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2015 Spring Classes

ODS Outdoor Studies

Introduces students to travel and camping in winter. Covers selection of personal, group, and safety equipment for an overnight outing. Emphasizes snow shelter construction and backcountry techniques appropriate for winter conditions. Overnight outings are a required course component. Students must be in excellent physical condition and willing to endure cold, wet, and generally uncomfortable conditions for several days at a time. Students will be required to sign a risk release form and provide their medical history.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38006 J01 Jason Eson
UAS Rec Center 115
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
2/17 - 2/26
FIELD DAY
Saturday
8:00a - 8:00p
2/21 - 2/21
FIELD OVERNIGHT
Sun, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
2/27 - 3/1

Prerequisite: Admission to the ODS program.

Overnight outings are a required component of this course.

Tuition and fees: $374 (additional charges may apply)

An introduction to the basics of top rope ice climbing. Covers risk assessment, hazard evaluation, equipment, ice climbing techniques, knots, belaying, rappelling and top rope anchors. Outings are a required component of the course. Students must be in excellent physical condition, and will be required to sign a risk release form and provide their medical history.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38007 J01 Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 104
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
1/27 - 2/3
UAS Rec Center 115
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
1/27 - 2/3
FIELD DAY
Saturday
8:00a - 8:00p
1/31 - 1/31
FIELD OVERNIGHT
Sun, Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
2/5 - 2/9

Prerequisite: Admission to ODS certificate program.

Overnight outings are a required component of this course. Course travels to ice climbing venues near Skagway, Alaska. A clean record and current US passport are requirements for participation.

Tuition and fees: $628 (additional charges may apply)

Introduces avalanche study, rescue, terrain analysis, snow study and stability evaluation, route finding, decision making, and safe travel. Combines both in-class and field experience as required course components. Students must be in good physical condition.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38008 J01 Kevin Krein
UAS Rec Center 115
Thu, Fri
5:30p - 8:30p
1/15 - 1/23
FIELD DAY
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 8:00p
1/17 - 1/25

Prerequisite: Acceptance to ODS certificate program or permission.

Day outings are a required component of this course.

Tuition and fees: $588 (additional charges may apply)

This 25-hour curriculum is the follow up class to the Wilderness First Responder. WFR recertification allows outdoor enthusiasts and professionals alike to remain updated in their wilderness first aid certification and is required every three years to keep the WFR current.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38009 J01
UAS Rec Center 116
Sun, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 5:00p
4/24 - 4/26

Prerequisite: Admission to ODS certificate program.

Prerequisite: Instructor approval required to register. For more information call (907) 796-6405.

Tuition and fees: $374 (additional charges may apply)

Presents the skills needed to plan and complete short trips into the backcountry, on days with low avalanche danger, for skiing (alpine and telemark) and snowboarding. Topics covered include gear, modes of travel, map reading for skiers and snowboarders, avalanche and other hazards. Students must be comfortable on advanced off-trail runs at resorts, must be in excellent physical condition, and will be required to sign a risk release form and provide their medical history.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
39595 J01 Kevin Krein
UAS Rec Center 116
Thursday
5:30p - 8:30p
2/12 - 2/12
FIELD DAY
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 8:00p
2/14 - 2/15
UAS Rec Center 116
Friday
5:30p - 8:30p
2/20 - 2/20

Prerequisite: Admissions to ODS certificate program.

Day outings are a required component of this course.

Tuition and fees: $374 (additional charges may apply)

An advanced avalanche field study for experienced recreationalists or entry-level professionals. Topics include rescue for leaders, metamorphism and forecasting, field notes and weather records, mountain weather, advanced terrain, steeps and sluff, snowpit and fracture profiles, snowpack failure and release, avalanche dynamics, research, glaciers and ice avalanches, and advanced practical field exercises, tests, techniques, and experiments. Students must be in excellent physical condition, and will be required to sign a risk release form and provide their medical history.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38416 J01
UAS Rec Center 116
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
3/24 - 4/2
FIELD DAY
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 8:00p
3/28 - 4/5

Prerequisite: Admission to the ODS program and PE/ODS S118.

Day outings are a required component of this course.

Tuition and fees: $588 (additional charges may apply)

An introduction to the fundamentals of glacier travel and crevasse rescue. Topics include hazard evaluation and risk assessment, selection of personal gear, climbing and safety gear necessary for glacier travel. Knots, rope handling, belay, rappelling, and various climbing, glacier travel and crevasse rescue techniques will be discussed. Students must be in excellent physical condition, and will be required to sign a risk release form and provide their medical history.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38010 J01 Sammy Becker
UAS Rec Center 104
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
3/3 - 3/12
UAS Rec Center 115
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
3/3 - 3/12
FIELD DAY
Saturday
8:00a - 8:00p
3/7 - 3/7
FIELD OVERNIGHT
Sun, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
3/13 - 3/15

Prerequisite: Admission to ODS certificate program, and PE/ODS S117.

