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OUTDOOR 9: Travel as a Sacred Journey Towards Presence, Practice, and Purpose

Engage travel and pilgrimage as intentional contemplative practice for exploring one's life purpose. Experientially investigate, both individually and collectively, outer journeying as a support for inner reflection on meaning making and values creation. While immersed in environments ranging from nature settings to retreat communities learn about, contemplate, and practice a range of methods, informed by multiple spiritual and philosophical traditions, meant to enhance insight and human flourishing. All backgrounds and identities welcome.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1-2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Chima, A. (PI)

OUTDOOR 25: Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking

Instructs paddlers in whitewater kayaking techniques. Emphasizes basic skills needed for paddling class II, II whitewater rivers including paddle strokes, boat control, and essential whitewater safety information. Students will have to pass a swimming test to participate.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Pelchat, C. (PI)

OUTDOOR 60: Introduction to Flyfishing

Introduces students to flyfishing and its constituent components as a sport and an art. emphasizes basic skills needed to learn how to cast and tie knots. Learn basic stream ecology in order to better understand complex aquatic ecosystems, and thus, "read" water and make appropriate fly selections.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

OUTDOOR 70: SCUBA Diving Open Water: Beginner

Knowledge and skills to safely enjoy and gain limited experience in the diving environment under normal open water diving conditions. This course prepares students for Open Water SCUBA Diving PADI Certification. Topics include diving equipment, diving physics, medical aspects of diving, diving emergencies, the diving environment, diving practices, diving activities, and SCUBA diving skills.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Lowley, S. (PI)

OUTDOOR 71: SCUBA Diving Open Water: Advanced

Develop a diver who is confident, safe, relaxed, aware, and more able to enjoy the underwater world. Skills include: confidence to dive to deeper depths; night diving experience; boat diving techniques; river diving; ocean diving, currents, and marine environment; underwater navigation; and search and recovery techniques. This class is an excellent choice for certified divers who have not been diving for a while, and need to regain confidence.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Lowley, S. (PI)

OUTDOOR 72: SCUBA Diving Open Water: Rescue

Knowledge and skills for individuals to effectively perform diver rescues and assists, manage diving accident situations, and render proper first aid. Prerequisites: PE111; PE112; EMED110; and EMED224; or Instructor Permission.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Lowley, S. (PI)

OUTDOOR 100: Sociocultural Dynamics of Adventure

An examination of the historical, psychological, social, and philosophical foundations of adventure experiences in American culture, folklore, and landscape. Experience adventure in a variety of contexts.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Winter 2016 | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

OUTDOOR 101: Introduction to Outdoor Education

This course explores the historical and philosophical foundations of Outdoor Education and how these concepts have influenced the development of programs at Stanford. Students will be introduced to the varied avenues of outdoor education application across campus.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Lowley, S. (PI)

OUTDOOR 105: Outdoor Living Skills

Introduction to essential skills for individual and group sustainability in a backcountry setting including shelter in outdoor environments, equipment selection and use, travel techniques, water and nutrition needs, planning and preparation, and risk management. Course includes the participation in a weekend backcountry experience. Corequisite: Outdoor 101
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

OUTDOOR 106: Outdoor Leadership Practicum

Outdoor education and leadership theory integration through intensive field-based experiences. During these field-based experiences, students will engage with critical self-assessment process to better understand their own levels of competence leading others. Co-requisite: OUTDOOR 101, OUTDOOR 105.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
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