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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Forest Technology (FORT)

FORT 200 Wood Identification and Properties (1) Anatomy of wood and bark; cell wall formation and composition; and identification of wood by gross and microscopic qualities.

FORT 200 Wood Identification and Properties (1)

FORT 200 is a third-semester, one-credit course at Mont Alto. It will introduce students to the basic concepts of the anatomical properties of wood and bark cells. Students taking this class will learn: basic information on tree form and structure; basic information on cell wall chemical composition, formation, and structure. A significant part of the course will be learning to identify and differentiate selected hardwood and softwood species from gross and microscopic characteristics.

The course objectives are for students to gain an understanding of wood formation and structure and to be able to identify assigned wood samples from gross and/or microscopic characteristics.

Grades will be determined from weekly quizzes in wood identification and exams on lecture material.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2013

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.