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2017 Summer Classes

ENVS Environmental Science

This 8-week field course integrates field techniques in glacial geomorphology and glaciology, and explores the key relationships between the Earth, atmospheric, and climate sciences. Students will conduct original research on the icefield and present their findings at the end of the course. Research projects may be associated with ongoing research or new projects developed by the students and instructor.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
50985 J01 Seth Campbell
Field OVERNIGHT
All Week
8:00a - 8:00p
5/14 - 12/5

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

Section requirement: Instructor approval required to register. Students must register online for this course. Students new to UAS must apply online as a non-degree seeking student. Course continues through fall term with a final exam in December. Supported by the Foundation for Glacier and Environmental Research (FGER). Takes place on the Juneau Icefield.

Tuition and fees: $402 (additional charges may apply)

 
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2017 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
73230 J01 Eran Hood,
Jason Fellman
Whitehead 101
Thursday
9:00a - 12:00p
8/28 - 12/16
Egan Wing 112
Mon, Wed, Fri
12:00p - 1:00p
8/28 - 12/16

Prerequisite: MATH S105 or concurrent enrollment.

Stacked with GEOG S102-J01.

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

CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
73231 J02 Eran Hood,
Jason Fellman
Egan Wing 112
Mon, Wed, Fri
12:00p - 1:00p
8/28 - 12/16
Whitehead 101
Thursday
1:15p - 4:15p
8/28 - 12/16

Prerequisite: MATH S105 or concurrent enrollment.

Stacked with GEOG S102-J01.

Tuition and fees: $1068 (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
77570 J01 Sanjay Pyare
Whitehead 103
Thursday
3:20p - 6:20p
8/28 - 12/16
Whitehead 103
Tuesday
3:30p - 5:30p
8/28 - 12/16

Stacked with GEOG S338-J01.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $933 (additional charges may apply)

Has the human species ushered in a new geological epoch? Many scientists now argue that human activity is the dominant control on many of the Earth's climatic, ecologic, geologic, and chemical processes, and that the scale of this influence meets the criteria for a new geologic age. In this class, students will read and discuss the evidence for the Anthropocene, the argument for and against the proposed new nomenclature and its start date, as well as this potential designation's repercussions to science and society. The class will consist primarily of readings, presentations, and guided discussions on recent scientific literature on the definitions and characteristics of our human-dominated time period.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
77572 J01 Sonia Nagorski
Whitehead 101
Monday
3:30p - 5:30p
8/28 - 12/16

Prerequisite: Completion of 3 college credits in science.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $602 (additional charges may apply)

ENVS 406
3 CR
Identification, interpretation and measurement of physical and cultural features using remotely sensed data; image enhancement and analysis; applications of remote sensing to different scientific disciplines; and an introduction to raster-based Geographic Information Systems.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
75463 J01 Sanjay Pyare
Whitehead 103
Tue, Thu
11:30a - 1:00p
8/28 - 12/16

Prerequisite: MATH S151.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $978 (additional charges may apply)

An introduction to two related disciplines emphasizing a geographical focus on natural processes. Landscape ecology studies large-scale ecological patterns and processes occurring on whole landscapes and biogeography studies species distribution in relation to environmental and historical factors. Students learn how these disciplines serve as foundations for decision making in land use planning, resource management, and biological conservation. Labs include the use of geospatial tools like GIS and remote sensing, and hands-on field exercises.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
78157 J01 Brian Buma
Whitehead 103
Thursday
1:10p - 3:10p
8/28 - 12/16
Egan Wing 114
Tue, Thu
9:45a - 11:15a
8/28 - 12/16

Prerequisite: ENVS S102/GEOG S102 or BIOL S104 or BIOL S105.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $1204 (additional charges may apply)

ENVS 491
1 - 12 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
75464 J01 Staff
8/28 - 12/16

Available for 1 to 4 credits, to be determined at time of registration. Section requirement: Upper division standing and a signed Special Course contract with registration.

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $301; (additional charges may apply)

 
 
 

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