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2017 Spring Classes

ENVS Environmental Science

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
35552 J01 Sanjay Pyare
Soboleff 102
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 3:45p
4/1 - 4/2

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

Cross-listed as GEOG S309A-J01.

Tuition and fees: $288 (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
35551 J01 Sanjay Pyare
ARR
4/1 - 4/21
Soboleff 102
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 3:45p
4/1 - 4/2

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. Final project due 4/21.

Tuition and fees: $576 (additional charges may apply)

Glaciers are receding across the globe and mass loss rates measured for glaciers in Alaska are among the highest anywhere on Earth. Students will read and discuss the current state of knowledge regarding how melting glaciers influence the physical, chemical, and ecological properties of downstream freshwater and aquatic ecosystems. The class will consist primarily of reading and guided discussions on recent peer-reviewed literature illustrating the linkages and feedbacks occurring in changing icefield-to-ocean ecosystems.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38353 J01 Eran Hood
Soboleff 102
Wednesday
5:15p - 7:15p
1/17 - 5/6

Prerequisite: Completion of 3 college credits in science.

Section requirement: Completion of 3 credits in science.

Tuition and fees: $576 (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
35722 J01 Eran Hood
Egan Wing 113
Tue, Thu
9:45a - 11:15a
1/17 - 5/6

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

No notes

Tuition and fees: $864 (additional charges may apply)

ENVS 422
3 CR
Explores how components of the Earth system influence climate. Special emphasis will be placed on thinking of the Earth as a highly coupled complex system. Topics include the global energy balance, atmospheric and ocean heat transport, ice-albedo feedback, plate tectonics, glaciations, sea level variability, the carbon cycle, and the evolution of Earth's climate.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
35723 J01 Jason Amundson
Soboleff 102
Mon, Wed
3:30p - 5:00p
1/17 - 5/6

Prerequisite: ENVS S102/GEOG S102 and PHYS S103 or PHYS S211; or instructor permission.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $864 (additional charges may apply)

ENVS 430
3 CR
An exploration of the ecosystem ecology of forests around the world, with emphasis on biological characterization, nutrient dynamics, and change processes, as well as interactions with other systems such as the hydrological cycle. The roles of climate change and human management are discussed.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
35724 J01 Brian Buma
Egan Wing 114
Tue, Thu
8:00a - 9:30a
1/17 - 5/6

Prerequisite: ENVS S102/GEOG S102 or BIOL S271, or instructor permission.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $864 (additional charges may apply)

ENVS 431
3 CR
An immersive field course involving demonstrations and applications of several research and management measurement methods in forest ecology. Outdoor activities include utilizing several techniques such as laser mapping, soil pit excavation, biomass estimation, tree coring, and pathogen monitoring. Indoor activities include dendroclimatology and the analysis of student-collected data using the statistical software R. Local research scientists and land managers will lead field trips and will be featured as guest speakers.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
35725 J01 Brian Buma
Egan Wing 113
Friday
3:00p - 5:00p
4/21 - 4/21
Egan Wing 113
Friday
3:00p - 5:00p
4/28 - 4/28
FIELD
Mon - Fri
8:00a - 5:00p
5/8 - 5/19

Prerequisite: BIOL S271, or instructor permission.

Field course meets from May 8-19, past the end of the term.

Tuition and fees: $864 (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
35557 J01 Eran Hood
Egan Wing 114
Wednesday
12:00p - 1:00p
1/17 - 5/6

No notes

Tuition and fees: $303 (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
39103 J01 Eran Hood
ARR
1/17 - 5/6

Prerequisite: Upper division standing and signed permission forms.

Pass/Fail grading.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $864 (additional charges may apply)

 
 
 

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