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2014 Spring Classes

ENVS Environmental Science

ENVS 102
4 CR
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
38761 K01 Christopher Donar
ROBT 115
Mon, Wed
9:00a - 11:50a
1/13 - 5/3

Prerequisite: MATH S105 or concurrent enrollment.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $754 (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
36765 J01 Sanjay Pyare
Hendrickson 105
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 3:45p
3/29 - 3/30

Prerequisite: ENVS/GEOG S110 or S111 or S310, or instructor permission.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $243 (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
37211 J01 Sanjay Pyare
Hendrickson 105
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 3:45p
3/29 - 3/30
ARR
3/31 - 5/3

Prerequisite: ENVS/GEOG S110 or S111 or S338.

Available as ENVS S309A for one credit with no research project, or as ENVS S309 for two credits with a 25-hour research project.

Requires an additional 25 hours research to be arranged individually with the instructor.

Tuition and fees: $486 (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
37275 J01 Sanjay Pyare
Whitehead 102
Tuesday
5:30p - 7:30p
1/13 - 5/3
Whitehead 102
Thursday
5:30p - 8:30p
1/13 - 5/3

No notes

Tuition and fees: $804 (additional charges may apply)

Focus is on the science behind issues facing both producers and consumers of natural resources, including forestry, water resources, mineral/hydrocarbons, and waste treatment. Specific attention will be given to natural resource issues facing Southeast Alaska.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37213 J01 Brian Buma
Hendrickson 201
Tue, Thu
8:00a - 9:30a
1/13 - 5/3

No notes

Tuition and fees: $729 (additional charges may apply)

ENVS 414
3 CR
Deals with how biological and geochemical processes affect element cycles at a variety of spatial and temporal scales. Emphasizes contemporary research in the biogeochemistry of carbon, nitrogen, sulfur, selected metals, and organic compounds of natural and anthropogenic origin.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37217 J01 Eran Hood
Hendrickson 110
Mon, Wed
3:30p - 5:00p
1/13 - 5/3

Prerequisite: ENVS/GEOG S102, CHEM S106, or instructor permission.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $729 (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
36759 J01 Eran Hood
Egan Wing 219
Wednesday
12:00p - 1:00p
1/13 - 5/3

No notes

Tuition and fees: $243 (additional charges may apply)

ENVS 493
3 CR
Explores the processes governing glacier advance and retreat. Topics to be covered include mass balance, glacial hydrology, glacier dynamics, and glacier-ocean interactions. The course will culminate with a four-day excursion to the Mendenhall glacier.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37219 J01 Jason Amundson
Hendrickson 110
Mon, Wed
1:10p - 2:10p
1/13 - 5/3
FIELD OVERNIGHT
Mon - Thu
8:00a - 8:00p
5/5 - 5/8

Overnight outings are a required component of this course. The outings occur after the end of the spring term.

Tuition and fees: $829 (additional charges may apply)

Individual research in the environmental sciences undertaken by a student in consultation with a member of the ENVS faculty. Student may submit research ideas, and with faculty input, develop them into a project. Requires consent of advisor and appropriate faculty sponsor, signed study contract, and instructor approval form.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
36761 J01 Sanjay Pyare
ARR
1/13 - 5/3

Prerequisite: Upper division standing and signed permission forms.

No notes

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $243; (additional charges may apply)

 
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2014 Summer Classes

ENVS Environmental Science

A study of Alaskan Coastal Range mountains glaciology, hydrology, meteorology, geomorphology, geology, landscape ecology as well as glacier travel and safety techniques. Students will carry out their own skill-dependent research projects during the field study and present their work to public audiences in Atlin and Juneau. Course continues through the fall with a final research report and exam due in October 2014. Supported by the Foundation for Glacier and Environment Research (FGER). Takes place on the Juneau Icefield. ENVS 193 is appropriate for students at the High School level and lower division college level.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
52190 J01 Jeffrey Kavanaugh
Friday
6/22 - 8/17
FIELD DAY
All Week
8:00a - 8:00p
6/22 - 8/17

Takes place on the Juneau icefield. Course continues through the fall term with a final exam in October. ENVS S193 is appropriate for high school and lower division college students.

