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Last approved: Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:48:49 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:48:49 GMT

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Major
FOR (Forestry)
504
032373
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
The Practice of Silviculture
Practice Silvicilture
College of Natural Resources
Forestry (15FOR)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
15
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Dr. Doug Frederick
Professor
Assoc

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture1515NoNone
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
The theory and practice of stand regeneration, controlling composition, intermediate treatments and growth; application of the knowledge of silvics in the management of stands. Emphasis on forest communities of North America. Co-requisite course is FOR 506: Silviculture Laboratory (Optional)

Increasing numbers of our graduate students arrive without sufficient backgrounds in silviculture, a critical component of some areas of forestry.  Years ago we developed a one credit mini-course for FOR 507 in silviculture to address this gap, but experience has shown that course content is too limited for students seeking careers in traditional forest management, where silviculture is a critical skill.  This proposed course is needed to provide a more comprehensive coverage of silviculture at the graduate level.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
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Additional Information
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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of SciencesStephanie CurtisDear Dr. Roise,

I am responding for the Genetics Program to your request for consultation on FOR 504 and 506. We have reviewed the content of these course and find no overlap or pre-requisite relationship with GN 725, Forest Genetics.

Please let me know if you require additional information.

Best wishes,
Stephanie Curtis
Reallocation of existing resources and teaching by a recently hired new professor will enable us to offer this course without additional resources.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Discuss with professionals the ecological basis for the establishment, development and growth of the major forest types in the southeastern United States.


2.  Explain the major factors affecting forest productivity in the southeastern United States.


3.  Assess  the  impact  that  silvicultural prescriptions  will  have  on  the species composition, growth, quality, and health of stands.  


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Exam50%written exams
Written Assignment50%writing assignments
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Silviculture and Silvicultural Systems1 wkNyland chapters
Harvesting and Securing Regeneration1 wkNyland chapters
Site Preparation, Natural and Artificial Regeneration1 wkNyland chapters
Nurseries, Tree Planting 1 wkNyland chapters
Reproduction Methods1 wkTree Improvement speaker
Un-even Aged Management2 wksChatham County trip
Even-aged Management: Clearcutting1 wkNyland chapters
Even-aged Management: Seed Tree and Shelterwood 1 wkNyland chapters
Stand Development and Release Cutting1 wkNyland chapters
Thinning Methods1 wkNyland chapters
Improving Stand Quality1 wkNyland chapters
Timber Stand Improvement, Salvage, Sanitation1 wkNyland chapters
Regeneration from Coppice 1 wkNyland chapters
Forest Administration1 wkNyland chapters
This course is not currently required but it will be required in the revised Master of Forestry Curriculum (forthcoming).

mlnosbis 2/3/2016: Possible consult with Genetics DGP (Jim Mahaffey) because of GN 725- Forest Genetics

ghodge 2/8/2016 Ask for genetics consultations. Instructor can not be STAFF; please list graduate faculty who developed the course. Edit student learning outcome in CIM and syllabus as "understand" is not a measurable outcome. In syllabus pg 4 references 3 exams, but only 2 are listed in lecture schedule. Return to department for edits.

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-More details needed on syllabus about grading and weights for better understanding of what is expected from the student.
-New course, why is it not first taught as a special topics? Such allows flexibility in course refinement and tests the enrollment numbers.
-Syllabus grade is listed as S/U, but a 500-level course must be letter-graded.
-Syllabus does not include a grade calculation.
-Can a corequisite be optional?

ghodge 3/30/2016 Edit syllabus to include:
Add a grading section- explain that there are two exams 25% each and a final project 50% for calculating the semester grade; explain impact of unexcused absences or late assignments on final grade

Remove or edit the section on S/U grading as this is not applicable to a 500 level course

Comment: new courses may be proposed without being first taught as special topics
Comment: a co-requisite could be optional
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