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2021 Spring Classes

ODS Outdoor Studies

Introduces students to travel and camping in winter. Covers selection of personal, group, and safety equipment for an overnight outing. Emphasizes snow shelter construction and backcountry techniques appropriate for winter conditions. Overnight outings are a required course component. Students must be in excellent physical condition and willing to endure cold, wet, and generally uncomfortable conditions for several days at a time. Students will be required to sign a risk release form and provide their medical history.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
32731 J01 Dylan Miller
Field OVERNIGHT
Sun, Mon, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
2/11 - 2/15
UAS Rec Center 115
Thu, Fri
5:30p - 8:30p
2/11 - 2/15

Seats remaining: 5

Prerequisite: Admission to the ODS program.

ODS/PE S115-J01 stacked.

Overnight outings are a required component of this course.

Tuition and fees: $400 (additional charges may apply)

An introduction to the basics of top rope ice climbing. Covers risk assessment, hazard evaluation, equipment, ice climbing techniques, knots, belaying, rappelling and top rope anchors. Outings are a required component of the course. Students must be in excellent physical condition, and will be required to sign a risk release form and provide their medical history.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
32732 J01 Dylan Miller
Field OVERNIGHT
Sun, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
2/4 - 2/8
UAS Rec Center 115
Thursday
5:30p - 8:30p
2/4 - 2/8

Seats remaining: 1

Prerequisite: Admission to ODS certificate program.

ODS/PE S117-J01 stacked.

Day and overnight outings are a required component of this course. Course travels to ice climbing venues near Skagway, Alaska. Short courses have pro-rated drop and withdraw dates. Check uas.alaska.edu/Registrar, Short Courses.

Tuition and fees: $400 (additional charges may apply)

Introduces avalanche study, rescue, terrain analysis, snow study and stability evaluation, route finding, decision making, and safe travel. Combines both in-class and field experience as required course components. Students must be in good physical condition.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
32734 J01 Forest Wagner
Field DAY
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 5:00p
1/21 - 1/30
Egan Wing 115
Thu, Fri
5:30p - 8:30p
1/21 - 1/30

Seats remaining: 1

Prerequisite: Acceptance to ODS certificate program or permission.

ODS/PE S118-J01 stacked.

Day outings are a required component of this course.

Tuition and fees: $780 (additional charges may apply)

Fundamentals of sea kayaking in Alaska. Introduces commonly used equipment and techniques, and the challenges and hazards found in the activity. Instruction in selecting equipment, trip planning, boat handling, paddling, sea strokes, and rolling and bracing. Emphasizes risk assessment and safety skills. Requires excellent physical condition, backcountry camping skills, and participation in an overnight outing.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
36795 J01 Glenn Wright
Egan Wing 223
Thursday
5:30p - 8:30p
4/15 - 4/15
UAS Rec Center 115
Mon - Fri
9:00a - 5:00p
5/3 - 5/7

Seats remaining: 2

Prerequisite: Acceptance to ODS certificate program or permission.

ODS/PE S133-J01 are stacked.

Day outings are a required component of the this course. Short courses have pro-rated drop and withdraw dates. Check uas.alaska.edu/registrar, Short Courses.

Tuition and fees: $860 (additional charges may apply)

An introduction to the fundamentals of glacier travel and crevasse rescue. Topics include hazard evaluation and risk assessment, selection of personal gear, climbing and safety gear necessary for glacier travel. Knots, rope handling, belay, rappelling, and various climbing, glacier travel and crevasse rescue techniques will be discussed. Students must be in excellent physical condition, and will be required to sign a risk release form and provide their medical history.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
32736 J01 Dylan Miller
UAS Rec Center 115
Thu, Fri
5:30p - 8:30p
2/18 - 3/1
Field DAY
Sun, Sat
8:00a - 8:00p
2/20 - 2/21
Field OVERNIGHT
Sun, Mon, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
2/27 - 3/1

Course is full. Waitlist 0 of 8

Prerequisite: Admission to ODS certificate program, and PE/ODS S117.

ODS/PE S221-J01 stacked.

Day and overnight outings are a required component of this course. Short courses have pro-rated drop and withdraw dates. Check uas.alaska.edu/Registrar, Short Courses.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

ODS 222
2 CR
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
32737 J01 Forest Wagner
UAS Rec Center 115
Thu, Fri
5:30p - 8:30p
4/1 - 4/8
Field OVERNIGHT
Sun, Mon, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
4/3 - 4/5
Field OVERNIGHT
Sun, Mon, Fri, Sat
8:00a - 11:00p
4/9 - 4/19
UAS Rec Center 115
Thursday
5:30p - 8:30p
4/15 - 4/15

Seats remaining: 1

Prerequisite: Admission to the ODS program, and PE/ODS S116, S117 and S221.

ODS/PE S222-J01 stacked.

Overnight outings are a required component of this course. Course travels to mountaineering venues, 4/3- 5 and 4/9- 12. Short courses have pro-rated drop and withdraw dates. Check uas.alaska.edu/Registrar, Short Courses.

Tuition and fees: $690 (additional charges may apply)

This final class in the ODS Leadership sequence is the capstone of all skills and theory developed during the program. A student-designed and instructor-facilitated experience, it presents an opportunity for ODS students to apply and hone their outdoor leadership skills in a 5 to 21 day expedition in Alaska or Canada. Overnight outings are a required component of the course.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
32738 J01 Forest Wagner,
Kevin Krein
Egan Wing 115
Wednesday
4:00p - 5:00p
1/11 - 5/22
Field OVERNIGHT
All Week
8:00a - 11:00p
5/4 - 5/22

Prerequisite: ODS S243 and ODS S244.

Pass/Fail grading.

Overnight outings and are a required component of this course and occur after the end of the spring term, after finals week. Class travels to expedition venues in Alaska or Northern Canada. Expedition dates: 5/4 to 5/22. For more information contact the instructor, kjkrein@alaska.edu.

Tuition and fees: $2370 (additional charges may apply)

ODS 393
3 CR
Mountain activities will be considered through the lens of philosophical, literary, and historical texts and films. This study will be combined with field time spent in mountain environments. Special consideration is given to issues relating to outdoor sport and adventure recreation. Field time includes practical application of outdoor skills.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
32739 J01 Kevin Krein
Egan Wing 112
Wednesday
5:30p - 9:30p
1/11 - 5/1
Field DAY
Friday
10:00a - 5:00p
1/11 - 5/1

Prerequisite: Admission to the Outdoor Studies program or instructor permission.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $1130 (additional charges may apply)

In this final course in the Outdoor Studies emphasis of a BA or BLA program, degree capstone students will lead and evaluate the expedition planned in ODS S444, implementing all relevant technical and theoretical skills developed through four years of Outdoor Studies programming.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
36804 J01 Forest Wagner,
Kevin Krein
Egan Wing 115
Wednesday
4:00p - 5:00p
1/11 - 5/22
Field OVERNIGHT
All Week
8:00a - 11:00p
5/4 - 5/22

Prerequisite: ODS S444 and advisor approval.

Course is stacked ODS 245/445.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $2860 (additional charges may apply)

 
 
 

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