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2019 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
32997 J01 Will Elliott
UAS Rec Center 115
Thu, Fri
6:00p - 9:00p
2/14 - 2/15
Field OVERNIGHT
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
2/16 - 2/17

Prerequisite: Admission to the ODS program.

Stacked with PE S115-J01.

Overnight outings are a required component of this course.

Tuition and fees: $377 (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
32998 J01 Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 115
Thu, Fri
6:00p - 9:00p
1/31 - 2/7
Field DAY
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 8:00p
2/2 - 2/3
Field OVERNIGHT
Sun, Mon, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
2/8 - 2/11

Prerequisite: Admission to ODS certificate program.

Stacked with PE S117-J01.

Overnight outings are a required component of this course. Course travels to ice climbing venues near Skagway, Alaska.

Tuition and fees: $764 (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
32999 J01 Kevin Krein
Egan Wing 113
Thu, Fri
6:00p - 9:00p
1/17 - 1/25
Field DAY
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 8:00p
1/19 - 1/27

Prerequisite: Acceptance to ODS certificate program or permission.

Stacked with PE S118-J01.

Day outings are a required component of this course.

Tuition and fees: $734 (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
36568 J01 Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 115
Thu, Fri
6:00p - 9:00p
2/28 - 3/8
Field DAY
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 8:00p
3/2 - 3/10

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

Stacked with PE S218-J01.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $734 (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
33000 J01 Sammy Becker
UAS Rec Center 115
Thu, Fri
6:00p - 9:00p
3/21 - 3/29
Field OVERNIGHT
Saturday
8:00a - 11:00p
3/23 - 3/23
Field OVERNIGHT
Sun, Mon, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
3/30 - 4/1

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

Stacked with PE S221-J01.

Day and overnight outings are a required component of this course. Fee note: $150 fee covers teaching assistants, required gear and equipment, and ground travel.

Tuition and fees: $684 (additional charges may apply)

ODS 222
2 CR
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
33001 J01 Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 115
Thu, Fri
6:00p - 9:00p
4/4 - 4/5
Field OVERNIGHT
Sun, Mon, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
4/6 - 4/8
UAS Rec Center 115
Thursday
6:00p - 9:00p
4/11 - 4/11
Field OVERNIGHT
Sun, Mon, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
4/12 - 4/15
UAS Rec Center 115
Thursday
6:00p - 9:00p
4/18 - 4/18
Field OVERNIGHT
Sun, Mon, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
4/19 - 4/22

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

Stacked with PE S222-J01.

Overnight outings are a required component of this course and are weather dependent. Course travels to mountaineering venues on the Juneau Icefield. The second outing will be either 4/12-15 or 4/19-22. Fee note: Fee covers mechanized access to the Juneau Icefield.

Tuition and fees: $834 (additional charges may apply)

ODS 244
2 CR
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
33002 J01 Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 115
Wednesday
6:00p - 7:45p
2/27 - 4/3
Field DAY
Wednesday
8:00a - 5:00p
2/27 - 4/3
UAS Rec Center 115
Wednesday
6:00p - 7:45p
4/24 - 4/24
Field DAY
Wednesday
8:00a - 5:00p
4/24 - 4/24

Prerequisite: ODS S243 and admission to any ODS program, or instructor permission.

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

Tuition and fees: $644 (additional charges may apply)

This final class 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 skills in a 5 to 21 day expedition in Alaska or Canada. Planning of ODS S245 occurs during the spring semester and the expedition departs following the end of term. Overnight outings are a required component of the course.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
33003 J01 Forest Wagner,
Kevin Krein
UAS Rec Center 115
Wednesday
8:00p - 9:00p
2/27 - 4/3
UAS Rec Center 115
Wednesday
8:00p - 9:00p
4/24 - 4/24
Field OVERNIGHT
All Week
8:00a - 11:00p
5/7 - 5/22

Prerequisite: ODS S243 and ODS S244.

Pass/Fail grading.

Overnight outings and are a required component of this course and occur after the end of the spring term. This course meets past the end of the Spring 2019 term. For more information call (907) 796-6405.

Tuition and fees: $1801 (additional charges may apply)

A rich culture surrounds mountain activities such as climbing and skiing. Students learn the history, traditions, and mythology of mountain exploration and sport through the study of literary and philosophical texts relating to these activities. Study is enhanced by students spending time in the field, learning skills and experiencing the mountain environment. Students must be physically fit and prepared to spend significant amounts of time outside in inclement weather.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
35023 J01 Kevin Krein
Field DAY
Wednesday
8:00a - 5:00p
1/16 - 2/20
Egan Wing 114
Wednesday
6:00p - 9:00p
1/16 - 2/20

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or instructor permission.

