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Fall Semester 2021

GEOL

  • A111 *Physical Geology 3 Credits

    *Physical Geology

    Introduction to physical geology, study of earth and its materials. Processes that operate on and within earth. Formation of common rocks and minerals, and basics of mineral and rock identification and classification. Registration Restrictions: MATH A055 or higher

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71425 601 MW 10:00AM - 11:15AM CPSB 120 , August 23 - December 11 40
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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71423 801 Sikorski, Janelle August 23 - December 11 30
    View detailed information for CRN:71424 802 Sikorski, Janelle August 23 - December 11 65
  • A111L *Physical Geology Lab 1 Credits

    *Physical Geology Lab

    Laboratory skills in physical geology. The identification and classification of minerals and rocks. The use and interpretation of maps and remote sensing techniques, and application of lab skills to interpret evidence of geologic processes. Includes a field trip led by the instructor.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71426 601 M 1:00PM - 3:45PM NSB 102 , August 23 - December 11 6
    View detailed information for CRN:71427 602 F 10:00AM - 12:45AM NSB 102 , August 23 - December 11 7
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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71428 806 , August 23 - December 11 0
    View detailed information for CRN:71429 807 , August 23 - December 11 26
    View detailed information for CRN:71430 808 , August 23 - December 11 26
  • A115 *Environmental Geology 3 Credits

    *Environmental Geology

    Introduces the study of applied environmental geology with a focus on geologic processes and linkages to how humans interact with the geologic environment. Includes both internal and external Earth processes and related topics such as climate change, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, coastal processes, and mineral and energy resources. Registration Restrictions: MATH A055 or higher

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71431 801 Sikorski, Janelle August 23 - December 11 37
  • A115L *Environmental Geology Lab 1 Credits

    *Environmental Geology Lab

    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

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71432 601 F 10:00AM - 12:45AM NSB 106 , August 23 - December 11 9
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  • A178 *Introduction to Oceanography 3 Credits

    *Introduction to Oceanography

    Study of the oceans combining insights from geological, chemical, physical and biological oceanography. Topics include plate tectonics and the evolution of the ocean basins, the chemical composition of seawater, forces acting on water to generate waves and currents, interrelationships among physical, chemical and biological processes, and complex societal issues such as global climate change, fisheries management and pollution. Registration Restrictions: Placement into Quantitative Skills GER Crosslisted with BIOL A178

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76600 851 Gerken, Sarah August 23 - December 11 1
  • A190 Introductory Topics in Geology 1 - 3 Credits

    Introductory Topics in Geology

    Introductory study of a selected topic in geology. Special Note: May be repeated with change of topic.

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  • A221 *Historical Geology 4 Credits

    *Historical Geology

    Introduces the history of the earth through geologic time, emphasizing North America. Includes major events in plate tectonics, evolution of life forms and interpretation of the rock record. Lab includes invertebrate fossil identification, geologic map interpretation, stratigraphic principles and field trip.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71433 801 - DIST BLKBD Sikorski, Janelle August 23 - December 11 16
    View detailed information for CRN:71433 801 T 1:00PM - 3:45PM NSB 102 Sikorski, Janelle August 23 - December 11 16
    View detailed information for CRN:71433 801 T 1:00PM - 3:45PM NSB 106 Sikorski, Janelle August 23 - December 11 16
    View detailed information for CRN:71433 801 TR 10:00AM - 11:15AM NSB 106 Sikorski, Janelle August 23 - December 11 16
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  • A225 Earth Surface Processes 3 Credits

    Earth Surface Processes

    Introduces the identification and mapping of landforms, and quantitative study of processes that shape the earth's surface. Combines theory, field observations, basic data analysis, and modeling to investigate geomorphic systems that affect humanity.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76266 601 - FIELD TBA , August 23 - December 11 10
    View detailed information for CRN:76266 601 M 2:30PM - 5:15PM NSB 106 , August 23 - December 11 10
    View detailed information for CRN:76266 601 W 2:30PM - 3:30PM NSB 106 , August 23 - December 11 10
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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71434 801 - FIELD TBA , August 23 - December 11 15
    View detailed information for CRN:71434 801 M 2:30PM - 5:15PM DIST WEB , August 23 - December 11 15
    View detailed information for CRN:71434 801 W 2:30PM - 3:30PM DIST WEB , August 23 - December 11 15
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  • A322 Igneous &Metamorphic Petrology 4 Credits

