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2016 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
36023 J01 Sanjay Pyare
Whitehead 102
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 3:45p
4/2 - 4/3

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

No notes

Tuition and fees: $273 (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
36022 J01 Sanjay Pyare
ARR
4/2 - 4/22
Whitehead 102
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 3:45p
4/2 - 4/3

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. Final project due 4/22.

Tuition and fees: $546 (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
36024 J01 Sanjay Pyare
Whitehead 102
Tuesday
3:00p - 5:00p
1/11 - 4/30
Whitehead 102
Thursday
3:00p - 6:00p
1/11 - 4/30

No notes

Tuition and fees: $889 (additional charges may apply)

ENVS 393
2 CR
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
37982 J01 Jason Amundson
Egan Wing 114
Mon, Fri
1:10p - 2:10p
1/11 - 4/30

Introduction to glaciers and ice sheets and their impact on the environment. Covers glacier mass balance, ice flow, basal motion, glacier hydrology, glacier-ocean interactions, and ice core records. Examines the methods used to understand glacier behavior. Special attention will be given to the wide variety of glaciers found in Alaska. Prerequisites: ENVS/GEOG S102 or GEOL S104, MATH S152.

Tuition and fees: $546 (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; 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. Includes the use of geospatial tools like GIS and remote sensing, and hands-on field exercises.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38466 J01 Brian Buma
Whitehead 102
Tue, Thu
8:00a - 9:30a
1/11 - 4/30

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

No notes

Tuition and fees: $819 (additional charges may apply)

ENVS 491
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
39966 J01 Sonia Nagorski
ARR
1/11 - 4/30

Pass/Fail grading.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $1092 (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
36029 J01 Jamie Womble
Egan Wing 219
Wednesday
12:00p - 1:00p
1/11 - 4/30

No notes

Tuition and fees: $273 (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
40163 J01 Sanjay Pyare
ARR
1/11 - 4/30

Prerequisite: Upper division standing and signed permission forms.

Pass/Fail grading.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $273 (additional charges may apply)

 
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2016 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
51229 J01
FIELD OVERNIGHT
All Week
8:00a - 8:00p
6/24 - 8/29

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: $378 (additional charges may apply)

 
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2016 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
73083 J01 Eran Hood
Soboleff 102
Thursday
9:00a - 12:00p
8/29 - 12/17
Egan Wing 112
Mon, Wed, Fri
12:00p - 1:00p
8/29 - 12/17

Prerequisite: MATH S105 or concurrent enrollment.

Stacked with GEOG S102-J01.

Tuition and fees: $1028 (additional charges may apply)

CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
73084 J02 Eran Hood
Egan Wing 112
Mon, Wed, Fri
12:00p - 1:00p
8/29 - 12/17
Soboleff 102
Thursday
1:15p - 4:15p
8/29 - 12/17

Prerequisite: MATH S105 or concurrent enrollment.

Stacked with GEOG S102-J01.

Tuition and fees: $1028 (additional charges may apply)

ENVS 213
3 CR
A survey of natural hazards such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, mass movements, floods, meteorite impacts, and extreme weather. Analysis of the geologic and atmospheric processes that develop them, reasons why certain regions are more vulnerable to disasters, the interplay between natural events and anthropogrnic
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
76316 J01 Sonia Nagorski
Egan Wing 114
Tue, Thu
1:15p - 2:45p
8/29 - 12/17

Prerequisite: ENVS/GEOG S104; and MATH S151 or concurrent enrollment.

Stacked with GEOG S212-J01.

Tuition and fees: $741 (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
76318 J01 Sanjay Pyare
Egan Wing 220
Tuesday
3:00p - 5:00p
8/29 - 12/17
Egan Wing 220
Thursday
3:00p - 6:00p
8/29 - 12/17

Stacked with GEOG S338-J01.

Tuition and fees: $904 (additional charges may apply)

Discussion of a book or series of papers on a current topic in environmental science. May be repeated for elective credit as the topic varies.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
76322 J01 Brian Buma
Egan Wing 115
Friday
1:10p - 3:10p
8/29 - 12/17

Prerequisite: Completion of 3 college credits in science.

Students will read and discuss the current state of knowledge regarding wildfires, their effects on ecosystems and the global carbon cycle, and expectations due to climate change both in terms of alterations to frequency/severity and impacts on forest systems. The class will consist primarily of reading and guided discussions on recent peer-reviewed literature and management documents.

Tuition and fees: $576 (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
77612 J01 Sanjay Pyare
Egan Wing 114
Tue, Thu
11:30a - 1:00p
8/29 - 12/17

Prerequisite: ENVS/GEOG S338.

Stacked with GEOG S410-J01.

Tuition and fees: $934 (additional charges may apply)

 
 
 

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