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FES Undergraduate Courses, Corvallis Campus

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Top FES 115 ECOLOGY OF OREGON COAST FOREST (1) 
A combination of lecture, lab, and field exercises to explore the ecology and development of Oregon coastal forests. Lec/lab. Graded P/N.

Top FES 199 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FES 240 FOREST BIOLOGY (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course Has Extra Fees
Structure, function, development and biology of forest vegetation and their relationships to forestry and natural resource applications. Field trips required. Lec/lab/rec. (Bacc Core Course)

Top FES 240H FOREST BIOLOGY (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Structure, function, development and biology of forest vegetation and their relationships to forestry and natural resource applications. Field trips required. Lec/lab/rec. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top FES 241 DENDROLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Learn to identify the principal forest trees of North America, and the principal trees and shrubs of the Pacific Northwest. Also learn about forested regions of the world. Lec/lab/rec.

Top FES 242 FOREST PLANTS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST (3) 
Field course on the identification and ecology of forest trees, shrubs, and herbs of the Pacific Northwest. Overnight camping required. Students should be prepared to hike 3-5 miles per day.

Top FES 251 RECREATION RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Overview of recreation resource management including study of land and water resources used for outdoor recreation. The planning and management of natural and cultural resources for long-term resource productivity, with a focus on rural and wildlife areas of the forest, range and coast.

Top FES 341 FOREST ECOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Basic physiological characteristics of trees, succession, climax, and related concepts. Vegetation classification. Stand structure, diversity, competition, growth, soils-forests interactions, biomass and nutrient distribution, energy relations, nutrient element dynamics, ecology of disturbances.

Top FES 342 FOREST TYPES OF THE NORTHWEST (3) 
Forest trees in nature are aggregated into stable or transitory associations known as forest cover types. Knowledge of forest cover types, their species composition and ecology, is applicable to the fields of forestry, fire management, wildlife management, and forest ecology.

Top FES 350 URBAN FORESTRY (3) 
Introduction to principles and practices of planting and managing trees as a system of urban environment; understanding the economic, environmental, social aspects of urban forests, and an overview of contemporary land use issues and societal perspectives between people and plants. CROSSLISTED as HORT 350. PREREQS: Foundational forestry and horticulture courses are recommended.

Top FES 351 OUTDOOR RECREATION MANAGEMENT ON PUBLIC LANDS (3) 
Explores current issues and problems in outdoor recreation management on public lands and approaches to address these. Emphasis on day-to-day, field-based management of recreation resources, rather than broad-scale planning. PREREQS: FES 251 [C-]

Top FES 352 WILDERNESS MANAGEMENT (3) 
Wilderness as land use concept. Wilderness history, preservation, planning and management. Wilderness in the context of other land uses.

Top FES 353 NATURE, ECO, AND ADVENTURE TOURISM (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduces students to natural resource-based tourism issues in both domestic and international contexts. Explores distinctions between nature, eco, and adventure tourism and other forms of tourism, positive and negative impacts, and contemporary issues such as accreditation/certification, and sustainable design.

Top FES 354 COMMUNITIES, NATURAL AREAS, AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM (3) 
Introduces students to macro-level community and regional issues associated with tourism in natural areas. Explores positive and negative community impacts associated with tourism, traditional government-based tourism management and policies; community-based tourism management, and partnerships and stakeholder collaboration. Domestic and international examples are used to illustrate concepts and principles.

Top FES 355 MANAGEMENT FOR MULTIPLE RESOURCE VALUES (3) 
Management of a variety of resource attributes in multiple use context, including considerations for recreation, fish, wildlife, aesthetics, watersheds, and forest products. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits.

Top FES 357 PARKS AND PROTECTED AREAS MANAGEMENT (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Provides a broad yet comprehensive understanding of the theories, problems, and techniques of managing parks, wild and scenic rivers, wilderness, and other protected areas. Covers the evolution of policies and recent issues in management of these protected areas, in the United States and around the world.

Top FES 360 COLLABORATION AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT (3) 
Conflict assessment, negotiation, and consensus building in contentious forest resource situations. Topics addressed include conflict and negotiation theory, collaboration principles, analysis techniques to determine when collaboration might be fruitful, and approaches to joint fact-finding and mutual learning in public and private forest management. Specific cases of real conflicts in forest management will be examined.

Top FES 399 SPECIAL TOPICS (0-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FES 401 RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FES 403 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top FES 405 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FES 406 PROJECTS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FES 410 INTERNSHIP (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
Full-time supervised professional experience emphasizing functional proficiency under joint sponsorship of university and agency personnel. Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top FES 412 FOREST ENTOMOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Role of insects in natural and managed forests. Recognition of important forest insect pest groups and species, prediction of forest insect responses to environmental changes, and management strategies and treatments to protect forest resource values. PREREQS: BI 204 [C] or BI 211 [C] or BI 211H [C] or BI 212 [C] or BI 212H [C] and /or equivalent.

