Department: Dept of Forest Resources

Code Name Description
FRSC1170 Fundamentals of Dendrology Prerequisite: Completion or exemption from English and Math Learning Support requirements. An introduction to plant taxonomy and identification. Specific diagnostic features of major forest species will be discussed, with an emphasis on field identif...
FRSC1180 Quantitative Method Forest Res Prerequisite(s): Completion of or exemption from Learning Support requirements in English and Mathematics. An introduction to the applied quantitative applications frequently used in forest resources. Lecture and lab topics include methods relating b...
FRSC1190 Natural Resource Conservation An introductory course dealing with renewable natural resources and basic concepts of their management. Soil, water, range, forests, wildlife, and fisheries will be emphasized.
FRSC1192 Wildlife Ecology & Mgmt I An introduction to the basic ecological principles which govern the management of wild animal populations. Emphasis is placed on those concepts which have given rise to present day management principles. The relationships between wildlife species and...
FRSC2100 Herbaceous Plant Communities Prerequisite(s): Completion of or exemption from Learning Support requirements in English and Mathematics. An introduction to field botany that includes plant taxonomy, plant identification skills, plant ecology, and community development. Emphasis i...
FRSC2200 Soils in Forest Resources Prerequisite(s): Completion of or exemption from Learning Support requirements in English and Mathematics. Pedological and edaphological concepts of soil including pedogenesis and fundamentals of soil physical, chemical, and biological properties as...
FRSC2225 Forest Measurements I Prerequisite: Completion or exemption from English and Math Learning Support requirements. Introduction to forest products measurements, log rules, volume/weight tables and equations, measurement of standing trees, timber stand inventory techniques,...
FRSC2230 Forest Ecology & Soils Prerequisite: Completion or exemption from English and Math Learning Support requirements; and FRSC 1190 with a minimum grade of C. This course includes the basic concepts of soil science and forest ecology; soil and vegetation classification; tree v...
FRSC2235 Forest Surveying & Mapping Prerequisite: Completion or exemption from English and Math Learning Support requirements. An introduction to land surveying, map preparation and map interpretation. Topics included are: surveying terminology, distance and area measurement, surveying...
FRSC2240 Forest Safety Prerequisite(s): Completion of or exemption from Learning Support requirements in English and Mathematics. This course provides students with a general competency in basic first aid, with an understanding of safety guidelines for equipment use and fi...
FRSC2243 Geographic Information Systems Prerequisite(s): FRSC 2500 with a minimum grade of C. Corequisite(s): FRSC 3255. This course includes instruction in the following areas: structure and function of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), map projections and coordinate systems, geograph...
FRSC2250 Forest Entomology & Pathology Prerequisite(s): Completion of or exemption from Learning Support requirements in English and Mathematics. This course encompasses identification and control of important forest insects and diseases: fire behavior, weather, and suppression strategies...
FRSC2255 Forest Measurements II Prerequisite: FRSC 2225 and FRSC 2235 with a minimum grade of C. Study and application of procedures for determining timber stand volumes, including use of field computers and computation of sampling statistics. Mapping of forest areas is accomplishe...
FRSC2260 Conservation Law Enforcement Prerequisite(s): FRSC 1192 and FRSC 2500 with a minimum grade of C and a minimum 45 overall earned credit hours toward the BS-NRM degree. A program designed to acquaint students with the modern techniques of game and fish law enforcement. Procedures...
FRSC2261 Wildlife Ecology and Mgmt II Prerequisite(s): FRSC 1192 and FRSC 2500 with the minimum grade of C and a minimum 45 overall earned credit hours toward the BS-NRM degree. Classroom and field instruction in various wildlife management principles, including habitat management techni...
FRSC2265 Fundamentals of Silviculture Prerequisite: FRSC 1170 with a minimum grade of C. An introduction to the basic concepts of silvicultural methods and systems that includes all phases of stand management from nursery work to harvest/regeneration systems.
FRSC2266 Aquatic Habitats Prerequisite(s): FRSC 1192, FRSC 2100, and FRSC 2200, with a minimum grade of C and a minimum 45 overall earned credit hours toward the BS-NRM degree. This course focuses primarily on the identification and management of aquatic vegetation. Instructi...
FRSC2270 Principles of Supervision Prerequisite: Completion or exemption from English and Math Learning Support requirements. This course provides students with instruction in the basic concepts of supervision and human relations: personal prejudices, work place diversity, motivation,...
FRSC2275 Forest Industries Prerequisite(s): FRSC 2243 with a minimum grade of C and a minimum 45 overall earned credit hours toward the BS-NRM degree. A survey of forest industries, including tours of woodlands operations and manufacturing facilities.
FRSC2280 Forest Harvesting Prerequisite(s): FRSC 2243 with a minimum grade of C and a minimum 45 overall earned credit hours toward the BS-NRM degree. A study of timber harvesting techniques and equipment, including logging cost analysis.
FRSC2285 Forestry Seminar Prerequisite(s): FRSC 2243 with a minimum grade of C and a minimum 45 overall earned credit hours toward the BS-NRM degree. Current research, professional ethics, policy issues, and regional silviculture are discussed.
