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Biorenewable Systems (BRS)

BRS 402 (E R M 402) Foundations of Sustainable Business (3) Emphasis on understanding business strategies for enhancing sustainable operations, including issues related to the natural environment and corporate social responsibility.
Effective: Spring 2017 Future: Spring 2017
Prerequisite: AG BM 101 orECON 102 orECON 104 and 7th semester standing  

BRS 411 Biobased Fiber Science (4) Theoretical and practical aspects of structure-property relationships for biobased industrial fibers, including fiber biological and chemical constitution and fiber-water relationships.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: CHEM 110, BRS 300  

BRS 417 Processing and Manufacturing Systems for Bioproducts (4) Description of systems and processes used in the manufacture of bioproducts.
Effective: Spring 2017 Future: Spring 2017
Prerequisite: W P 200W, W P 203 and sixth-semester standing  

BRS 422 Energy Analysis in Biorenewable Systems (3) Energy management, energy conversions, renewable energy alternatives, engineering economic analyses, national and international perspectives on energy resources.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: BRS 221  

BRS 423 Deterioration and Protection of Bioproducts (3) Timber, wood, and bioproduct deterioration from fungi, insects, fire; treatment of bioproducts for in-service protection.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: BRS 300   Concurrent: BRS 411

BRS 426 Safety and Health in Agriculture and Biorenewable Industries (3) Managing occupational safety and health in production agriculture, bioproducts and related operations.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: BRS 393  

BRS 426 Safety and Health in Agriculture and Biorenewable Industries (3) Managing occupational safety and health in production agriculture, bioproducts and related operations.
Effective: Spring 2017 Future: Spring 2017
Prerequisite: 5th semester standing  

BRS 428 Electric Power and Instrumentation (3) Principles and application of electric circuits for power distrubtion, motors, automatic controls, and instrumentation used in agricultural and biorenewable industries.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: BRS 221  

BRS 429W Biorenewable Systems Analysis and Management (3) Theory of systems thinking; optimization and quantitative techniques for analysis of agricultural production and other biorenewable systems.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: BRS 422 ; or concurrentA S M 425 orW P 417  

BRS 429W Biorenewable Systems Analysis and Management (3) Theory of systems thinking; optimization and quantitative techniques for analysis of agricultural production and other biorenewable systems.
Effective: Spring 2017 Future: Spring 2017
Prerequisite: BRS 422  

BRS 437 Bioproduct Marketing and Sales (4) Business-to-business bioproduct sales and marketing fundamentals and market overview of key forest industry sectors including biorefinery value chain outputs.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: BRS 300, AG BM 101 orECON 102  

BRS 490 BioRenewable Systems Colloquium (1-1 per semester/maximum 2) Presentations and discussions of solutions to problems within the biorenewable systems industries.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: BRS 300 Prerequisite or concurrentA S M 391  

BRS 494 Undergraduate Research (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small group basis.
Effective: Summer 2015
 

BRS 494H Honors Thesis (1-6 per semester/maximum of 6) Independent study directed by a faculty supervisor that culminates in the production of a BioRenewable Systems honors thesis.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: junior or senior standing in the Schreyer Honors College and permission of a BioRenewable Systems honors advisor  

BRS 495 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

BRS 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

BRS 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

BRS 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2015
 

BRS 500 (A B E 500) Research Methods (3) Foundation course in research philosophies, methodologies, issues, policies; research quality; critical thinking and discourse; professional development; and research ethics.
Effective: Spring 2014
 

BRS 501 Biobased Polymers (3) The chemistry, structure-property relationships, and industrial applications of biobased polymers from plant and agricultural feedstocks.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

BRS 502 Human Behavior in Management and Technology (1) Explore the relationship between human behavior and professional activities including ethical leadership and decision-making.
Effective: Fall 2013
 

BRS 511 Structural BioComposites (3) Manufacture and practices related to the production of engineered biocomposites processed from lignocellulosic materials.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

BRS 550 Applied Bioproducts Marketing (3) Bioproduct marketing applications for solid and engineered wood products and biorefinery value chain output including environmental services, energy, fuels, and co-products.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

BRS 551 Sustainable Business Strategies (2) Coverage of business strategies that relate to sustainability and environmental issues.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

BRS 590 Colloquium (1-6 per semester/maximum of 12) Continuing seminars which consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

BRS 594 Research Topics (1-9 per semester/maximum of 12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

BRS 595 Internship (1-9 per semester/maximum of 12) Supervised, research-oriented, off-campus, nongroup instruction, including field experiences, practicums, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

BRS 596 Individual Studies (1-9 per semester/maximum of 12) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

BRS 597 Special Topics (1-9 per semester/maximum of 15) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently; several different topics may be taught in one year or semester.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

BRS 598 Special Topics (1-9 per semester/maximum of 15) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently; several different topics may be taught in one year or semester.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

BRS 599 Foreign Studies (1-2 per semester/maximum of 4) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

BRS 600 Thesis Research (1-9 per semester/maximum of 36) No description.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

BRS 601 Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

BRS 602 Supervised Experiences in College Teaching (1-3 per semester/maximum of 6) Provides an opportunity for supervised and graded teaching experience in undergraduate biorenewable systems courses.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

BRS 610 Thesis Research Off Campus (1-9 per semester/maximum of 36) No description.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

BRS 611 Ph.D. Dissertation Part-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

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