Apr 13, 2024  
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OL 359 - Fundamentals of Whitewater


4 credit(s)
Introduces the fundamentals of whitewater in a remote expeditionary setting, and focuses on self- and team-rescue, maneuvering various crafts through class I-IV whitewater rivers, paddle captaining and rowing techniques, river expedition skill sets, risk management, and decision making. After the course, students should have the confidence and technical ability to apply as an entry-level whitewater guide. Students will investigate issues relating to the local watershed, its water-dependent industries, and EDI in the guide/outfitter industry. Drops or withdraws from the class will be responsible for accrued expenses.
Prerequisite(s): OL 107, OL 205, and OL 206 each with a minimum grade of C
Corequisite(s): OL 159 and OL 399 (Outdoor Adventure Semester + fees)



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