Want to take a sustainability minded class?

If you are interested in learning more about the relationship between humans and the environment then check out the list of sustainability minded courses that are taught at UAA. Select a academic program from the list below for classes concerned with sustainability.

 

Alaska Native Studies

AKNS 201 Alaska Native Perspectives

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

AKNS A201 Alaska Native Perspectives 3 Credits

Introduction to Alaska Native perspectives on kinship, time, philosophy, symbolism, spirituality, communication, justice, oral traditions, storytelling, material culture, and the relationship to the environment. Students will become familiar with the diversity of Alaska Native peoples, languages, and worldviews and how these influence contemporary and global issues.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

Anthropology

ANTH 202 Cultural Anthropology

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ANTH A202 Cultural Anthropology 3 Credits

Introduction to the methods, theories, and fundamental concepts in the study of cultural systems. Includes social relationships, economic organization, political systems, symbols and beliefs, and issues related to gender, power, world systems and colonialism, and the social construction of human lives.

Attributes: UAA Social Sciences GER.

ANTH 325 Cook Inlet Anthropology

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ANTH A325 Cook Inlet Anthropology 3 Credits

Study of the peoples and cultures of the Native, Russian and American periods of the Cook Inlet region. Includes original archaeological studies and ethnohistoric documents.
Special Note: Offered alternate fall semesters.

ANTH 354 Culture and Ecology

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F

ANTH A354 Culture and Ecology 3 Credits

Anthropological approaches to the relationships between cultural and ecological systems. Culture as an adaptive system and the role of various cultural subsystems in different adaptations. Application of ecological concepts to human societies; impacts of environmental change on human societies, and impacts of human societies on environments; ethnoecology and traditional ecological knowledge of indigenous communities; values of nature among Western and non-Western societies; and political ecology in relation to the juxtaposition of indigenous peoples within contemporary nation-states.
Registration Restrictions: Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses and junior standing.

Prerequisites: ANTH A202 and ENVI A212.

Attributes: UAA Integrative Capstone GER.

ANTH 436 Aleut Adaptions

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ANTH A436 Aleut Adaptations 3 Credits

Intensive study of traditional and post-contact Aleut (Unangan) culture. Includes origins, prehistory, biological and cultural adaptations. Also considers contemporary Aleut social, economic and political status.

Prerequisites: ANTH A200.

ANTH 437 Eskimo Adaptions

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ANTH A437 Eskimo Adaptations 3 Credits

Addresses peoples of the Arctic coastal areas of Alaska and Canada whose traditional languages are of the Inuit-Unangan language family. Students will learn about public debates over the use of the word "Eskimo" and other terms. Focuses on the Inuit and Yup'ik language areas, including the Kalaallit (Greenlanders).

Prerequisites: ANTH A200.

ANTH 438 Tlinkit/Haida Adaptions

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ANTH A438 Tlingit and Haida Adaptations 3 Credits

Comparative analysis of Tlingit and Haida adaptations to the north Pacific Coast including ecological, social, ceremonial, political and cultural characteristics over the period from prehistoric emergence to contemporary conditions in Alaska and British Columbia.

Prerequisites: ANTH A200 or ANTH A435.

ANTH 439 Athabascan Adaptions

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ANTH A439 Athabascan Adaptations 3 Credits

Traditional and contemporary northern Athabascan cultures and their history in Alaska and Canada, with relevant information pertaining to Athabascans of the Pacific Northwest. Emphasis on environmental adaptations, commonalities and variations in cultural patterning, the impact of interactions with neighboring peoples and Europeans, and culture changes over time.

Prerequisites: ANTH A200.

ANTH 457 Food & Nutrition: an Anthropological Perspective

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ANTH A457 Food and Nutrition: An Anthropological Perspective 3 Credits

Relationship of human culture to food and nutrition. Includes the history of human diet and its relationship to biological and cultural evolution, contemporary human nutrition in cross-cultural perspective, dietary adequacy and nutritional pathology, food-getting and food-preparation technology, and relationship between food and population, gender, ideology and socioeconomic status.
May Be Stacked With: ANTH A657

Prerequisites: ANTH A202 or ANTH A205.

ANTH 483 Archeology of Animals

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ANTH A483 Archaeology of Animals 4 Credits

Methods and techniques for, and theoretical approaches to, the description, analysis, and interpretation of animal bone assemblages from archaeological sites. Includes identification and quantification of animal remains, paleoenvironmental and dietary reconstruction, seasonality of site occupation, hunting and herding strategies, and the role of animals in the economy and ideology of human societies.
Special Note: ANTH A480 recommended
May Be Stacked With: ANTH A683

Prerequisites: ANTH A211.

