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FOR 95 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FOR 100 - Introduction to Forestry
Develops the general concepts of forestry and forest resource use in the United States. Laboratory sessions introduce the student to the protection, management, and use of forest resource.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
FOR 105 - Forest and Wildlife Ecology
Studies the interrelationships of organisms and the natural and cultural environments with emphasis on human influences, ecological structures, survey of populations, communities, and ecosystems.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
FOR 115 - Dendrology
Studies trees and shrubs botanically and commercially important to the forests of eastern United States. Emphasizes field characteristics of trees and common shrubs of the eastern United States.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
FOR 135 - Wildlife and Fisheries Management
Introduces the principles of wildlife and fisheries management. Emphasizes practices in the eastern United States.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
FOR 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FOR 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FOR 211 - Wildlife Investigational Techniques I
Teaches techniques used in wildlife management research including the capturing, sexing, aging and marking of wild animals.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
FOR 215 - Applied Silviculture
Focuses on theory and practices involved in controlling the forest establishment, composition and growth. Laboratory emphasizes observation and application of various silvicultural procedures including site preparation, regeneration, and intermediate treatments.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisite: FOR 115
4 credits
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FOR 237 - Wildlife Ecology
Studies wildlife communities and their environmental relationships.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
FOR 245 - Forest Products I
Introduces forest products. Lecture 2 hours per week.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
2 credits
FOR 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FOR 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FOR 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits