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Forestry (FOR)

FOR 400 Senior Forest Practicum (2) Application of forest management concepts and principles. Students will collect, analyze, and interpret forest management data and present project solutions.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: FOR 203, FOR 255, FOR 266, FOR 308, FOR 421, ECON 102, SOILS 101 andSTAT 200, STAT 240 orSTAT 250  

FOR 401 Urban Forest Management (3) Nature's role in community development, landscapes, arboriculture, administering urban forestry programs, land-use planning and regulatory policy, open-space conservation, civic environmentalism.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: Fifth-semester standing  

FOR 403 Invasive Forest Plants: Identification, Ecology, and Management (3) Survey of common nonnative ("exotic") herbs, forbs, shrubs, trees, and vines that invade forested habitats in Pennsylvania and the region. Field identification, life history traits, ecosystem-related challenges and problems, and management options and considerations are reviewed.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: 6 credits in plant or biological sciences  

FOR 409 Tree Physiology (2) Fundamentals of the relationship of the basic physiological functions of forest trees to form.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: BIOL 110 orBIOL 127  

FOR 410 Elements of Forest Ecosystem Management (3) Fundamentals of forest ecosystem management for goods and services.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: 3 credits in both ecology and biology  

FOR 416 Forest Recreation (3) The management and administration of multiple-use forest lands and wilderness for forest recreational experiences, with emphasis on public forests.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: 3 credits in social or behavioral sciences  

FOR 418 (US;IL) Agroforestry: Science, Design, and Practice (3) Agroforestry integrates trees in agricultural landscapes, and/or agriculture products into forested areas for multiple benefits.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

FOR 421 Silviculture (3) The application of the principles of forest ecology to control of establishment, composition, and growth of forest stands.
Effective: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: FOR 308, FOR 266  

FOR 430 (W F S 430) Conservation Biology (3) The application of biological principles to issues in the conservation of biodiversity.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: BIOL 220W orFOR 308 orW F S 209  

FOR 439 Timber Sale Administration (3) Practical aspects of the logistical, environmental, managerial, and regulatory oversight of active and retired timber sales.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: FOR 203 andFOR 266 ; and prerequisite or concurrent:FOR 421  

FOR 440 Forest and Conservation Economics (3) The role and application of economics and finance to forest resource conservation and management.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: ECON 102 orECON 104  

FOR 450W Human Dimensions of Natural Resources (3) Addresses human needs and desires, from individuals to nations, for social, ecological, and economic benefits derived from natural resource decisions.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: 6 credits of social and behavioral sciences  

FOR 455 Remote Sensing and Spatial Data Handling (3) Remote sensing systems, with emphasis on application to forest ecosystem analysis. Includes introduction to computer systems for spatial data handling.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: MATH 110 3 credits in computer science 6 credits in ecological and/or geological sciences  

FOR 466W Forest Management and Planning (3) Rationale, process, and tools for forest management decision-making and planning. Developing and communicating forest plans for forested properties.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: FOR 255, FOR 421 andFOR 440  

FOR 470 Watershed Management (3) Management of wild land watersheds for control of the amount and timing of water yield, water quality, erosion, and sedimentation.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: 3 credits in Soils  

FOR 471 Watershed Management Laboratory (1) Introduction to hydrologic and climatic measurements and computations useful in watershed management.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: or concurrent:FOR 470  

FOR 475 Principles of Forest Soils Management (3) Effect of current forest management practices on the properties and productive capacity of forest soils.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: FOR 308 3 credits in soils  

FOR 480 Policy and Administration (3) Forest resources policy objectives; criteria and goals of society; policy implementation by ownership classes; planning, administration, and evaluation of programs.
Effective: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: 3 credits of social or behavioral science  

FOR 488Y (IL) Global Forest Conservation (3) Ecological, economic, technological, and political aspects of forested ecosystems in a global context, emphasizing tropical and developing countries.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: 3 credits in natural sciences and 3 credits in social and behavioral sciences  

FOR 494 Forestry Research (3) Introduction to the theory, principles, and practices of forestry research; supervised research experience.
Effective: Summer 2013 Ending: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: FOR 350, STAT 250  

FOR 494 Undergraduate Research (3) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small group basis.
Effective: Spring 2017 Future: Spring 2017
Prerequisite: Permission of the Forest Ecosystem Management Program  

FOR 494H Forestry Research (3) Introduction to the theory, principles, and practices of forestry research; supervised research experience.
Effective: Summer 2013 Ending: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: FOR 350, STAT 250  

FOR 494H Honors Thesis Research (1-6) Independent study directed by a faculty supervisor that culminates in the production of a Forestry honors thesis.
Effective: Spring 2017 Future: Spring 2017
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Schreyer Honors College and permission of a Forest Ecosystem Management honors adviser  

FOR 495 Forestry Internship (1-6) Supervised field experience related to the student's major.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: approval of proposed assignment by instructor prior to registration.  

FOR 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: Summer 2013
 

FOR 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: Summer 2013
 

FOR 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

FOR 508 Forest Ecology (3) The forest ecosystem, variations in space and time, classification, ordination techniques, dynamic aspects such as energy flow and nutrient cycling.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

FOR 521 Advanced Silviculture (3) Specific silvicultural practices for the establishment and manipulation of forest stands with respect to recent developments and research needs.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: FOR 421  

FOR 530 Conservation Genetics (3) Discussion of the use of genetic principles and technologies in the conservation and management of biological diversity.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: FOR 430  

FOR 555 Multispectral Remote Sensing (3) Computer analysis of data from nonimaging remote sensors as applied to mapping of natural resources and land use.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: three credits of remote sensing  

FOR 565 GIS Based Socio-Ecological Landscape Analysis (3) GIS-based socio-ecological analysis of landscape context for natural resources in relations to present and prospective patterns of land use.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: one course each in intro GIS and statistics  

FOR 570 Watershed Stewardship Practicum I (3) Application of integrated community-based watershed planning for water resources management.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: enrollment in the Graduate Option in Watershed Stewardship  

FOR 571 Watershed Stewardship Practicum II (3) Application of integrated community-based watershed planning for water resources management.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: FOR 570 and enrollment in the Graduate Option in Watershed Stewardship  

FOR 590 (W F S 590, SOILS 590) Colloquium (1-3) Continuing seminars which consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

FOR 591A Seminar in Watershed Stewardship Issues (1) Exploration of watershed stewardship issues.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: enrollment in the Graduate Option in Watershed Stewardship or by permission of the instructors  

FOR 591B Seminar in Watershed Stewardship Planning (1) Exploration of watershed stewardship planning processes.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: enrollment in the Graduate Option in Watershed Stewardship or by permission of the instructors  

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

FOR 597 Special Topics (1-9) 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 term.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

FOR 600 Thesis Research (1-15) No description.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

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

FOR 602 Supervised Experience in College Teaching (1-3 per semester/maximum of 6) Provides an opportunity for supervised and graded teaching experience in forestry courses.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

FOR 603 Foreign Academic Experience (1-12) Foreign study and/or research approved by the graduate program for students enrolled in a foreign university constituting progress toward the degree.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

FOR 610 Thesis Research Off Campus (1-15) No description.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

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

FOR 880 Bioenergy Feedstocks (3) This course comprehensively addresses the characteristics, production, and improvement of plants as feedstocks for conversion to energy.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: A B E 884  

1 This course is offered only at the Mont Alto Campus as part of the two-year Forest Technology major.

2 This course is offered only at the DuBois and Mont Alto Campus as part of the two-year Forest Technology and Wildlife Technology majors.

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