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ESF Summer Session 2014 - Course Descriptions

Registration begins February 3, 2014

Course Number Section Course Credits Location Session Description
* APM 103 01 Applied College Algebra and Trigonometry 3

Online

 

Summer Session I

This course is designed to enable non-science students to solve practical problems in their specific areas of study. Topics include algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions used in measurement and modeling. Applications include percents, scaling, slopes, and contour mapping.

Prerequisite: Math Placement or Consent of Instructor.

Deadlines: click here

* Course meets the SUNY General Education requirement for Mathematics

* APM 104 01 College Algebra and Precalculus 3 Online Summer Session I

Elements of analytic geometry. Emphasis on the concepts of polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry and trigonometric functions and their application to design and life and management sciences.

Prerequisite: Three years of high school mathematics

Deadlines: click here

* Course meets the SUNY General Education requirement for Mathematics

* APM 105 01 Survey of Calculus and Its Applications I 4 Online May 19 through July 11

Introduction to calculus for students in the life and management sciences. Elements of analytic geometry, functions and their graphs, with an emphasis on the concepts of limits, and differentiation techniques for algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions and their application to economics, and the life and management sciences. Some multivariable calculus including constrained optimization.

Prerequisite: Precalculus or 3 1/2 years of high school mathematics. Note: Credit will not be granted for APM 105 after successful completion of MAT 284, MAT 285, or MAT 295 at SU.

Deadlines:

Last day to add: Friday, May 23, 2014

Last day to drop with 100% refund: Monday, May 26, 2014

Last day to drop: Monday, June 2, 2014

Last day to withdraw without penalty: Saturday, June 21, 2014

Last day to withdraw with penalty: Monday, July 7, 2014

* Course meets the SUNY General Education requirement for Mathematics

* APM 391 01 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3 Baker 434 Summer Session II

Introduction to concepts and methods of statistics as applied to problems in environmental science and forestry. Topics include inference (confidence intervals and hypothesis testing), sampling distributions, descriptive statistics, exploratory data analysis, comparison of population means and proportions, categorical data analysis, regression and correlation, and nonparametric methods.

Deadlines: click here

* Course meets the SUNY General Education requirement for Mathematics

BPE 510 01 Introduction to Polymer Coatings 3 Online May 19 through August 1

Fundamental science of polymerization and film formation for a wide class of organic coatings, including acrylics, latexes, polyesters, amino resins, epoxies, alkyds, and silicon derivatives as well as the integration of appropriate binders and additives affecting coating quality. Reaction chemistries and their distinguishing characteristics for several cross-linking agents. Reaction kinetics are considered with emphasis on the influence of conditions during synthesis. Various organic coatings are compared based on desired mechanical and optical properties along with specific applications. The nature of defects and the resulting effect on product lifetime of coatings are examined.

Prerequisite(s): B.S. from an accredited institution with at least one semester of organic chemistry or permission of instructor.

Deadlines:

Last day to add: Saturday, May 24, 2014

Last day to drop with 100% refund: Monday, May 26, 2014

Last day to drop: Saturday, June 7, 2014

Last day to withdraw without penalty: Thursday, July 3, 2014

Last day to withdraw with penalty: Saturday, July 26, 2014

BPE 511 01 Radiation Curing Equipment, Instrumentation and Safety 3 Online June 2 through August 1

Technologies used for commercial radiation curing for energy-efficient and environmentally-responsible curing of resins, inks, coatings and adhesives pertinent to industry chemists, engineers, technicians, and managers. Ultra violet light (UV), electron beam (EB), radio frequency (RF) and Infrared (IR) generating systems, along with ancillary equipment used to quantify energy deposition. Basic equipment functions, interaction of radiation sources with specific substrates and chemistries, benefits and drawbacks of each technology, and safety and handling considerations. Emphasis is placed on effectively selecting and justifying equipment appropriate for specific applications.

Prerequisite(s): B.S. from an accredited institution with at least one semester of organic chemistry or permission of instructor.

