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For those incorporating the Climate Studies eTextbook, eInvestigations Manual, and RealTime Climate Portal materials, the annual license fee is $149, regardless of the number of sections or number of students.


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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 eTextbook, eInvestigations Manual, and RealTime Climate Portal (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 materials are:

1. Use the full AMS Climate Studies course ePackage with emphasis on current datasets - Instructors wanting to have their students study the most current climate science may choose to use the eTextbook, eInvestigations Manual, and Current Climate Studies prepared weekly on the RealTime Climate Portal. A license is required. Go to the Order Class Materials page for details on having your bookstore purchase the Climate Studies Textbook and eInvestigations Manual Student ePackage.

2. Use the Climate Studies eTextbook and eInvestigations Manual - Instructors wanting to prepare all materials prior to the start of the term may choose to use the eTextbook and eInvestigations Manual as a full course. Website material is commonly used as a supplement in this approach. A license is required. Go to the Order Class Materials page for details on having your bookstore purchase the Climate Studies Student ePackage.

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. The RealTime Climate Portal can supplement textbook study with current data, Weekly Climate News, and other resources. Go to the Order Class Materials page for details on having your bookstore purchase the Climate Studies eTextbook and RealTime Climate Portal access for students.

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