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2020 Spring Classes

ENVS Environmental Science

ENVS 102
4 CR
GER. Examines the atmospheric, hydrospheric, lithospheric, and oceanic systems that define the environment; the interactions among these systems; energy as an environmental parameter; and the effects of physical systems on the biosphere. The labs focus on measurement and description of the environment using methods from meteorology, hydrology, and earth science. Global Positioning Systems and other relevant field techniques are introduced.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37212 KD1 Matthew Pawlus
Distance Ed WEB
1/13 - 5/2

Prerequisite: MATH S105 or concurrent enrollment.

Delivered via web. View course information at classes.alaska.edu. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information.

Tuition and fees: $1068 (additional charges may apply)

ENVS 302
3 CR
Introduction to glaciers and ice sheets and their impact n the environment. Covers glacier mass balance, ice flow, basal motion, glacier hydrology, glacier-ocean interactions, and ice core records. Examines the methods used to understand glacier behavior. Special attention will be given to the wide variety of glaciers found in Alaska.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
36221 J01 Jason Amundson
Egan Wing 218
Mon, Wed
1:45p - 3:15p
1/13 - 5/2

Prerequisite: ENVS/GEOG S102 or GEOL S104; and MATH S152.

No text.

Tuition and fees: $981 (additional charges may apply)

ENVS S309A is a one-credit version of ENVS S309, with no research project. Extends students' basic knowledge of GPS and GIS to allow interactive GIS mapping, data collection, and analysis in the field setting.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
36223 J01 Sanjay Pyare
Whitehead 103
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 5:00p
4/11 - 4/12
Arranged
4/13 - 4/17

Prerequisite: ENVS S110/GEOG S110 or ENVS S111/GEOG S111, or ENVS S338/GEOG S338.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $327 (additional charges may apply)

Extends students' basic knowledge of GPS and GIS to allow interactive GIS mapping, data collection, and analysis in the field setting. Includes training in the use of handheld computers enabled with GPS and GIS software; design and use of field data collection forms that integrate with GIS: transfer and use of GIS data between desktop and field; and the utility of mobile GIS technology in navigation, civil engineering, environmental science, forestry and other fields.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
36222 J01 Sanjay Pyare
Whitehead 103
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 5:00p
4/11 - 4/12
Arranged
4/13 - 4/24

Prerequisite: ENVS S110/GEOG S110 or ENVS S111/GEOG S111 or ENVS S338/GEOG S338.

ENVS/GEOG S309 and S309A stacked.

Requires an additional 25 hours research project to be arranged individually with the instructor. Final project due 4/24.

Tuition and fees: $654 (additional charges may apply)

ENVS 338
3 CR
Examines the representation of spatial data with vector object models, explores the relationship between spatial data and automated thematic mapping, and trains students in the use of GIS software.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
32951 J01 Sanjay Pyare
Whitehead 103
Tuesday
3:30p - 5:30p
1/13 - 5/2
Whitehead 103
Thursday
3:30p - 6:30p
1/13 - 5/2

ENVS/GEOG S338 cross-listed.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $981 (additional charges may apply)

ENVS 407
4 CR
An in-depth look at processes related to snow in mid-latitude areas. Topics include snow formation in the atmosphere, snow accumulation and distribution, snowpack metamorphism, avalanche dynamics, snowmelt runoff and chemistry, techniques for measuring snow properties, and case studies. Labs will entail collection of field data as well as analysis of data.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
36244 J01 Eran Hood
Egan Wing 114
Thursday
2:00p - 5:00p
1/13 - 5/2
Egan Wing 220
Tuesday
3:00p - 5:00p
1/13 - 5/2

Prerequisite: Science or geography major with upper division standing, or instructor permission.

ENVS/GEOG S407-J01 stacked.

Required labs may take place on Saturday.

Tuition and fees: $1338 (additional charges may apply)

Current topics in environmental science. Weekly seminars will include faculty and student-lead discussions of peer-reviewed journal articles, and student presentations of ongoing undergraduate research projects. May be repeated once for a total of 2 credits.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
32956 J01 Eran Hood
Whitehead 101
Wednesday
12:00p - 1:00p
1/13 - 5/2

No notes

Tuition and fees: $327 (additional charges may apply)

