2014 spring/summer course offerings that will apply toward a Climate Change Studies minor
The University of Montana's Climate Change Studies (CCS) minor is the first undergraduate degree program of its kind in the nation.
The CCS program offers students a unique opportunity to become informed and engaged on the pressing issue of climate change—from multi-disciplinary coursework, to field studies, to study abroad and service learning opportunities.
The program is open to students from all majors.
“The climate change topic is rapidly evolving from only an earth science issue to a technological, economic and sociological issue. We have designed a broad interdisciplinary curriculum to reflect this expanding focus.” –Dr. Steve Running, Climate Change Studies Program Director, and a lead author on the Nobel Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
The Climate Change Studies Program is a joint program with The College of Forestry and Conservation, College of Arts and Sciences, and Missoula College's Energy Technology Program that draws on the expertise of faculty across the University.
The minor in Climate Change Studies began fall 2009 and is open to students from all majors. The minor requires students take 21.0 credits: a 3.0 credit interdisciplinary introductory course (CCS 103X), and 6.0 credits in each of the following areas: climate change science, climate change and society, and climate change solutions.
Glacier National Park and Montana’s Crown of the Continent
3 credits, August 10-22, 2014
Yellowstone National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
1 credit, August 18-21, 2014
Cycle the Rockies: Energy and Climate Change in Montana
6 credits, June 11 – July 8, 2014
Watch a short video of the Bhutan Ride for Climate, featuring Climate Change Studies students and faculty.