Tuition and fees: $380 (additional charges may apply)

A study of Alaskan Coastal Range mountains glaciology, hydrology, meteorology, geomorphology, geology, landscape ecology as well as glacier travel and safety techniques. Students will carry out their own skill-dependent research projects during the field study, and will present their work public audiences in Atlin and Juneau. Course continues through the fall with a final research report and exam due in October 2014. Supported by the Foundation for Glacier and Environment Research (FGER). Takes place on the Juneau Icefield. ENVS 493 is appropriate for students at the High School level and lower division college level.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
52193 J01 Jeffrey Kavanaugh
FIELD DAY
All Week
8:00a - 8:00p
6/22 - 8/17
Friday
6/22 - 8/17

Takes place on the Juneau icefield. Course continues through fall term with a final research report and exam in October. ENVS S493 is appropriate for college level upper classmen.

Tuition and fees: $380 (additional charges may apply)

 
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2014 Fall Classes

ENVS Environmental Science

ENVS 102
4 CR
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
79906 J01 Eran Hood
Hendrickson 110
Thursday
9:00a - 12:00p
9/2 - 12/13
Hendrickson 110
Mon, Wed, Fri
12:00p - 1:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Prerequisite: MATH S105 or concurrent enrollment.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $896 (additional charges may apply)

CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
79907 J02 Eran Hood
Hendrickson 110
Mon, Wed, Fri
12:00p - 1:00p
9/2 - 12/13
Hendrickson 110
Thursday
1:15p - 4:15p
9/2 - 12/13

Prerequisite: MATH S105 or concurrent enrollment.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $896 (additional charges may apply)

An overview of the Global Positioning System; the development of a data dictionary; data acquisition using differential GPS; and integrating GPS data into environmental applications.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
79908 J01 Kathy Smikrud
Hendrickson 110
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 4:15p
10/11 - 10/12

Final DTS project due by Oct 31, 2011.

Tuition and fees: $234 (additional charges may apply)

ENVS 212
4 CR
The study of natural hazards is a primer to living with Earth. Environmental outcomes affect the environmental health of our planet's surface and its human populations. Not all hazards lead to destruction; some are the result of ongoing and quite normal Earth processes that may involve soil, water or minerals.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
80355 J01 Michael Hekkers
Hendrickson 201
Mon, Wed
1:15p - 2:45p
9/2 - 12/13
Hendrickson 201
Tuesday
2:00p - 5:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Prerequisite: ENVS/GEOG S102 and GEOL S104; and MATH S107 or concurrent enrollment.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $856 (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
79911 J01 Sanjay Pyare
Whitehead 102
Tuesday
5:30p - 7:30p
9/2 - 12/13
Whitehead 102
Thursday
5:30p - 8:30p
9/2 - 12/13

No notes

Tuition and fees: $793 (additional charges may apply)

Advanced GIS examines the object models used for the representation of spatially continuous data and the analysis of those data. Specific topics include terrain models; classification; suitability analysis; utilizing imagery; local, focal and zonal functions; surface modeling, and geo-referencing.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
80007 J01 Sanjay Pyare
Whitehead 102
Tue, Thu
11:30a - 1:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Prerequisite: ENVS/GEOG S338.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $823 (additional charges may apply)

ENVS 491
1 - 4 CR
Part-time work in an approved science agency where the student is supervised by a senior employee of the agency in cooperation with the faculty advisor.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
79915 J01
ARR
9/2 - 12/13

Prerequisite: Upper division standing and signed instructor approval form.

Available for 1 to 4 credits, to be determined at time of registration.

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $251; (additional charges may apply)

Individual research in the environmental sciences undertaken by a student in consultation with a member of the ENVS faculty. Student may submit research ideas, and with faculty input, develop them into a project. Requires consent of advisor and appropriate faculty sponsor, signed study contract, and instructor approval form.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
79970 J01
ARR
9/2 - 12/13

Prerequisite: Upper division standing and signed permission forms.

No notes

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $251; (additional charges may apply)

 
 
 

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