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SMT (Sustainable Materials and Technology)
240
032579
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Introduction to Wood Products Industries
Wood Products Industries
College of Natural Resources
Wood and Paper Science (15WPS)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2019
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Letter Grade Only
2
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture2
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Phil Mitchell
Wood Products Extension Specialist and Associate Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture1212NoN/A
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
P: SMT 202 or permission of the instructor

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
15SMTBSSustainable Materials and Technology, Wood Products concentrationRequired
An introduction to wood products including the products and their characteristics produced by the primary and secondary wood products industries, pulp and paper industry, energy and chemical products produced from wood.

The goal of this class is to introduce and describe the wide variety and characteristics of wood products produced from the primary and secondary wood products industries and outline the production operation.   The course is intended for those students that are pursuing the Wood Products track in the SMT curriculum. Revision to the Sustainable Materials and Technology (SMT) curriculum and proposal for a Wood Products concentration in SMT are forthcoming.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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Additional Information
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This course will not require any new resources. Since 2004 Dr. Phil Mitchell has co-taught CNC manufacturing three times (WPS 491), SMT 232 twice, and most recently SMT 483 four times. The SMT faculty has identified a need for a wood products track within the SMT curriculum that provides more in-depth industrial wood processing education.

  • Introduce the properties and characteristics of primary and secondary wood products currently produced.

  • Discuss the relative size and importance of the various wood industries in the US.

  • Outline the basic manufacturing steps required by the various wood products.

  • Present the concept of grade of wood products that are dependent on application.

  • Introduce the concept of standing timber quality to obtainable products.


Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the student will be able to:

• describe the wide range of primary and secondary wood products currently produced in the United States.

• explain the relative size and importance of the various wood industries in the US.

• list the basic manufacturing steps required by the various wood products.

• identify the properties and grade (e.g. quality) of wood products required for various applications.

• identify the properties and quality of standing timber relative to the products that can be obtained from that timber.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Multiple exams50%Two exams given during the regular class period (25% each)
Homework20%A total of 5 homeworks or quizzes will be given.
Final Exam30%Comprehensive final exam during the regularly scheduled exam period.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
see syllabusN/AN/A

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