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2015 Spring Classes

ENVS Environmental Science

Studies the greater environmental science of the Mendenhall valley, river, lake and Glacier. Topics include isostatic rebound, forest succession, river and lake geomorphology, glacial geomorphology, and glacial dynamics of a quickly retreating and thinning glacier. Students will be involved with collection and analysis of relevant field data and will do a project.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
40185 J01 Michael Hekkers
Hendrickson 105
Tuesday
8:15a - 11:15a
1/12 - 5/2

Cross-listed as GEOG S293-J01.

Tuition and fees: $428 (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
37399 J01 Sanjay Pyare
Hendrickson 105
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 3:45p
4/4 - 4/5

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

No notes

Tuition and fees: $251 (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
37398 J01 Sanjay Pyare
ARR
4/4 - 4/5
Hendrickson 105
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 3:45p
4/4 - 4/5

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: $502 (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
37400 J01 Sanjay Pyare
Whitehead 102
Tuesday
5:30p - 7:30p
1/12 - 5/2
Whitehead 102
Thursday
5:30p - 8:30p
1/12 - 5/2

No notes

Tuition and fees: $793 (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
37419 J01 Eran Hood
Hendrickson 110
Wednesday
2:00p - 5:00p
1/12 - 5/2
Hendrickson 110
Monday
3:30p - 5:30p
1/12 - 5/2

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

Required labs may take place on Saturday.

Tuition and fees: $1074 (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
37420 J01 Jason Amundson
Hendrickson 105
Mon, Fri
11:30a - 1:00p
1/12 - 5/2

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

No notes

Tuition and fees: $768 (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
37404 J01 Eran Hood
Egan Wing 218
Wednesday
12:00p - 1:00p
1/12 - 5/2

No notes

Tuition and fees: $251 (additional charges may apply)

ENVS 493
3 CR
Applies basic ecological principles to forests and their management, with a focus on forest development, structure, communities, and stand/landscape dynamics in the context of climate change and global use patterns. Will cover basic mensuration techniques relevant to local ecosystems.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37421 J01 Brian Buma
Hendrickson 201
Tue, Thu
1:15p - 2:45p
1/12 - 5/2

No notes

Tuition and fees: $753 (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
40319 J02 Brian Buma
ARR
1/12 - 5/2

Prerequisite: Upper division standing and signed permission forms.

Pass/Fail grading.

Requires a signed Special Course Contract form with registration.

Tuition and fees: $502 (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
37422 J01 Eran Hood
ARR
1/12 - 5/2

Prerequisite: Upper division standing and signed permission forms.

Requires a signed Special Course Contract form with registration.

Tuition and fees: $1004 (additional charges may apply)

 
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2015 Summer Classes

ENVS Environmental Science

Survey of field methods for research in forest ecology. Topics will cover forest age structure, spatial analyses, biomass estimation, soil classification, habitat structure, and management oriented treatments and experimental design. Students will practice each technique in a hands-on fashion utilizing existing experiments and ongoing study locations.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
52038 J01 Brian Buma
Hendrickson 105
All Week
8:00a - 5:00p
5/11 - 5/20
ARR
5/21 - 6/5

Location: Juneau. Final project due June 5, 2015, two weeks after the in-class sessions end. Contact UAF for equivalency for NRM F290 requirement.

Tuition and fees: $678 (additional charges may apply)

ENVS 491
9 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
52465 J01 Eran Hood
ARR
5/18 - 8/8

Pass/Fail grading.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $2259 (additional charges may apply)

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 esearch or new projects developed by the students and instructor.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
52720 J01 Jeffrey Kavanaugh
FIELD OVERNIGHT
All Week
8:00a - 8:00p
6/30 - 8/17
Egan Wing 218
Friday
2:00p - 5:00p
6/22 - 6/29
Egan Wing 218
Monday
9:00a - 11:00a
6/22 - 6/29
Egan Wing 218
Thursday
8:30a - 9:30a
6/22 - 6/29
Egan Wing 218
Wednesday
8:00a - 1:00p
6/22 - 6/29

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

Course continues through fall term with a final exam in November. Supported by the Foundation for Glacier and Environmental Research (FGER). Takes place on the Juneau Icefield.

Tuition and fees: $330 (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
53288 J01 Eran Hood
ARR
5/18 - 8/8

Prerequisite: Upper division standing and signed permission forms.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $1255 (additional charges may apply)

 
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2015 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
77667 J01 Jason Fellman,
Sonia Nagorski
Whitehead 101
Thursday
9:00a - 12:00p
8/31 - 12/12
Egan Library 104
Mon, Wed, Fri
12:00p - 1:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Prerequisite: MATH S105 or concurrent enrollment.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $940 (additional charges may apply)

CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
77668 J02 Jason Fellman,
Sonia Nagorski
Egan Library 104
Mon, Wed, Fri
12:00p - 1:00p
8/31 - 12/12
Whitehead 101
Thursday
1:15p - 4:15p
8/31 - 12/12

Prerequisite: MATH S105 or concurrent enrollment.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $940 (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
77669 J01 Kathy Smikrud
Whitehead 101
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 4:15p
10/10 - 10/11

Final DTS project due by Oct 31, 2011.

Tuition and fees: $245 (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
77746 J01 Sanjay Pyare
Whitehead 102
Tue, Thu
11:30a - 1:00p
8/31 - 12/12

Prerequisite: MATH S151.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $795 (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
77673 J01
ARR
8/31 - 12/12

Available for 1 to 4 credits, to be determined at time of registration. Prerequisite: Requires upper division standing and a signed Special Course Contract required with registration.

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $265; (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
77674 J01
ARR
8/31 - 12/12

Prerequisite: Upper division standing and signed permission forms.

Credits 1-6 variable. Prerequisite: Requires a signed Special Course Contract form with registration.

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $265; (additional charges may apply)

 
 
 

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