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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Biorenewable Systems (BRS)

BRS 221 Engineering Principles of Biorenewable Systems (3) Application of engineering principles critical to agricultural and biorenewable systems.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: MATH 110 orMATH 140;PHYS 250 orPHYS 211  

BRS 296 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: Fall 2015
 

BRS 297 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 299 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2015
 

BRS 300 Introduction to Biorenewable Products (3) Overview of bioproducts and their related industry sectors, including forest products, biocomposities, biofuels, bioenergy, bio-based adhesives, biochemicals, and bioplastics.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: CHEM 110   Concurrent: CHEM 110

BRS 391 (GWS) (B E 391) Contextual Integration of Communication Skills for the Technical Workplace (2) To develop corporate communication skills in technically focused students in a contextual manner.
Effective: Spring 2017 Future: Spring 2017
Prerequisite: Junior level standing in B E or BRS  

BRS 392 (GWS) (B E 392) Contextual Integration of Leadership Skills for the Technical Workplace (2) To develop corporate leadership skills in technically focused students in a contextual manner.
Effective: Spring 2017 Future: Spring 2017
Prerequisite: BRS 391 junior level standing in B E or BRS  

BRS 393 Industry Tour (1-1 per semester/ maximum 2) A week-long tour of bioproducts and agricultural systems industries.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: Junior standing in BRS or B E  

BRS 399 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2015
 

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
 

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