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

Forestry (FOR)

FOR 200 The Profession of Forestry (1) Introduction to the profession of forestry and related career opportunities.
Effective: Spring 2014
  Concurrent: FOR 203

FOR 201 (GN) Global Change and Ecosystems (3) This course will provide students with an understanding of the climate system, ecosystems, and feedbacks between the two.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: 3 credits of science  

FOR 203 Field Dendrology (3) Field identification of native and introduced trees and shrubs.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

FOR 204 Dendrology (2) Taxonomic and silvical characteristics, ranges, genetic relationships, and uses of important forest tree species.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: FOR 203  

FOR 228 Chainsaw Safety, Maintenance, and Operation in Forest Management (1) Safety, maintenance, skills, and techniques for effective chainsaw operation in forest management.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: FOR 203 andW P 203  

FOR 242 Elements of Project Supervision in Forestry (3) Supervisory techniques developed through an understanding of the behavioral sciences applied to field forestry personnel management.
This course is offered only at the DuBois and Mont Alto Campus as part of the two-year Forest Technology and Wildlife Technology majors. Effective: Summer 2013
 

FOR 255 GPS and GIS Applications for Natural Resources Professionals (3) Using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for mapping and analysis of natural resources data.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: MATH 022 andMATH 026 ; orMATH 040 ; orMATH 041 ; orMATH 110 ; orMATH 140  

FOR 266 Forest Resources Measurements (4) Measurement systems used in forest and wildlife management and urban forestry.
Effective: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: FOR 203;FOR 255;MATH 022 andMATH 026 orMATH 040 orMATH 041 orMATH 110 orMATH 140;STAT 200, STAT 240 orSTAT 250  

FOR 295 Forest Technology Internship (1-4) Supervised field experience related to the student's major.
This course is offered only at the Mont Alto Campus as part of the two-year Forest Technology major. Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: approval of proposed assignment by instructor prior to registration  

FOR 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: Summer 2013
 

FOR 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: Summer 2013
 

FOR 299 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2014
 

FOR 303 Herbaceous Forest Plant Identification and Ecology (3) Survey of common herbaceous plant taxa occurring within forested habitats in Pennsylvania and eastern North America. Botanical characteristics, ecological interrelations, commercial importance, and field specimen collection methods are covered.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: 3 credits in plant or biological sciences  

FOR 308 Forest Ecology (3) Effects of environment, spacing, and age on trees; forest influences; origin and development of forest communities.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: or concurrent:FOR 203  

FOR 320 Forest Fire Management (2) Principles and concepts involved in managing the forest ecosystem in regard to fire.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: FOR 308  

FOR 350 Forest Ecosystem Monitoring and Data Analysis (3) Quantitative approaches for characterization, monitoring, and comparison of forest ecosystems.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: STAT 200, STAT 240, STAT 250 or equivalent with a C or higher grade  

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
 

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