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Into the Wild

8 credits for 10 students. Coordinator: A. Wheeler

This FIG focuses on backpacking in the Wild Adirondacks, studying the processes of our WILD earth with animals and humans that inhabit it.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in out of class activities that reflect this WILD theme.  NOTE: Courses require lab and activity fees assessed by individual departments. Some courses also require appropriate equipment and clothing—lists will be provided by instructors at the first class meeting.

GEOL 101-F18 Environmental Geology-LEC 2 Cr. WF 12-12:50pm Pearson, A.
GEOL 101-F18 Environmental Geology-LAB 1 Cr. M 9:00-10:50am   Pearson, A.
A study of geology and the human environment.  Topics begin with the basics of geology:  minerals and rocks, the earth’s internal structure, earthquakes, volcanoes and plate tectonics.  Surface processes affecting the environment include stream behavior and flooding, groundwater, and air pollution.  The course examines laws governing the extraction and use of water, as well as energy sources and environmental concerns.  Laboratory includes field trips in the Potsdam area and the use of geological and topographic maps.  Satisfies General Education SP, LB requirements.

WILD 160-F18 @Introduction to Rock Climbing 1 Cr. MWF 6:00-8:00pm Hosmer, M.
Technical skills include belay techniques, movement, on rock, rappelling, and safety systems. Students will utilize the indoor climbing wall in Maxcy Hall as part of this course. $21 fee assessed by WILD Department. START/END DATES:  08/28-09/3. MWF 6-8 pm and class all day Saturday/ Sunday. Satisfies 1 General Education PE experience.

WILD 240-F18 @Backpacking 3 Cr.  MW 8:00-8:50am and Sa 7:00am-12:00pm Simon, M.
Introduction to Leave No Trace camping skills, clothing/equipment selection and use, food planning/expedition nutrition, map interpretation, are among topics covered.  Culminates in a four-day backpacking trip. $58 fee assessed by WILD Department. Satisfies 1 General Education PE experience. 

HLTH 165-F18 Health: A Lifestyle Approach-Rec 1 Cr.  MW 12:00-12:50 Wheeler, A.
A critical analysis and overview of the interrelatedness of the social, emotional and physical elements of one’s lifestyle. Topics such as physical fitness, nutrition, sexuality, environmental health, stress management, and substance use prevention will be discussed relative to their role in individual and community health concerns.  Satisfies General Education FS requirement

93903 FY 100-F18 @First Year Success Seminar 2 Cr. Tu 4:00-5:15pm Wheeler, A.
The First-Year Success Seminar (FYSS) is a two-credit course designed to accelerate students’ transition to SUNY Potsdam. FYSS provides students with the opportunity to become integrated into the life of the campus by exploring their academic and social development.  A strong emphasis is placed on critical inquiry – enhancing reading and writing, time management, and study skills.  In addition, the course provides an orientation to campus resources and services and encourages self-exploration and personal development.