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About the Course

The central question of this course: “why study wood?” If “why study wood” is the question, one answer would be that it is the only raw material available to us that is truly renewable in human life span terms. Wood is as important to society today as it ever was, despite the development of many man-made substitute materials, changing resource availability, and the changing needs of society. Some items on the list of wood products stay the same (lumber, plywood and veneer for building construction, furniture, shipping pallets & crates and other containers & packaging materials, railroad ties, utility poles, chemical feed stocks, etc), but the list also keeps changing to meet new needs and challenges as the resource changes. In short, wood is a far more diverse, green, and renewable resource than you might have imagined. Join us to learn about the important role of wood in human history, civilization, and our future. By the end of the course, learners will be able to: - describe wood as a raw material and its critical importance to the world economy, and the lives of the people that make that economy work. - identify the projected trend for wood consumption to continue to grow in the coming years, despite the image of wood as a "low tech" material. - identify the ways in which wood's properties can lead to its efficient and sustainable use. -identify wood's positive role in boosting the world economy and ability to lead to unexpected vocations....

Top reviews


Jun 4, 2020

I am glad that I took this informative course. This course is useful to each and every people irrespective of their academic background and interests. It is good course regarding wood and its uses.


Feb 11, 2020

As a Civil Engineering student, this course has been very helpful for me. I do recommend to have this course in order to get the basic concept of wood science and its use as a building material.

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By Carlos F P C

May 2, 2020

Great detailed and scientific info and entretaining and fun course

By Harikrishnan P M

May 6, 2022

It is a great course to study and it is eay to study the course

By GandhamKavyasri

May 19, 2020

Wood is massive subject to learn I have completed. Happy for it

By Ariana C C

May 2, 2020

Me gustó la información que brindaron en este curso, gracias.

By Bindu V S

Jul 27, 2020

great course. I got more knowledge of wood and environment

By Tarek E

Dec 25, 2020

Great course, I could learn so much under short time.

By Seyed S A

Nov 19, 2021

It was great experience Tnx West Virginia University


May 30, 2020

Very useful course which we gain lot of information!

By Abhishek

Mar 15, 2022

got the basics of wood science, informative and fun

By Anish D

Jan 31, 2021

I have learn many more things here in this course.

By Mahmoud M

Nov 17, 2020

Amazing course and tutors! Very exciting content.


Aug 24, 2020

Good presentation.and know new things about wood

By Laura R

Jan 17, 2021

Really enjoyed course. well created. thank you.


Sep 4, 2020

Thank you for all the learning in this course.

By Rajesh B

Apr 7, 2019

Very nice introduction course of wood science

By Srinivas G

Dec 6, 2021

i really enjoyed while proses of this course

By Boleslaw J S

Apr 6, 2017

Amazing, complex, interesting, professional.

By Elisa P H

Dec 5, 2020

this course is definitely interesting !!

By Aljawharah A

Jun 13, 2020

I benefited from this course, thank you.

By Nikhil A D

Apr 17, 2021

This course gave us a lot of knowledge.

By Ronald S

Jul 7, 2017

Great course for intro to wood science.

By Haroon A K A P C V

Jun 6, 2021

very much informative and knowledgable

By Gaikwad S K

Oct 30, 2020

It is interesting and useful for us 👍

By Christy K

May 1, 2020

Must join and dig out more information