Deadlines:

Last day to add: Friday, June 6, 2014

Last day to drop with 100% refund: Monday, June 9, 2014

Last day to drop: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Last day to withdraw without penalty: Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Last day to withdraw with penalty: Sunday, July 27, 2014

BPE 536 01 Radiation Curing of Polymer Technologies 3 Online May 19 through August 1

Broad treatment of development and use of radiation curing of polymer technologies as they apply to industry-related roles such as chemists, engineers, technicians, and managers. Properties and development of free-radical and cationic systems initiated by various radiation sources. Chemical and physical underpinnings of common radiation curable materials and mechanisms. Analysis techniques that monitor the cure reaction and the properties of cured material. Emphasis on the considerations and challenges in common applications of radiation curable polymer systems and associated costs, regulatory, and safety considerations.

Prerequisite(s): B.S. from an accredited institution with at least one semester of organic chemistry or permission of instructor.

Deadlines:

Last day to add: Saturday, May 24, 2014

Last day to drop with 100% refund: Monday, May 26, 2014

Last day to drop: Saturday, June 7, 2014

Last day to withdraw without penalty: Thursday, July 3, 2014

Last day to withdraw with penalty: Saturday, July 26, 2014

* EFB 120 01 The Global Environment and the Evolution of Human Society 3 Online Combined Summer Session

An integrated overview of large-scale environmental issues and their relation to the development of human societies and resource-use strategies over time. Focus is on population growth and societal pressures on physical and biotic resources. Topics include energy-use issues, causes and socio-economic implications of climate change, pollution and loss of biodiversity.

Deadlines: click here

* Course meets the SUNY General Education requirement for Social Sciences/Natural Sciences

EFB 307 01 Principles of Genetics 3 Marshall 111

Extended Maymester: May 12 through June 2

A general course covering concepts of genetics and evolution basic to upper-division biology and biochemistry courses. Includes the inheritance and analysis of Mendelian and quantitative traits, the chemical nature of the gene and its action, genetic engineering, the genetic structure of populations and their evolution. Numerical methods for characterizing and analyzing genetic data are introduced.

Prerequisite: An introductory biology course

Deadlines:

Last day to add: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Last day to drop with 100% refund: Monday, May 19, 2014

Last day to drop is: Sunday, May 18, 2014

Last day to withdraw without penalty: Monday, May 26, 2014

Last day to withdraw with penalty: Sunday, June 1, 2014

EFB 439 01 Forest Health Monitoring 3 Field (Heiberg) Maymester

Theoretical and applied aspects of forest health monitoring including concepts, data acquisition, analysis, quality assurance, interpretation and reporting. Note: Students are responsible for their own transportation to the class location at Heiberg Forest.

Pre- or co-requisite(s): Courses in forest resources management, ecology, pathology and entomology.

Deadlines: click here

EFB 496 09 Field Ornithology 3 Illick 220 and field Maymester

One to two hours of classroom work and 4-8 hours of time in the field and discussion each day for two weeks. This course focuses on the taxonomy, diversity, identification (by both sight and sound), natural history, ecology, and conservation of birds and bird communities in the Northeast and Central New York.

Note: This course will serve as an upper-division field elective for all EFB majors, and will serve as a vertebrate diversity elective for all EFB majors except Wildlife Science. This course does NOT meet the requirements for EFB 482 (Ornithology).

Additional Fees: Additional fee of $40.00 for transportation (added to tuition)

Deadlines: click here

EFB 496/696 06/02 Flora of Central New York 3 Illick 238 Maymester

Field identification and ecology of spring flowering plants, woody plants, ferns, and fern allies. We will visit several high quality natural areas in Onondaga County and nearby counties. At least one class session will be devoted to the identification of graminoids and other challenging plant groups in lab.

Prerequisite: Prior completion of a course that included plant identification is strongly recommended but not required.

Additional Fees: Additional fee of $40.00 for transportation (added to tuition)

Deadlines: click here

EFB 496/696 01/01 Interpretation of Field Biology 3 Adirondack Ecological Center (residential) Maymester

This two-week residential course offers introductions to Adirondack flora and fauna in a regional context as subjects for various interpretive programs and products such as nature walks and trailside presentations, and slide presentations. The application of professional interpretive techniques and the inclusion of natural history in science education are highlights.

