Forest Products Courses
Thomas M. Gorman, Dept. Head, Dept. of Forest Products (102 CNR Bldg. 83844-1132; phone 208/885-9663).
Prerequisite: Courses in this subject field that are numbered above 299 are not open to undergraduate students on academic probation.
ForP 100 Forest Products Issues and Technology (2 cr)
Critical issues facing the forest products industry, forest operation, lumber manufacturing, wood-composite manufacturing, and professional career opportunities. Technical writing assignments. One lec and one three-hour lab a wk. (Fall only).
ForP 203 (s) Workshop (cr arr)
ForP 204 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
ForP 230 Field Measurement for Forest Operations (2 cr)
Evaluation and quantification of harvesting impacts on forest systems; public land surveying, land measurements, resource impact measurements and evaluation. Two lec and one 3-hr lab a wk for 10 wks. Recommended Preparation: Math 143 or Equivalent (Fall only)
ForP 299 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
ForP ID321 Wood Anatomy and Identification (3 cr) WSU NATRS 321
Physiology of woody plants, anatomy and nomenclature of wood, physical and chemical nature of wood, identification of commercial wood species. Two lec and 2-hr lab a wk. (Fall only)
ForP 337 Physical and Mechanical Properties of Wood (2 cr)
Properties of wood as they relate to physical behavior and product application; other related topics include biodeterioration, machining and adhesive technology, and strength considerations. Recommended Preparation: ForP 277 or Permission (Spring only)
ForP 365 Wood Building Technology (3 cr)
Basic structural design including elementary statics and principles and technology of wood structural design. Role of sustainably-produced wood components in green building design. Recommended Preparation: Phys 100, Phys 111. (Fall only)
ForP 400 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
ForP 403 (s) Workshop (cr arr)
ForP 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
ForP 405 (s) Professional Development (cr arr)
Credit earned in this course will not be accepted toward grad degree programs.
ForP J410/J510 Wood Properties, Processes, and Uses (1-2 cr)
Open to non-majors only. Physical, mechanical, and chemical properties of wood and wood products; timber harvesting technologies; and issues in use of wood products. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr. Graded P/F. Five days of workshop, including field trip.
ForP 425 Forest Products Marketing (3 cr)
Aspects of marketing from an industrial perspective; survey of domestic and international forest products marketing; marketing research in forest products; current issues and problems in marketing forest products. (Spring, Alt/yrs)
ForP ID430 Forest Engineering and Harvesting (3 cr) WSU NATRS 320
Survey of logging equipment capabilities; intro to cable logging systems, road layout, and design; cost analysis of logging systems; development of road and logging plans. Three days of field trips. Recommended Preparation: ForP 230. (Fall only)
ForP 431 Forest Operations and Investment Analysis (3 cr)
Intro to production planning and cost control in forest operations; development of cost equations for investment and operational analysis; financial analysis of long term forestry decisions; cash flow in forest operations; breakeven analysis. (Alt/yrs, Spring only)
Prereq or Coreq: ForP 430 or Permission
ForP 432 Designing Forest Access (3 cr)
Classification of forest roads and trails; forest road and trail design; design for drainage that meets standards; construction techniques; costing, environmental considerations, design project. Three days of field trips. Recommended Preparation: ForP 430. (Spring, Alt/yrs)
Prereq or Coreq: ForP 430 or Permission
ForP 434 Forest Tractor and Cable Systems (4 cr)
Planning, layout and design for forest tractor and cable timber harvesting systems; analysis of mechanics and forces involved in equipment and movement of logs; determination of machine capabilities; production and cost estimation; layout and design project. Three 1-day field trips. (Spring, Alt/yrs)
Coreq: ForP 430
ForP J436/J536 Biocomposites (3 cr)
Raw material, processes, properties, and their applications for a number of natural fiber and wood composites made of veneers, particles and fibers. Additional projects and assignments reqd for grad cr. Two half day field trips. Two lectures and one 3-hr lab a week. Recommended Preparation: ForP 277. (Fall only)
ForP J438/J538 Lignocellulosic Biomass Chemistry (3 cr)
The chemistry of lignocellulosic fiber (natural fiber and wood) formation, agricultural/natural fiber and wood structure and reactions of lignocellulosic compounds. Additional projects and assignments reqd for grad cr. Two lec and one 3-hr lab a wk. Recommended Preparation: Chem 101, Chem 275, and ForP 277. (Spring only).
ForP 444 Primary Wood Products Manufacturing (3 cr)
Raw materials, procurement, production methods, drying product specifications, and grading for primary wood products including lumber, plywood, poles, and cedar products; plant layout, machines, and systems analysis; plant tours. Two lec and one 5-hr lab a wk. Recommended Preparation: ForP 277. (Spring only)
ForP 450 Wood Deterioration and Preservation (2 cr)
Thermal, biotic, and abiotic agents that cause wood deterioration; biological control methods; design considerations; wood preservatives and preservative systems; treatability of wood; treatment mechanics; pollution control systems; preservative effectiveness; standards; environmental concerns and law. Recommended Preparation: ForP 277. (Fall, Alt/yrs).
ForP 491 Biomaterial Product and Process Development Lab (2 cr)
Lab to accompany ForP 495. One 3-hr lab per week. (Spring only)
ForP 495 Product Development and Brand Management (3 cr)
Same as Bus 495.
May be used as core credit in J-3-d.This course examines the development and management of products (goods and service) and brands. Topics will include the product development process, product-life cycle, development of brands, and management of brand portfolios. Specific to services, topics will include service quality, heterogeneity, perishability, and simultaneous production and consumption. (Fall only)
ForP 498 Renewable Natural Resources Internship (cr arr)
Supervised field experience with an appropriate public agency or private company. Required for students in the Forest Products Business Management option and for cooperative education students. Graded P/F. (Summer only)
Prereq: Permission of advisor
ForP 499 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
For the individual student; conferences, library, field, or lab work.
Prereq: Senior standing, GPA 2.5, or Permission
ForP 500 Master's Research and Thesis (cr arr)
ForP 501 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
Major philosophy, management, and research problems of forest products industries; presentation of individual studies on assigned topics.
ForP 502 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
ForP 503 (s) Workshop (cr arr)
Selected topics in the conservation and management of natural resources.
ForP 504 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
ForP 505 (s) Professional Development (cr arr)
Credit earned in this course will not be accepted toward graduate degree programs.
ForP 510 Wood Properties, Processes, and Uses (1-2 cr)
See ForP J410/J510.
ForP 536 Biocomposites (3 cr)
See ForP J436/J536.
ForP 538 Lignocellulosic Biomass Chemistry (3 cr)
See ForP J438/J538.
ForP 552 Wood and Fiber Science (3 cr)
Cell physiology and formation, anatomy, chemistry, and physical and mechanical properties. Factors that impact material quality and performance. (Spring only)
Prereq: Graduate Standing
ForP 597 (s) Practicum (cr arr)
ForP 598 (s) Internship (cr arr)
ForP 599 (s) Non-thesis Master's Research (cr arr)
Research not directly related to a thesis or dissertation.
ForP 600 Doctoral Research and Dissertation (cr arr)
Prereq: Admission to the doctoral program in "natural resources" and Permission of department