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Course Title:    Forest Health & Protection


Dr. Eckhardt, Assistant Professor,  School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
Dr. Enebak, Professor & Director,  School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences

Course Level: FORY 5150

Prerequisites: FORY 3020 - Forest Biology

Audience: Junior Students of Forestry, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Horticulture

Course Structure: Class will meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 to 8:50 AM in Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Building Room 1221.

Course Description: This course will give students an introduction to basic concepts of plant pathology and entomology. Lectures will cover the classification and identification of important forest pests and identify the weak areas in the life cycle of both insects and fungi of commercially important forest and shade trees, that with proper management can minimize the losses currently observed in the forests of North America.

Text book: Forest Health and Protection. 2000. R. L. Edmonds, J. K. Agee, R. L Gara. McGraw-Hill. 630 pp.

Forest Health Lecture Notes. 2008. S.A. Enebak and J.W. Brewer.  Sofy Copy, 235 pp.

Grading and Class Requirements:

Quizzes: There will be 4 quizzes (25 pts each) given during the class periods. These dates are listed in the Important Date Schedule.

Exams: Four exams (100 points) and a comprehensive final exam (200 points) will be used to determine grades. The exams will be essay and short answer. Exam dates are listed in the Important Date Schedule.

Pest Request Letters: You will be required to answer and write 4 correspondence letters to homeowners who have e-mailed a disease or insect question (50 pts each). Due dates are listed in the Important Date Schedule.

Make Up: Make up exams and quizzes will given only with an official excused absence from a physician.

Attendance: As stated in the Tiger Cub it is expected that students will attend all lectures.  While the text book is a good source of basic pathological and entomological material, lectures also cover important material NOT included in the textbook. Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes and be ready to start lecture at 8:00 AM

Grading: The final grade will be based on the following:

  • 4 quizzes (25 points each) ------------------------------100 points
  • 4 hourly exams (100 points each) ---------------------400 points
  • 4 Correspondence Letters (50 points each)--------200 points
  • Final exam (200 points) ----------------------------------200 points
  • Total ------------------------------------------------------------900 points
  • Grade Scale: Grading will be based on a 10 point scale with 90-100=A, 80-89=B, 70-79=C, 60-69=D, average for the course.

    Course Policies: There will be no unannounced quizzes or tests.

    Academic dishonesty or cheating (Tiger Cub p. 85, 2000-2001) is an offense that  will be reported to the Academic Honesty Committee (Tiger Cub p. 94).

    Harassment and discrimination (Tiger Cub p. 101) will not be tolerated in class.  If you feel that you have been subjected to harassment or discrimination by the Instructors, Assistants or fellow students, please feel free to contact the instructor, Office of the Dean of the School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences (334.844.1007), Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs (334.844.5810) or Affirmative Action Office (334.844.4794).  The Auburn University Harassment/Discrimination Policy can be found on page 101 of the Tiger Cub.

    Office Hours: You are welcomed to come at any time to discuss course matters or questions if you can catch us in our office or laboratories. However, times have been set aside that we will be sure to be around so that you can stop by. Also, you can schedule an alternative time if necessary.

    Dr. Enebak’s Office Hours:
    9:00 -10:00 AM  Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    2331 Forestry and Wildlife Building


    Dr. Eckhardt's Office Hours:
    9:00 - 10:00 AM Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    2335 Forestry and Wildlife Building

    Important Date Schedule

    Caution - Dates listed are closer than they appear

    August 18 First Day of Class
    August 27 Quiz 1 Comprehensive Entomology (25 pts)
    September 12 First Quarter Term Exam (100 pts) & Pest Request Letter Due
    September 24 Quiz 2 Comprehensive Entomology (25 pts)
    October 08 Mid Term Exam (100 pts) & Pest Request Letter Due
    October 24 Quiz 3 Comprehensive Pathology (25 pts)
    November 05 Third Quarter Exam (100 pts) & Pest Request Letter Due
    November 19 Quiz 4 Comprehensive Pathology (25 pts)
    December 05 Fourth Quarter Term Exam (100 pts) & Pest Request Letter Due
    December 10 Final Course Exam 8:00 - 10:30 AM (200 pts)