AN 2883: Archaeological Field Methods

The course is an introduction to archaeological methods, fieldwork, and interpretation. This is an opportunity to participate in hands-on archaeological research. A portion of this course will be located at Sky Lodge, and we will also be visiting museums in the area surrounding Unity. Through archaeological research, we will explore human-environmental relationships and histories of Maine, and we will delve into how insight from past practices, landscapes, and resource use may be applied toward future sustainable solutions.

Instructor: Jess Herlich
Enrollment Cap: 15 students
Course dates: May 16-June 5, 2019
Course Fee: $75 ($50 deposit due March 8th)
Tuition: $1710

AR2103 Art Explorations: Digital Media Project in Andros Island

This course offers students an immersive experience in the documentation and interpretation of their Andros Island experience. Students will work with audio and visual equipment to fully document their tropical adventure. Students will become familiar with and gain experience with professional-level software to organize, edit, and transform their media for use into digital stories.

Co-Requisite: BI 3263 Special Topics in Biology: Tropical Marine Ecology
Instructor: Deanna Whitman
Enrollment Cap: 12 students
Course dates: May 16 – 29, 2019 (May 16-17 on campus, May 18-25 in Bahamas, May 26-June 5 on campus)
Tuition: $1710

BI 3263 Special Topics in Biology: Tropical Marine Ecology

Students will study the marine biology and ecology of Andros Island, the Bahamas and its surrounding marine areas. Andros Island is a humid tropical island in the Caribbean and as such its ecology is very different to that of Maine. Students will visit Andros Island for one week during the course examining coral reefs, mangrove forests, and National Parks to study the different habitats within the island. This course counts as a field course.

Prerequisite: BI 1114 & Co-Requisite AR2103 Art Explorations: Digital Media Project in Andros Island
Instructor: Emma Perry
Enrollment Cap: 12 students
Course dates: May 16 – 29, 2019 (May 16-17 on campus, May 18-25 in Bahamas, May 26-June 5 on campus)
Course Fee: $1000 ($700 deposit due Feb 8th)
Tuition: $1710

CL 2883 Exploring Maine’s National Park and Coastal Islands

This travel course will explore Acadia National Park, Katahdin Woods/Water National Monument and Maine Coastal Islands NWR to learn the differences between the agencies and how they operate. Students will have an opportunity to meet with employees, biologists, rangers and law enforcement officers to understand the different positions that work together to achieve their mission. Students will have an opportunity to explore the federal land by hiking, biking and boating in and near the federal lands.

Prerequisites: None.
Instructor: Lori Perez
Enrollment Cap: 12 students
Course dates: May 16 – 29, 2019 (Remote May 16-17 & May 27-29, Face-to-face May 20-24)
Course Fee: $250 ($100 deposit due March 8th)
Tuition: $1710

BI 2111: Themes in Fisheries and Aquaculture: Beginning and Intermediate Fly-Fishing

Students in this course will learn all the basics of freshwater fly-fishing, including rigging, knots, casting, fish behavior, aquatic conservation, insect identification, basic fly-tying, the history and tradition of the sport, streamside etiquette, and safety. Additionally, they will explore the literature of fly-fishing and the community surrounding it, reflecting on their time in nature and practicing the craft. The first week of this 2-week course will be spent at Unity College’s Sky Lodge, where students will receive intensive classroom instruction as well as field instruction in fly-casting and on-stream fly-fishing. The class will then move to Trout Lake Lodge in Quebec (just 12 miles over the U.S. border from Coburn Gore) for six days of further work, which will include morning and evening fishing on a private lake full of naturally reproducing, native brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis). The instructor is the former Editor & Associate Publisher of Fly Rod & Reel Magazine, as well as a graduate of Joan Wulff’s Fly Casting Instructor’s School.

Co-Requisite: HU 2022 Literature of Fly-fishing
Instructor: Paul Guernsey
Enrollment Cap: 10 students
Course dates: May 16-May 30, 2019
Tuition: $570

HU 2022: Literature of Fly-Fishing

Students in this course will learn all the basics of freshwater fly-fishing, including rigging, knots, casting, fish behavior, aquatic conservation, insect identification, basic fly-tying, the history and tradition of the sport, streamside etiquette, and safety. Additionally, they will explore the literature of fly-fishing and the community surrounding it, reflecting on their time in nature and practicing the craft. The first week of this 2-week course will be spent at Unity College’s Sky Lodge, where students will received intensive classroom instruction as well as field instruction in fly-casting and on-stream fly-fishing. The class will then move to Trout Lake Lodge in Quebec (just 12 miles over the U.S. border from Coburn Gore) for six days of further work, which will include morning and evening fishing on a private lake full of naturally reproducing, native brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis). The instructor is the former Editor & Associate Publisher of Fly Rod & Reel Magazine, as well as a graduate of Joan Wulff’s Fly Casting Instructor’s School.

Co-Requisite: Enrollment in BI 2111: Beginning and Intermediate Fly-Fishing
Instructor: Paul Guernsey
Enrollment Cap: 10 students
Course dates: May 16-May 30, 2019
Course Fee: $450 ($225 deposit due March 8th)
Tuition: $1140