Course descriptions index

Science Application

Science application courses are not offered on the Fairbanks campus. Contact UAF's Center for Distance Education for enrollment information.

SCIA 100  1 Credit
Introducing Astronomy
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) Offered As Demand Warrants

SCIA 101  3 Credits
Fundamentals of Petroleum
An overall view of the petroleum industry in terms understandable by the lay person as well as the professional. Included are lessons on petroleum geology, prospecting, leasing, drilling, production, pipelines, refining, processing and marketing. Sponsored by the Alaska Mining and Petroleum Training Service. Independent Learning Only

SCIA 107  1 Credit
Rock Identification
Physical properties of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Sight identification of rocks with emphasis on rocks found on the Seward Peninsula. (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

SCIA 109  1 Credit
Mineral Identification
Physical and field identifiable chemical properties of rocks and minerals. Emphasis on minerals found on the Seward Peninsula. (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

SCIA 130  1 Credit
Moose Ecology
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) Offered As Demand Warrants

SCIA 150  1 Credit
Subarctic Horticulture
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) Offered As Demand Warrants

SCIA 157  1 Credit
Alaska Plants (n)
Introduction to the topics of plant taxonomy and identification with specific reference to common Alaskan plants and vegetation types. (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

SCIA 161  1 Credit
Birds of Alaska
Biology of birds including behavior, anatomy, physiology, ecology, systematics and field identification. (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

SCIA 162  1 Credit
Mammals of Alaska (n)
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. (Prerequisite: Background or interest in general science or natural history or permission of instructor.) (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants