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Approx. 10 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Welcome and Global Use

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 52 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Book Recommendations8m
Organization Recommendations5m
Forest Cover and Harvests: Part A4m
Forest Cover and Harvests: Part B6m
Comparing Fuel Values2m
Managing Forests8m
Harvesting Wood12m
4 readings
About Names10m
Commercial Species10m
Hardwoods vs Softwoods10m
Characteristics and Availability of Commercially Important Woods10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Basic Wood Science

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 57 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
Wood Structure & Moisture Content: Part B8m
Wood Structure & Moisture Content: Part C6m
Wood Challenges and Solutions4m
Solving the Riddle3m
Stress Tests3m
Anisotropic Nature of Wood5m
Wood Decay and Preservation: Part A7m
Wood Decay and Preservation: Part B5m
Wood Decay and Preservation: Part C7m
7 readings
Moisture and Normal Wood Behavior10m
Moisture Relations & Physical Properties of Wood10m
Drying & Control of Moisture Content & Dimensional Changes10m
Wood Qualities10m
Stress in Wood10m
Estimating Dimensional Changes10m
A Rotten Shame. 1985 Phipps Conservatory Wood Repairs Need Redoing10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Wood Products

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 67 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Andrew White: Guitar, Part B9m
Andrew White: Guitar, Part C8m
Solid Wood Flooring4m
Engineered Wood Flooring: Part A9m
Engineered Wood Flooring: Part B9m
Modern/Engineered Wood Products: Part A5m
Modern/Engineered Wood Products: Part B6m
Making Engineered Wood Products4m
4 readings
Wood Products: Introducing Andrew White10m
CITES: The Lacey Act10m
Engineered Wood Composites10m
Historic Glued-Laminated Arches Evaluated for Structural Quality10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Wood and the Environment

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 56 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
Climate Science: Part B7m
Life Cycle Analysis3m
Life Cycle Analysis of Railroad Ties4m
Invasive Species: Part A9m
Invasive Species: Part B8m
Land Use4m
Impact of Supply and Demand8m
Sustainable Management4m
Bonus: Outtakes2m
7 readings
Understanding the Carbon Cycle; Readings from NASA.10m
reThink Wood: Life Cycle Assessment10m
CORRIM Fact Sheet: The Role of Forests, Management, and Forest Products on Carbon Mitigation10m
Tree-of-Heaven: Ailanthus altissima10m
Demand and Sustainability10m
Forests and Population Growth10m
Bonus: Outtakes10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz30m

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