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2020 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
33016 J01 Kevin Krein
UAS Rec Center 115
Thu, Fri
5:30p - 8:30p
2/13 - 2/14
Field OVERNIGHT
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
2/15 - 2/16

Prerequisite: Admission to the ODS program.

ODS/PE S115-J01 stacked.

Overnight outings are a required component of this course.

Tuition and fees: $389 (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
33017 J01 Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 115
Thu, Fri
5:30p - 8:30p
1/30 - 2/10
Field DAY
Sunday
8:00a - 8:00p
2/2 - 2/2
Field OVERNIGHT
Sun, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
2/7 - 2/9

Prerequisite: Admission to ODS certificate program.

ODS/PE S117-J01 stacked.

Day and overnight outings are a required component of this course. Course travels to ice climbing venues near Skagway, Alaska. Short courses have pro-rated drop and withdraw dates. Check uas.alaska.edu/Registrar, Short Courses.

Tuition and fees: $893 (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
33018 J01 Kevin Krein
Egan Wing 115
Thu, Fri
6:00p - 9:00p
1/16 - 1/26
Field DAY
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 5:00p
1/18 - 1/26

Prerequisite: Acceptance to ODS certificate program or permission.

ODS/PE S118-J01 stacked.

Day outings are a required component of this course.

Tuition and fees: $758 (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
37568 J01 Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center
Sun, Thu, Sat
5:30p - 8:30p
1/13 - 3/22

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

ODS/PE S218-J01 stacked.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $708 (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
33020 J01 Dylan Miller,
Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 115
Fri, Sat
5:30p - 8:30p
2/21 - 2/22
Field DAY
Sunday
8:00a - 8:00p
2/23 - 2/23
UAS Rec Center 115
Thu, Fri
5:30p - 8:30p
2/27 - 2/28
Field OVERNIGHT
Sun, Mon, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
2/29 - 3/2

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

ODS/PE S221-J01 stacked.

Day and overnight outings are a required component of this course. Short courses have pro-rated drop and withdraw dates. Check uas.alaska.edu/Registrar, Short Courses.

Tuition and fees: $708 (additional charges may apply)

ODS 222
2 CR
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
33021 J01 Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 115
Thu, Fri
5:30p - 8:30p
4/2 - 4/16
Field OVERNIGHT
Sun, Mon, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
4/4 - 4/6
Field OVERNIGHT
Sun, Mon, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
4/10 - 4/13
Field OVERNIGHT
Sun, Mon, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
4/17 - 4/20

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

ODS/PE S222-J01 stacked.

Overnight outings are a required component of this course. The second outing (to the Juneau Icefield) will Course travels to mountaineering venues on the be either 4/10-13 or 4/17-20, depending on weather. Short courses have pro-rated drop and withdraw dates. Check uas.alaska.edu/Registrar, Short Courses.

Tuition and fees: $858 (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
37823 J01 Forest Wagner,
Kevin Krein
Egan Wing 115
Thursday
3:30p - 5:00p
1/13 - 5/15
Field OVERNIGHT
All Week
8:00a - 11:00p
5/5 - 5/15

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, after finals week. Class travels to expedition venues in Alaska or Northern Canada. Expedition dates: 5/5 to 5/15. For more information contact the instructor, kjkrein@alaska.edu.

Tuition and fees: $2337 (additional charges may apply)

ODS 393
4 CR
Mountain activities will be considered through the lens of philosophical, literary, and historical texts and films. This study will be combined with field time spent in mountain environments. Special consideration is given to issues relating to outdoor sport and adventure recreation. Field time includes practical application of outdoor skills.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37580 J01 Forest Wagner,
Kevin Krein
Egan Wing 114
Wednesday
6:00p - 9:00p
1/13 - 5/2
Field DAY
Friday
8:00a - 5:00p
1/17 - 4/3

Prerequisite: Admission to the Outdoor Studies program or instructor permission.

Cross-listed as HUM S393-J01 (stacked).

No notes

Tuition and fees: $1508 (additional charges may apply)

 

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2020 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
73715 J01 Kevin Krein
UAS Rec Center 115
Thu, Fri
6:00p - 9:00p
10/15 - 10/25
Field OVERNIGHT
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
10/17 - 10/18
Field OVERNIGHT
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
10/24 - 10/25

Seats remaining: 4

Prerequisite: Acceptance to ODS certificate program or permission.

Stacked with PE S114-J01.

Overnight outings are a required component of this course.

Tuition and fees: $690 (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
73716 J01 Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 104
Thu, Fri
5:30p - 8:30p
8/27 - 9/6
UAS Rec Center 115
Thu, Fri
5:30p - 8:30p
8/27 - 9/6
Field DAY
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 8:00p
8/29 - 8/30
Field DAY
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 8:00p
9/5 - 9/6

Seats remaining: 4

Prerequisite: Acceptance to ODS certificate program or permission.

Stacked with PE S116-J01.

No overnight outings. No overnight outings. Students must have a clean criminal record and current US passport for travel to Canada. This class involves ferry travel. No text required.

Tuition and fees: $690 (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
73717 J01 Kevin Maier
Thu, Fri
5:30p - 9:00p
9/10 - 9/13
Field DAY
Sun, Sat
7:30a - 8:00p
9/12 - 9/13

Seats remaining: 8

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

Stacked with PE S119-J01.

No text required.

Tuition and fees: $365 (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
77780 J01 Staff
UAS Rec Center 115
Thu, Fri
5:30p - 8:30p
9/17 - 9/28
Field DAY
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 8:00p
9/19 - 9/20
Field OVERNIGHT
Sun, Mon, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
9/26 - 9/28

Seats remaining: 4

Prerequisite: Acceptance to ODS certificate program or permission.

Stacked with PE S133-J01

Field requirement: Day & overnight outings are a required component of the course.

Tuition and fees: $830 (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
73718 J01 Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 115
Thu, Fri
5:30p - 8:30p
10/29 - 11/9
Field DAY
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 6:00p
10/31 - 11/1
Field OVERNIGHT
Sun, Mon, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
11/7 - 11/9

Seats remaining: 11

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. No text required.

Tuition and fees: $765 (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
73719 J01 Forest Wagner
Egan Wing 225
Tuesday
5:30p - 9:30p
8/24 - 12/12
Field OVERNIGHT
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
8/24 - 12/12

Seats remaining: 5

Prerequisite: Admission to any ODS program or instructor permission.

Field outings are a required component of this course. Fri, Sat, or Sun field outings will be required, dates TBA. No text required.

Tuition and fees: $980 (additional charges may apply)

CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
77781 J01 Kevin Krein
Egan Wing 113
Wednesday
3:30p - 5:20p
8/24 - 12/12

Seats remaining: 6

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

No field requirement. No textbook.

Tuition and fees: $680 (additional charges may apply)

 
 
 

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