Prerequisite: Instructor approval is required. Overnight outings are a required component of this course.

Tuition and fees: $588 (additional charges may apply)

ODS 222
2 CR
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38011 J01 Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 115
Mon, Wed
5:30p - 8:30p
4/1 - 4/8
FIELD OVERNIGHT
Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
4/9 - 4/14
FIELD OVERNIGHT
Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
4/16 - 4/21

Prerequisite: Admission to the ODS program, and PE/ODS S116, S117 and S221.

Overnight outings are a required component of this course. The class goes onto the Juneau Icefield for one week total. Two weeks have been blocked off in the schedule to allow for whichever week is forecast to have the best weather.

Tuition and fees: $778 (additional charges may apply)

ODS 244
2 CR
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38012 J01 Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 115
Wednesday
9:00a - 5:00p
1/21 - 1/21
FIELD DAY
Wednesday
8:00a - 8:00p
2/4 - 2/4
UAS Rec Center 115
Wednesday
9:00a - 5:00p
2/18 - 2/18
FIELD DAY
Wednesday
8:00a - 8:00p
3/4 - 3/4
UAS Rec Center 115
Wednesday
9:00a - 5:00p
3/25 - 3/25
FIELD DAY
Wednesday
8:00a - 8:00p
4/8 - 4/8
UAS Rec Center 115
Wednesday
9:00a - 5:00p
4/15 - 4/15
FIELD DAY
Wednesday
8:00a - 8:00p
4/22 - 4/22
UAS Rec Center 115
Wednesday
9:00a - 5:00p
4/29 - 4/29

Prerequisite: Admission to the ODS certificate program, and ODS S243.

Day outings are a required component of this course. For more information call (907) 796-6405.

Tuition and fees: $503 (additional charges may apply)

This final course in the ODS Leadership sequence is the capstone of all skills and theory developed during the program. A student-designed and instructor-facilitated experience, it presents an opportunity for ODS students to apply and hone their outdoor leadership and skills in a multi-week expedition in Alaska or Northern Canada. Overnight outings are a required component of the course.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
40199 J02 Kevin Krein,
Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 116
Monday
5:30p - 8:30p
1/26 - 1/26
UAS Rec Center 116
Monday
5:30p - 8:30p
2/23 - 2/23
UAS Rec Center 116
Friday
5:30p - 8:30p
3/27 - 3/27
UAS Rec Center 116
Thursday
5:30p - 8:30p
4/23 - 4/23
UAS Rec Center 116
Monday
5:30p - 8:30p
4/27 - 4/27
UAS Rec Center 116
Monday
5:30p - 8:30p
5/4 - 5/4
FIELD OVERNIGHT
All Week
8:00a - 11:00p
5/5 - 5/31

Prerequisite: ODS S243 and ODS S244.

Overnight outings occur after the end of the spring term and are a required component of this course. This course meets past the end of the Spring 2015 term. For more information call (907) 796-6405.

Tuition and fees: $2356 (additional charges may apply)

ODS 394
1 CR
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
40854 J01 Kevin Krein
ARR
1/12 - 5/2

Pass/Fail grading.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $251 (additional charges may apply)

CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
40595 J01 Forest Wagner
ARR
1/12 - 5/2

Pass/Fail grading.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $2504 (additional charges may apply)

 
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2014 Fall Classes

ODS Outdoor Studies

Introduces skills and equipment required for overnight backpacking trips in SE Alaska in non-winter seasons. Covers selection of personal, group, and safety equipment, and introduces contingency plan concepts. Includes strategies for backcountry cooking. Overnight outings are a required component of the course. Students must be in excellent physical condition.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
77865 J01 Kevin Krein
UAS Rec Center 116
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
5:30p - 8:30p
10/20 - 10/29
FIELD OVERNIGHT
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
10/24 - 10/25
FIELD OVERNIGHT
Sun, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
10/30 - 11/1

Prerequisite: Acceptance to ODS certificate program or permission.

Field requirement: Overnight outings are a required component of this course.

