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FOR 200W (W P 200W) PROFESSIONAL CAREERS IN FOREST RESOURCES (3)

Introduction to managing forests for products and services to meet human needs; developing career goals and an academic plan. Concurrent: FOR 203

FOR 203 FIELD DENDROLOGY (2)

Field and laboratory identification of native and introduced trees and shrubs by leaf, fruit bud, twig, and bark.

FOR 204 DENDROLOGY (2)

Taxonomic and silvical characteristics, ranges, genetic relationships, and uses of important forest tree species. Prerequisite: FOR 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. Offered only at the Dubois and Mont Alto campuses as part of the two-year Forest Technology and Wildlife Technology programs.

FOR 295 FOREST TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP (1 - 4)

Supervised field experience related to the student's major. Prerequisite: approval of proposed assignment by instructor prior to registration. Offered only at the Mont Alto campus as part of the Forest Technology program.

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.

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.

FOR 301 (HORT 301) PRINCIPLES OF ARBORICULTURE (3)

Overview of the concepts and methods prescribed for the evaluation and care of large trees in urban settings. Prerequisite: BIOL 110 and SOILS 101

FOR 308 FOREST ECOLOGY (3)

Effects of environment, spacing, and age on trees; forest influences; origin and development of forest communities. Prerequisite or concurrent: FOR 203

FOR 320 FOREST FIRE MANAGEMENT (2)

Principles and concepts involved in managing the forest ecosystem in regard to fire. Prerequisite: FOR 308

FOR 350 FOREST RESOURCES BIOMETRICS (3)

Quantitative approaches for characterization and comparison of natural resources in forested landscapes. Prerequisite: One course each in calculus, statistics, and computers

FOR 366 FOREST RESOURCES MEASUREMENTS (4)

Measurement systems used in forest management, wildlife management, water- shed management, urban forestry, and recreation management. Prerequisite: STAT 240

FOR 401 URBAN FOREST MANAGEMENT (3)

Uses and values of urban vegetation, open space, and wildlife; planning, financing, support, management, and administration of urban forestry programs. Prerequisite: three credits in business, management, or economics and six credits in biology, forestry, or plant materials

FOR 409 TREE PHYSIOLOGY (2)

Fundamentals of the relationship of the basic physiological functions of forest trees to form. Prerequisite: BIOL 240W

FOR 410 ELEMENTS OF FOREST ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT (3)

Fundamentals of forest ecosystem management for goods and services. Prerequisite: three 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. Prerequisite: three 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.

FOR 421 SILVICULTURE (3)

The application of the principles of forest ecology to control of establishment, composition, and growth of forest stands. Prerequisite: FOR 308, FOR 366

FOR 430 (W F S 430) CONSERVATION BIOLOGY

(3) The application of biological principles to issues in the conservation of biodiversity. Prerequisite: BIOL 220W or FOR 308

FOR 440 FOREST ECONOMICS AND FINANCE

(3) The application of economic theory to forest resources systems, with emphasis on production and investment analyses. Prerequisite: ECON 002 or ECON 004

FOR 451 (AG 451) ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERT SYSTEMS FOR AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RES OURCE MANAGEMENT (3)

Application of artificial intelligence in agriculture and natural resources, with emphasis on expert systems. Prerequisite: one course in computer science or computer applications

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. Prerequisite: MATH 110 , three credits in computer science, 6 credits in ecological and/or geological sciences

FOR 466W FOREST RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (3)

Optimum use of forest's tangible and intangible resources by application of financial and administrative management principles and management science techniques. Prerequisite: FOR 421 . Prerequisite or concurrent: FOR 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. Prerequisite: three credits in Soils

FOR 471 WATERSHED MANAGEMENT LABORATORY (1)

Introduction to hydrologic and climatic measurements and computations useful in watershed management. 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. Prerequisite: FOR 308, three 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. Prerequisite: FOR 200W, three credits of social or behavioral science

FOR 485 NATURAL RESOURCE DECISIONS (3)

Application of previous courses and experience to decision making on forest land management and natural resource policy issues. (Students should have completed or be taking concurrently W F S 447, 463; FOR 410, 421, or 466.) Prerequisite: sixth-semester or higher standing, twelve credits in Forestry or Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences

FOR 488Y (IL) INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY (3)

Forestry in global context, emphasizing developing countries: ecological, economic, technological, and political aspects. Prerequisite: E R M 413W, FOR 421, or INTAG 100

FOR 495 FORESTRY INTERNSHIP (1 - 6)

Supervised field experience related to the student's major. 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.

FOR 496A/B NATURAL RESOURCES GIS (1 - 3)

Independent study using geographic information system technology. Projects are designed with approval of the instructor.

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.

FOR 497A TIMBERSALE ADMINISTRATION (2)

Practical aspects of the logistical, environmental, managerial, and regulatory oversight of active and retired timber sales.

FOR 499 (IL) FOREIGN STUDIES (1 - 12)

Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.