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2014 course offerings that will apply toward a Climate Change Studies minor

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Welcome to The University of Montana!

Welcome to The University of Montana!

We are excited to offer you a rich array of innovative courses and experiences focused on climate change. The UM provides many opportunities for students to become informed and engaged on this issue—from multi-disciplinary coursework, to field studies, to study abroad and service learning opportunities. 

We invite students from all majors to:

Images of students in CCS Programs*Enroll in Introduction to Climate Change: Science and Society (CCS 103X), a freshman-level introductory interdisciplinary course where you will learn about the scientific and social dimensions of global climate change; co-taught by Nobel Prize winning climate scientist Dr. Steven Running. 

*Minor in Climate Change Studies, the first undergraduate degree of its kind in the nation. We offer a broad range of coursework to help you understand climate change from a multidisciplinary perspective AND we involve you in developing solutions.

*Study in the field and abroad!  Students bicycle and hike across Montana in the summer and travel to Vietnam during wintersession to study climate change impacts and adaptation.

*Engage in internships and other service learning opportunities. A hallmark of the Climate Change Studies program is that students engage directly with climate solutions, both through campus initiatives and work with locally-based organizations.

*Join the vibrant student group UM Climate Acton Now!  UM CAN is one of the largest and most active student organizations on campus. They are dedicated to pursuing a sustainable future at UM and beyond.

Climate change will be one of the most important and enduring issues of our century. We invite you to take advantage of the many opportunities UM offers to learn about and engage with this issue. Please check out our Climate Change Studies website and contact us with any questions.

Thanks, and welcome to The University of Montana!

Nicky Phear
Climate Change Studies Program Coordinator and Instructor
Phone: 243-6932; Office: Clapp, room #448