ANTH 657 Nutritional Archeology

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ANTH A657 Nutritional Anthropology 3 Credits

Relationship of human culture to food and nutrition. Includes the history of human diet and its relationship to biological and cultural evolution, contemporary human nutrition in cross-cultural perspective, dietary adequacy and nutritional pathology, food-getting and food-preparation technology, and relationship between food and population, gender, ideology and socioeconomic status.
Special Note: In addition to meeting all requirements for ANTH A457, graduate students will be required to research the literature on a current topic in nutritional anthropology, and to submit an extensive, detailed paper summarizing their findings in a rigorous analytical framework. Additional class readings may also be assigned. Not available to students who have completed ANTH A457.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing
May Be Stacked With: ANTH A457

Biological Sciences

BIOL 271 Principles of Ecology

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

BIOL A271 Principles of Ecology 4 Credits

Basic principles in physiological, ecosystem, population and community ecology, including environmental factors and their influence on living organisms and their structure; population growth, regulation, and interactions; the nature and diversity of biological communities in the context of evolution; and ecosystem structure and function and human impacts on the global system.
Special Note: Core course for biology majors. One 3-hour lab per week. Includes field trips. Students must attend lab the first week of class or they may be dropped.

Prerequisites: BIOL A252 and (STAT A253 or STAT A307).

Corequisites: BIOL A271L.

BIOL 309 Biogeography

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

BIOL A309 Biogeography 3 Credits

Ecological basis and historical patterns of the distribution of plants and animals on a worldwide basis. Current theories regarding the origin of these distributions are examined.

Prerequisites: BIOL A308.

BIOL 373 Conservation Biology

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

BIOL A373 Conservation Biology 3 Credits

Review of the human drivers of global environmental change (human population growth and consumption of resources), the consequences of environmental degradation, and application of tools to address environmental change.
Special Note: This is a service-learning course and includes fieldwork outside of class time.
Registration Restrictions: Completion of all GER Tier 1 and 2 courses is required.

Prerequisites: BIOL A271 with a minimum grade of C or ENVI A211 with a minimum grade of C.

Attributes: UAA Integrative Capstone GER.

BIOL 477 Tundra and Taiga Ecosystems

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

BIOL A477 Tundra and Taiga Ecosystems 3 Credits

Analysis of tundra and taiga ecosystems with emphasis on system functions and dynamics. Comparisons with other terrestrial systems will be made and unique characteristics will be emphasized.
May Be Stacked With: BIOL A677

Prerequisites: BIOL A271.

Chemistry

CHEM 450 Environmental Chemistry

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

CHEM A450 Environmental Chemistry 3 Credits

Examines the origin and evolution of the environment, energy, mineral resources, solid wastes, recycling, air and water pollution, and the effects of foreign substances on living systems. The relationships among these problems will be demonstrated and quantitative chemical principles applied.
Special Note: This course is an introduction to environmental chemistry for all science majors.
Registration Restrictions: Instructor approval
May Be Stacked With: CHEM A650

Prerequisites: CHEM A106 with a minimum grade of C.

CHEM 460 Chemical Ecotoxicology

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

CHEM A460 Chemical Ecotoxicology 3 Credits

The study of the relationships between the observed levels of chemicals in the environment and their biological effects. Special attention will be given to persistent toxic compounds, the dependence of their fate on their physical and chemical properties, and the environmental conditions that regulate their breakdown, movement, transport, and ultimate fate.
May Be Stacked With: CHEM A660

Prerequisites: CHEM A322.

Economics

ECON 210 Environmental Economics & Policy

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F

ECON A210 Environmental Economics and Policy 3 Credits

Survey of environmental policy, emphasizing market-oriented approaches to problems. Present value, cost-benefit analysis, and nonmarket valuation tools are developed and applied to Alaska and global environmental and natural resource issues.
Registration Restrictions: MATH A105 with minimum grade of C or completion of quantitative skills GER requirement.

Prerequisites: MATH A105 with a minimum grade of C or MATH A107 or MATH A172 or MATH A200 or MATH A201 or MATH A272.

Attributes: UAA Social Sciences GER.

ECON 211 Economics of Fish

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ECON A211 The Economics of Fish 3 Credits

Introduces key insights of economics related to fisheries, aquaculture, fish processing, the seafood distribution chain, fish prices, fish marketing, and economic impacts of the seafood industry. Intended for people working in any part of the seafood industry or studying fisheries, aquaculture or other seafood-related fields.

ECON 300 The Economy of Alaska

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ECON A300 The Economy of Alaska 3 Credits

An overview of the economy of Alaska, including approaches for economic analysis of regional economies, the structure of the Alaska economy, trends in major Alaska industries, and important Alaska economic policy issues.
Special Note: Recommended for students with junior or senior standing.
Registration Restrictions: College of Business and Public Policy BBA majors must be admitted to upper-division standing.

