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About Climate Change Studies program at University of Montana

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Our Program Overview provides a summary of degree requirements and available courses.
Upcoming wintersession and spring 2015 courses are:

Wintersession

Deep in the Delta: Wintersession in Vietnam, NRSM 495/ANTY 495/EVST 495/GPHY 495, 6 cr. (Dec 27, 2014-Jan 20, 2015)
• Society, Economy and Environment of the Mekong Delta, 3 cr. 
• Climate Change Effects and Adaptation in the Mekong Delta, 3 cr.

Spring 2015 courses

  • Weather and Climate, ERTH 303N, 3 cr., online
  • Ecosystem Climatology, NRSM 418 (UG), 3 cr. (TR, 12:40-2:00)
  • Climate and Society, NRSM 426 (UG), 3 cr. (TR 2:10-3:30)
  • Issues in Sustainability, BGEN/CCS 160S, 3 cr. (MWF 10:10-11:00; or online, section .50)
  • Intro to Sustainable Energy II, NRGY/CCS 102, 3 cr. (TR 11:10-12:30)
  • Environmental Citizenship/Srv Lrn, ENST 476/CCS 485, 3 cr. (M 11:10-12:00 & W 11:10-1:00)
  • Sustainability Reporting, BGEN 445, 3 cr. (MW 2:10-3:30)
  • Climate Change Internship/Srv Lrn, CCS 398, 2-4 cr. arrange with nicky.phear@umontana.edu 
  • Energy Internship, NRG 298, 3 cr. arrange with Bradley.layton@umontana.edu 

Students interested in the Climate Change Studies minor should meet with the Program Coordinator, Nicky Phear, who will advise students on planning their course sequence, register them into the minor, and sign their application for a minor the semester before they graduate.

Nicky Phear

Nicky Phear

Climate Change Studies Program Director & Instructor

Clapp Building (CHCB), room 465
nicky.phear@umontana.edu | 406-243-6932 
Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:30-4:00 pm and Wednesdays 1:00-2:30 pm, and by appointment

Nicky coordinates and teaches in the Climate Change Studies Program. She has a BA in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, an MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana, and a PhD in Sustainability Education through Prescott College. Her doctoral research focused on ways to negotiate different views and approaches toward mitigating climate change. She co-teaches the introductory Climate Change: Science and Society course and develops experiential learning opportunities for students through internships, practicums, and field courses. She has lead field-based climate change education programs in Bhutan, Vietnam, and Montana.

Hailey JorgensenHailey Jorgensen

Climate Change Studies Program Assistant

hailey.jorgensen@umontana.edu

Hailey Jorgensen is a senior at the University of Montana majoring in Environmental Studies with a minor in Climate Change Studies. Hailey grew up in Seattle, WA and spent most of her life exploring the Pacific Northwest before moving to Missoula to attend UM. Her interest in environmental studies was sparked by climate change discussions in high school, which drove her to enroll in the EVST program at UM. Hailey was thrilled when the University decided to offer a Climate Change minor and has taken the opportunity to better understand the issues in order to develop a career in climate change mitigation efforts.