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

Tuition and fees: $1049 (additional charges may apply)

 

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2019 Summer Classes

ODS Outdoor Studies

ODS 293
4 CR
Students will use sea kayaks to conduct a two-week SE Alaskan oceanographic expedition to the glaciated fjords of Stephens Passage. Students will develop a research and expedition plan, develop wilderness kayaking skills, and use their kayaking and expedition skills to gather oceanographic data.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
51347 J01 Glenn Wright
Egan Wing 108
Monday
6:00p - 9:00p
6/3 - 6/3
Field DAY
8:00a - 8:00p
7/1 - 7/3
Field OVERNIGHT
All Week
8:00a - 11:00p
7/4 - 7/10
Egan Wing 108
Sunday
8:00a - 12:00p
7/21 - 7/21

Seats remaining: 8

Co-requisite: 51251 ODS S293-J01 or 51845 PE S293P and 51371 BIOL S193-J01 or 51372 BIOL S393-J01 must be taken concurrently. Field requirement: overnight outings are a required component of this course.

Tuition and fees: $1568 (additional charges may apply)

 

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2019 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
70333 J01 Kevin Krein
UAS Rec Center 115
Thu, Fri
5:30p - 8:30p
10/3 - 10/11
Field OVERNIGHT
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
10/5 - 10/6
Field OVERNIGHT
Sun, Sat
7:30a - 8:00p
10/12 - 10/13

Seats remaining: 4

Prerequisite: Acceptance to ODS certificate program or permission.

Stacked with PE S114-J01.

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

Tuition and fees: $668 (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
70334 J01 Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 115
Thu, Fri
5:30p - 8:30p
9/5 - 9/6
Field DAY
Saturday
8:00a - 8:00p
9/7 - 9/7
UAS Rec Center 115
Tuesday
5:30p - 8:30p
9/24 - 9/30
Field OVERNIGHT
Sun, Mon, Wed - Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
9/25 - 9/30

Seats remaining: 2

Prerequisite: Acceptance to ODS certificate program or permission.

Stacked with PE S116-J01.

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: $783 (additional charges may apply)

Introduction to the fundamentals of fly fishing, including gear, casting, fly tying, knots, core ethics, and on-the-water tactics. Requires an Alaska fishing license for class outings.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
76679 J01 Kevin Maier
Mourant 105
Thu, Fri
5:30p - 8:30p
8/29 - 8/30
Field DAY
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 8:00p
8/31 - 9/1
Field DAY
Friday
8:00a - 5:00p
9/20 - 9/20
Mourant 105
Friday
5:30p - 8:30p
9/20 - 9/20

Seats remaining: 3

Prerequisite: Admission to any ODS program, or instructor permission.

Stacked with PE S119-J01.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $354 (additional charges may apply)

Designed for personnel working on, adjacent to, or crossing class I and class II water. Emphasis is on self-rescue and buddy rescue for the remote worker with the limited tools carried during field work.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
76684 J01 Staff
UAS Rec Center
Thu, Fri
5:30p - 8:30p
9/12 - 9/15
Field
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 8:00p
9/14 - 9/15

Seats remaining: 12

Recommended to register with those individuals whom you most commonly conduct field work with so that you can train as a team.

Tuition and fees: $464 (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
70337 J01 Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 115
Thu, Fri
5:30p - 8:30p
10/17 - 10/24
Field DAY
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 8:00p
10/19 - 10/20
Field OVERNIGHT
Sun, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
10/25 - 10/27

Seats remaining: 5

Prerequisite: Acceptance to ODS certificate program or permission.

Stacked with PE S205-J01.

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

Tuition and fees: $743 (additional charges may apply)

Introduces a theoretical and practical foundation for developing a personal and professional leadership style. Students will be exposed to diverse topics within the outdoor industry such as outdoor leadership, group dynamics and decision making, risk management, environmental ethics, and experiential education. Readings and active participation in discussions, activities and assignments are required. Field outings are also a required component of this course.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
70338 J01 Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 115
Tue, Thu
10:00a - 11:30a
8/27 - 11/26
Field OVERNIGHT
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
11/9 - 11/10
Field OVERNIGHT
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
11/16 - 11/17

Seats remaining: 9

Prerequisite: Admission to any ODS program or instructor permission.

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

Tuition and fees: $937 (additional charges may apply)

 
 
 

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