Soil & Crop Sciences (PLSCS)Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

PLSCS 3210

Students learn about agronomy and recent advances in sustainable soil and crop management, and gain a lot of practical farming knowledge. Integrated perspectives on the physical, biological, and chemical ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2636PLSCS 3210  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisites: PLSCS 1900.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18806PLSCS 3210  LEC 002

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Lehmann, J

      Thies, J

      Van Es, H

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisites: PLSCS 1900.

PLSCS 3650

Overview of the chemistry of the biosphere and biogeochemical processes that control the fluxes, concentrations, and bioavailability of essential elements and pollutants in soil, air, and water. Gives ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2638PLSCS 3650  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: CHEM 1560 or CHEM 2070-2080.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19000PLSCS 3650  LEC 002

    • MFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • McBride, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: CHEM 1560 or CHEM 2070-2080.

PLSCS 4030

Half the world's arable land is farmed by traditional farmers who have produced food and fiber for millennia with few outside inputs. Many of these practices are forgotten but some are still used by farmers ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: IARD 4030

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  2859PLSCS 4030  LEC 001

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Hobbs, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online

PLSCS 4200

Principles and applications of geographic information systems for characterizing and assessing agronomic and environmental systems. Emphasizes accessing, updating, analyzing, and mapping geo-spatial data ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  2648PLSCS 4200  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Sun, Y

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Recommended prerequisite: PLSCS 4110.

PLSCS 4420

Plants provide almost all essential minerals for humans and therefore plants are critical components of the human diet. Plant biologists address challenges of meeting the nutritional needs of the increasing ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLSCS 6420

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 17594PLSCS 4420  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: PLBIO 3420 and PLBIO 3430 or permission of instructor.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLSCS 6420

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 17595PLSCS 4420  LEC 002

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Vatamaniuk, O

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: PLBIO 3420 and PLBIO 3430 or permission of instructor.

PLSCS 4440

Lectures integrate the principles of pest control, ecology, and economics in the management of pests across multiple systems. Labs consist of exercises to reinforce concepts presented in lecture and demonstrate ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: ENTOM 4440

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2666PLSCS 4440  LEC 001

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • DiTommaso, A

      Losey, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Some optional in person activities will be offered.

  •  2690PLSCS 4440  LAB 401

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • DiTommaso, A

      Losey, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Some optional in person activities will be offered.

PLSCS 4660

Discover the wonder of life underground. In this course, students study the amazing diversity of soil organisms along with their multifaceted functions in terrestrial ecosystems. The fundamental principles ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: PLSCS 4660

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2670PLSCS 4660  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: one year of biology or ecology and PLSCS 2600 or permission of instructor.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  2671PLSCS 4660  LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment preference given to Soil Science minors. Contact Dr. Thies (jet25) for code to enroll.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLSCS 4660

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18809PLSCS 4660  LEC 002

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: one year of biology or ecology and PLSCS 2600 or permission of instructor.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18808PLSCS 4660  LEC 003

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Thies, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: PLSCS 4660

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20729PLSCS 4660  LEC 004

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: one year of biology or ecology and PLSCS 2600 or permission of instructor.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 20730PLSCS 4660  LAB 402

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

PLSCS 6140

Examines plant ecological principles governing weed population dynamics and weed-crop competitive interactions in crop and non-crop ecosystems. Development of sustainable weed management strategies. view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16965PLSCS 6140  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • DiTommaso, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: PLSCS 3150 or equivalent.

PLSCS 6200

Theory and practice of applying geo-spatial data for resource inventory and analysis, biophysical process modeling, and land surveys. Emphasizes use and evaluation of spatial analytical methods applied ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: NTRES 6200

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2649PLSCS 6200  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: PLSCS 4110, PLSCS 4200 or equivalent; or permission of instructor.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  2650PLSCS 6200  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  2651PLSCS 6200  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 19051PLSCS 6200  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 19052PLSCS 6200  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: NTRES 6200

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19053PLSCS 6200  LEC 002

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Rossiter, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: PLSCS 4110, PLSCS 4200 or equivalent; or permission of instructor.

  • 19054PLSCS 6200  DIS 205

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Rossiter, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

PLSCS 6420

Plants provide almost all essential minerals for humans and therefore plants are critical components of the human diet. Plant biologists address challenges of meeting the nutritional needs of the increasing ... view course details

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLSCS 4420

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 17597PLSCS 6420  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: Course work in advanced plant sciences, molecular biology and biochemistry or permission of instructor.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLSCS 4420

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 17598PLSCS 6420  LEC 002

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Vatamaniuk, O

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: Course work in advanced plant sciences, molecular biology and biochemistry or permission of instructor.