Tuition and fees: $535 (additional charges may apply)

Introduces the basics of rock climbing in both indoor and outdoor settings. Covers risk assessment, hazard evaluation, equipment, climbing techniques, knots, belaying, rappelling, and top rope anchor setup. Students must be in good physical condition.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
77866 J01 Jamie Pierce,
Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 104
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
9/8 - 9/15
UAS Rec Center 115
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
9/8 - 9/15
FIELD DAY
Saturday
8:00a - 8:00p
9/12 - 9/12
FIELD OVERNIGHT
Sun, Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
9/17 - 9/21

Prerequisite: Acceptance to ODS certificate program or permission.

Field requirement: Overnight outings are a required component of this course. Students must have a clean criminal record and current US passport for travel into Canada. This class involves ferry travel.

Tuition and fees: $710 (additional charges may apply)

Fundamental skills of fly fishing, with instruction and techniques for both tying and casting of fly lures. Includes strategies for fishing local lakes, streams, and saltwater locations. Must have an Alaska fishing license.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
77914 J01 Kevin Maier
UAS Rec Center 102
Monday
5:30p - 8:30p
8/31 - 8/31
UAS Rec Center 102
Thursday
5:30p - 8:30p
9/3 - 9/3
FIELD DAY
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 8:00p
9/5 - 9/6

Prerequisite: Acceptance to ODS certificate program or permission.

Field requirement: Day outings are a required component of this course.

Tuition and fees: $505 (additional charges may apply)

Fundamentals of sea kayaking in Alaska. Introduces commonly used equipment and techniques, and the challenges and hazards found in the activity. Instruction in selecting equipment, trip planning, boat handling, paddling, sea strokes, and rolling and bracing. Emphasizes risk assessment and safety skills. Requires excellent physical condition, backcountry camping skills, and participation in an overnight outing.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
77867 J01 Bjorn Dihle
UAS Rec Center 115
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
9/22 - 10/1
FIELD DAY
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 8:00p
9/26 - 9/27
FIELD OVERNIGHT
Sun, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
10/2 - 10/4

Prerequisite: Acceptance to ODS certificate program or permission.

Field requirement: Day and overnight outings are a required component of this course.

Tuition and fees: $770 (additional charges may apply)

Introduces students to fundamental strokes and maneuvers of whitewater kayaking. Includes the most commonly used equipment, techniques, and the challenges and hazards of river kayaking. Focuses on river and whitewater navigation, river safety and risk management, and river running strategies. Students must be in excellent physical condition.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
77916 J01 Jason Eson,
Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 115
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
10/6 - 10/15
FIELD DAY
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 8:00p
10/10 - 10/18

Prerequisite: Acceptance to ODS certificate program or permission.

Field requirement: Day outings are a required component of this course.

Tuition and fees: $390 (additional charges may apply)

ODS 205
2 CR
Covers topics relating to extended backcountry trips and navigation by map and compass. Students acquire skills necessary to plan and carry out multi-day backpacking trips, and learn to use common maps to plan routes through unknown terrain. Student must be in good physical condition. Outings are a required course component.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
77869 J01 Forest Wagner,
Michael Walters
UAS Rec Center 115
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
11/3 - 11/12
FIELD DAY
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 8:00p
11/7 - 11/8
FIELD OVERNIGHT
Sun, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
11/13 - 11/15

Prerequisite: Acceptance to ODS certificate program or permission.

Field requirement: Day and overnight outings are a required component of this course. Lab fee includes a Silva Ranger Compass.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

A study of theories of interaction, information sharing, decision making, team building, and problem solving processes. Theoretical discussions are supplemented by analysis of risk management issues within the outdoor industry, guest lectures, and relevant readings. Designed as a theoretical and practical foundation for developing a personal and professional leadership style.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
77870 J01 Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 115
Wednesday
1:00p - 8:30p
8/31 - 12/12

Prerequisite: Admission to ODS certificate program or permission.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $775 (additional charges may apply)

CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
77918 J01 Kevin Krein,
Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 115
Friday
5:30p - 8:30p
9/4 - 12/4

Prerequisite: Admission to the BA or BLA emphasis in Outdoor Studies, and advisor approval.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $550 (additional charges may apply)

In this final course in the Outdoor Studies emphasis of a BA or BLA program, degree capstone students will lead and evaluate the expedition planned in ODS S444, implementing all relevant technical and theoretical skills developed through four years of Outdoor Studies programming.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
77919 J01 Kevin Krein
FIELD OVERNIGHT
All Week
8:00a - 11:00p
12/26 - 1/10

Prerequisite: ODS S444 and advisor approval.

The drop date for this course is on 12/9/2015, prior to the start date of the class.

Tuition and fees: $530 (additional charges may apply)

 
 
 

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