Course descriptions index


Recreation

RECR courses are available to all UAF students who meet stated prerequisites. Students with disabilities are encouraged to participate. Any students requiring special accommodations are asked to contact the department office as soon as possible.

RECR F110-F170 courses include instruction, practice and activity in physical activities, sports and dance. Courses may be taken for credit once. Courses are graded Pass/Fail.


RECR F110A Beginning Swimming

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Beginning level swimming skills, proper breathing techniques and beginning strokes. Emphasizes personal water safety. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F110B Intermediate Swimming

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Intermediate-level swimming skills, proper breathing techniques and beginning strokes. Emphasizes personal water safety. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F110C Advanced Swimming

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Advanced-level swimming skills, proper breathing techniques and beginning strokes. Emphasizes personal water safety. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F110D Conditioning Swimming

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Covers proper warm-up and warm-down techniques, lap swim etiquette, and proper use of work out equipment. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F110E Beginning Scuba

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice in beginning underwater aquatic activities. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F110F Intermediate Scuba

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice in intermediate underwater aquatic activities. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F110G Aqua Aerobics

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice in aqua aerobics. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F110H Aquatic Activities and Instruction

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice in aquatic activities at beginning through advanced levels including (but not limited to) swimming, conditioning, aqua aerobics, water polo, springboard diving and synchronized swimming. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F120A Aerobics

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Moderate to high impact dance routines set to music designed to increase cardiovascular strength, promote coordination and increase overall body strength and flexibility. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F120B Low Impact Aerobics

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice in low impact aerobics. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F120C Beginning Yoga

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Beginning concepts and philosophy of yoga, breathing, postures, mediation, Sanskrit names of exercises, increased muscle tone and flexibility. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F120D Intermediate Yoga

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Intermediate concepts and philosophy of yoga, breathing, postures, mediation, Sanskrit names of exercises, increased muscle tone and flexibility. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F120E Advanced Yoga

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Advanced concepts and philosophy of yoga, breathing, postures, meditation, Sanskrit names of exercises, increased muscle tone and flexibility. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F120F Exercise And Fitness

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice in activities at beginning through advanced levels including (but not limited to) multi-fitness conditioning, recreational fitness activities, running, cycling, walking, weight training, aerobics, power lifting, tai chi chuan and yoga. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F120G Military Fitness Training

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice in fitness activities concentrating on flexibility, strength, and muscular and cardiovascular endurance. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F120H Multi Fitness Conditioning

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

An overview of medium to high intensity aerobic exercise and muscle strengthening, conditioning and toning. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F120J Weight Training

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Design and perform strength training routines using resistance to achieve overall fitness. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F120K Advanced Weight Training

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Design and perform strength training routines using resistance to achieve overall fitness. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F130A Beginning Jazz Dance

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Develop a repertoire of jazz dance movement and terminology including plies, isolations, stretches, traveling steps, battements, pas de burres, jazz slides and turns. History of jazz dance. Graded Pass/Fail. (Cross-listed with THR F130A.) (0+3)


RECR F130B Intermediate Jazz Dance

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Develop a repertoire of jazz dance movement and terminology including plies, isolations, stretches, traveling steps, battements, pas de burres, jazz slides and turns. History of jazz dance. Graded Pass/Fail. (Cross-listed with THR F130B.) (0+3)


RECR F130C Advanced Jazz Dance

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Develop a repertoire of a jazz dance movement and terminology including plies, isolations, stretches, traveling steps, battements, pas de burres, jazz slides and turns. History of jazz dance. Graded Pass/Fail. (Cross-listed with THR F130C.) (0+3)


RECR F130D Modern Dance

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Develop a repertoire of modern dance movement and terminology including contraction and release, swings, triplets, fall and recovery, rolls and improvisations. Graded Pass/Fail. (Cross-listed with THR F130D.) (0+3)


RECR F130E Beginning Ballroom Dance

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Dances covered include waltz, foxtrot, single-count swing, east coast swing, salsa, cha cha, merengue and, time permitting, polka. Our aim is to have a good time and build a strong foundation for future learning. This course is for students with a beginning background in social dance. Graded Pass/Fail. (Cross-listed with THR F130E.) (0+3)


RECR F130F Intermediate Ballroom Dance

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Dances covered include waltz, foxtrot, single-count swing, east coast swing, salsa, cha cha, merengue and, time permitting, polka. Our aim is to have a good time and build a strong foundation for future learning. This course is for students with a beginning background in social dance. Graded Pass/Fail. (Cross-listed with THR F130F.) (0+3)


