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Summer Off-Campus/  Field Study Courses

Off-Campus Courses

A&VS 277. Service Dog Laboratory. 1 Hour.

PR: A&VS 276 with a minimum grade of C-. Through hands-on training, students will apply their knowledge of animal training following programmatic procedures for training dogs to have basic obedience skills and perform advanced service dog tasks. Students will use the most modern, professional, and ethical techniques for training mobility-assistance and psychiatric service dogs.


Instructor: Lindsay Parenti
Contact: lparenti@mix.wvu.edu
Dates: May 18 – June 6 
Location: WVU Animal Science Farm
Cost: WVU Tuition & Fees
Course Information: CRN: 52038
Capacity: 6

A&VS 277. Service Dog Laboratory. 1 Hour.

PR: A&VS 276 with a minimum grade of C-. Through hands-on training, students will apply their knowledge of animal training following programmatic procedures for training dogs to have basic obedience skills and perform advanced service dog tasks. Students will use the most modern, professional, and ethical techniques for training mobility-assistance and psychiatric service dogs.


Instructor: Lindsay Parenti
Contact: lparenti@mix.wvu.edu
Dates: June 29 – August 7
Location: WVU Animal Science Farm
Cost: WVU Tuition & Fees
Course Information: CRN: 52039
Capacity:


LARC 493C. Intro to Rec Econ & Ride Centers. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the development of outdoor recreation economies in West Virginia with a particular focus on the development of an International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) Ride Center in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. Students will be exposed to experts in community development through outdoor recreation and purpose-built mountain bike (MTB) trail planning, design, construction, and maintenance. This is an extended learning class based out of Snowshoe Mountain Resort where students spend the entire time in the field learning from and working with experts in developing recreation economies and ride centers. Instruction time prior to traveling to project sites will introduce students to the fundamentals of the IMBA Ride Center development process and the principles of sustainable MTB trail development. Students will have an opportunity to learn from experts, build and maintain trails, and ride mountain bikes during this course.


Instructor: Douglas Arbogast
Contact: douglas.arbogast@mail.wvu.edu
Travel Dates: July 1-8, 2020
Location: Pre-trip Meetings to be Determined
Cost: WVU Tuition & Fees plus $285.00 (Transportation Cost)
Course Information: CRN: 52759
Capacity: 10

RESM 493B. SPTP: Drones in Natural Resource Management. 3 Hours. Cross-listed as RESM 693D.

This is an intensive 3-week course introducing drone system flight operations, FAA compliance, and the remote sensing of natural resources. This course will teach you:

  • Safe and effective drone flight operations and hands-on flight experience
  • Knowledge about FAA aviation rules and regulations for drones
  • Drone-based sensors (cameras, thermal, hyperspectral, lidar, NIR, NDVI)
  • Drone applications in natural resources, agriculture, energy environments
  • Flight planning, mission execution, and data processing
Instructor: Paul Kinder
Contact: pjkinder@mix.wvu.edu
Location: Animal Sciences Farm
Dates: July 20 - August 7
Course Information: CRN: 52768 for 493B CRN 52769 for 693
Capacity: 10