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Submission Date March 5, 2021

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State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
EN-12: Continuing Education

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Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Katherina Searing
Associate Director of Professional Education & Non-credit Programs
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Institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:
Summer 2021 Session Select from online, on-campus, and field-based courses. Summer courses are open to ESF students, visiting college/university students, K-12 educators, professionals, and lifelong learners. https://www.esf.edu/summer/ Course list: https://www.esf.edu/summer/schedule/default.htm EFB 496/696 - Field Ornithology (Environmental Biology) One to three hours of classroom work and 4-8 hours of field work and discussion each day for two weeks. This course focuses on world-wide bird taxonomy, and the taxonomy, diversity, identification (by both sight and sound), natural history, ecology, and conservation of birds in the Central New York region. EFB 496 - Flora of Central New York (Environmental Biology) Field identification and ecology of spring flowering vascular plants, woody plants, ferns and fern allies. We will visit several high quality natural areas in Onondaga County and nearby counties. A class session may be devoted to the identification of graminoids and other challenging plant groups. Field trips often involve extended hikes over rough terrain. Prior completion of a course that included plant identification is strongly recommended. Students will need to provide their own transportation to and from the field sites. Field sites will include Oakwood Cemetery, Skytop, Clark Reservation, Whiskey Hollow and Beaver Lake, Hoxie Gorge, Rand Tract, Chaumont Barrens, Rome Sand Plains, Lime Hollow, Labrador Hollow and possibly Chaumont, depending on student interest. ESF 300 - Introduction to Geospatial Information Technologies 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. EST 202 - American History: From Discovery to Civil War (Environmental Studies) 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. EST 245 - Foundations of Environmental Communications (Environmental Studies) Survey of environmental communication, including nature representations in popular culture, and the role of mass media on public perceptions of environmental issues. Topics also include strategic communication, public participation in environmental decision-making, and environmental risk perception. Exposure to communication theory and social scientific and humanities-based approaches. FOR 496/796 - Silviculture Field Week (Forestry) Field tour and assignments highlighting silviculture concepts and applications presented in FOR 334/534 and FOR 433/796. CME 496 - Reality Capture in Construction (Construction Management Engineering) A project-based course focused on reality capture technology used in construction projects. We explore the emerging approaches for reality capture in construction, including photogrammetry and 3D point clouds, collected from various devices such as 360 cameras, laser scanners, thermal/infrared cameras, depth cameras, etc. This course introduces available software tools and applications to document and analyze the reality capture data. We also discuss the challenges and cost-benefit of using various reality capture technologies in real-world construction projects. The course will include hands-on projects to capture data using 360 cameras from construction sites and use the data in multiple use cases to explain how it can improve the construction value chain. EFB 103 - General Biology II: Cell Biology and Genetics (Environmental Biology) Organization and function of living cells. Key topics include biological molecules, organelle structure and function, gene expression, cell division, metabolism, photosynthesis, cell signaling, genomics, and population genetics. EFB 307 - Principles of Genetics (Environmental Biology) 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 EFB 480 - Principles of Animal Behavior (Environmental Biology) Basic principles of animal behavior and the scientific process. Proximate and ultimate mechanisms controlling the behavior of animals including humans, with an emphasis on evolution EST 201 - American History: Reconstruction to the Present (Environmental Studies) History of changes occurring in America post 1865 including land use, government, economic and international relations. EST 296 - Diversity & Knowledge of the Environment (Environmental Studies) The course will increase your ability to learn from the natural history and cultural histories of this area and beyond. Each week's theme will deepen your knowledge of nonwestern perspectives, practice community building, and analyze power relationships relative to the natural world. Likely fills the SUNY General Education requirement for Other World Civilization by petition EWP 290 - Research Writing and Humanities (Environmental Writing Program) 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. Prerequisites: EWP 190 or equivalent. FCH 110 - Survey of Chemical Principles (Chemistry) An introduction to chemistry organized around physical and chemical properties of matter. Emphasizes the atomic structure of elements, bonds in chemical compounds, atomic ratios in molecules as the basis for the stoichiometry of reactions, ionic and organic compounds, chemical reactivity, kinetics and thermodynamics. FCH 150 - General Chemistry I (Chemistry) This first semester general chemistry course is organized around the physical and chemical properties of matter. It introduces the atomic structure of elements, the kinds of bonds in chemical compounds, how atomic ratios in molecules form the basis for the stoichiometry of reactions, begins a treatment of thermodynamics and discusses the principles of chemical reactivity. FOR 207 - Introduction to Economics (Forestry) Coverage of basic theory in microeconomics and macroeconomics. Application of theory and economic models to problems at the firm and national policy levels. Exploration of topics in money and banking, globalization and economic development. FOR 411 - Analytical & Technical Writing for Resource Managers (Forestry) Research, summary, and evaluation of scholarly and grey literature. Application of decision-making process and written recommendation. Introduction to argument. Composition of a technical report related to management major. APM 391 