FRSC2290 Fundamentals Timber Management Prerequisite: FRSC 2243 and FRSC 2255 with a minimum grade of C. A course in forestry and business management principles and techniques, including measurement of site productivity, determination of timber stand growth and yield, valuation of forest l...
FRSC3070 Dendrology Prerequisite(s): Completion of or exemption from Learning Support requirements in English and Mathematics. A comprehensive examination of plant taxonomy and identification. Specific diagnostic features of major eastern forest species are discussed, w...
FRSC3130 Endangered Species Management Prerequisite(s): A minimum of 60 overall earned credit hours towards the BS-NRM degree. Provides a general background in endangered species ecology and management, explores the history and role of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), including the prima...
FRSC3135 Nongame Wildlife Conservation Prerequisite(s): FRSC 1192 and FRSC 3265 with a minimum grade of C and a minimum 45 overall earned credit hours toward the BS-NRM degree. Conservation issues, basic ecology, and management techniques relating to nongame wildlife are addressed, as wel...
FRSC3140 Forest Meaurements & Mapping Prerequisite(s): FRSC 1180 with a minimum grade of C. An introduction to the methods of assessing information on forest resources and presenting relevant information in a map format. Instruction includes forest inventory techniques, measuring standin...
FRSC3150 Wildlife Management Principles Prerequisite(s): FRSC 3290 and BIOL 1108/L with a minimum grade of C. An introduction to the basic ecological principles which govern the management of wild animal populations. Emphasis is placed on those concepts which have given rise to present day...
FRSC3170 Advanced Forest Ecology Prerequisite(s): FRSC 3265 with a minimum grade of C. Silvical characteristics of trees and environmental factors affecting the establishment, growth, and development of forests. Topics include the structure and function of forest communities, distur...
FRSC3200 Wildlife Damage Management Prerequisite(s): FRSC 2261 with a minimum grade of C. Provides sociological, ecological, and economic justifications for controlling and preventing damage caused by problem wild and feral animal populations. Primary emphasis is on vertebrate species,...
FRSC3243 Geographic Info Systems Prerequisite(s): FRSC 2500 with a minimum grade of C and a minimum of 45 overall earned credit hours towards the BS-NRM degree. This course includes instruction in the following areas: structure and function of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), m...
FRSC3255 Forest Mensuration Prerequisite(s): FRSC 2500, FRSC 1900, and FRSC 3070 with a minimum grade of C. Corequisite(s): FRSC 2243. Study and application of the procedures for determining timber stand volumes, including key concepts of tree/stand parameters as well as the fu...
FRSC3262 Introduction to Fisheries Prerequisite(s): FRSC 1192 with a minimum grade of C and a minimum 45 overall earned credit hours toward the BS-NRM degree. An introductory course in aquatic ecology and fisheries, including the identification of common southeastern fish species, var...
FRSC3265 Silviculture Prerequisite(s): FRSC 3070 and (FRSC 2200 or AGRY 2020) with a minimum grade of C. A thorough review of the concepts of silvicultural methods and systems that includes all phases of forest stand management, including forest nurseries, seed orchards,...
FRSC3290 Timber Management Prerequisite(s): FRSC 2243, FRSC 3265 and FRSC 3255, with a minimum grade of C and a minimum 45 overall earned credit hours toward the BS-NRM degree. This course covers forestry and business management principles and techniques, including measurement...
FRSC3300 Fire Ecology & Management Prerequisite(s): FRSC 3265 with a minimum grade of C. Develop a thorough understanding of the function of fire in natural resource systems, especially in terms of effects on plant communities and various environmental factors. Topics include the natu...
FRSC3363 Techniques in Wildlife Mgmt Prerequisite(s): FRSC 2261 with a minimum grade of C. Designed to give students knowledge pertaining to the practical application of techniques necessary for the management of wildlife populations. Use of wildlife literature, basic physiology, necrop...
FRSC3400 Techniques in Fisheries Mgmt Prerequisite(s): FRSC 3262, with a minimum grade of C. Principles, methods, and techniques used in the management of freshwater fisheries, with emphasis on the basic qualitative and quantitative sampling methods used in the field.
FRSC3520 Forest Hydrology & Wetld Mgt Prerequisite(s): FRSC 2200 with a minimum grade of C and a minimum of 60 overall earned credit hours towards the BS-NRM degree. Forest hydrology and water quality are discussed, with emphasis on watershed and wetlands management. The role of water in...
FRSC3600 Waterfowl Management Prerequisite(s): FRSC 2261 with a minimum grade of C. A detailed examination of topics and practices related to waterfowl management are covered including distribution, behavior, population dynamics, habitat requirements, and habitat manipulation. Ot...
FRSC3700 Upland Game Bird Management Prerequisite(s): FRSC 2261 with a minimum grade of C. This course focuses on the biology and management of northern bobwhite, wild turkey, and ruffed grouse in the southeastern United States. The biology and management of other important upland game...