RECR F130G Advanced Ballroom Dance

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Dances covered include waltz, foxtrot, single-count swing, east coast swing, salsa, cha cha, merengue and, time permitting, polka. Our aim is to have a good time and build an even stronger foundation for future learning. This course is for students with an intermediate background in social dance. Graded Pass/Fail. (Cross-listed with THR F130G.) (0+3)


RECR F130H Beginning Ballet

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice in ballet at beginning levels. Graded Pass/Fail. (Cross-listed with THR F130H.) (0+3)


RECR F130J Intermediate Ballet

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice in ballet at intermediate levels. Graded Pass/Fail. (Cross-listed with THR F130J.) (0+3)


RECR F130K Advanced Ballet

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice in ballet at advanced levels. Graded Pass/Fail. (Cross-listed with THR F130K.) (0+3)


RECR F130L Square Dance

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice in square dance. Graded Pass/Fail. (Cross-listed with THR F130L.) (0+3)


RECR F130M Round Dance

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice in round dances. Graded Pass/Fail. (Cross-listed with THR F130M.) (0+3)


RECR F140A Beginning Foil Fencing

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Beginning classical Italian style fencing, stresses form and bladework for both defense and offense. This style is difficult to learn, but when mastered is extremely effective. Graded Pass/Fail. Special fees apply. (0+3)


RECR F140B Intermediate Foil Fencing

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Intermediate classical Italian style fencing, stresses form and bladework for both defense and offense. This style is difficult to learn, but when mastered is extremely effective. Graded Pass/Fail. Special fees apply. (0+3)


RECR F140C Advanced Foil Fencing

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Advanced classical Italian style fencing, stresses form and bladework for both defense and offense. This style is difficult to learn, but when mastered is extremely effective. Graded Pass/Fail. Special fees apply. (0+3)


RECR F140D EPCE Sabre Fencing

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice activities in EPCE sabre fencing. Graded Pass/Fail. Special fees apply. (0+3)


RECR F140E Beginning Pistol Marksmanship

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for owning and using a pistol safely and to advance through the NRA marksmanship program. Pistol parts, operation, ammunition, gun safety, and shooting fundamentals. Graded Pass/Fail. Special fees apply. (0+3)


RECR F140F Intermediate Pistol Marksmanship

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Intermediate knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for owning and using a pistol safely and to advance through the NRA marksmanship program. Pistol parts, operation, ammunition, gun safety, and shooting fundamentals. Safety will be the foremost concern. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F140G Advanced Pistol Marksmanship

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Advanced knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for owning and using a pistol safely and to advance through the NRA marksmanship program. Pistol parts, operation, ammunition, gun safety, and shooting fundamentals. Safety will be the foremost concern. Graded Pass/Fail. Special fees apply. (0+3)


RECR F140H Beginning Rock Climbing

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Introduction to rock climbing, knots, risk evaluation, gear, rope skills, belaying, rappelling, jumaring, prusiking and top rope techniques. Graded Pass/Fail. Special fees apply. (0+3)


RECR F140J Intermediate Rock Climbing

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Intermediate rock climbing, knots, risk evaluation, gear, rope skills, belaying, rappelling, jumaring, prusiking and top rope techniques. Graded Pass/Fail. Special fees apply. (0+3)


RECR F140K Advanced Rock Climbing

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

An extension of beginning rock climbing. Hauling, aid climbing, advanced Jumar techniques, lead climbing, porta-ledge set up and taping. Graded Pass/Fail. Special fees apply. (0+3)


RECR F140L Technical Climbing

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Introduction to high-angle technical climbing, top-rope rock and ice skills, movement on rock and ice, rope work, anchor systems, climbing ethics. Graded Pass/Fail. Special fees apply. (0+3)


RECR F140M Intro to Fly Fishing and Fly Tying

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Stream, river, pond, and lake dynamics; fish anatomy, behavior and life history; aquatic insects; habitat and species of fish and insects; correlate limnology to fly selection and fishing strategy. Fall Fly Fishing: Interior Alaska limnology, entomology, and how they relate to fly fishing. Fly fishing as a medium to present college-level scientific concepts to students. Spring Fly Fishing: The art and science of fly casting, fishing and tying. Graded Pass/Fail. Special fees apply. (0+3)


RECR F140N Alaskan Fly Fishing & Tying

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

The art and science of fly casting, fishing and tying. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F140O Advanced Fly Fishing and Fly Tying