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (Applied Mathematics) 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 EFB 496 -Principles of Evolution (Environmental Biology) An introduction to the fundamental processes driving evolution (Genetic drift, gene flow, mutation, sexual selection, and natural selection), the evolution of life-histories, trade-offs, and phenotypic plasticity. Macroevolutionary concepts covered include speciation, extinction, co-evolution, and the reconstruction of phylogenies EBF 496 - Tropical Conservation Biology (Environmental Biology) As an introduction to the discipline of conservation biology, the course seeks to demonstrate how basic biological science can be integrated with social, economic and political perspectives to achieve the goals of biological conservation. Several core themes that will be covered in a series of video lectures, online discussions and readings, including: biodiversity - distribution, value and measurement; global threats to biodiversity; philosophy, tools and applications; and tropical conservation problems and solutions EST 203 - Introduction to Sociology (Environmental Studies) General introductory principles and methods of sociology including group dynamics and development, different structural arrangement of social groups, community development and adjustment processes, relationships with the natural environment. EST 496 - Tourism, Recreation and the Environment (Environmental Studies) Interdisciplinary approach to the critical study of tourism and recreation in the context of social and environmental issues. Provides basic theoretical foundations for tourism studies and considers both historical and contemporary issues and the ways in which these issues influence our understandings of, and interactions with, the environment. FCH 430 - Biochemistry I (Chemistry) General biochemistry with emphasis on the chemistry of amino acids, proteins, and nucleic acids. The first half of the course will cover the chemistry of amino acids, proteins, and protein structure. The second half of the course will be an introduction to nucleic acid structure and function. FOR 205 - Principles of Accounting (Forestry) Principles and methods used in financial and managerial accounting. Includes interpretation and effective use of financial statements through study of the accounting model, the measurement processes, data classification and terminology GNE 271 - Statics (General Engineering) Covers fundamentals of analysis of static systems including equilibrium of rigid bodies, distributed loads, and trusses SUS 496 - Ecology (Sustainability Management) Ecology is the scientific study of the interactions that determine the distribution and abundance of organisms. During this course we will gain an introductory understanding of many kinds of interactions, both biotic and abiotic, that regulate ecological population size and community structure. We will examine how organisms respond to their physical environment, interact with each other in populations and communities across the landscape, and affect the movement of energy and nutrients through terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. APM 104 - College Algebra and Precalculus (Applied Mathematics) 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. APM 105 - Survey of Calculus and Its Applications 1 (Applied Mathematics) 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 APM 205 - Calculus for Science and Engineering (Applied Mathematics) Analytic geometry, limits, derivatives of functions and equations, optimization, rates, graphs, differentials, mean-value theorem, and applications of the derivative. APM 206 - Calculus for Science and Engineering II (Applied Mathematics) This course is a one semester continuation of differential calculus. Integral calculus is used to describe growth and size. Topics include: techniques of integration and their application, convergence of sequences and series, separable and first-order differential equations, and polar coordinates. APM 307 - Multivariable Calculus (Applied Mathematics) Topics include vectors three dimensions, analytic geometry of three dimensions, parametric curves, partial derivatives, the gradient, optimization in several variables, multiple integration with change of variables across different coordinate systems, line integrals, and Green's Theorem. APM 485 - Differential Equations (Applied Mathematics) First and second order ordinary differential equations, matrix algebra, eigen values and eigen vectors, linear systems of ordinary differential equations, numerical solution techniques and an introduction to partial differential equations BPE 304 - Professional Internship (Bioprocess Engineering) Twelve weeks full time employment approved by the department with an industrial or research partner acquired through on-campus interviews or other means EFB 496 - Grow What You Eat (Environmental Biology) Over the course of the summer semester I will introduce you to the science - and art - of growing food for yourself and others. Through a combination of online video "lectures," synchronous online in-class problem-solving activities and discussions, assigned readings, at home laboratory exercises, virtual field trips to local farms and the development of a crop production plan, my goal is to help you develop the foundational knowledge and skills needed to successfully propagate, grow, harvest and store a core group of herbs, vegetables, grains and fruits under a wide range of environmental conditions.

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A brief description of the certificate program(s):
Environmental Leadership: Graduate Certificate Description: Now, more than ever, the world is ready for leaders who can tackle complex environmental challenges. ESF's graduate certificate in Environmental Leadership is perfect for people who want to roll up their sleeves and drive sustainable change in any setting—corporate, non-profit, or government. Students in this fully online program develop leadership skills in the following areas: - Advocating for a values-driven, sustainable culture - Staying current with ever-changing, but absolutely critical local, regional, national, and international policies - Facilitating productive decision-making even in challenging situations - Selecting appropriate tools, methods, and approaches to address society's most challenging environmental problems - Identifying team members and facilitating collaborative problem-solving - Communicating and problem-solving across cultural, organizational, and political boundaries

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