FRSC3770 Ornithology Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L, or BIOL 1108H, with a minimum grade of C. Course lectures focus on the physiology, morphology, evolution, ecology, and behavior of birds. Lab emphasizes gross anatomy and identification of southeastern speci...
FRSC3800 Herpetology Prerequisite: BIOL 1108/L with a minimum grade of C. A course in the evolution, ecology, and conservation of amphibians and reptiles. Identification, taxonomy, and natural history of southeastern species will also be included.
FRSC3880 Herpetology Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L, or BIOL 1108H, with a minimum grade of C. This course covers the evolution, ecology, and conservation of amphibians and reptiles. Identification, taxonomy, and natural history of southeastern species are inc...
FRSC3910 Forestry for Educators Prerequisite(s): A minimum 30 overall earned credit hours. An introduction to forestry for educators. Lecture and lab topics include forest ecology, forest measurements, mapping and orienteering, and silviculture. This course also includes the identi...
FRSC3920 Wildlife Managment Educators Prerequisite(s): A minimum 30 overall earned credit hours. An introduction to wildlife ecology and management for educators. Lecture and lab topics include wildlife ecology, habitat management techniques, and wildlife techniques including skull ident...
FRSC4125 Fiber Procurement Prerequisite(s): FRSC 3290 and MATH 1401 with a minimum grade of C. The role of timber procurement in the forest products industry is discussed. Emphasis is placed on procurement strategies, timber dealer organizations, management of logging contract...
FRSC4150 Wildlife Measurements Prerequisite(s): FRSC 3363 with a minimum grade of C. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of sampling procedures and field techniques commonly used in wildlife management to evaluate habitat and populations. Emphasis is placed on tech...
FRSC4250 Forest Finance Prerequisite(s): FRSC 3290 with a minimum grade of C. Basic economic and managerial concepts, procedures, and techniques for business management. Emphasis is placed on the planning, organization, directing, controlling and staffing functions in a for...
FRSC4265 Advanced Silviculture Prerequisite(s): FRSC 3290 and FRSC 4250 with a minimum grade of a C. Advanced topics in silviculture with an emphasis on hardwood management and comprehensive analyses of stand regeneration, mid-rotation management, pesticides, and computer modeling...
FRSC4300 Urban Forestry Prerequisite(s):FRSC 3290 with a minimum grade of C. Introduction to principles and practices useful in the management of trees and forests in urban and suburban settings. Emphasis is placed on the development of comprehensive management strategies c...
FRSC4350 Forest Nursery & Seed Orchard Prerequisite(s): FRSC 3290 with a minimum grade of C. This course introduces students to the theory and practice of nursery and seed orchard management. Topics include site selection, soils, mechanical culture, fertilization, target seedling concept,...
FRSC4370 Natural Resources Recreation Prerequisite(s): FRSC 3265 with a minimum grade of C and a minimum of 60 earned credit hours towards the BS-NRM degree. This course examines the history of the environmental movement and the management activities of agencies providing outdoor recreat...
FRSC4400 Forestry Herbicide & Veg Mgmt Prerequisite(s): FRSC 3265 with a minimum grade of C. This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and practical use of herbicides in forestry and wildlife management. This course covers additional mechanical and biological control...
FRSC4510 Vertebrate Natural History Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L, or BIOL 1108H. The life histories of vertebrate species are covered, with primary emphasis on the identification, ecology, behavior, taxonomy, and systematic of southeastern wildlife species. Credit toward g...
FRSC4590 Forestry Issues . Prerequisite(s): FRSC 3265 with a minimum grade of C. This course is designed to focus on several advanced topics and techniques that are currently beyond the scope of the required forestry curriculum. These include advanced parasite and pathogen b...
FRSC4630 Senior Project Prerequisite(s): FRSC 2261 or FRSC 3290 with a minimum grade of C and a minimum of 100 hours earned towards the BS-NRM degree. Student teams are formed to work on approved projects involving management of forested properties. Teams determine client o...
FRSC4790A Forest Resources Internship Prerequisite(s): FRSC 2261 or FRSC 3290, with a minimum grade of C, a minimum 2.0 overall grade point average, and a minimum 60 overall earned credit hours toward the BS-NRM degree. This course will provide students the opportunity to link program sk...
FRSC4890 Special Topics Forest Resource Prerequisite(s): Reserved for upperclassman and permission of the dean or department head. This customized course is designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue study of a topic not covered in existing curriculum or to focus on a topic that l...
FRSC4891 Special Topics Forest Resource Prerequisite(s): Reserved for upperclassman and permission of the dean or department head. This customized course is designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue study of a topic not covered in existing curriculum or to focus on a topic that l...
FRSC4892 Special Topics Forest Resource Prerequisite(s): Reserved for upperclassman and permission of the dean or department head. This customized course is designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue study of a topic not covered in existing curriculum or to focus on a topic that l...
FRSC4910 Natural Resources Policy & Law Prerequisite(s): FRSC 3265 with a minimum grade of C and a minimum of 60 overall earned credit hours towards the BS-NRM degree. Natural resources policy is examined at both state and national levels from 1900 through the present day. Natural resource...