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SPR 2016 Course: Yellowstone Spring Break (ESRM 459)

Are you interested in traveling to Yellowstone National Park over spring break?  Want to see wolves, explore US National Park Service management, put your GIS and wildlife skills to work, or catch a bald eagle?  If so, then you may be interested in taking ESRM 459 with Professors John Marzluff and Monica Moskal.  To be considered for the class, please email Dr. Marzluff (corvid@uw.edu) the following information before Feb. 15:

  1. Your name, major, and class standing.
  2. A 5 sentence (or less) paragraph stating your motivation to join the class and what you hope to learn/experience in the class.

Upon our review we will issue add codes for the class, which can be taken for either 3 or 5 credits.  Previous trip schedules, which will be similar this year but during the current break dates (March 1926), can be found at:  http://courses.washington.edu/vseminar/ynpsyl.htm

Study Abroad Opportunity: AUT 2016 Costa Rica Exploration Seminar

Looking for a field experience in the tropics? Join us on our annual Exploration Seminar to Costa Rica this September!

We travel for nearly a month from highlands to coast and you get 5 UW credits!

Apply via the UW’s Study Abroad Program (we’re listed as an Autumn Quarter Exploration Seminar) BEFORE FEB 26!!  

A brief description of our adventure is below, but please don’t hesitate to contact Professor John Marzluff (corvid@uw.edu) or Teaching Assistant Robert Tournay (tournay@uw.edu) if you have any questions.

Come experience the breath-taking natural beauty and rich cultural history of Costa Rica. You will explore a range of tropical ecosystems: from the beaches of the Pacific Ocean, to the lush humid rainforests of the Osa Peninsula, and up into the mighty oak trees of the Savegre cloud forest at Cierra de la Muerte.  Proud of their reputation for protecting and preserving their incredible biodiversity, our experienced Tico guides and naturalists will share their deep love for their country’s natural heritage and show you places most foreigners never get to venture.  Feel what it’s like to be a research scientist and conservationist working in the field. Go on night hikes to collect and protect endangered turtle eggs, screen videos of camera traps tracking the wild cats, search the forests for troops of monkeys, and help repair and restore damaged forests through restoration activities. Immerse yourself in the local culture in rural villages at Mastatal and the highland coffee region of Santa Elena. Staying with local families, you will gain first-hand knowledge of sustainable agriculture and coffee production, make (and taste) chocolate straight from the cacao trees, hike to waterfalls for an afternoon swim, and participate in service learning activities giving back to the communities. No Spanish? No hay problema, beginning and advanced speakers alike can build their skills with daily lessons from a Spanish teacher.

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WIN 2016 Online Course: Finance & Accounting From a Sustainability Perspective

ESRM 321, Finance & Accounting From a Sustainability Perspective (SLN 14384) is an online course (except for two mandatory in-person exams on 2.9 and 3.10) that does not charge an additional fee and offers 5 credits, NW, and I&S. This course has no prerequisites. Below is overview info, and details are on the website at  https://canvas.uw.edu/courses/1022603/assignments/syllabus.

Overview: Finance and Accounting. In ESRM 321, we explore two of the four primary business dimensions: finance and accounting (companion course ESRM 320 explores marketing and management). Finance refers to the flows and uses of money among individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, and governments and associated processes, institutions, and markets. Accounting involves recording, classifying, summarizing, and interpreting business transactions to provide management and stakeholders with information about a company’s performance, liquidity, growth, value, etc. Sustainability. Refers to integrating environmental, social, and financial elements in order to meet the needs of people today without compromising Earth’s capacity to provide for future generations. Integrating these three is called the triple bottom line. In business, the bottom line refers to net income or profits because it is the last (i.e., bottom) line in a company’s income statement; profits are essential because a business is unsustainable without them. Sustaining the planet over the long term depends not on one but all three bottom lines. We will explore the meaning and importance of sustainable business practices that respect and adhere to best environmental science methods and ethical social responsibility standards. The context for this exploration will be assessing data in corporate sustainability reports. Companies that trade on U.S. stock exchanges are required by law to report financial performance, but no laws exist for reporting social responsibility and environmental performance. However, in response to stakeholders many corporations voluntarily issue annual sustainability reports that provide information on the company’s environmental and social responsibility practices and performance.

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Winter 2016 Online Courses

Please remind students about online courses for winter quarter.

