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Global Geography class at UAS features trip to Anchorage, Kenai, Mat-Su Valley and Iditarod Race starts

Harvey H. Brandt of the UAS Sitka Campus will be teaching an introductory geography class Spring semester this year. Bringing his trademark enthusiasm and mastery of the material, Harvey will help students see that the study of geography is the observation of land and people: how they live, and how the place they live affects their choices and opportunities. It has been called “the bridge between the human and physical science” and includes insights drawn from climatology, ecology, oceanography, and geology as well as demographics, geopolitics, cultural anthropology, and history.

Meeting every Tuesday and Thursday in this local class, Professor Harvey will work with students of all ages including high school or home school Dual Enrollment participants, traditional college students, and working adults or seniors who want to know more about the world we live in.

An optional feature of the class will be an intensive trip to Anchorage to observe and study the Mat-Su valley, the Kenai Peninsula, and the ceremonial start of the Iditarod dog sled race on March 1. Then the group will travel to Willow for the actual start of the race the following day – Sunday, March 2. Students will need to provide the round trip airplane ticket to Anchorage if they wish to participate in the field trip.

Call Harvey Brandt at 747-6447 with questions about the course. Contact phone for UAS Sitka Campus Instructional Services: 747-7700.

Online course registration available at  http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka

Details:

·      GEOG 101, Introduction to Geography - 3 Credits

·      Tues and Thursdays, 2:30 to 4:00 pm beginning January 21

·      Cost: $528 plus optional air fare to Anchorage.

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