GCC 2018-19 Catalog - Page 112



FOOD SERVICE
(FDS)
FDS 101 INTRODUCTION TO THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
2 (2-0)
This course explores the growth and development of the Hotel and Food Industry;
the organization of hotel operations including front of the house; food service
marketing, menu strategies, purchasing and receiving procedures, personnel
and scheduling; future trends for career opportunities in the hospitality
industry.
Prerequisite:
None
FDS 202 BARTENDING AND BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT
2 (2-0)
Provides basic exposure to bar set-up, costs and percentages,
inventories, purchasing and controls, staffing, mixing and serving techniques,
various beverage combinations, liquors, beers, wines, customer relations and
legalities and ways to develop beverage sales and service programs.
Prerequisite:
None
FORESTRY
(FOR)
FOR 105 NATURAL RESOURCES SEMINAR
1 (1-0)
This course introduces students to the various careers within forestry,
conservation, applied ecology, environmental science, and wildlife ecology that
represent specialties within natural resources.
Prerequisite:
None
FOR 107 FIELD TECHNIQUES
1 (0-3)
Equipment and techniques used to measure forest ecosystem attributes and
perform fieldwork. Topics include field safety, land measurement and navigation,
establishment of sample locations, measurement of attributes of individuals and
groups of trees, vegetation and other organisms.
Prerequisite:
None
FOR 112 VEGETATION OF NORTH AMERICA
4 (2-4)
Identification of trees and shrubs. Study of seed dispersal, dormancy, and
community ecology, with an emphasis on trees. Systematic study of the major
forested vegetation types of North America.
Prerequisite:
None
FOR 113 FOREST ECOLOGY
3 (2-3)
Environmental factors and plant and animal characteristics which control
composition, structure, and function of forest ecosystems. Emphasis on how
ecosystems change across space and time and knowledge needed to
sustainably manage forest ecosystems for social, economic, and ecological
benefits.
Prerequisites: FOR 112 and FOR 107
FOR 200 SUMMER INTERN EXPERIENCE
2 (0-2)
This course provides structure to a work experience with an agency or company
related to this career field. This internship will offer the opportunity for the student
to further develop on-the-job experience related to this field of study and enhance
future career options
Prerequisite: sophomore status
FOR 203 SOIL SCIENCE
4 (3-3)
Introduction to the chemical, physical, and biological properties of soil. The
student will gain a basic understanding of soil physical, chemical and biological
properties and how they relate to forest management and plant ecology.
Prerequisite: Proficiency in HS Chemistry and/or CHM 099 as a refresher
course as needed.
FOR 204 INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR
NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
4 (3-3)
The fundamentals of GIS and its application to natural resource management.
Spatial data, its uses and limitations are evaluated. Students work extensively
with the ARCGIS software package. Each major component of a GIS will be
explored.
Prerequisite: MTH 211
FOR 207 TIMBER HARVESTING
2 (1-3)
This course is designed to provide you with background and basic information
regarding the removal of timber from the forest and the associated ecological,
aesthetic, and financial impacts.
Prerequisite:
None
FOR 209 MULTI-RESOURCE ASSESSMENT
3 (1-4)
Develops a basic proficiency in the application of multiple-resource measurement
techniques. Gain familiarity with the application of individual tree and landscape
measurements as well as estimation of growth, sampling techniques,
computational procedures, and mapping procedures commonly used in forest
and land management. To gain an applied knowledge of inventory techniques
and their application to the sustainable management of natural resources.
Prerequisites: FOR 107, FOR 113, FOR 210, and MTH 211
FOR 210 BIOMETRICS AND DATA ANALYSIS
4 (3-3)
Sampling design, implementation and analysis for inventory and monitoring of
attributes of stands, forests and landscapes. Includes computing skills for data
entry, storage and analysis and application of statistical techniques to answer
questions about ecological data.
Prerequisites: MTH 110, MTH 211
FOR 221 PRACTICE OF SILVICULTURE
4 (2-4)
Methods of controlling the establishment, growth, composition, health and quality
of forests and woodlands to meet the diverse needs and values of landowners
and society on a sustainable basis. To gain an understanding of how to use
silvicultural practices to meet multiple resource management objectives
Prerequisites: FOR 112, FOR 107, FOR 113, and MTH 211
FOR 226 WILDLIFE HABITAT
3 (2-3)
Understand the ecological basis for management of forest wildlife and how forest
management influences wildlife populations.
Prerequisite:
None
FOR 227 LAND MEASUREMENT AND GPS
1 (0-3)
Introduces field measurements and computations involved in determining
direction, distance, and area. Covers the hand compass, pacing, and use of GPS,
including differential correction. Integration of GPS data with GIS is emphasized.
Demonstrate a basic level of skill and confidence in carrying out field assignments
that may be required of an entry level natural resources technician.
Prerequisite:
None
FOR 228 FOREST HEALTH
3 (2-3)
Drawing on examples from the Great Lakes region, and other parts of North
America, this course will consider which type of insects and pathogens attack our
trees and forests, how they interact.
Prerequisite:
None
FOR 229 CONSULTING FORESTRY
2 (2-0)
For students who are considering consulting forestry as a career. Covers issues
specific to working with private landowners, stewardship plan writing, choosing a
business entity, marketing, taxes, income/expenses, insurance, timber sale
administration, and resolving landowner disputes. To learn the basics of running
a consulting forestry business.
Prerequisite:
None
FOR 243 INTRODUCTION TO WILDLAND FIRE
3 (3-0)
An introduction to wildland fire based on an understanding of fuel properties, fire
behavior, ecological effects and management.
Prerequisite: None
GEOGRAPHY
(GEG)
GEG 101 INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
4 (4-0)
The course deals mainly with elements of the natural landscape including: earthsun relationships, weather, climate, soils, natural vegetation, and landforms, with
related major activities, and their cultural landscape manifestations.
This fulfills a social science requirement.
Prerequisite:
None
GEG 111 WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
3 (3-0)
A survey of the world's nations and geographic regions. Each region will be
discussed in connection with population, natural environment, size and location,
economy, political situation, problems and potentialities.
This fulfills a social science requirement.
Prerequisite:
GEOLOGY
None
(GLG)
GLG 101 FUNDAMENTALS OF EARTH SCIENCE
4 (3-2)
Introduction to the principles of geology, oceanography, meteorology and
climatology. The laboratory experience consists of working with weather and
topographical maps, rocks, minerals and fossils. Field trips may be required.
Prerequisite:
None
GLG 102 PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
4 (3-3)
A study of the earth's crust and its constituents, the various geological processes
of diastrophism, plate tectonics, and erosion. Lab work includes study of
common rocks and minerals, aerial photo, topographic and geological map
interpretation.
Prerequisite:
None
GLG 150 FIELD GEOLOGY
1-4 (Variable)
Studies in rocks, minerals, fossils and landforms in applied field situation.
Specimen collection and outdoor photography are an integral part of the course.
A report will be required.
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