Prerequisite: EFB 312 or permission of instructor

Additional Fees: Additional fee of $40.00 for transportation (added to tuition), plus $400 room and board at Adirondack Ecological Center

Deadlines: click here

EFB 496/696 10/03 Wetland Restoration Techniques 3 Online Summer Session II

Students will learn how to design and restore naturally appearing and functioning wetlands that improve habitat for wildlife and fish, clean storm water, reduce flooding, and recharge ground water. Independent assignments will take you outdoors to examine and design wetlands. Required books: Wetland Drainage, Restoration and Repair, by Thomas R. Biebighauser, ISBN 978-0-8131-2447-6, and Wetland Restoration and Construction - A Technical Guide, by Thomas R. Biebighauser, ISBN 978-0-9834558-0-6

Deadlines: click here

EFB 496/696 11/04 Wetland Restoration Practicum 1 Field (near Watkins Glen) July 29 & 30, 2014

Students will participate in the design, construction, and planting of one or more wetlands in New York. This class will be outdoors in the general vicinity of Watkins Glen, New York. One does not need to be enrolled in EFB 496/696 Wetland Restoration Techniques. Students must provide their own transportation, lodging and meals. Required book: Wetland Restoration and Construction - A Technical Guide, by Thomas R. Biebighauser, ISBN 978-0-9834558-0-6. Additional information

Deadlines:

Last day to add: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Last day to drop with 100% refund: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Last day to drop is: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Last day to withdraw without penalty: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Last day to withdraw with penalty: n/a

ESF 200

01

Information Literacy

1

Online

Summer Session I

Introductory course for students of all levels and all curricula to the basic research process for information retrieval and management. Emphasis on electronic bibliographic and Internet research tools. This course is conducted via Blackboard and has online lectures, online discussions, and online assignments.

Deadlines: click here

ESF 300 01 Introduction to Geospatial Information Technologies 3 Baker 314 Maymester

A theoretical and practical course providing an introduction to the uses and limitations of geospatial information technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS) and remote sensing, for environmental science and natural resources management applications.

Deadlines: click here

* EST 201 01 American History: Reconstruction to Present 3 Online Summer Session I

History of changes occurring in America post 1865 including land use, government, economic and international relations.

Deadlines: click here

* Course meets the SUNY General Education requirement for American History

* EST 202 01 American History: From Discovery to Civil War 3 Online Maymester

A survey of American history considering the origin and development of American institutions and ideals, from the discovery of the New World through the Civil War. Students are introduced to works of major historians and to various interpretations of American history.

Deadlines: click here

* Course meets the SUNY General Education requirement for American History

* EST 202 02 American History: From Discovery to Civil War 3 Online Summer Session II

A survey of American history considering the origin and development of American institutions and ideals, from the discovery of the New World through the Civil War. Students are introduced to works of major historians and to various interpretations of American history.

Deadlines: click here

* Course meets the SUNY General Education requirement for American History

* EST 221 01 Inroduction to American Government 3 Online Maymester

Describes American political system and its roles and functions in society. Examines how political processes change over time, including the role of rhetoric and argumentation in policy development. Explores critical analysis of political phenomena.

Deadlines: click here

* Course meets the SUNY General Education requirement for Social Sciences

* EWP 290 01 Research Writing and Humanities 3 Online Summer Session I

Intended for students who have had an introductory writing course. Students will examine the views of nature and the environment as they are expressed by selected writers, poets, and essayists. Frequent informal and formal writing assignments, research and documentation, and an oral presentation are required. With an emphasis on critical writing, critical thinking, and critical reading, students will learn the literacy expectations of their disciplines.

Prerequisite: EWP 190 or equivalent

Deadlines: click here

* Course meets the SUNY General Education requirement for Humanities

FOR 296 01 Concepts in Watershed Hydrology 1 Online Summer Session I

This course will serve as an introduction to the distribution and flow of water through the earth as it interacts with the physical, biological and chemical environment.

Deadlines: click here

FOR 338 / 538 01/01 Meteorology 3 Classroom / field / online Summer Session I

This is a shared resource course with FOR 538. An introduction to the atmospheric physical processes important to understanding weather and weather forecasting at the surface of the earth and macro-, synoptic-, meso-, and micro-climates. The emphasis is on synoptic and microscale phenomena. Students will learn how to access weather data on the Internet and use the data to forecast weather. At the microscale, emphasis is on describing conditions and projecting change. Fall.
Note: Credit will not be granted for both FOR 338 and FOR 538.

