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ESF Summer Semester 2017

ESF's Summer Semester offers four summer terms of online, classroom, and field-based courses. Summer Semester courses are open to ESF students, visiting college/university students, rising high school seniors, K-12 educators, professionals, and lifelong learners.

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Registration

Registration begins February 6, 2017.

ESF students--You must register by completing a "SUNY-ESF Registration Form" (commonly known as the "Add/Drop Form") available from the Registrar's office. MySlice is not available for Summer Registration. Summer Semester information on MySlice may be incorrect.

SU studentsYou cannot look at or register for ESF Summer Semester classes through MySlice. Information available on MySlice may be incorrect. For ESF Summer Semester classes ONLY, you MUST register as a Visiting Student.

Visiting Students---You must register by completing the form linked below. See the Visiting Student Guide to ESF Courses for further information.

2017 Session Dates


Summer 2017 Course Schedule

We are continuing to add courses as our schedule grows. Please bookmark and revisit for updates.

Note that the College will be closed for Memorial Day, May 29, and for the Fourth of July Holiday, July 4.

Maymester

May 15 - May 26, 2017

Course Number
Section
Course
Credits
Prerequisites
Location
Schedule
Instructor
* APM 391 01 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (Note: this extended Maymester class will run from May 15, 2017 through June 2, 2017) 3 None TBD MTuWThF 9:00 - 12:15 pm (May 15 - June 2) Kiernan, D.
EFB 404 01 Natural History Museums and Modern Science 3 EFB 417 or permission of instructor TBD on campus, plus field trip to Washington, DC MTuWThF 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm when on campus; field trip will cover remaining time needed for 3 credit hours Mackey, T.
EFB 439 01 Forest Health Monitoring 3 Courses in forest resources management, ecology, pathology and entomology TBD on campus; field MTuWThF 8:30 am - 5:00 pm D'Angelo, C.
EFB 496 09 Field Ornithology 3 None TBD MTuWThF 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Belford, A.
EFB 496 / EFB 696

06 / 02

Flora of Central New York 3 None TBD MTuWThF 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Hough, M.

EFB

496 / 696;

LSA

496 / 696

 

22 / 05

 

07 / 07

Special Topics in LA and EFB: Field Work in Urban Ecosystem Design (May 15 - May 31) 3 Permission of the instructors Field (Spain) 7.5 hours per day for 12 days during the period May 15 - May 31 Diemont, S., Carter, E.
EFB 496 23 Wildlife Field Techniques 3 None Field (Chaumont, NY) MTuWThF 7 am - 8 pm, with some late evenings and weekend Frair, J.
ESF 300 01 Introduction to Geospatial Information Technologies 3 None TBD MTuWThF 9:00 am - 2:30 pm Storrings, M.
* EST 202 01 American History: From Discovery to Civil War 3 None Online Online Bushnell, P.
* EST 221 01 Introduction to American Government 3 None Online Online Comer, B.
EST 296 01 Animals and Society 3 None TBD MTuWThF 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Fix, A.
FOR 298 01 Research Internship in FNRM

1 - 3

Permission of instructor TBD Flexible - 40 hours per credit Yanai, R.
FOR 338 / FOR 538 01 / 01 Meteorology (Note: this extended Maymester class will run from May 15, 2017 though June 30, 2017) 3 None TBD TuTh 9:30 am - 1:00 pm (May 15 - June 30) Eichorn, D.
LSA 496 / LSA 696 01 / 01 7 Days in NYC: Exploring Contemporary Urban Landscapes (Note: this class will run from May 16 - May 22) 3 None Field (New York City) May 16-22, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Hogue, M.
* Course meets SUNY general education requirement (see course description for details)

Summer Session I

May 22 - June 30, 2017

Course Number
Section
Course
Credits
Prerequisites

 