    Igneous &Metamorphic Petrology

    Covers identification and classification of igneous and metamorphic rocks, interpretation of textures, structures, and mineralogy of rocks. Includes the study of chemical and physical principles controlling the formation of rocks, importance of various rock types in economic and industrial arenas. Extensive study of hand specimens with emphasis on composition, texture and structure.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71435 601 - FIELD TBA Cannatelli, Claudia August 23 - December 11 16
    View detailed information for CRN:71435 601 MW 10:00AM - 12:45AM CPSB 213 Cannatelli, Claudia August 23 - December 11 16
    View detailed information for CRN:71435 601 MW 10:00AM - 12:45AM CPSB 215 Cannatelli, Claudia August 23 - December 11 16
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  • A331 Sedimentology & Stratigraphy 3 Credits

    Sedimentology & Stratigraphy

    Survey of sediments including origins, classification, transportation, composition, structures, and diagenesis. Stratigraphic principles including lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy, magnetostratigraphy, chronostratigraphy, and seismic stratigraphy. Lab includes grain size analysis, sedimentary structures, correlation, and field practicum.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71436 801 - DIST WEB Aschoff, Jennifer August 23 - December 11 13
    View detailed information for CRN:71436 801 - FIELD TBA Aschoff, Jennifer August 23 - December 11 13
    View detailed information for CRN:71436 801 W 2:30PM - 5:15PM CPSB 215 Aschoff, Jennifer August 23 - December 11 13
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A441 Paleoclimatology 3 Credits

    Paleoclimatology

    Examines the fundamentals of climate science, changes in Earth's climate, and methods used to reconstruct past climates. Use of paleoclimate data from proxy records like cores of ice, peatland and ocean sediments, and tree rings to help understand how Earth's atmosphere, oceans and land interact with climate through time. Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have completed GEOL A641. May be stacked with: GEOL A641

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76287 651 - FIELD TBA Klein, Eric August 23 - December 11 3
    View detailed information for CRN:76287 651 TR 10:00AM - 11:15AM NSB 204 Klein, Eric August 23 - December 11 3
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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71437 851 - FIELD TBA Klein, Eric August 23 - December 11 6
    View detailed information for CRN:71437 851 TR 10:00AM - 11:15AM DIST WEB Klein, Eric August 23 - December 11 6
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A444 The Cryosphere 3 Credits

    The Cryosphere

    Examines the components of the cryosphere: sea ice, freshwater ice, snow, glaciers, permafrost and ice sheets. Addresses how the cryosphere is changing, including interconnections with Earth systems such as climate. Explores various datasets and models, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, to learn about the fundamental geoscience processes that govern this critical Earth system component.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76267 601 - FIELD TBA Klein, Eric August 23 - December 11 11
    View detailed information for CRN:76267 601 TR 2:30PM - 3:45PM NSB 204 Klein, Eric August 23 - December 11 11
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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76285 801 - FIELD TBA Klein, Eric August 23 - December 11 8
    View detailed information for CRN:76285 801 TR 2:30PM - 3:45PM DIST WEB Klein, Eric August 23 - December 11 8
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  • A461 Geochemistry 3 Credits

    Geochemistry

    Introduction to principles and applications of inorganic geochemistry. Emphasis on crystal structures and substitution in crystals, equilibrium geochemistry, dissociation of acids and bases, and mineral stability. Applying the laws of thermodynamics, Eh-pH diagrams, and oxidation-reduction reactions to geologic problems. Principles of radioactivity and geochronometers for age determination. A review of applications of stable isotopes to geologic problems. Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have completed GEOL A661. Registration Restrictions: BS Geological Science majors May be stacked with: GEOL A661

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71439 851 Munk, Lee August 23 - December 11 10
  • A476 Applied Geophysics 3 Credits