Deadlines: click here

LSA 496/696 01/01 7 days in NYC: Exploring Contemporary Urban Landscapes 3 Field Maymester (May 12 - 18)

New York is one of the most exciting cities in North America with respect to contemporary urban landscape architecture. Featuring a broad range of built works including infrastructural installations, parks of all sizes, memorial venues, as well as major urban rehabilitation projects, this field course aims to illustrate the role that landscape architecture continues to play in the development of the city. Intended for landscape architecture students, students across the ESF campus, and open to Syracuse University students as well, this intensive field course will consider a broad array of contemporary landscape interventions across the city, from Manhattan, Governors island, and Brooklyn, to Queens and Staten Island.

Additional Fees: TBD -- contact instructor

Deadlines:

Last day to add: Monday, May 12, 2014

Last day to drop with 100% refund: Monday, May 12, 2014

Last day to drop: monday, May 12, 2014

Last day to withdraw without penalty: Saturday, May 17, 2014

Last day to withdraw with penalty: Sumday, May 18, 2014

LSA 496/696 03/03 AutoCAD 1 Online Summer Session II (August 4 - August 8)

One week intensive online course that introduces the use of AutoCAD. Students learn the essential commands and workflow skills for producing digital drawings emphasizing 2D, scale-specific vector drawings. Class to be web-based, with video tutorials on commands and processes available for download, and live-chat office hours scheduled daily from 9:00-12:00. Assignments will be assigned and digitally submitted and reviewed. Working time for video review and assignments anticipated to be approximately 30 hours. The course will use blackboard and Adobe connects for all functions, and will be based on the Windows version of AutoCAD. Fully functional versions available free for students at http://www.autodesk.com/education/student-software. MAC users are encouraged to use a Windows parallel and install the Windows version of AutoCAD. The MAC use interface is completely different. Students need to have their own hardware and software and internet access.

Deadlines:

Last day to add: Monday, August 4, 2014

Last day to drop with 100% refund: Monday, August 4, 2014

Last day to drop: Monday, August 4, 2014

Last day to withdraw without penalty: Thursday, August 7, 2014

Last day to withdraw with penalty: Friday, August 8, 2014

LSA 496/696 02/02 Film & Environment: Nature, Culture & Image in Movies 2 Online Summer Session I

Course will explore how landscape is used in 20th and 21st century film to create and maintain ideas about wilderness, frontier, preservation and gender roles.

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LSA 496/696 05/05 Geographic Information System Shortcourse 1 Online Summer Session II (July 28 - August 1)

One week intensive online course that introduces the use of ArcGIS. Students will learn the essential commands and workflow skills for producing digital maps. Class to be web-based with tutorials available and live-chat office hours. Assignments will be submitted and reviewed online. Working time for tutorial and exercises is anticipated to be approximately 30 hours. The course will use Blackboard Student versions of the ESRI ArcGIS software (http://www.esri.com/landing-pages/software/arcgis/arcgis-desktop-student-trial), which will only run under Windows. Mac users will need to boot under Windows using Boot Camp or equivalent, or Windows parallel or equivalent. Students need to have their own hardware, software and internet access.

Deadlines:

Last day to add: Monday, July 28, 2041

Last day to drop with 100% refund: Monday, July 28, 2014

Last day to drop: Monday, July 28, 2014

Last day to withdraw without penalty: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Last day to withdraw with penalty: Friday, August 1, 2014

LSA 496/696 04/04 Urban Agriculture and Food Cultures 3 Marshall 316a (and one-day field trip to NYC) Maymester

Urban agriculture is an emerging area of practice that has multiple functions and benefits for food security, environmental quality, and sustainable communities. This course is a field-based study of urban food production and local food cultures as means toward improving food security and green infrastructure. Students will work directly with groups involved in community gardens and urban agriculture. Focused design charettes will develop planning and design strategies that respond to a range of current issues and potentials. Each class will conclude with lunch sourced from different food cultures in Syracuse. (Students should expect to spend a total of $40 for lunch during the course).

Additional Fees: Additional fee of $40.00 for transportation (added to tuition)

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