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Catalog Information Subject to Change

The current ESF Catalog is online only, and is updated as needed throughout the year. To view the version officially associated with a particular year of entry to the College, please refer to the appropriate catalog of record.

ESF Course Descriptions

RMS 200 Renewable Materials and Composites from Lignocellulosics (3)
Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week; this is an introductory modular course in renewable materials; structure and composition of lignocellulosics/wood; production, properties and use of wood products and wood composites; pulp, paper, packaging, and lignin products; polymers: natural and synthetic. Fall
Prerequisites: Two semesters of General Chemistry Lecture and Lab, Calculus I and II, Two semesters of General Physics and Lab Co-requisite: Organic Chemistry I Lecture and Lab

RMS 465 Renewable Materials and Surfaces (3)
Three hours of lecture and discussion per week; Bulk and Surface Properties of renewable materials: Multiphase (Porous) Materials. Structure & Morphology; Mechanical and Optical; Transport – Thermal and Moisture Equilibrium and Dynamics; Surfaces & Tribological Properties; Applications to Wood products and wood composites, Pulp/paper/packaging products; Polymers: Natural and Synthetic. Fall.
Pre-requisites: RMS200 or by instructor’s permission

Course Numbering System

100-499: Undergraduate courses for which no graduate credit may be given.

500-599: Graduate courses designed expressly for areas of specialization in post-baccalaureate programs. Qualified undergraduate students may enroll by permission of the instructor.

600-699: Graduate courses designed expressly for advanced levels of specialization. Undergraduate students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.000 or better may enroll in these courses with an approved petition.

700-999: Advanced graduate level courses for which no undergraduate students may register. Shared resources courses, designated as 400/500 or 400/600, are designed when the topic coverage of both courses is the same. Separate course syllabuses are developed expressly differentiating the requirements and evaluative criteria between the undergraduate course and the graduate course. No type of cross-listing may be offered unless approved by the ESF faculty.