Welcome to Summer@UAF

Over the past ten years, Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning has created summer programs to encourage the Fairbanks community to become part of the fabric of the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. A variety of creative courses are being offered including art, biology, writing, painting and photography. During these precious summer months, we urge you to join us in learning.

To register visit: www.uaf.edu/summer/registration

If you have any questions, please contact us at 474-7021 (phone or text)

Stop by: 216 Eielsion Building, UAF campus

Courses around Fairbanks

Wilderness Writing at Coal Creek

INSTRUCTOR Gretel Ehrlich

COURSE NO. ENGL F040-F01 (CRN 51972)

Noncredit. Cost $430

MEETS July 6–10

Sunday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Course description:

Practice and insight into the transition between field notes and the finished essay or prose poem. Mornings are for rigorous note-taking, afternoons for writing. No memoirs, please. Course fee includes food, lodging in bunkhouse, and transportation to course site by boat from Eagle, AK. Students are responsible for travel to Eagle.

Award-winning author Gretel Ehrlich has published numerous books and essays, been an NPR correspondent, and has traveled widely in Greenland and the Arctic. Learn more at gretel-ehrlich.com.

Field Photography in the wild

On the Alatna River in Gates of the Arctic National Preserve

COURSE NO. JRN F049-F02 (CRN 52019)

Noncredit. Cost $1,800

MEETS July 13-23

Daily, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.,

An exploration of photographic field techniques in a wild and scenic float trip on the Alatna River. Course fee includes air travel from Fairbanks, canoes/boats, life jackets and food. Students provide camera, tripod, camping gear and all-weather clothing.

At Denali National Park

COURSE NO. JRN F049-F03 (CRN 52218)

Noncredit. Cost $430

MEETS August 12-15, Tuesday- Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.,

Denali National Park

Course fee includes food, lodging and travel in Denali NP. Students provide camera, tripod and transportation to Denali NP.

Courses in Fairbanks

Collection Manager at the UA Museum to Teach a Course on Alaska's mammals

Join Aren Gunderson, UA Museum of the North's mammals collection manager and investigate the diversity of mammal species living in Alaska with an emphasis on lesser-known species and those occurring in interior Alaska. Explore the unique characteristics of specific groups of mammals, the identification of mammal species, basic ecology, adaptations, over-wintering strategies and field methods of mammalogy. Learn how to track plates, small mammal trap lines, bat detectors and mist nests are used to study mammals. Discover how professional mammalogists do research and the role of museums. Note: This course cannot be used as biology elective by biological science majors. Download flyer.

Dates: August 7–10

Thursday–Friday, 6–8:30 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday, 12–5 p.m,
Museum 151 and field

Teachers may be able to use this credit. Questions? Contact Summer Sessions office at 474-7021.

Registration can be completed at UAonline or Summer Sessions Online registration form.

Sound and Story: The Evolution of Radio Journalism


COURSE NO. JRN F195-F01 (CRN 52020)

1 credit. Cost $178

MEETS July 7–10

Monday–Thursday, 6–9:30 p.m.,

Bunnell 313

History and development of radio journalism, from its origins as the live transmission of a single voice to the myriad forms made possible by digital technology. The course will focus on storytelling, how techniques changed with technology, and how writing and vocal performance remain critical to the medium.

Award-winning journalist Neal Conan was the final host of Talk of the Nation, which reached over 3.5 million listeners per week on more than 400 NPR member stations.

P.S. Don’t miss Political Junkie on July 11.

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