ECON 310 Energy of Economics

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ECON A310 Energy Economics 3 Credits

Covers economic theory, empirical analysis, and the political economy of energy production, distribution, and end use. Discusses and analyzes regional and global markets for fossil fuels, electricity, nuclear power, and renewable energy sources. Examines energy institutions and public policies such as taxation, efficiency standards, and environmental regulation.
Registration Restrictions: College of Business and Public Policy majors must be admitted to upper-division standing.

Prerequisites: ((ECON A201 with a minimum grade of C and ECON A202 with a minimum grade of C) or ECON A210 with a minimum grade of C) and (MATH A105 with a minimum grade of C or MATH A107 with a minimum grade of C or MATH A108 with a minimum grade of C or MATH A109 with a minimum grade of C or MATH A172 with a minimum grade of C or MATH A200 with a minimum grade of C or MATH A201 with a minimum grade of C or MATH A272 with a minimum grade of C).

ECON 315 Urban and Regional Economics

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ECON A315 Urban and Regional Economics 3 Credits

Economic issues examined at the community, regional, and state levels. Examines the location of economic activity, models of regional economic growth, the structure of regional economies, migration, housing and land use issues, and economic policies affecting neighborhoods, communities, cities, and states.

Prerequisites: ECON A201 and ECON A202.

ECON 337 Development Economics

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ECON A337 Development Economics 3 Credits

Economic approaches to the challenge of development. Physical and human capital, technology, institutions, geography, culture, and natural resources as sources of growth. Policies affecting trade, aid, health, and the environment. Alaska as a developing region.

Prerequisites: ECON A201 and ECON A202.

ECON 435 Natural Resource Economics

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ECON A435 Natural Resource Economics 3 Credits

Economic analysis of natural resource use, conservation, and management. Examines minerals, energy, forests, fisheries, and ecosystem services. Uses Alaska examples.

Prerequisites: ECON A321 with a minimum grade of C.

English

ENGL 259 Ecopoetics: Situating the Native in America

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ENGL A259 Short Format: Introduction to Creative Writing 1 Credit

Introduction to one creative writing genre in short 1-credit workshops.
Special Note: May be repeated twice for credit with change of subtitle.

ENGL 478 Public Science Writing

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ENGL A478 Public Science Writing 3 Credits

Focuses on rhetorical issues at the intersections of discourse, science, and citizenry, issues involving citizens' understanding, awareness, and participation in science-based public policy. Traces historical efforts to define and develop scientific literacy and concentrates on the increasing dialogue and debate among scientists, the public, and policymakers.
Registration Restrictions: Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills), junior standing, and 4 credits of Natural Science GER, including one lab credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL A211 with a minimum grade of C or ENGL A212 with a minimum grade of C or ENGL A213 with a minimum grade of C or ENGL A214 with a minimum grade of C.

Attributes: UAA Integrative Capstone GER.

Environmental Studies

ENVI 211 Earth Systems: The Science & Geography of the Natural Environment

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F

ENVI A211 Environmental Science: Systems and Processes 3 Credits

Introduces science as a powerful but limited tool for understanding and solving environmental problems. The Earth is discussed as a system with feedbacks and inter- relationships. These include natural systems, cycles and flows and natural and human induced changes in these systems. Topics include: basic ecology, climate change, resources and resource stress (air, water, oceans, soils), natural hazards. Uses Alaskan, Arctic and other regional examples.

Prerequisites: ENGL A111 and (MATH A105 or MATH A107 or MATH A108 or MATH A109 or MATH A172 or MATH A200 or MATH A272).

Attributes: UAA Natural Sciences GER.

ENVI 211L Earth Systems: The Science & Geography of the Natural Environment Lab

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F

ENVI A211L Environmental Science: Systems and Processes Laboratory 1 Credit

Laboratory introducing students to the systematic acquisition of data and its analysis and interpretation in a manner consistent with the disciplines of environmental studies. This includes field and classroom experiences and the use of remotely sensed data and geographic information systems in interpretation, analysis and presentation. In complement to ENVI A211, themes include: scientific method, map use, environmental problems at multiple scales, climate, resources and resource stress (air, water, oceans and soils), and natural hazards.

Prerequisites: ENGL A111 and (MATH A105 or MATH A107 or MATH A108 or MATH A109 or MATH A172 or MATH A200 or MATH A272).

Attributes: UAA Natural Sci Lab Only GER.

ENVI 212 Living on Earth: People & the Environment

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F

ENVI A212 Living on Earth: People and the Environment 3 Credits

Study of the relationship between people and their environment. Considers environmental problems and potential solutions. Examines the ecological impacts of social systems and policy as well as of our personal choices as citizens and consumers.

Prerequisites: ENVI A211.

Attributes: UAA Social Sciences GER.