    Applied Geophysics

    Overview of geophysical techniques used for subsurface visualization, mapping and interpretation, with applications to natural resource exploration, geotechnical investigations and environmental studies. Techniques include gravity, magnetic, electric, seismic and well logging. Applications of mathematics and physics-based principles to image shallow and deep subsurface at local and regional scales. Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have completed GEOL A676. Registration Restrictions: Instructor permission required for non-majors. Background in calculus-based mathematics or physics is required for geology non-majors. May be stacked with: GEOL A676

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76284 651 - FIELD TBA , August 23 - December 11 8
    View detailed information for CRN:76284 651 TR 11:30AM - 12:45AM NSB 204 , August 23 - December 11 8
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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71440 851 - FIELD TBA , August 23 - December 11 12
    View detailed information for CRN:71440 851 TR 11:30AM - 12:45AM DIST WEB , August 23 - December 11 12
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  • A492 Geology Seminar 1 Credits

    Geology Seminar

    Lecture series with invited professional geologists, discussion of relevant professional papers and research. Topical nature of material. Special Note: May be repeated under different subtitles for a maximum of 3 credits.

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76282 801 Kattenhorn, Simon August 23 - December 11 18
  • A498 Student Research 1 - 3 Credits

    Student Research

    Student research conducted on specific subjects in geology. Research topic to be approved and directed by a faculty member in the Department of Geological Sciences. Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Registration Restrictions: Faculty permission.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71441 605 - ARR ARR Munk, Lee August 23 - December 11 1
    View detailed information for CRN:76278 604 - ARR ARR Klein, Eric August 23 - December 11 1
    View detailed information for CRN:76279 603 - ARR ARR Kattenhorn, Simon August 23 - December 11 1
    View detailed information for CRN:76280 602 - ARR ARR Cannatelli, Claudia August 23 - December 11 1
    View detailed information for CRN:76281 601 - ARR ARR Aschoff, Jennifer August 23 - December 11 1
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  • A499 Senior Thesis 3 Credits

    Senior Thesis

    Planning, preparation and completion of senior thesis for the BS in Geological Sciences. Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Registration Restrictions: Senior standing and faculty permission.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76277 601 - ARR ARR Kattenhorn, Simon August 23 - December 11 1
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A641 Paleoclimatology 3 Credits

    Paleoclimatology

    Examines the fundamentals of climate science, changes in Earth's climate, and methods used to reconstruct past climates. Use of paleoclimate data from proxy records like cores of ice, peatland and ocean sediments, and tree rings to help understand how Earth's atmosphere, oceans and land interact with climate through time. Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have completed GEOL A441. Graduate students have additional student learning outcomes and course expectations. May be stacked with: GEOL A441

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76286 651 - FIELD TBA Klein, Eric August 23 - December 11 0
    View detailed information for CRN:76286 651 TR 10:00AM - 11:15AM NSB 204 Klein, Eric August 23 - December 11 0
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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71442 851 - FIELD TBA Klein, Eric August 23 - December 11 4
    View detailed information for CRN:71442 851 TR 10:00AM - 11:15AM DIST WEB Klein, Eric August 23 - December 11 4
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  • A661 Advanced Geochemistry 3 Credits

    Advanced Geochemistry

    Introduction to principles and applications of inorganic geochemistry. Emphasis on crystal structures and substitution in crystals, equilibrium geochemistry, dissociation of acids and bases, and mineral stability. Applying the laws of thermodynamics, Eh-pH diagrams, and oxidation-reduction reactions to geologic problems. Principles of radioactivity and geochronometers for age determination. A review of applications of stable isotopes to geologic problems. Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have completed GEOL A461. Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing or instructor permission May be stacked with: GEOL A461

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71444 851 Munk, Lee August 23 - December 11 3
  • A676 Applied Geophysics 3 Credits

    Applied Geophysics

    Overview of geophysical techniques used for subsurface visualization, mapping and interpretation, with applications to natural resource exploration, geotechnical investigations and environmental studies. Techniques include gravity, magnetic, electric, seismic and well logging. Applications of mathematics and physics-based principles to image shallow and deep subsurface at local and regional scales. Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have completed GEOL A476. Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing or instructor permission. May be stacked with: GEOL A476

