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Courses taught by  Dr. Sprunger

Scientific Communication and Professional Development
CSS 880
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Course Code: CSS 880 section 001 (2 credits)
Course Dates:

Spring Semester 2024- January 8 - April 26

Fall Semester 2025- August 25 - December 12
Course Schedule:

Spring Semester 2024- Class meets T from 3 - 4:50 pm

Fall Semester 2025- Class meets W from 10:20 am - 12:40 pm
Instructor: Dr. Christine Sprunger


Course Description: CSS 880 is designed to prepare students to become successful professionals. Content will focus on the skills and strategies for success in STEM careers in the private, public, and government settings. Course content will address three main topics: 1. Career management & leadership skills 2. Scientific communication to all audiences 3. Applying & interviewing for your next position Weekly class meetings will include a combination of lecture, facilitated group dialogues based on assigned readings, and guest presentations. Job application materials and mock interviews will prepare students for career advancement.

Syllabus: click here for the syllabus for Fall Semester 2025

CSS 491

Course Code: CSS 491 section 431 (2 credits)
Course Dates: May 24-Jun 23
Course Schedule: Class meets WF from 9 am-12 pm
Instructor: Dr. Christine Sprunger

Course Prerequisites: BS 161, CSS 101 or PLB 105, or prior approval from instructor

Course Description: Soil health is central to regenerative agriculture because of its influence on crop productivity and its role in enhancing ecosystems services. Soil health is also central to climate mitigation and adaptation. Soil health quantification requires a holistic approach that integrates biological, chemical, and physical components of a given ecosystem. Students will learn how to conduct robust soil health assessments by gaining hands-on experience in both the field and lab. Class sessions will consist of field trips, real-time sampling, laboratory techniques, data analysis and data interpretation. Students will generate soil health test reports and learn how to construct recommendations that inform sustainable management practices. This is a 400 level course that can be taken for credit at the undergraduate or graduate level.


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