A hands-on course on the use of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV, drones) for environmental remote sensing and geospatial analysis. Provides participants with an immersive introduction to the field, with both classroom and field site components. Students learn how to operate and plan basic quadcopter missions, use applicable software for data collection, processing, and analysis, and to apply data to environmental science fields such as snow hydrology and forestry.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37698 J01 Eran Hood,
Sanjay Pyare
Whitehead 103
Wednesday
4:00p - 6:00p
1/22 - 1/22
Whitehead 103
Wednesday
4:00p - 6:00p
2/5 - 2/5
Whitehead 103
Wednesday
4:00p - 6:00p
2/19 - 2/19
Whitehead 103
Wednesday
4:00p - 6:00p
3/4 - 3/4
Whitehead 103
Wednesday
4:00p - 6:00p
3/18 - 3/18
Arranged
3/23 - 3/27
Whitehead 103
Wednesday
4:00p - 7:15p
4/1 - 4/22
Field DAY
Mon, Tue, Wed
9:00a - 5:30p
5/4 - 5/6

Pass/Fail grading.

This 3-credit (3+2) section is a 16-week study and field course including an opportunity for FAA testing and certification. Stacked with a short 2-credit version without FAA testing that meets 4/1-5/6 (ENVS S493P-J02). Total cap of combined sections is 12 students.

Tuition and fees: $1176 (additional charges may apply)

CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37699 J02 Eran Hood,
Sanjay Pyare
Whitehead 103
Wednesday
4:00p - 7:15p
4/1 - 4/22
Field DAY
Mon, Tue, Wed
9:00a - 5:30p
5/4 - 5/6

Pass/Fail grading.

This 2-credit (1+2) section is a partial 6-week section of the 16-week, 3-credit J01 with which it is stacked. Total cap of combined sections is 12 students.

Tuition and fees: $699 (additional charges may apply)

 

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2020 Summer Classes

ENVS Environmental Science

ENVS 491
7 CR
Internship with Alaska Dept of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
53123 J01 Eran Hood
Arranged
5/11 - 8/1

Pass/Fail grading.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $2289 (additional charges may apply)

 

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2020 Fall Classes

ENVS Environmental Science

ENVS 102
4 CR
GER. Examines the atmospheric, hydrospheric, lithospheric, and oceanic systems that define the environment; the interactions among these systems; energy as an environmental parameter; and the effects of physical systems on the biosphere. The labs focus on measurement and description of the environment using methods from meteorology, hydrology, and earth science. Global Positioning Systems and other relevant field techniques are introduced.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
73476 J01 Eran Hood,
Jason Fellman
Egan Wing 224
Thursday
9:00a - 11:45a
8/24 - 12/12
Egan Wing 112
Mon, Wed, Fri
12:00p - 1:00p
8/24 - 12/12

Seats remaining: 11

Prerequisite: MATH S105 or concurrent enrollment.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $1200 (additional charges may apply)

CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
73477 J02 Eran Hood,
Jason Fellman
Egan Wing 109
Thursday
1:15p - 4:00p
8/24 - 12/12
Egan Wing 112
Mon, Wed, Fri
12:00p - 1:00p
8/24 - 12/12

Seats remaining: 16

Prerequisite: MATH S105 or concurrent enrollment.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $1200 (additional charges may apply)

ENVS 213
3 CR
A survey of natural hazards such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, mass movements, floods, meteorite impacts, and extreme weather. Analysis of the geologic and atmospheric processes that develop them, reasons why certain regions are more vulnerable to disasters, the interplay between natural events and anthropogenic activity, as well as disaster preparation, forecasting, and mitigation.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
73478 J01 Sonia Nagorski
Distance Ed ELIVE
Mon, Wed, Fri
10:45a - 11:45a
8/24 - 12/12

Seats remaining: 15

Prerequisite: ENVS S102/GEOG S102, or GEOL S104; and MATH S151 or concurrent enrollment.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $870 (additional charges may apply)

ENVS 338
3 CR
Examines the representation of spatial data with vector object models, explores the relationship between spatial data and automated thematic mapping, and trains students in the use of GIS software.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
73479 J01 Sanjay Pyare
Whitehead 103
Thursday
3:30p - 6:30p
8/24 - 12/12
Distance Ed ELIVE
Tuesday
3:30p - 5:30p
8/24 - 12/12

Seats remaining: 13

No text required.

Tuition and fees: $1050 (additional charges may apply)

This course is a team-based learning experience designed to expose upper division students with basic GIS experience to more advanced applications and skill sets including spatia modeling, quantitative analysis, and geographic visualization of environmental data.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
78049 J01 Sanjay Pyare
Distance Ed ELIVE
Tue, Thu
12:00p - 1:30p
8/24 - 12/12

Seats remaining: 13

No notes

Tuition and fees: $1020 (additional charges may apply)

 
 
 

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