Only Tuition and Fee table.

If you are also taking a face-to-face course, please refer to the MSU Fee Schedules.

Required Books/Materials

TBA 

Computer Requirements:

  • Internet access
  • A device and browser that pass the system check for Brightspace LE, MSU's learning management system.

 

This course uses a learning management system. You will learn more closer to the course start date.

For More Information

For course information: Please contact Robyn Gotz at robyn.wooldridge@msu.montana.edu.

How to Register

You must be accepted as a student to Montana State University to take this course.

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After your application has been accepted, you will register via MSU's online registration system, MyInfo.

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