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76283 651 - FIELD TBA , August 23 - December 11 0
    View detailed information for CRN:76283 651 TR 11:30AM - 12:45AM NSB 204 , August 23 - December 11 0
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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71445 851 - FIELD TBA , August 23 - December 11 5
    View detailed information for CRN:71445 851 TR 11:30AM - 12:45AM DIST WEB , August 23 - December 11 5
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A689 Geology Professional Practices 3 Credits

    Geology Professional Practices

    Professional development of graduate students in preparation for careers in the geosciences. Registration Restrictions: Graduate students must take this course by the end of the second semester of their degree program.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76268 801 - DIST BLKBD Aschoff, Jennifer August 23 - December 11 7
    View detailed information for CRN:76268 801 MW 10:00AM - 11:15AM NSB 204 Aschoff, Jennifer August 23 - December 11 7
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A698 Directed Research 1 - 6 Credits

    Directed Research

    Thesis-specific research for the Master of Science in Applied Geological Sciences. Research topic must be approved by thesis advisor. Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing and permission of thesis advisor

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71446 603 - ARR ARR Kattenhorn, Simon August 23 - December 11 1
    View detailed information for CRN:76273 605 - ARR ARR Munk, Lee August 23 - December 11 0
    View detailed information for CRN:76274 604 - ARR ARR Klein, Eric August 23 - December 11 1
    View detailed information for CRN:76275 602 - ARR ARR Cannatelli, Claudia August 23 - December 11 1
    View detailed information for CRN:76276 601 - ARR ARR Aschoff, Jennifer August 23 - December 11 1
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  • A699 Graduate Thesis 1 - 3 Credits

    Graduate Thesis

    Preparation and completion of thesis for the Master of Science in Applied Geological Sciences. Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits. Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing and permission of graduate advisor required.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71448 603 - ARR ARR Kattenhorn, Simon August 23 - December 11 1
    View detailed information for CRN:76269 605 - ARR ARR Munk, Lee August 23 - December 11 1
    View detailed information for CRN:76270 604 - ARR ARR Klein, Eric August 23 - December 11 1
    View detailed information for CRN:76271 602 - ARR ARR Cannatelli, Claudia August 23 - December 11 1
    View detailed information for CRN:76272 601 - ARR ARR Aschoff, Jennifer August 23 - December 11 1
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Summer Semester 2021

GEOL

  • A111 *Physical Geology 3 Credits

    *Physical Geology

    Introduction to physical geology, study of earth and its materials. Processes that operate on and within earth. Formation of common rocks and minerals, and basics of mineral and rock identification and classification. Registration Restrictions: MATH A055 or higher

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:50372 501 Cahoon, Emily May 17 - June 21 37
  • A111L *Physical Geology Lab 1 Credits

    *Physical Geology Lab

    Laboratory skills in physical geology. The identification and classification of minerals and rocks. The use and interpretation of maps and remote sensing techniques, and application of lab skills to interpret evidence of geologic processes. Includes a field trip led by the instructor.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:51256 501 Zimmerman, Walter May 17 - June 21 9
  • A115 *Environmental Geology 3 Credits

    *Environmental Geology

    Introduces the study of applied environmental geology with a focus on geologic processes and linkages to how humans interact with the geologic environment. Includes both internal and external Earth processes and related topics such as climate change, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, coastal processes, and mineral and energy resources. Registration Restrictions: MATH A055 or higher

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:50373 501 Cahoon, Emily May 17 - June 21 33
  • A698 Directed Research 1 - 6 Credits

    Directed Research

    Thesis-specific research for the Master of Science in Applied Geological Sciences. Research topic must be approved by thesis advisor. Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing and permission of thesis advisor

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:51930 301 - ARR ARR Kattenhorn, Simon May 17 - July 31 0
    View detailed information for CRN:51931 401 - ARR ARR Kattenhorn, Simon May 17 - July 31 0
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    No Distance Learning courses available.