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.

92142 GEOL 103-F18 Physical Geology-LEC 2 Cr. MW 10-10:50 a.m. Rygel, M.
92143 GEOL 103-F81 Physical Geology-LAB 1 Cr. Tu at 9-10:50 a.m. Rygel, M.

Minerals, rocks, rock deformation, aerial photos, maps, geological processes that shape the land, environmental geology. Satisfies General Education SP and LB requirements.

92179 WILD 240 Backpacking 2 Cr.MW 8-9:50 a.m. 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.

92128 HLTH 165-F18 Health: A Lifestyle Approach-LEC 3 Cr. TuTh 11-12:15 p.m. O'Rourke, K.
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 HW requirement.

92129 HLTH 165-F81 Health: A Lifestyle Approach-REC 1 Cr. Th 2-3:15 p.m. Wheeler, A.
This course is designed to fulfill the Freshman Speaking requirement of SUNY Potsdam's general education program. Students will learn how to prepare and deliver effective informative and persuasive presentations. When taken with lecture, Satisfies General Education FS requirement.

92130 WILD 160-F18 Introduction to Rock Climbing 1 Cr. TBA 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.

91017 FY 100-F18 First Year Success Seminar 2 Cr. M 4:30-5:45 p.m. 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.