Top FES 422 RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE (4)  Offered in current or future terms
An introduction to research methods applied to social science issues and problems. Emphasis is on the nature of the research process, how to conduct research, and how to interpret and disseminate research results. Lec/lab. PREREQS: ST 351 [D-] or ST 351H [D-]

Top FES 430 FOREST AS CLASSROOM (4) 
Investigates instructional methods used to teach K-12 students about natural resources. Reveals how forest exploration can be used as a means to teach others about science, ecology, mathematics, social science, and history. Provides an opportunity for future teachers, naturalists, interpreters, and scientists to improve their teaching and communication skills.

Top FES 432 ECONOMICS OF RECREATION AND TOURISM (3) 
Applications of economic theory, concepts, and methods to outdoor recreation and nature-based tourism resources, projects and plans. Key topics include analyses of economic impacts, benefits and costs, demand and supply, and non-market valuation (e.g., revealed, stated, and benefit transfer methods). PREREQS: (AEC 250 [D-] or ECON 201 [D-] or ECON 202 [D-] ) and (ST 202 [D-] or ST 352 [D-] )

Top FES 433 PLANNING AGROFORESTRY PROJECTS (2)  Offered in current or future terms
Helps forestry and other natural resource students understand various agroforestry concepts, systems and technologies and practices worldwide. Lays the groundwork for students to identify different systems, characterize socio-economic conditions and plan sustainable agroforestry systems. Class activities examine how biological, economic, and social factors influence agroforestry farming decisions. PREREQS: BOT 341 [D-] and /or equivalent course in ecology.

Top FES 435 GENES AND CHEMICALS IN AGRICULTURE: VALUE AND RISK (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
A multidisciplinary course that examines the scientific, social, political, economic, environmental, and ethical controversies surrounding agricultural and natural resource biotechnologies. Lec/rec. CROSSLISTED as MCB 535, TOX 435/TOX 535, TOX 435H. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: One quarter each of biology and chemistry helpful but not essential.

Top FES 440 WILDLAND FIRE ECOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Fire histories and ecology of major forest, rangeland, and wetland ecosystems. Includes fire interactions with physical and biotic components of ecosystems, role of fire in ecological processes, and utilization in natural resource management. PREREQS: Junior or senior standing, with course work in ecology and natural resource management.

Top FES 445 ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Fundamentals of restoring and reclaiming disturbed landscapes and ecosystems. Topics to be covered include types and assessment of site conditions; determining restoration goals and feasibility; hydrologic, biotic, and soil functions and their importance in restoration; and measures of successful restoration. Lec/lab/rec. CROSSLISTED as FW 445. PREREQS: BI 370 or BI 370H, equivalent course work, or instructor approval required

Top FES 452 BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION IN MANAGED FORESTS (3)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Designed for students in forestry, wildlife, fisheries and related fields. Introduces the concepts of, and approaches to, managing forest stands, landscapes and regions to achieve desired habitat conditions for indicator species and conservation of biological diversity. CROSSLISTED as FW 452. PREREQS: FES 240 or FES 341 or BI 370

Top FES 454 MANAGING AT THE WILDLAND-URBAN INTERFACE (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Course targets fire-prone communities where resource professionals need to work cooperatively with local and federal agencies and citizens to gain acceptance for fire management programs and build joint responsibility for fuel reduction activities. PREREQS: FOR 111 (Not required of Ecampus students)

Top FES 456 PLANNING FOR SUSTAINABLE RECREATION (4) 
Concepts related to the creation and design of outdoor recreation plans. Techniques for collecting data pertaining to visitor experiences and preferences. Recreation planning at several levels, both for public and private lands, with emphasis on larger scale site planning where recreation is integrated with other resource uses. Lec/lab. PREREQS: FES 251 [D-]

Top FES 457 PLANNING FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM (4) 
Examines relationships among tourists, tourism developments, and the planning of tourist attractions and services. Focuses on planning tourist resources and programs within a geographic region, as well as at both the destination and site levels. Planning tools and design concepts are reviewed, analyzed, and applied. PREREQS: FES 251 [C]

Top FES 477 AGROFORESTRY (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Theory and worldwide practice of multiple-crop low input sustainable systems involving concurrent production of tree and agricultural products. Biological, economic, social, and political factors that underlie the application of agroforestry technology. CROSSLISTED as NR 477, RNG 477/RNG 577. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Introductory course in biology.

Top FES 485 CONSENSUS AND NATURAL RESOURCES (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Students will use a working group approach. They will select a natural resource topic, study the team process and interaction as a method of learning, explore the issue using systems practice, and strive for consensus on solutions to their issue. CROSSLISTED as ANS 485, FW 485/FW 585, SOC 485/SOC 585. (Bacc Core Course)

Top FES 493 ENVIRONMENTAL INTERPRETATION (4) 
Interpretation of natural and cultural features in parks, museums, and similar settings. Emphasis on learning and applying effective communication techniques in the development of brochures, exhibits, talks, museums, and visitor centers.

Top FES 499 SELECTED TOPICS IN FOREST SCIENCE (0-16) 
In-depth studies of specific topics within a field of specialization. Examples include biotechnology in forestry, mycorrhizal ecology, tree improvement, landscape ecology, global climatic change in relation to forestry, advanced silviculture prescriptions, agroforestry, and others. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.



 
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