Into the Wild
12 credits for 15 students.Coordinator: Adam Wheeler.
This FIG will focus 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 create art and participate in out of class activities that reflect this WILD theme. Students will earn AE, PE, SP and LB general education credits.
95037 GEOL 103 Physical Geology-LEC 2 Cr. MW 9-9:50am Kelson, C.
95038 GEOL 103 Physical Geology-LAB 1 Cr. Tu at 2-3:50pm Badger, R.
Minerals, rocks, rock deformation, aerial photos, maps, geological processes that shape the land, environmental geology. Satisfies General Education SP and LB requirements.
95039 WILD 240Backpacking 2 Cr.MW 8-8:50am 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. 6 class meetings at the beginning of the semester. Students will be out in the woods during the October break. Satisfies General Education PE requirement.
94559 HLTH 165 Health: A Lifestyle Approach-LEC 3 Cr. TuTh 11-12:15pm O'Rourke, K.
94560 HLTH 165 Health: A Lifestyle Approach-REC 1 Cr. M 3-5:30pm Wheeler, A.
A critical analysis and overview of theinterrelatedness of the social, emotional and physical elements of one's lifestyle.Topics such as physical fitness, nutrition, sexuality, environmental health, stressmanagement, and substance use prevention will be discussed relative to their role in individual and community health concerns. Satisfies General Education HW requirement with 1 credit lab.
95040 WILD 160 Introduction to Rock Climbing 1 Cr. MWF 6-8:00pm Hosmer, M.
Designed for those who aspire to lead rock climbing trips. Topics include: rock climbing skills progression, site management, climbing anchor systems, fall factors and belay techniques/rappel techniques, and basic rescue techniques. Course includes two consecutive weekend rock climbing trips. Satisfies General Education PE requirement. Counts for academic credit.
94143 FY 100 First Year Success Seminar 2 Cr. M 12-1:15pm 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.