ENVI 303 Environmental Ethics

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F

ENVI A303 Environmental Ethics 3 Credits

Historical and comparative analysis of Western, non- Western, indigenous and Native American philosophies, concerning the intrinsic, aesthetic and use values of nature and the land. Contemporary environmental ethics, including deep ecology, the land ethic, ecofeminism, and animal rights theories will be examined in detail. There will also be a focus on the ethical issues surrounding contemporary environmental controversies, such as land management, wildlife management, wilderness designation, sustainability, biodiversity and species preservation, private property and public commons, environmental racism, human overpopulation, development versus preservation, laboratory use of animals, vivisection, animal farming, subsistence, and sports hunting.
Crosslisted With: PHIL A303.

ENVI 395 Environmental Studies Internship

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F

ENVI A395 Environmental Studies Internship 3-9 Credits

Intensive experience applying environmental studies disciplinary knowledge and skills in a professional setting. Internships will be completed with a community partner (such as an agency or private organization) that engages in environmentally based work.
Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits.
Registration Restrictions: Instructor permission required.

Prerequisites: ENVI A211.

ENVI A470; Environmental Planning & Problem Solving

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F

ENVI A470 Environmental Planning and Problem Solving 4 Credits

Examination of methodological concepts and issues in environmental planning and problem-solving. Includes the content and structure of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA); approaches to EIA with reference to the assessment of impacts on biophysical and social systems. Involves substantial practical work, including hands-on exercises, writing, and oral presentations.

Prerequisites: COMM A241 and (ENGL A212 or ENGL A213) and ENVI A211 and ENVI A211L and ENVI A212 and (STAT A252 or STAT A253).

Attributes: UAA Integrative Capstone GER.

Geography

GEOG 101 Local Places/Global Regions: An Introduction to Geography

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

GEOG A101 Local Places/Global Regions: An Introduction to Geography 3 Credits

Introduction to cultural, political, and environmental diversity in an international context. Focus on key global issues, current events, and geographic approaches to understanding world problems.
Crosslisted With: INTL A101.

Attributes: UAA Social Sciences GER.

GEOG 211 Earth Systems: The Science & Geography of the Natural Environment

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F

N/A

GEOG 211L Earth Systems: The Science & Geography of the Natural Environment Lab

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F

N/A

GEOG 323Economic Geography & Global Economy

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F

N/A

Geology

GEOL 104 Natural History of Alaska

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

N/A

GEOL 115 Environmental Geology

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

GEOL A115 Environmental Geology 3 Credits

An introduction to the study of applied environmental geology with a focus on geologic processes and linkages to how humans interact with the geologic environment. Both internal and external Earth processes and related topics such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions as well as coastal processes and mineral and energy resources will be included.
Registration Restrictions: MATH A055 or higher

Attributes: UAA Natural Sciences GER.

GEOL 115L Environmental Geology Lab

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

GEOL A115L Environmental Geology Laboratory 1 Credit

Investigation of problems in environmental geology related to volcanic and earthquake hazards, surface and groundwater pollution, landslides, coastal processes, and waste disposal with emphasis on the local areas in Alaska. Several local field trips are included.
Registration Restrictions: MATH A055 or higher

Prerequisites: GEOL A115 or concurrent enrollment.

Attributes: UAA Natural Sci Lab Only GER.

GEOL 178 Fundamentals of Oceanography

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

GEOL A178 Fundamentals of Oceanography 3 Credits

Principles of oceanography, with emphasis on the ocean's biological, physical, chemical, and geological processes, and how ocean processes affect the atmosphere.
Registration Restrictions: Placement into MATH A105 or higher.
Crosslisted With: BIOL A178

Attributes: UAA Natural Sciences GER.

GEOL 179 Fundamentals of Oceanography Lab

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

GEOL A179 Fundamentals of Oceanography Laboratory 1 Credit

Laboratory exercises designed to illustrate principles and concepts developed in BIOL A178/GEOL A178.
Registration Restrictions: Placement into MATH A105 or higher.
Crosslisted With: BIOL A179

Attributes: UAA Natural Sci Lab Only GER.

GEOL 355 Land Development & Design

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

N/A

GEOL 450 Paleoclimatology & Global Change

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

N/A

GEOL 455 Permafrost

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

GEOL A455 Permafrost 3 Credits

Examines permafrost geomorphic processes, environments and landforms. Topics include properties of ground ice and patterned ground, permafrost landscape dynamics, engineering and environmental problems, and impacts of climate change on permafrost systems. One weekend field trip required.
Special Note: Students are required to provide their own transportation to field locales. Not available for credit to students who have completed GEOL A655.
Registration Restrictions: Instructor approval
May Be Stacked With: GEOL A655

Prerequisites: GEOL A221 with a minimum grade of C.

GEOL 460 Environmental Geochemistry

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

GEOL A460 Environmental Geochemistry 3 Credits

Principles and applications of environmental geochemistry on a global scale. Geochemical cycles and chemical mass balance of elements. Chemical weathering and the composition of natural waters. Processes affecting the distribution of trace elements in geologic environments. Stable isotope fractionation and applications to modeling environmental systems. Review of specific cases of modern environmental geochemistry problems.
Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have completed GEOL A660.
May Be Stacked With: GEOL A660

Prerequisites: GEOL A360 with a minimum grade of C.

