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215. Dendrology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: SAPL 120 and SAPL 300.

Grading Basis: Graded

Identification, taxonomic classification, silvics, and distribution of trees and woody shrubs of the United States with emphasis upon Northeastern species. Focus is on field-based identification skills in natural forest, woodland and shrubland settings. Lab sessions take place primarily outdoors. Field trips are planned. Taught concurrently with NRE 2415.

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255. Forest Ecology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: SANR 215.

Grading Basis: Graded

Forest structure and functional processes and their relation to physical environment (light, temperature, water, soil); the influence of time (succession, disturbance, stand dynamics) and space (landscape ecology, ecosystem management). Laboratory will be in the field or computer lab. Taught concurrently with NRE 2455.

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310. Introduction to Wildlife Management

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Basic wildlife techniques including habitat evaluation and identification signs. Emphasis will be placed on keeping a wildlife field journal. Field exercises and laboratory provide an opportunity to use and evaluate techniques for wildlife management.

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325. Fundamentals of Arboriculture

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite or corequisite: SANR 215.

Grading Basis: Graded

Theory, science, and practice of evaluating, growing, managing and safe removal of trees within or in close proximity to built environments. Laboratories are field-based and will take place in outdoor conditions. Taught concurrently with NRE 3425.

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425. Fundamentals of Urban and Community Forestry

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: SANR 215 and 325.

Grading Basis: Graded

The theory, science and practice of evaluating and managing urban trees and forest resources, recognizing urban forest resources as part of socio-ecological-economic systems.

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495. Special Topics

Also offered as: SARE

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

May be repeated for credit with a change of topic. Total credits allowed toward graduation requirements are restricted as outlined in Ratcliffe Hicks section.

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699. Independent Study

Also offered as: SARE

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An independent study project is mutually arranged between a student and an instructor. May be repeated for credit. Total credits allowed toward graduationn requirements are restricted as outlined in Ratcliffe Hicks section.

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991. Field Study Internship

1.00 - 6.00 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor consent. This course may be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Designed to acquaint students through actual work experience with their career field of interest beyond those available on campus. The student, intern supervisor, and faculty member offering the course will develop and sign a learning contract prior the start of the internship. Both the intern supervisor and student will provide evaluations at the end of the internship to the faculty member.

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