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Natural Resource Management

NR 150 Introduction to Natural Resource Management (4)
This course introduces students to the basic ecological and scientific principles required to understand resource and environmental issues. Natural resources are discussed with respect to their value to humans and other species, their use and degradation, restoration, and sustainable management. Three hours of lecture with field trips required. English Placement Level: EN 093/094; Math Placement Level: MA 091 or permission of the instructor.

NR 153 Environmental Conservation (4)
This course continues the study of human impact on the use, degradation, restoration, and long-term sustainable management of land, sea, water, and air. Topics include assessment, methodology for conservation, and sustainable management of public health and sanitation; solid waste; water and air pollution; farmlands and rangelands; and alternative technology. Three hours of lecture with field trips required. Prerequisite: NR 150. English Placement Level: EN 093/094; Math Placement Level: MA 091 or permission of the instructor.

NR 253 Species and Ecosystem Management (4)
This course examines the species and ecosystems of coral reefs, forest, savanna, and wetlands. Topics include relationships between organisms, between organisms and their environment, endangered species, and the wise use of resources. Global and regional aspects are stressed. Three hours of lecture with laboratory and field trips required. Prerequisite: NR 153. English Placement Level: EN 101; Math Placement Level: MA 132 ; or permission of the instructor.

NR 255 Conservation Politics and Economics (4)
This course examines the role of government in resource management, valuing in the absence of prices, and economic externalities. Topics include politics and economic development, cost/benefit analysis, public goods and externalities, land use planning and zoning, federal and international environmental laws. Three hours of lecture with laboratory and field trips are required. Prerequisite: NR 253. English Placement Level: EN 101; Math Placement Level: MA 132; or permission of the instructor.

NR 290 Special Topics in Natural Resource Management (1-4)
This course provides specialized, directed study in a topic to be chosen by the student and the instructor. Course content will be varied; course may be repeated once; provided that a different topic is studied. English Placement Level: EN 101; Math Placement Level: MA 161 or permission of the instructor.

NR 295 Natural Resources Management Seminar (1)
This course presents seminar presentations of topics in the agricultural, environmental, and natural resource sciences by faculty, enrolled students, and invited speakers. NR 295 is a required course for majors designed to familiarize the student with topics of research, special interest, or current relevance in the discipline. Prerequisite: NR 150; English Placement Level: EN 101 or permission of course coordinator.

NR 298 Natural Resources Management Internship (4)
This is a required course for majors designed to provide the student with integration and application of academic knowledge and critical thinking skills, emphasizing professional development. The student is placed with a cooperating governmental agency or private employer in the agriculture, environmental, or natural resources sciences. Successful completion of the internship is required for completion of the degree program. Class entry is by permission of instructor/coordinator.

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