Liberal Studies Integrated Core

LSIC 311 People, Places & Ecosystems

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

N/A

LSIC 332 Science, Technology & Culture

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F

LSIC A332 Science, Technology, and Culture 3 Credits

Explores the interplay of scientific discovery, technological advancement, and the transformation of human societies. It does so by examining key ethical, social, economic, cultural, and policy issues associated with modern science and technology. A speaking intensive course.

Prerequisites: LSIS A202 and LSSS A111 and (LSIC A231 or PHIL A231) and LSSS A311 or concurrent enrollment.

Liberal Studies Integrated Science

LSIS 201 Life on Earth

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F

LSIS A201 Life on Earth 5 Credits

Examines the biodiversity of life on earth, in the context of chemistry, cell biology, genetics, physiology, ecology, and evolution. Laboratory sessions are designed to increase the student's understanding of the process of science, hypothesis testing, experimental design, classification, and content knowledge. A writing and speaking intensive course.

Prerequisites: LSIS A102 and MATH A107 or concurrent enrollment.

Attributes: UAA Natural Science w/ Lab GER.

Philosophy

PHIL 303 Environmental Ethics

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F

PHIL A303 Environmental Ethics 3 Credits

Historical and comparative analysis of Western, non- Western, indigenous and Native American philosophies, concerning the intrinsic, aesthetic and use values of nature and the land. Contemporary environmental ethics, including deep ecology, the land ethic, ecofeminism, and animal rights theories will be examined in detail. There will also be a focus on the ethical issues surrounding contemporary environmental controversies, such as land management, wildlife management, wilderness designation, sustainability, biodiversity and species preservation, private property and public commons, environmental racism, human overpopulation, development versus preservation, laboratory use of animals, vivisection, animal farming, subsistence, and sports hunting.
Crosslisted With: ENVI A303.

PHIL 400 Ethics, Community & Society

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

PHIL A400 Ethics, Community, and Society 3 Credits

An integrated study of a selected topic on a global ethical issue and the interests and responsibilities of individuals, communities and societies. Topics may vary from semester to semester.
Registration Restrictions: Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses and junior standing (at least 60 credit hours).

Prerequisites: PHIL A301.

Attributes: UAA Integrative Capstone GER.

Political Science

PS 411 Tribes, Nations, and People

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

PS A411 Tribes, Nations, and Peoples 3 Credits

Analyzes and evaluates the history of expansion, invasion, contemporary questions, and issues that confront Indigenous tribes, nations, and peoples, including their political, social, economic, and cultural activities. Investigates corresponding relations with non-Indigenous governments and private entities as well as international developments concerning Indigenous human rights.
Crosslisted With: AKNS A411.

Prerequisites: AKNS A201 or PS A102.

Psychology

PSY 602 Native Ways of Knowing

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

PSY A602 Native Ways of Knowing 3 Credits

Appropriate and valid ways of describing and explaining human behavior by using the social context, culture, and history of indigenous groups. Includes indigenous approaches to values, health, the interconnection of family and community, the nature of spirituality and indigenous healing, and the importance of elders and spiritual healers.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing in Psychology.

Sociology

SOC 404 Environmental Sociology

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F

SOC A404 Environmental Sociology 3 Credits

Examines how society is organized in ways that either contribute to sustainability or hinder it.

Prerequisites: SOC A101 with a minimum grade of C.

Public Administration

PADM 618 Public Accountability and Ethics

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

PADM A618 Public Accountability and Ethics 3 Credits

Discusses the challenges of maintaining a responsive bureaucracy subject to democratic controls; and examines the implications of ethical standards and administrative due process of law. Also explores selected case studies in government and non-profit administration.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing.

Education-Foundations

EDFN 646 Culturally Sustaining Instruction in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) for English Language Learners in P-6 Classrooms

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

EDFN A646 Culturally Sustaining Instruction in Science, Technology Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) f 3 Credits

Focus on assessment and science inquiry methods to promote science literacy and academic English proficiency for linguistically diverse students (including Alaska Native populations). Both Alaska Native and Western ways of knowing about the environment are addressed throughout this course. Discusses the cognitive academic language demands of school science. Integrates research-based science teaching strategies for supporting academic language development, including reading, writing, oral language, and auditory comprehension skills.
Registration Restrictions: Department approval and admission to the Language Education Graduate Certificate program

Prerequisites: EDSY A668.

Corequisites: EDFN A689.

