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2016 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
36220 J01 Sammy Becker
UAS Rec Center 115
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
3/1 - 3/6
FIELD OVERNIGHT
Sun, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
3/4 - 3/6

Prerequisite: Admission to the ODS program.

Overnight outings are a required component of this course. Cross-listed as PE S115-J01. Section requirement: Instructor approval required.

Tuition and fees: $318 (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
36221 J01 Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 104
Tuesday
5:30p - 8:30p
1/19 - 2/1
UAS Rec Center 115
Tuesday
5:30p - 8:30p
1/19 - 2/1
FIELD DAY
Saturday
8:00a - 8:00p
1/23 - 1/23
FIELD OVERNIGHT
Sun, Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
1/28 - 2/1

Prerequisite: Admission to ODS certificate program.

Overnight outings are a required component of this course. Course travels to ice climbing venues near Skagway, Alaska. Cross-listed as PE S117-J01.

Tuition and fees: $696 (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
36222 J01 Kevin Krein
UAS Rec Center 115
Thu, Fri
5:30p - 8:30p
1/14 - 1/21
FIELD DAY
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 8:00p
1/16 - 1/17
FIELD DAY
Sunday
8:00a - 8:00p
1/24 - 1/24

Prerequisite: Acceptance to ODS certificate program or permission.

Day outings are a required component of this course. Cross-listed as PE S118-J01.

Tuition and fees: $626 (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
36223 J01
UAS Rec Center 116
Sun, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 5:00p
4/22 - 4/24

Prerequisite: Admission to ODS certificate program.

Cross-listed as PE S122-J01.

Tuition and fees: $433 (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
36226 J01 Sammy Becker
UAS Rec Center 104
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
3/22 - 4/3
UAS Rec Center 115
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
3/22 - 4/3
FIELD DAY
Saturday
8:00a - 8:00p
3/26 - 3/26
FIELD OVERNIGHT
Sun, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
4/1 - 4/3

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

Day and overnight outings are a required component of this course. Cross-listed as PE S221-J01.

Tuition and fees: $596 (additional charges may apply)

ODS 222
2 CR
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
36227 J01 Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 115
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
4/5 - 4/14
UAS Rec Center 104
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
4/5 - 4/14
FIELD OVERNIGHT
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
4/9 - 4/10
FIELD OVERNIGHT
Sun, Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
4/15 - 4/19

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

Overnight outings are a required component of this course. Course travels to mountaineering venues near Haines and Skagway. Students are required to purchase their own ferry tickets. Cross-listed as PE S222-J01.

Tuition and fees: $671 (additional charges may apply)

ODS 244
2 CR
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
36228 J01 Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 115
Wednesday
4:30p - 6:00p
1/11 - 4/30
UAS Rec Center 104
Wednesday
4:30p - 6:00p
1/11 - 4/30
FIELD DAY
Wednesday
8:00a - 4:00p
1/13 - 1/13
FIELD DAY
Wednesday
8:00a - 4:00p
1/27 - 1/27
FIELD DAY
Wednesday
8:00a - 4:00p
2/10 - 2/10
FIELD DAY
Wednesday
8:00a - 4:00p
2/24 - 2/24
FIELD DAY
Wednesday
8:00a - 4:00p
3/9 - 3/9
FIELD DAY
Wednesday
8:00a - 4:00p
3/23 - 3/23
FIELD DAY
Wednesday
8:00a - 4:00p
4/6 - 4/6
FIELD DAY
Wednesday
8:00a - 4:00p
4/20 - 4/20

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: $546 (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
36229 J01 Kevin Krein,
Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 104
Wednesday
6:30p - 8:00p
1/11 - 4/30
UAS Rec Center 115
Wednesday
6:30p - 8:00p
1/11 - 4/30
FIELD OVERNIGHT
All Week
8:00a - 11:00p
5/3 - 5/17

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. Fee Note: additional course fees cover flight onto the Juneau Icefield.

Tuition and fees: $1349 (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
38184 J01 Kevin Krein
FIELD DAY
Monday
8:00a - 5:00p
1/11 - 1/25
UAS Rec Center 104
Monday
5:30p - 8:30p
1/11 - 1/25
UAS Rec Center 115
Monday
5:30p - 8:30p
1/11 - 1/25
FIELD DAY
Saturday
8:00a - 5:00p
2/6 - 2/6
UAS Rec Center 104
Saturday
5:30p - 8:30p
2/6 - 2/6
UAS Rec Center 115
Saturday
5:30p - 8:30p
2/6 - 2/6
UAS Rec Center 104
Monday
5:30p - 8:30p
2/8 - 3/7
UAS Rec Center 115
Monday
5:30p - 8:30p
2/8 - 3/7
FIELD DAY
Monday
8:00a - 5:00p
2/8 - 3/7

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or instructor permission.

Day outings are a required component of this course. No class meeting or outing on Feb 1. For more information call (907) 796-6405.

Tuition and fees: $954 (additional charges may apply)

CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38883 J01 Kevin Maier
Egan Wing 115
Monday
5:30p - 10:00p
3/21 - 4/30
FIELD OVERNIGHT
All Week
8:00a - 11:00p
5/2 - 5/8

This course meets past the end of the spring term. Course requirement: Students will be required to purchase roundtrip airfare to Yakutat and mush have a valid Alaska fishing license. Thinking critically about the relationship between sport fishing and conservation, this class will explore the threats to pacific salmon and steelhead and consider the culture of fly fishing as one response to these threats. Course will present unique opportunity to engage with the cultural and political problems inherent to fisheries management and to read widely in the literature of steelhead fly fishing, while also preparing a service-learning project and learning the basics of steelhead fly fishing. Concludes with a week in the field working with secondary students in Yakutat, Alaska while honing fishing skills by pursuing steelhead on the Situk River.

Tuition and fees: $969 (additional charges may apply)

CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
39779 J01 Forest Wagner
ARR
1/11 - 4/30

Pass/Fail grading.

No notes

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $273; (additional charges may apply)

 
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2015 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 Bjorn Dihle
UAS Rec Center 116
Tue, Thu
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: $551 (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
80504 J02 Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 104
Tue, Thu
4:30p - 8:30p
9/8 - 9/15
UAS Rec Center 115
Tue, Thu
4:30p - 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.

Stacked with PE S116-J02. 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: $620 (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: $786 (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
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: $706 (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: $799 (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: $566 (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
80351 J02 Kevin Krein,
Forest Wagner
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, no withdrawal permitted.

Tuition and fees: $2446 (additional charges may apply)

 
 
 

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