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Summer Online

Make strides this summer with our online courses. Classes are interactive, engaging and the quality of teaching is equal to face-to-face instruction. We’re committed to providing students the flexibility to complete their degrees while maintaining the work, life and education balance.

For more information, contact Robin Strader, director of off-campus and online education programs, at 304-293-2874 or


A&VS 275. Companion Animal Science. 3 Hours. Basic physiology, nutrition and genetics; economic and ethical consideration of pet ownership; benefits of companion animals in society; aspects of handling and training, behavior, and common health diseases and parasite problems of pet animals.

AGEE 101. Global Food and Agricultural Industry. 3 Hours. Examination of the history and current developments, structures, functions, and importance of the international food and agricultural industry; issues, concerns and interrelationships and their impacts on American agriculture and society.

ARE 110. Agribusiness Accounting. 3 Hours. Introduction to accounting for agricultural, rural, and small business managers. Emphasis on the accounting cycle, analysis and interpretation of financial statements, income taxes, and managerial accounting. (Students having prior college credit in accounting are not eligible for this course.).

ARE 150. Introductory Agricultural and Agribusiness Economics.3 Hours. Introduction to basic agricultural economics and agribusiness concepts, and the application of these concepts to agricultural and agribusinesses issues.

ARE 204. Agribusiness Management.3 Hours. Overview of the agribusiness decision-making process, and the functions of agribusiness management; analysis of financial statements and budgeting for evaluating profitability of alternative enterprises and practices.

ARE 220. Introductory Environmental and Resource Economics.3 Hours. Economic analysis of environmental pollution, natural resource conservation and management, outdoor recreation, public land use, wildlife resources, water use, property rights, and benefit-cost issues.

ARE 435. Marketing Livestock Products. 3 Hours. Livestock marketing practices and policies. Supply and demand, livestock price cycles, grading, marketing alternatives, processing and retailing. Economic analysis of alternatives, current issues, and trends.

ARE 461. Agribusiness Finance.3 Hours. An overview of financial analysis and the application of financial principles to small, rural and agricultural businesses. Includes applications of financial analysis computer software.

DSM 620. Creativity, Innovation, and Design. 3 Hours. Introduces students to the main concepts of creativity and innovation as related to design through experiential learning and theory evaluation.

FDST 200. Food Science and Technology. 3 Hours. Up-to-date basics of food science and technology, including; food industry outlook, degrees and careers, food chemistry, food processing and engineering, food microbiology and food safety, food biotechnology, and sensory evaluation of foods.

FMAN 251. Forest Fire Protection. 2 Hours. Prevention, detection, and control of wildfires. Forest fuels, fire weather, and wildfire behavior. Use of fire for forest management purposes.

FMAN 315. Survey of Arboriculture. 1 Hour. PR: HORT 260 or FOR 205. A self-study seminar that surveys the principles and practices involved in the field of arboriculture with major emphasis on the urban landscape.

FMAN 330. Principles of Forestry Economics. 4 Hours. PR: (ECON 201 or ARE 150) and ECON 202. Production, distribution and use of forest goods and services. Emphasis on methods and problem solving techniques in the economic aspects of forestry.

FOR 140. West Virginia's Natural Resources. 3 Hours. Survey of policies and practices in development and use of soil, water, forest, wildlife, mineral, and human resources in West Virginia.

FOR 326. Remote Sensing of Environment. 3 Hours. PR: (MATH 126A or MATH 126B or MATH 126C) and MATH 128. Measurement and interpretation of natural resources and environment from photography and radar, infrared, and microwave imagery.

FOR 438. Human Dimensions Natural Resource Management. 3 Hours. This class is designed to provide junior-and-senior level forestry and natural resource management majors with a repertoire of social and communication knowledge and skills such as public facilitation, public participation, social impact assessment, conflict management, and collaborative planning techniques

GEN 101. Beginner's Guide to Genetics. 3 Hours. General introduction to concepts in genetics for nonmajors, examining the role of molecules, genes and chromosomes on inheritance, aging, disease, and gender. Case studies show application to agriculture, ecological/environmental issues, medicine, and forensics.

HN&F 126. Society and Food. 3 Hours. Exploration on a global basis of interactions of man and environment as reflected in food production systems. Relation of food supply and use in development or maintenance of social and political institutions.

HN&F 171. Introduction to Human Nutrition. 3 Hours . Nutrient structure, metabolism, integrated function and their importance to human well-being during all stages of the life cycle. Current concerns and those of special interest to college students in meeting nutrient needs.

LARC 212. History of Landscape Architecture. 3 Hours. A broad survey of the history of the designed human environment with emphasis on the development of landscape architecture. (Does not fulfill Cluster A for landscape architecture students.).

PLSC 206. Principles of Plant Science. 4 Hours. Anatomy, morphology, and physiology of higher plants. Study of growth and development of economically important plants, their culture, and products.

RESM 440. Foundations of Applied Geographic Information Systems. 2 Hours. An introductory course designed to provide the necessary background and techniques to use GIS technology to analyze and solve spatial problems. An emphasis is placed on acquisition, management, and manipulation of spatial data.

RESM 441. Introduction Geographic Information Systems Natural Science. 1 Hour. Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to solve problems in environmental and natural resource management, taken concurrently with RESM 440.

RESM 493A. Project Management. 3 Hours. This course is, fundamentally, built around the concepts and, best practices of modern Project Management (PM) which is, by industry definition, the effective application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project and manage activities toward meeting the requirements of a project. These important concepts will, in turn, be applied to the needs of the energy industry.

RESM 540. Geospatial Modeling. 3 Hours. There are two goals for this course: to present the fundamental methods for analyzing spatial data statistically, and to demonstrate spatial model building implementation and analysis. A prior statistics or econometric course is recommended.

RESM 545 Spatial Hydrology and Watershed Analysis. 3 Hours. Introduction to applied spatial hydrology using GIS; integrates statistical modeling and terrain analysis; provides insights into water quality and quantity analysis for local and regional watershed scales. (Credit cannot be received for both RESM 445 and RESM 545.)

WDSC 100. Forest Resources in United States History. 3 Hours. Examines human use of forest resources in America from pre-Colombian times to present. Exploration of factors that impact the use of wood products.

WMAN 100. The Tradition of Hunting. 3 Hours. Introduction to the cultural and spiritual role of hunting; use of hunting as a wildlife management tool; and its economic value in wildlife conservation programs. Includes discussions on gun control, anti-hunting, and animal rights.

WMAN 150. Principles of Conservation Ecology. 3 Hours. Overview of the science of conservation ecology with emphasis on the concepts of biological diversity, extension, habitat loss and fragmentation, establishment of protected areas, endangered species, and establishment and preservation of new populations.

WMAN 160. Ecology of Invading Species. 3 Hours. Survey of invasive/exotic plant and animal species and their effects on native ecosystems, including the breakdown of natural barriers to invasion by the increase of world commerce which unifies widely dispersed resources.

WMAN 200. Restoration Ecology. 3 Hours. Principles and practice of restoring natural ecosystem function, structure, and integrity.

WMAN 250. Big Game Ecology and Management. 3 Hours. Intensive field trip and online material emphasizing white tailed deer and black bear ecology with additional material on western game species and exotics.