Introduction To Backcountry Navigation
Academic Noncredit

Attendance at the first class meeting is mandatory. Drops not possible after the 2nd day following this meeting. Learn basic backcounty navigation skills and strategies using maps, GPS, compass and other navigational aids to find your way on your next outdoor adventure. You’ll learn about resources as to what type of map is needed and where to obtain maps (both paper and digital) to help plan your travels in the backcounty. Map reading skills will be presented. Both GPS and compass navigational tools will be used during class so students can become familiar with the advantages of each device. Skills learned in the classroom will then be practiced in the field during the day long outing. Additional information will be presented on Leave No Trace principles, resource management issues, skills, safety, and and environmental ethics. Compasses provided, no camping.

This noncredit class meets with a regular University of Utah credit course.

Questions? Call Academic Programs at 801-585-9963 or use our online form.

Class Sections For Introduction To Backcountry Navigation (PRTL 226)

Spring 2021 Section 2, Starting on: 04/14/2021

Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Drops not possible after second day following this meeting. Class meets April 14 only. Field trip Saturday, April 24 only. No camping. Learn basic backcountry navigation skills and strategies using map, GPS and compass tools to find your way on your next outdoor adventure. You’ll learn about resources as to what type of map is needed and where to obtain maps to plan your travels in the backcountry. Map reading skills will be presented. Both GPS and compass navigational tools will be used during class so the student can become familiar with the advantages of each device. Skills learned in the classroom will then be practiced in the field during the day long outing. Additional information will be presented on Leave No Trace principals, safety, consumerism, and environmental and natural resource topics associated with outdoor recreation. To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

Date(s) Day Time Location
04/14/21 W 6:00 pm -9:00 pm JAMES TALMAGE BLDG 310
Tuition: $260.00 + Special Fee: $50.00 = $310.00      

Instructor: DANIEL SMITH

This section is currently full.

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