Choose the Expedition Alaska course that’s right for you
Natural History of Alaska
Amanda Booth, Ph.D.
A good choice for prospective science majors, this course introduces you to regional animals, plants and geology of terrestrial and coastal ecosystems. Classroom learning prepares you for Expedition Alaska field work along the Yukon River. Satisfies the Laboratory Sciences general university requirement.
Introduction to Psychology: Adjustment and Change
Nora Miller, MSCP
How do people adjust to life’s challenges and opportunities? Suitable for all students, this course introduces you to concepts, theories and research focusing on psychological effects of change. Gain real-world insight on our Expedition Alaska field trip to the Yukon River. Satisfies the Social/Behavioral Science general university requirement.
Introduction to Wilderness Skills
David McGivern, MA
Learn basics of safe, efficient wilderness travel on land and water in this course offering priority registration for Outdoor Studies majors. Apply your classroom knowledge during our paddle canoe expedition along the Yukon River. Topics include introduction to expedition planning, equipment, rations, camping and hazard recognition.
The Human Dilemma: Introduction to Sustainability
Timothy Rawson, Ph.D.
An interdisciplinary course involving you in the dialog over the future of Earth and how humans manipulate nature for our purposes. Examine the roles of technology, energy demands, and ways that natural sciences intersect with social sciences.
This course will have two sections, one including Yukon River travel and the other based on campus and featuring daily field trips for those students who do not wish to participate in the river trip.
Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, APU is committed to personalized, experiential learning that incorporates Alaska as our classroom