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Science Applications


SCIA F100 Introducing Astronomy

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

History of astronomy, the structure of the universe and its parts and the techniques used for studying the universe. Observation of celestial bodies with various optical instruments. (1+0)


SCIA F107 Rock Identification

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Physical properties of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Sight identification of rocks with emphasis on rocks found on the Seward Peninsula. (1+0)


SCIA F109 Mineral Identification

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Physical and field identifiable chemical properties of rocks and minerals. Emphasis on minerals found on the Seward Peninsula. (1+0)


SCIA F130 Moose Ecology

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Natural history of moose, the ecological concepts of energy flow, nutrient cycling, food webs and population dynamics. Attention to the Seward Peninsula moose population and factors used in making wildlife management decisions. (1+0)


SCIA F150 Subarctic Horticulture

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Soils, plant propagation, disease and insect control, variety selection, fertilization, greenhouse construction and care and gardening techniques. Emphasis on development and care of greenhouses and gardens in the Nome area. (0+3)


SCIA F157 Alaska Plants

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Introduction to the topics of plant taxonomy and identification with specific reference to common Alaskan plants and vegetation types. (1+0)


SCIA F161 Birds of Alaska

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Biology of birds including behavior, anatomy, physiology, ecology, systematics and field identification. (1+0)


SCIA F162 Mammals of Alaska

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

Introduction to the mammals of Alaska and their importance to the local ecology and economy from a scientific research standpoint. Emphasis on important and/or common species for study of classification, habitat, life cycle and economic importance. Prerequisites: Background or interest in general science or natural history or permission of instructor. (1+0)


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