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Last approved: Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:28:48 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:28:48 GMT

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FOR (Forestry)
620
032334
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Woodland Stewardship
Woodland Stewardship
College of Natural Resources
Forestry (15FOR)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
1
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
FOR/610-601Fall 20151
Course Delivery
Distance Education (DELTA)
Online (Internet)

Grading Method
Credit (S/U)/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture1.5
Seminar1.5
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Dennis Hazel
Associate professor
Assoc

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC1010NoCourse will be delivered through Moodle and Collaborate

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
An introduction and overview of non-industrial private forestry in the Southeast United States with emphasis on active forest management. Topics include history of human impact on forests, evolution of forest, forestry practices, timber and non timber management objectives, financial aspects of forest land management, and management planning. One required all day field trip.

For graduate students entering the forestry program without formal education in forestry and forest management lack an understanding of private forest land management.  The majority of forest land in the United States is owned and managed by private individuals.  This course is needed to introduce forestry in the context of private land management.


No

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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of DesignEugene BresslerPer your request I reviewed the syllabus for FOR 620, Woodland Stewardship. It in no way conflicts or duplicates material that is covered in any of our landscape architecture courses. I, therefore, support your efforts to implement this course.
This course will be taught as part of current work load. No additional resources are being requested

This course will build student knowledge in forest management in the context of private landownership. 


Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students will be able to ...



  • explain the impact society has had in shaping our forest from presettlement through today

  • explain the four basic attitudinal profiles and categories of engagement that are representative of non-industrial private forest landowners in the United States

  • explain the purpose of silviculture and the basic siviculture systems

  • explain how forest management can enhance wildlife habitat

  • describe current and emerging markets for forest based products and their relative economic value to landowners

  • define basic mensuration terms and demonstrate use of basic mensuration equipment

  • list the major forest certification programs and explain the major differences

  • describe the major pest and the impact they have on forestry

  • explain the importance of fire in forest ecosystems and what resources are available to conduct prescribed fires

  • outline the procedures for selling timber and explain the benefits of using a professional forest in selling timber

  • outline the basic components of a management plan

  • list common incentives used to promote forestry

  • describe expected societal and environmental trends that will impact forestry


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Attendance202 or more unexcused absences will result in a grade of unsatisfactory
Midterm30Exam will cover the materials through the first half of the lectures
Discussion20Actively participate in class discussion during lectures and field trip
Final Exam30The final exam is cumulative
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
See Syllabus45Lecture/Field Trip/ Reading/ Discussion
Dr. Robert Bardon will be co-instructor. The form does not allow me to add multiple instructors

mlnosbis 2/26/2016: No overlapping courses. All new course proposals need consultation. Suggest consultation from Architecture.

ghodge 3/21/2016 Comment: Contact hours should match credit hours; suggest change to 3 lecture since. Send to ABGS reviewers.

ABGS Reviewers:
-If there will be midterm exam for 30% of the course grade and a final exam also for 30% of the course grade then why the course is ONLY S/U? Response: should change the component type to research, seminar, or independent study for an S/U graded course (https://www.ncsu.edu/grad/handbook/sections/3.19-graduate-courses.html)
-While the course includes "financial aspects of forest land management", it is only one of several topics and I don't think it overlaps too much with Ag Economics to be a problem.

ghodge 3/30/2016
Edit the contact hours to correspond with 3 credit hours. Suggest listing as 3 contact hours of lecture given the course syllabus

Comment: ABGS may want to discuss the course component type matrix posted by DASA

ghodge 4/07/2016 I added a second instructional component Seminar for 1.5 hours per week to account for the online guided discussion. If okay with department send to ABGS meeting
forestry (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 16:02:38 GMT): course description in attached syllabus and course proposal should be the same. course instructor in attached syllabus and proposal should be the same. Grading method is S/U in proposal but in syllabus is unclear what the grading method is. seems to be a mismatch between contact hours and credit hours. I don't know the units you used for contact hours, but I assume those are hours. You have 27 listed, but a 3 credit course usually has 45. Please explain the discrepancy. Proposal says no fee but syllabus says a fee for meals optional (probably you should just delete that and just say students responsible for their own meals on field trips).
forestry (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 16:04:08 GMT): Rollback: just some simple edits needed for consistency and to get it through the grad school review.
forestry (Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:14:38 GMT): Change course description in syllabus: remove North Carolina Woodland Stewards, FOR-610 (3 hours .....to be arranged). Remove the "Topical Outline/Course Schedule" items from on line site. Instead just type in "see Syllabus", instead.
forestry (Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:15:54 GMT): Rollback: I didn't see the changes requested. so I'm sending back with some more comments.
yplee (Thu, 25 Feb 2016 16:35:32 GMT): Rollback: Need to add course objectives/goals.
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