Applied Environmental Science & Technology

AEST 601 Aquatic Process Chemistry

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

AEST A601 Aquatic Process Chemistry 3 Credits

An introduction to fundamental aquatic chemistry concepts frequently encountered in environmental science and engineering. An equilibrium approach with an emphasis on treatment process and natural water chemistry is employed. Both a qualitative and quantitative understanding of equilibrium calculations and the ability to apply both graphical and algebraic/numerical solution techniques to chemistry problems.
Registration Restrictions: Registrants must be enrolled in the AEST, CE, or BIOL graduate programs, or gain instructor approval.

AEST 602 Water Quality Management

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

AEST A602 Water Quality Management 3 Credits

An assessment of the rationale, concepts, institutions, and engineering aspects of water quality management. Regulatory processes, monitoring strategies and statistics, flow and mixing characteristics, pollutant chemistry, assessment strategies, point and nonpoint source characteristics, the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) process, and mitigation measures are covered.
Registration Restrictions: Registrants must be enrolled in the AEST, CE, or BIOL graduate programs, or gain instructor approval.

AEST 603 Solid Waste Management

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

AEST A603 Solid Waste Management 3 Credits

Planning, collecting and disposing of solid waste; techniques of collection, transportation, disposal and resource recovery; solid waste environmental regulations and relationships to water, air, and land pollution; hazardous waste management.
Registration Restrictions: Registrants must be enrolled in the AEST, CE, or BIOL graduate programs, or gain instructor approval.

AEST 604 Environmental Law, Regulations & Permitting

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

AEST A604 Environmental Law, Regulations and Permitting 3 Credits

Introductory graduate level course on understanding and navigating environmental laws and regulations. Students will learn the principles of the major environmental laws in the U.S., practice interpreting regulations, and prepare permits.
Registration Restrictions: Bachelor of Science degree in a science or engineering discipline.

AEST 605 National Environmental Policy Act

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

AEST A605 National Environmental Policy Act 3 Credits

Examines the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements, including process, roles and responsibilities of involved parties, impact analysis, alternative development, stakeholder involvement and environmental conflict resolution. Subject matter experts from State and Federal agencies, industry, environmental nongovernmental organizations and utilities will provide their perspectives on NEPA.
Registration Restrictions: Bachelor of Science degree in a science or engineering discipline.

AEST 606 Clean Water Act

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

AEST A606 Clean Water Act 3 Credits

Examines the Clean Water Act and its impact on the environment. The course will explore the history of the Act, and various programs established by the Act, including the Section 404 wetlands program and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) pollution control program. Subject matter experts from State and Federal agencies, industry, environmental nongovernmental organizations and utilities will provide their perspectives on the Clean Water Act and its effectiveness.
Registration Restrictions: Bachelor of Science degree in a science or engineering discipline.

AEST 607 Environmental Permitting Project

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

AEST A607 Environmental Permitting Project 3 Credits

Explores the complex relationship between environmental regulatory and permitting requirements and their application to engineering and science projects.
Registration Restrictions: Admission to Applied Environmental Science and Technology graduate program.

Prerequisites: AEST A604 with a minimum grade of B and AEST A605 with a minimum grade of B and AEST A606 with a minimum grade of B.

AEST 608 Fundamentals of Air Pollution

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

AEST A608 Fundamentals of Air Pollution 3 Credits

Air pollution terminology and their definitions. Sources and effects of air pollution. Meteorology and its relationship to air pollution. Pollution modeling and prediction. Combustion generated air pollution. Energy and air pollution. Regulations at the federal, state, and local levels. Indoor air quality.
Registration Restrictions: Registrants must be enrolled in the AEST, CE, or BIOL graduate programs, or gain instructor approval.

AEST 694B Alaska Natural Resources Development & Environment

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

N/A

Civil Engineering

CE 441 Introduction to Environmental Engineering

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

CE A441 Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering and Applied Environmental Science 3 Credits

Introduction to the fundamental theory, analysis and regulations of environmental engineering and applied environmental science. Topics include environmental chemistry, drinking water and wastewater treatment, air pollution and solid waste management.
May Be Stacked With: CE A641

Prerequisites: CHEM A106 with a minimum grade of C and CHEM A106L with a minimum grade of C and MATH A200 with a minimum grade of C.

CE 442 Environmental System Design

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

CE A442 Environmental Systems Design 3 Credits

Design of systems commonly used in environmental engineering practice with an emphasis on water and wastewater treatment. Design of unit processes and operations will be performed for both potable water and wastewater treatment. Selection of system components, design and performance calculations and complete engineering reports are required.

Prerequisites: CE A441 with a minimum grade of C and ES A341 with a minimum grade of C.

CE 600 Fundamental of Environmental Science & Engineering

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

N/A

Engineering Science

ES 411 Northern Design

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ES A411 Northern Design 3 Credits

Introduction to design and maintenance of facilities in northern climates to construct sustainable, energy-efficient and durable buildings and infrastructure suitable for the unique needs of northern inhabitants.
Registration Restrictions: Senior standing or graduate standing in an accredited program in architecture or engineering, or instructor permission.