Location
Schedule
Instructor
EFB 307 01 Principles of Genetics (Note: this class will run from June 12 - June 30) 3 One year introductory biology online

online (June 12 - June 30) - see course description

Helenbrook, W.
EFB 345 01 Forest Health (Note: this class will run from May 30 - June 9) 3 One year of general biology, and EFB 202 or equivalents. Lab and field MTuWThF 8:30 am - 6:30 pm (May 30 - June 9) Teale, S., Castello, J.
EFB 462 01 Animal Physiology: Environmental and Ecological 3 None online online, with scheduled online Q&A sessions. contact instructor jsturner@syr.edu for proctored exam information Turner, J.S.
EFB 500 01 Tropical Conservation Biology - Research Design (Note: this class will run from May 22 - June 9) 2 One year of introductory biology online online (May 22 - June 9) - see course description Helenbrook, W.
ESF 200 01 Information Literacy 1 None online online Verostek, J.
* EST 201 01 American History: Reconstruction to Present 3 None online online Bushnell, P.
* EST 361 01 History of the American Environmental Movement 3 None TBD MWF 9:00am - 11:40am Lee, K.
* EWP 290 01 Research Writing and Humanities 3 EWP 190 or equivalent online online Jager, D.
FOR 205 01 Principles of Accounting (May 22 - July 14) 3 None online online (May 22 - July 12) Markert, J.
FOR 298 01 Research Internship in FNRM

1 - 3

Permission of instructor TBD Flexible - 40 hours per credit Yanai, R.
LSA 496 / LSA 696 08 / 08 Field-Based Site Assessment 2 None TBD and field TuTh 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Messer, G.
* Course meets SUNY general education requirement (see course description for details)

Summer Session II

July 3 - August 11, 2017

Course Number
Section
Course
Credits
Prerequisites
Location
Schedule
Instructor
EFB 200 01 Physics of Life
3
None online Online, with 4 proctored examinations Turner, J.S.
EFB 496 / EFB 696 24 / 06 Camera Trap Study Design and Data Analysis
3
EFB 320 General Ecology or equivalent Class/Field (Heiberg) MWF 9:00 am - 11:40 am Barr, B.
EFB 500 03 Tropical Conservation Biology - Field Research (Note: this class will run from July 10 - July 24 in Peru, with additional time, through July 31, to complete research paper)
3
One year of introductory biology; EFB 500 Tropical Conservation Biology - Research Design (see above); permission of instructor. Peruvian Amazon

July 10 - July 24 (Peru) MTuWThFS 7:00 am - 12:00 pm, with afternoon field time.

July 25 - July 31 (United States) completion of research paper.

Helenbrook, W.
ESF 296 01 Life in the Universe: Astrobiology
3
None online online Sharp, L; Sharp, S.
** EST 496 03 Ecological Literacy (July 2 - July 28)
3
No academic prerequisites. Must be accepted into Omega Institute program before registering for ESF credit. Field (residential at Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY) TBD (July 2 - July 28) Whitmore, B.
FOR 298 01 Research Internship in FNRM
1 - 3
Permission of instructor TBD Flexible - 40 hours per credit Yanai, R.
FOR 496 / FOR 796 01 / 01 Forest Ecosystem Methods (August 6 - August 18)
3
None Field (residential at Ranger School, Wanakena) MTuWThF 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, plus 5 required evening lectures Johnston, M., McGee, G., Wagner, J., Vaverchak, G.

* Course meets SUNY general education requirement (see course description for details)

** Must be accepted into Omega Institute program before registering for ESF credit (see course description for details)

Combined Summer Session

May 22 - August 11, 2017

Course Number
Section
Course
Credits
Prerequisites
Location
Schedule
Instructor

BPE 510

01 Introduction to Polymer Coatings
3
B.S. from an accredited institution, with at one semester of organic chemistry, or permission of instructor Online Online Staff
BPE 536 01 Radiation Curing of Polymer Technologies
3
B.S. from an accredited institution, with at one semester of organic chemistry, or permission of instructor Online Online Staff
* EFB 120 01 The Global Environment and the Evolution of Human Society
3
None Online Online Beal, R.
* EST 202 02 American History: From Discovery to Civil War 3 None Online Online Bushnell, P.
FOR 298 01 Research Internship in FNRM 1 - 3 Permission of instructor TBD Flexible - 40 hours per credit Yanai, R.
* Course meets SUNY general education requirement (see course description for details)

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