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2019 Spring 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
36689 KD1 Matthew Pawlus
Distance Ed WEB
1/14 - 5/4

Prerequisite: MATH S105 or concurrent enrollment.

Delivered via web. Requires access to email and MSWord. View course information at classes.alaska.edu. Go to bookstore.mbsdirect.net/ualaska.htm for book information. Call 1-888-550-6177 with questions or for registration information.

Tuition and fees: $980 (additional charges may apply)

Designed to expose transitional and secondary students to the use of geographic information systems (GIS) and related mapping technologies as a means to integrate traditional ecological knowledge with a scientific understanding of the coastal temperate rain forest ecosystem.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38778 J01 Sanjay Pyare
Whitehead 103
Wednesday
4:00p - 6:00p
4/17 - 5/1
Whitehead 103
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 4:00p
5/11 - 5/19
Whitehead 103
Wed, Fri
4:00p - 6:00p
5/22 - 5/24

Stacked with GEOG S193-J01.

Dropping from a co-sponsored course is not permitted. Sponsor: Goldbelt Heritage Institute.

Tuition and fees: $90 (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
32939 J01 Bruce Simonson
Whitehead 103
Tuesday
3:00p - 5:00p
1/14 - 5/4
Whitehead 103
Thursday
3:00p - 6:00p
1/14 - 5/4

No notes

Tuition and fees: $969 (additional charges may apply)

Explores the Human dimensions of avalanche hazards as well as the ecological role of avalanches in natural ecosystems. Students will explore how tree rings can be used to reconstruct historical avalanche chronologies. The class will also include a fierld trip to local avalanche paths.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
36542 J01 Eran Hood
Whitehead 101
Tuesday
5:30p - 7:30p
1/14 - 5/4

Prerequisite: Completion of 3 college credits in science.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $641 (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
36546 J01 Eran Hood
Egan Wing 114
Tue, Thu
11:30a - 1:00p
1/14 - 5/4

Prerequisite: ENVS S102/GEOG S102 and CHEM S106/CHEM S106L, or instructor permission.

Stacked with GEOG S414-J01.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $954 (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
36548 J01 Jason Amundson
Egan Wing 113
Mon, Wed
3:30p - 5:00p
1/14 - 5/4
Whitehead 103
Wednesday
3:30p - 5:00p
1/16 - 1/16
Whitehead 103
Mon, Wed
3:30p - 5:00p
1/28 - 2/6
Whitehead 103
Monday
3:30p - 5:00p
2/25 - 3/4
Whitehead 103
Monday
3:30p - 5:00p
3/25 - 4/18

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

No notes

Tuition and fees: $954 (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
32943 J01 Eran Hood
Whitehead 101
Wednesday
12:00p - 1:00p
1/14 - 5/4

No notes

Tuition and fees: $313 (additional charges may apply)

Students will learn how drone-based photogrammetry can be used to monitor geomorphic and glaciological change in the Juneau area. Participants will received training in photo and GPS data acquisition as well as data processing techniques used to create digital elevation models (DEMS) and orthoimages.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
38039 J01 Christian Kienholz
Whitehead 101
Wednesday
5:00p - 6:00p
4/24 - 4/24
Whitehead 101
Mon - Fri
8:00a - 5:00p
5/6 - 5/10

Prerequisite: ENVS S338, may be taken as a co-requisite.

Pass/Fail grading.

Course meets past the end of the Spring 2019 term. This course is excellent for upper division Environmental Science and Geography majors.

Tuition and fees: $656 (additional charges may apply)

 

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2019 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
50931 J01 Seth Campbell
Field OVERNIGHT
All Week
8:00a - 8:00p
5/13 - 8/3

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: $1596 (additional charges may apply)

 

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2019 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
70269 J01 Eran Hood,
Jason Fellman
Whitehead 101
Thursday
9:00a - 12:00p
8/26 - 12/14
Egan Wing 112
Mon, Wed, Fri
12:00p - 1:00p
8/26 - 12/14

Seats remaining: 7

Prerequisite: MATH S105 or concurrent enrollment.

Stacked with GEOG S102-J02.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $1156 (additional charges may apply)

CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
70270 J02 Eran Hood,
Jason Fellman
Egan Wing 112
Mon, Wed, Fri
12:00p - 1:00p
8/26 - 12/14
Whitehead 101
Thursday
1:00p - 4:00p
8/26 - 12/14

Seats remaining: 11

Prerequisite: MATH S105 or concurrent enrollment.

Stacked with GEOG S102-J01.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $1156 (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 anthropogenic activity, as well as disaster preparation, forecasting, and mitigation.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
70271 J01 Sonia Nagorski
Whitehead 101
Mon, Wed, Fri
10:45a - 11:45a
8/26 - 12/14

Seats remaining: 12

Prerequisite: ENVS S102/GEOG S102, or GEOL S104; and MATH S151 or concurrent enrollment.

Stacked with GEOG S213-J01.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $837 (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
76663 J01 Sanjay Pyare
Whitehead 103
Tuesday
3:30p - 5:30p
8/26 - 12/14
Whitehead 103
Thursday
3:30p - 6:30p
8/26 - 12/14

Seats remaining: 6

Stacked with GEOG S338-J01.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $1011 (additional charges may apply)

An in-depth study of the magnitude, forms, and consequences of plastic pollution in terrestrial and aquatic environments, including exploration of solutions to this rapidly intensifying environmental problem.
CRN SECTION INSTRUCTOR MEETS
70272 J01 Sonia Nagorski
Whitehead 101
Tuesday
5:30p - 7:30p
8/26 - 12/14

Course is full. Waitlist 1 of 16

Prerequisite: Completion of 3 college credits in science.

Section requirement: One Saturday day outing required and will entail collection of samples for the class's own pollution investigation.

Tuition and fees: $654 (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
76665 J01 Sanjay Pyare
Whitehead 103
Tue, Thu
10:00a - 11:30a
8/26 - 12/14

Seats remaining: 11

Prerequisite: MATH S151.

Stacked with GEOG S406-J01.

No notes

Tuition and fees: $1056 (additional charges may apply)

 
 
 

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