Mechanical Engineering

ME 653 Renewable Energy Systems

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

ME A653 Renewable Energy Systems Engineering 3 Credits

The study and design of renewable energy systems from a technical engineering standpoint. Solar, hydrokinetic, conventional hydroelectric, wind, geothermal, and biological energy systems will be examined. Additional topics include feasibility analysis and energy storage techniques.
Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have completed ME A453.
May Be Stacked With: ME A453

Civic Engagement & Learning

CEL 292 Introduction to Civic Engagement

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

CEL A292 Introduction to Civic Engagement 3 Credits

Introduces students to types of civic engagement in a democracy, practices of engagement and inquiry, and public issues of ethics, environmental sustainability, community building and human and civil rights through readings, reflections and community inquiry.

Attributes: UAA Social Sciences GER.

CEL 390 Select Topics

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

CEL A390 Special Topics in Civic Engagement 1-3 Credits

Variable topics course addressing current issues in civic engagement, a field of study which prepares students to be active, effective, and ethical citizens in their professional and personal lives. Topics of local, national, and international interest will be included.
Special Note: May be repeated for credit with a change of subtitle up to a maximum of 9 credits.
Registration Restrictions: Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses.

CEL 392 Advanced Civic Engagement: Community Inquiry and Action

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

CEL A392 Advanced Civic Engagement: Community Inquiry and Action 3 Credits

Examines concepts of community leadership and principles of practice for healthy communities. Community- based research and civic-minded engagement practices are addressed through action research.

Prerequisites: CEL A292 with a minimum grade of C.

CEL 395 Civic Engagement Internship

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

CEL A395 Civic Engagement Internship 3-9 Credits

Internship in which student gains intensive experience applying principles of civic engagement and major-disciplinary knowledge and skills to a community-identified problem. Students are encouraged to do their internships in rural Alaskan or international communities.
Registration Restrictions: Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses and instructor approval.

CEL 450 Civic Engagement Capstone

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

CEL A450 Civic Engagement Capstone 3 Credits

Integration of major and GER coursework through an individual civic engagement project.
Registration Restrictions: Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) and GER Tier II and instructor approval.

Attributes: UAA Integrative Capstone GER.

Health Sciences

HS 210 Introduction to Environmental Health

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F

HS A210 Introduction to Environmental Health 3 Credits

Provides an introduction to the field of environmental health including health effects of global climate change. Reviews agents of environmental disease and public health applications.

HS 230 Introduction to Global Health

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F

HS A230 Introduction to Global Health 3 Credits

Provides an introduction to the field of global health with a focus on links between health and economic and social development. Reviews the global burden of disease as well as the impact of culture on health.

HS 490 Healthcare Issues in Alaska

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

HS A490 Selected Topics: Health Care Issues in Alaska 1-6 Credits

Provides specialized course content for health care professionals in Alaska. Topics covered will be of special interest to practitioners in both rural and urban settings. Subjects will be drawn from current health care priority areas including diseases specific to Alaska, substance abuse, behavioral health, and appropriate health care practices.
Registration Restrictions: Successful completion of MEDEX NW first year courses or instructor permission.

HS 491 Health Issues in Alaska

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

HS A491 Health Issues in Alaska 3 Credits

Describes historical to present health status of Alaskans, emphasizing health disparities. Students research and implement strategies to reduce risk through health behavior change; evaluate clinical practices using quality measures to improve care quality; and explore social, cultural, and economic factors related to health policy and the clinician's role in health advocacy.
Registration Restrictions: Health Sciences Physician Assistant Track Major or instructor permission.

Prerequisites: HS A463 or HS A465.

Attributes: UAA Integrative Capstone GER.

HS 610 Environmental & Occupational Health

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

HS A610 Environmental and Occupational Health 3 Credits

Provides an overview of environmental factors including biological, physical, chemical, and occupational factors that affect the health of a community. Combines an overall ecological concern with specific elements related to personal and community health, emphasizing the interrelatedness of the two.
Registration Restrictions: Admission to MPH Program or faculty permission.

Construction Management

CM 102 Methods of Building Construction

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

CM A102 Methods of Building Construction 3 Credits

Introduces basic knowledge of building materials, technical specifications, techniques, and systems. Outlines structural systems, construction processes, and assemblies. Includes a field project involving student team research of current Alaskan building type.
Registration Restrictions: Proof of eligibility for placement into MATH A105 and ENGL A111.
Crosslisted With: AET A102

CM 213 Civil Technology

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

CM A213 Construction Civil Technology 4 Credits

Outlines elements of civil design and construction, including soils and soil properties, roads, earthwork, and utilities using local, state and federal regulations. Students will also be introduced to construction surveying.
Registration Restrictions: Appropriate SAT, ACT or UAA-approved Math Placement Test scores may be used in lieu of the MATH A105 prerequisite.

