For those incorporating
the Climate Studies Textbook, Investigations Manual, and Course Website
materials, the annual license fee is $149,
regardless of the number of sections or number of students.
Development for this course is supported, in part, by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Options for Using
AMS Climate Studies Materials
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A hallmark of AMS Climate Studies is the flexibility of course
implementation. The course can be offered using any combination of the AMS
Climate Studies textbook,
Investigations Manual, and
Course Website. The course is
adaptable to instructional settings ranging from traditional lecture/lab to
hybrid to totally online and can be used on a variety of schedules, including
semester/quarter, summer session, accelerated degree, or self-paced study.
Course materials are designed for easy integration with
course management systems. The most common approaches to using the course
1. Use the full AMS Climate Studies course
package with emphasis on current datasets - Instructors wanting to
have their students study the most current climate science may choose to use the textbook,
Investigations Manual, and Current Climate Studies
prepared weekly on the Course
Website. A license is required for this option. Go
to the Order Class Materials page for details on
having your bookstore purchase the Climate Studies Textbook and
Investigations Manual package for students.
2. Use the Climate Studies textbook and
Investigations Manual - Instructors wanting to prepare all materials
prior to the start of the term may choose to use the textbook and
Investigations Manual. Website
material is commonly used as a supplement in this approach. A
license is required for this option. Go to the
Order Class Materials page for details on having your
bookstore purchase the Climate Studies Textbook and Investigations
Manual package for students.
3. Use the Climate Studies textbook
alone - The Climate Studies textbook is ideally suited for
introductory climate science lecture courses in which students are not expected to
complete the investigations series. Textbook-only users have access to a
special Internet website that will deliver the Daily Weather Summary, current
climate products, and Math Skills applications. The textbook contains chapter
review and critical thinking questions. Course instructors receive a
complementary textbook and faculty resource CD. A license is not
required for this option, but please contact us
to request a faculty set of materials. Go to the Order
Class Materials page for details on having your bookstore purchase the
Climate Studies Textbook for students.