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

The art and science of fly casting, fishing and tying. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F140P Table Tennis

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice activities in table tennis. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F140Q Tennis

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice activities in tennis. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F140R Billiards

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Basic billiards skill set, strokes and using "English" on the cue ball. Focus on cutthroat, eight ball and nine ball using BCA rules. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F140S Badminton

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice activities in badminton. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F140T Beginning Golf

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice activities in beginning golf. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F140U Intermediate Golf

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice activities in intermediate golf. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F140V Bowling

1 Credit

Instruction and practice activities in bowling. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F140W Advanced Golf

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice activities in advanced golf. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F140Y Kayaking

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice activities in beginning through advanced kayaking. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F140Z Canoeing

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice activities in beginning through advanced canoeing. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F150A Beginning Aikido

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art that teaches coordination of mind and body to develop calmness in action and the strongest human condition. Includes KI extension exercises, basic rolling and falling, KI testing, and basic arts of self defense. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F150B Intermediate Aikido

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Concentrates on learning to lead the KI development exercises. Breathing, movement, visualization techniques and moving meditation to teach how mind and body are interconnected. Advanced variations of the six basic self defense arts, advanced rolling and falling, Jo kata and individual and paired Bokken movements. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F150C Advanced Aikido

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice in martial arts and combative activities at advanced levels. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F150D Beginning Karate

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Introduction to Shotokan karate, learning basic blocks, kicks and punches and defenses moves. Kata and kumite introduced. History and philosophy discussed. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F150E Intermediate Karate

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice in intermediate karate. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F150F Advanced Karate

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice in advanced karate. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F150G Beginning Tae Kwon Do

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Introduction to basic Tae Kwon Do with an emphasis on technique and conditioning. Beginning stances and etiquette. The three basic katas. Partner work, training in stretching, conditioning, and breath control. Both self-defense and sporting applications. Activities will include but are not limited to: warm-ups, stretching, kicking, punching, kata, and partner work. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F150H Intermediate Tae Kwon Do

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Emphasis on technique and conditioning. Intermediate stances and etiquette. Partner work, training in stretching, conditioning, and breath control. Both self-defense and sporting applications. Activities will include but are not limited to: warm-ups, stretching, kicking, punching, kata, and partner work. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F150J Advanced Tae Kwon Do

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice in advanced tae kwon do. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F150K Beginning Tai Chi

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice in tai chi. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F150L Intermediate Tai Chi

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice in intermediate tai chi. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F150M Advanced Tai Chi

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice in advanced tai chi. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F160A Soccer

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice in soccer. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F160B Varsity Athletics

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice in varsity athletics. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F160C Ultimate Frisbee

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Ultimate Frisbee, including catching and throwing the disc as well as both offensive and defensive strategies. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F160D Volleyball

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Skills of volleyball, game rules, plays and terminology. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F170A Beginning Ice Hockey

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Beginning skating, passing, shooting, and team play. Power play and penalty kill. Practice game situation plays: odd man rushes, below the goal line play, and positional play. The sport of ice hockey in a group environment. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F170B Intermediate Ice Hockey

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Intermediate skating, passing, shooting, and team play. Power play and penalty kill. Practice game situation plays: odd man rushes, below the goal line play, and positional play. The sport of ice hockey in a group environment. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F170C Advanced Ice Hockey

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Advanced skating, passing, shooting, and team play. Power play and penalty kill. Practice game situation plays: odd man rushes, below the goal line play, and positional play. The sport of ice hockey in a group environment. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F170D Beginning Cross-Country Skiing

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice in beginning cross-country skiing. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F170E Intermediate Cross-Country Skiing

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice in intermediate cross-country skiing. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F170F Advanced Cross-Country Skiing

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice in advanced cross-country skiing. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F170G Introduction to Ski Mountaineering

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Safe methods of winter travel in Alaska. Snowshoeing, skiing, gear and clothing, avalanche safety, climbing crevasse rescue skills, glaciers, winter camping skills, first aid. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F170H Beginning Ice Skating

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice in beginning ice skating. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F170J Intermediate Ice Skating

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice in intermediate ice skating. Graded Pass/Fail. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F170K Advanced Ice Skating

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice in advanced ice skating. Graded Pass/Fail. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F170L Speed Skating

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice in speed skating. Graded Pass/Fail. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


RECR F170M Curling

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Instruction and practice in curling. Graded Pass/Fail. Graded Pass/Fail. (0+3)


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