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PAC 102s Intermediate Hiking
Credit Hours:  2
Effective Term: Fall 2005
SUN#: None
Credit Breakdown: 1L/3LL
Times for Credit: 4
Grading Option: Both A/F and S/U
Cross-Listed: N/A

Description: Recreational hikes in the desert and mountains using expanded compass and map reading skills to achieve higher levels of physical enhancement and mental stimulation at a medium strenuous level. May be taken four times for credit.

Prerequisites: PAC101s

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. Expand their endurance and hiking skills beyond the basic level.
2. Explain the benefits of recreational hiking.
3. Practice further use of land navigation and travel techniques.
4. Increase compass and map reading skills.
5. Employ safety practices and wilderness survival techniques while hiking longer, higher and more difficult trails.
6. Identify common plants and animals likely to be seen while hiking through the desert and mountains.
7. Demonstrate environmental awareness by listing some ways in which the ecology of the desert and mountain terrain can be preserved.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
- Name and describe at least five different plants and animals indigenous to the hiking environs.
- Hike at least 5 miles of a 5-8 mile hike five times per semester on desert and mountain trails utilizing navigational techniques and technology.
- Employ Arizona trail etiquette rules on all hikes and practice appropriate environmental awareness.