Outdoor and Adventure Studies Minor

The minor in outdoor and adventure studies focuses on the practices relating to, and the critical study of, outdoor activities. Students completing the minor will be introduced to skills and standard practices in various outdoor settings and to the study of different cultural conceptions of the relationship between humans and their environments from Alaskan and global/historical perspectives.

Enrollment in the program requires an application and acceptance. Students wishing to participate in the Minor in Outdoor and Adventure Studies can find application information on the program website. 

ODS S243Outdoor Studies and Leadership3
ODS Courses9
Swiftwater Rescue
Backpacking in Southeast Alaska
Winter Backpacking in Southeast Alaska
Introduction to Rock Climbing
Introduction to Ice Climbing
Avalanche Evaluation and Theory I
Introduction to Fly Fishing, Tying, and Casting
Wilderness First Responder
Wilderness First Responder Recertification
Introduction to Sea Kayaking
Introduction to Swiftwater Travel
Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding
Backcountry Navigation
Rock Climbing Level II
Ice Climbing Level II
Avalanche Evaluation and Theory Level II
Intermediate Fly Fishing, Tying, and Casting
Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue Fundamentals
Mountaineering I
Advanced Sea Kayaking
Outdoor Studies Expedition I
Expedition Planning and Leadership
Outdoor Studies Expedition II: Major Expedition
Additional Related Courses6
Indigenous Sciences and Ways of Knowing: Selected Topics
Literature and the Environment
Sport, Leisure, and Culture
Salmon, Sport, and Society
Perspectives on the Natural World
Comparative Environmental Politics
Mountain Studies: Philosophy, Literature, and Practice
Ocean Studies: Images of the Environment