Prerequisites: (AET A101 with a minimum grade of C or CM A101 with a minimum grade of C) and (AET A102 with a minimum grade of C or CM A102 with a minimum grade of C) and MATH A105 with a minimum grade of C.

CM 422 Sustainability in the Built Environment

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F

CM A422 Sustainability in the Built Environment 3 Credits

Examines sustainability concepts and the implementation of sustainability principles in the design and construction of the built environment. Evaluates human-constructed development and resource preservation challenges in the context of the local and global natural environment.
Registration Restrictions: Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses, junior standing, plus completion of one Tier 2 Natural Science course and one other Tier 2 GER course.

Attributes: UAA Integrative Capstone GER.

Honors

HNRS 192 Field Notes From a Catastrophe: Man, Nature and Climate Change

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F

HNRS A192 Honors Seminar: Enduring Books 3 Credits

Honors seminar focusing on the directed reading of a single book of enduring significance.
Special Note: May be repeated once for credit under a different subtitle. May be used only once for GER Humanities.
Registration Restrictions: Registration limited to students admitted to the University Honors College, or to students who have permission to register from the University Honors College.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

HNRS 209 Participatory Action Research

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

HNRS A209 Participatory Action Research 3 Credits

Participatory action research (PAR) is a faculty-student collaborative process of inquiry and action for change in response to organizational or community problems. Overview of the PAR process, plus examination of the democratizing and emancipatory power of PAR.
Registration Restrictions: 3 credits of Written Communication GER with a minimum grade of C and Oral Communication GER with a minimum grade of C. Quantitative Skills GER is recommended. Requires instructor permission.

HNRS 309 Interdisciplinary Team Based Research

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F

N/A

HNRS 310; Community Service: Theory & Practice

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F

HNRS A310 Community Service: Theory and Practice 3 Credits

Explores questions of service, community, and self, and includes guided volunteer service with a cultural organization, social service organization, or government agency.
Registration Restrictions: Sophomore or junior standing. Registration open to students admitted to University Honors College, to students who have permission to register from the University Honors College, and to students working on the Certificate in Civic Engagement.

Renewable Energy

RE 100 Introduction to Renewable Energy

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F

RE A100 Introduction to Sustainable Energy 3 Credits

Introduces students to the field of sustainable energy. Topics include current energy use, principles of energy conservation and efficiency, renewable energy resources, technologies, storage and hardware options, regulations, applicable codes, and career pathways.

RE 101 Industrial Safety for Renewable Energy

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F

RE A101 Industrial Safety for Renewable Energy 2 Credits

Emphasizes electrical and industrial safety for working in the renewable energy industry. Topics include hazard awareness, regulations, and mitigation skills.

RE 102 Applied Physics for Renewable Energy

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

RE A102 Applied Physics for Sustainable Energy 3 Credits

Introductory course for students considering a career in sustainable energy. Includes the physical principles for energy efficiency and various renewable energy technologies, including solar, wind, hydropower and geothermal. Demonstrates how the principles of physics relate to the design, basic operation, advantages and limitations of sustainable energy projects.
Registration Restrictions: Placement into MATH A055 or higher

Prerequisites: RE A100 or concurrent enrollment.

RE 106 Introduction to Diesel Engines

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

RE A106 Introduction to Diesel Engines 3 Credits

Introduces the knowledge, vocabulary, and technical skills required to maintain, diagnose, and make minor repairs to diesel engines. Topics include diesel engine theory, components, engine performance, cycle of operation, cooling systems, electrical systems, fuels, fuel systems, and the selection and use of tools.

RE 200 Power Generation Systems

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

RE A200 Power Generation Systems 3 Credits

Introduces the knowledge, vocabulary, and technical skills required to maintain, diagnose, and make minor repairs to small-scale power generation systems. Focuses on AC and DC theory, electrochemical storage systems, generators, inverters, transformers, and photovoltaic technologies.

Prerequisites: RE A102.

RE 201 Power System Management

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): R

RE A201 Power System Management 3 Credits

Combines essential topics in power system management and business technology to provide a holistic view of energy management. Topics include power stability, economic dispatch, energy storage, smart grid, and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.

Prerequisites: RE A101 or concurrent enrollment and RE A106 or concurrent enrollment and RE A200 or concurrent enrollment.

RE 203 Renewable Energy Project Development

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F

RE A203 Sustainable Energy Project Development 3 Credits

Synthesizes facets of project development and management within the context of sustainable energy projects.

Prerequisites: RE A100.

RE 295 Renewable Energy Practicum

Sustainability focused (F) or Related (R): F

RE A295 Renewable Energy Practicum 3 Credits

Provides practical experience in a workplace setting. Faculty, practicum supervisor, and student collaboratively develop an individualized plan for workplace training to reflect the student's occupational objectives.
Special Note: May be repeated for up to 9 credits.
Registration Restrictions: Instructor permission.

Prerequisites: RE A101 and RE A102 and RE A106.