PLSCS 6600

Introduction to the principles, equipment, and methods used in obtaining information about earth resources and the environment from aircraft or satellite sensors. Topics include: basic interactions of ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CEE 6100

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 20496PLSCS 6600  LEC 001

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Philpot, W

  • Instruction Mode: Online

PLSCS 6630

Covers weathering, reactions, and processes of soil genesis; principles of soil classification and the rationale and use of soil taxonomy; development and significance of major groups of soils ... view course details

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 17985PLSCS 6630  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: PLSCS 2600 and CHEM 3570-3580 or equivalent.
    No remote access for this course, as the department has deemed it impossible for students to satisfactorily meet learning goals if enrolled remotely.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

PLSCS 6960

A variety of speakers present seminars on international development topics relating to sustainable development throughout the world. Students attend each seminar and submit a five-page essay at the end ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AEM 6960IARD 6960NTRES 6960

  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  •  2601PLSCS 6960  SEM 101

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Buck, L

      Tucker, T

  • Instruction Mode: Online

PLSCS 6970

Covers current research and selected topics in the crop and soil sciences and related fields. view course details

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  2602PLSCS 6970  SEM 101

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • McDonald, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online

PLSCS 7970

Graduate individual study in soil and crop sciences under the direction of one or more faculty members. view course details

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2604PLSCS 7970  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Setter, T

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Contact Tara Reed (TLN2) for permission to enroll.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2605PLSCS 7970  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • DiTommaso, A

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Contact Tara Reed (TLN2) for permission to enroll.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2606PLSCS 7970  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Cherney, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Contact Tara Reed (TLN2) for permission to enroll.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2607PLSCS 7970  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Lehmann, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Contact Tara Reed (TLN2) for permission to enroll.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2608PLSCS 7970  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • McBride, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Contact Tara Reed (TLN2) for permission to enroll.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2609PLSCS 7970  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Russell-Anelli, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Contact Tara Reed (TLN2) for permission to enroll.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2610PLSCS 7970  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Thies, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Contact Tara Reed (TLN2) for permission to enroll.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2611PLSCS 7970  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Van Es, H

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Contact Tara Reed (TLN2) for permission to enroll.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2612PLSCS 7970  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Vatamaniuk, O

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Contact Tara Reed (TLN2) for permission to enroll.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3334PLSCS 7970  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Ryan, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Contact Tara Reed (TLN2) for permission to enroll.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16475PLSCS 7970  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • McDonald, A

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Contact Tara Reed (TLN2) for permission to enroll.

PLSCS 8900

Thesis research for Master's candidates. view course details

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  2613PLSCS 8900  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Setter, T

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research
    Thesis research for master's students. Sign into your faculty advisor section.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  2624PLSCS 8900  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Thies, J

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3120PLSCS 8900  RSC 713

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Martinez, C

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3121PLSCS 8900  RSC 714

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Lehmann, J

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3139PLSCS 8900  RSC 715

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • McDonald, A

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3140PLSCS 8900  RSC 716

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Ryan, M

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

PLSCS 9900

Thesis research for Ph.D. candidates after "A" exam has been passed. view course details

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  2625PLSCS 9900  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Buckley, D

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  2626PLSCS 9900  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Thies, J

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  2627PLSCS 9900  RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Lehmann, J

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  2628PLSCS 9900  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Van Es, H

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  2629PLSCS 9900  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Ketterings, Q

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  2630PLSCS 9900  RSC 707

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • McBride, M

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  2631PLSCS 9900  RSC 710

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Drinkwater, L

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  2731PLSCS 9900  RSC 711

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Martinez, C

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  2827PLSCS 9900  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Gore, M

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  2888PLSCS 9900  RSC 713

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Wolfe, D

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3049PLSCS 9900  RSC 714

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Aristilde, L

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3050PLSCS 9900  RSC 715

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • DiTommaso, A

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3051PLSCS 9900  RSC 716

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Lehmann, J

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3052PLSCS 9900  RSC 717

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Buckley, D

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3053PLSCS 9900  RSC 718

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Martinez, C

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3047PLSCS 9900  RSC 719

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Ryan, M

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3048PLSCS 9900  RSC 720

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Setter, T

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3054PLSCS 9900  RSC 721

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Sun, Y

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3055PLSCS 9900  RSC 723

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Vatamaniuk, O

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  3141PLSCS 9900  RSC 724

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • McDonald, A

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research