Students can take some of the most popular online credit classes as part of their normal tuition load and pay an online fee of $120 per class. These select online courses are offered in a group-start format, which means students can interact with their classmates and complete the course during the quarter. Below is a copy of the email that will be sent to students before registration begins:

Register for Winter 2016 online courses

Register now for winter quarter online classes. Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of the University of Washington’s online courses. As a UW matriculated student, this autumn you can take some of the most popular online credit classes as part of your normal tuition load and pay an additional online fee of $120 per class. These select online courses are offered in a group-start format, which means you can interact with your classmates and complete the course during the quarter. Online courses help meet graduation requirements and allow you access to the university when you need it. Check out the winter quarter 2016 time schedule. Simply register as you would for any other class using MyUWOnline courses are housed at the UW Seattle campus. UW Bothell and UW Tacoma students should check with advising staff at their home campuses before enrolling in classes they expect to count towards their degree program. These courses do not count as residence credit; consult with your adviser if you have any questions.

The following courses feature the $120 fee and the group-start format. Please note courses marked with an asterisk which have a different fee:

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AUT 2015 Online Course: Marketing and Management From a Sustainability (ESRM 320)

ESRM 320, Marketing and Management From a Sustainability  (ENVIRONMENTAL & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY) Perspective (SLN 14447) is an online course (except for two mandatory in-person exams on 11.10 and 12.10) that does not charge an additional fee and offers 5 credits, NW, and I&S. This course has no prerequisites. Below is overview info, and details are on the website at https://canvas.uw.edu/courses/989152/assignments/syllabus. This course involves both conceptual learning and hands on research.

Marketing and Management. In ESRM 320, we explore two of the four primary business dimensions: marketing and human resource management (companion course ESRM 321 explores finance and accounting). Marketing refers to promoting, pricing, and distributing new and existing products and services that are aimed at satisfying consumers’ wants, needs, and objectives. Human resource management refers to developing, managing, and motivating human capital and resources.

Sustainability. Refers to integrating environmental, social, and financial elements in order to meet the needs of people today without compromising Earth’s capacity to provide for future generations. We will explore the meaning and importance of sustainable business practices that respect and adhere to best environmental science methods and ethical social responsibility standards. The context for this exploration will be assessing corporate sustainability reports.

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AUT 2015 Online Courses

Register for Autumn 2015 online courses

Register now for autumn quarter online classes. Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of the University of Washington’s online courses. As a UW matriculated student, this autumn you can take some of the most popular online credit classes as part of your normal tuition load and pay an additional online fee of $120 per class. These select online courses are offered in a group-start format, which means you can interact with your classmates and complete the course during the quarter. Online courses help meet graduation requirements and allow you access to the university when you need it. Check out the autumn quarter 2015 time schedule. Simply register as you would for any other class using MyUWOnline courses are housed at the UW Seattle campus. UW Bothell and UW Tacoma students should check with advising staff at their home campuses before enrolling in classes they expect to count towards their degree program. These courses do not count as residence credit; consult with your adviser if you have any questions.

The following courses feature the $120 fee and the group-start format. Please note courses marked with an asterisk which have a different fee:
ASTR 101: Astronomy (NW,QSR)
COM 340: History of Mass Communication (I&S)
COM 440/POL S 461: Mass Media Law (I&S)
COM/AES/GWSS 389: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Media (I&S)
DANCE 100: Understanding Dance (VLPA)
DANCE 101: Dance and the American Experience (VLPA)
DRAMA 103: Theatre Appreciation (VLPA)
ESRM 100: Introduction to Environmental Science (I&S/NW)*
JSIS E 111: Elementary Modern Greek
LING 200: Introduction to Linguistic Thought (I&S/VLPA/QSR)
MATH 124: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (NW/QSR)†
MATH 125: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (NW)†
MATH 126: Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (NW)†
MUSIC 120: Survey of Music (VLPA)
MUSIC 162: American Popular Song (VLPA)
MUSIC 185: The Concert Series (VLPA)
MUSIC 331: History of Jazz (VLPA)
PSYCH 206: Human Development (I&S)
SCAND 270: Saga of the Vikings (VLPA)
STAT 311: Elements of Statistical Methods (NW/QSR)

*ESRM 100 online fee is $350
†MATH 124, 125, 126 courses have no additional fee

AUT 2015 Course: Economics of Conservation (ESRM 465)

ESRM 465 Economics of Conservation (3) I&S/NW
SLN: 22567
MW 1030-1150
AND 306

Economic principles and their use in the analysis of contemporary conservation problems. Particular emphasis directed toward the conservation of forest resources in the Pacific Northwest and related policy issues. Offered: Sp.
View course details in MyPlan: ESRM 465