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Course ID:FANR(MARS) 1100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Natural Resources Conservation
Course
Description:
Introduction to the general principles and contemporary issues related to ecology and management of wildlife, fish, forests, and rangelands; natural resources recreation and tourism; conservation of water, wetlands, and soil resources; and renewable and non-renewable energy. Students will acquire the knowledge necessary to advance beyond the simplistic portrayal of environmental dilemmas offered by mass media and gain a firmer basis for environmental stewardship, responsible citizenship, and action on environmental issues.
Athena Title:Natural Resources Conservation
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FANR 1100E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 1100E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Natural Resources Conservation
Course
Description:
Introduction to the general principles and contemporary issues related to ecology and management of wildlife, fish, forests, and rangelands; natural resources recreation and tourism; conservation of water, wetlands, and soil resources; and renewable and non-renewable energy. Students will acquire the knowledge necessary to advance beyond the simplistic portrayal of environmental dilemmas offered by mass media and gain a firmer basis for environmental stewardship, responsible citizenship, and action on environmental issues.
Athena Title:Natural Resources Conservation
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FANR 1100, MARS 1100
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online. Two to three PowerPoint lectures, with handouts and assigned readings, will be posted online for students to review per week. Lectures will also have associated learning objectives and study questions to help guide student learning. Students will be required to write brief write-ups on select lectures and readings on a discussion post within ELC and to share their thoughts and opinions with other students in the class.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR(ECOL)(GEOG) 1200. 3 hours.
Course Title:Natural History of Georgia
Course
Description:
An introduction to the science of natural history and biota of Georgia, as well as the impacts of humans on regional and national resources (overfishing, human-driven extinctions). Students will gain familiarity with the geography, geology, plants, and animals (especially vertebrates) of the Appalachians, Piedmont, Coastal Plain, and islands of Georgia.
Athena Title:NAT HIST GEORGIA
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 1500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Fundamentals of Sustainable Development
Course
Description:
The principles of sustainable development and various applied tools which are typically used for measuring social, economic, and environmental impacts of a policy initiative at any level. Human-environment interactions are also emphasized along with real-world applications of sustainability principles and tools at various levels.
Athena Title:FUNDS OF SUST DEV
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 1600E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Energy Ecology
Course
Description:
Introduction to the general principles and contemporary issues related to the ecological costs, benefits, and consequences of energy production technologies. Students will develop the knowledge necessary to critically evaluate the ecological implications of energy production systems on local, regional, and global natural systems.
Athena Title:Energy Ecology
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR(GEOG) 2200. 3 hours.
Course Title:International Issues in Natural Resources and Conservation
Course
Description:
Introduction to international natural resource policy concentrating on endangered species, international trade, multiple land-use and conservation planning, eco-tourism, sustainability, and environmental education. Conservation continuum is explored from protectionist to utilitarian perspectives. Three case studies (Africa, Asia, Europe) are investigated to understand how policies affect areas they claim to protect.
Athena Title:INTL NAT RES & CONS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FANR 2100 or FORS 2100
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 3000. 2 hours.
Course Title:Field Orientation, Measurements, and Sampling in Forestry and Natural Resources
Course
Description:
Introduction to equipment used in the field to navigate across the landscape and to measure a variety of natural resource attributes. Basic statistical sampling techniques will be reviewed and applied in the field to obtain information at a desired level of precision and statistical confidence level. Concepts will be presented in lecture and apply during field labs. Field data will be summarized and evaluated to create reports of field findings.
Athena Title:FIELD MEAS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 3000-3000L
Prerequisite:Enrollment in Professional Program of Warnell
Corequisite:FANR 3000L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 3000L. 2 hours. 8 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Field Orientation, Measurements, and Sampling in Forestry and Natural Resources Laboratory
Course
Description:
Students will complete assignments to illustrate the principles and techniques presented in Field Orientation, Measurements, and Sampling in Forestry and Natural Resources.
Athena Title:FIELD MEAS LAB
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 3000-3000L
Prerequisite:Enrollment in Professional Program of Warnell
Corequisite:FANR 3000
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CRSS(FANR) 3060L. 1 hour. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Soils and Hydrology Laboratory
Course
Description:
Students will perform hands-on exercises to illustrate the principles and techniques to describe soils, soil maps, water in soils, and watersheds.
Athena Title:SOILS HYDROL LAB
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 3060-3060L
Corequisite:CRSS(FANR) 3060
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CRSS(FANR) 3060. 3 hours.
Course Title:Soils and Hydrology
Course
Description:
Soil formation and morphology, physical and chemical properties, soil-water interactions, hydrologic processes and water balance in the landscape, and soil and water quality. Emphasis on landscape management of soil and water resources for both productivity and environmental quality.
Athena Title:SOILS AND HYDROLOGY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 3060-3060L
Pre or Corequisite:CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L
Corequisite:CRSS(FANR) 3060L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 3200. 3 hours.
Course Title:Ecology of Natural Resources
Course
Description:
Individual, population, community, and ecosystem processes that regulate the flora and fauna of forest and aquatic systems. The course will stress the application of ecological concepts for natural resource management. Laboratories will stress ecological applications to management of resources in Georgia.
Athena Title:ECOLOGY NAT RES
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L or FORS 3020-3020L
Prerequisite:BIOL 1108-1108L
Corequisite:FANR 3200L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 3200L. 1 hour. 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Ecology of Natural Resources Laboratory
Course
Description:
Students will complete assignments to illustrate principles and techniques presented in Ecology of Natural Resources.
Athena Title:ECOL NAT RES LAB
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 3020-3020L or ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L
Prerequisite:BIOL 1108-1108L
Corequisite:FANR 3200
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 3300-3300D. 2 hours.
Course Title:Economics of Renewable Resources
Course
Description:
An overview of theory, tools, and methods of economic analysis as applied to the broad range of renewable resources (forests, wildlife, fisheries, and water)to impart an understanding of the economic factors that influence management decisions and to introduce some tools used in analyzing these decisions. Economic and non-market concepts and methods used to analyze investments, problems, and issues of interest to resource managers will be covered.
Athena Title:ECON OF RENEW RES
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 3710-3710D
Nontraditional Format:Course will meet for seven weeks only. The lecture portion of this course will meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for one period. Discussion section will meet on Tuesday or Thursday for one period.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 3400-3400D. 2 hours.
Course Title:Society and Natural Resources
Course
Description:
An overview of the social, political, and ethical aspects of making natural resource management decisions; topics include natural resource conservation history, regulatory and legal issues, decision-making processes involving public and private stakeholders, the importance of human attitudes and values (human dimensions) in natural resource management, and professional and environmental ethics.
Athena Title:SOCIETY & NAT RES
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 3810-3810D
Nontraditional Format:Course will meet for seven weeks only. The lecture portion of this course will meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for one period. Discussion section will meet on Tuesday or Thursday for one period.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOL(FANR) 3460H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Natural History of the South Pacific (Honors)
Course
Description:
The study of natural history on location throughout the South Pacific, with particular emphasis on New Zealand and Australia. During visits to nature reserves and parks, rain forests, coral reefs, coastlines, and mangrove forests, the animal, plant, and insect species will be identified, and the geological setting will be explained. Human migration and exploitation of the environment will also be discussed.
Athena Title:Nat Hist South Pacific Hon
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in BIOL 3460, FANR 3460
Nontraditional Format:Background lectures, usually at night, on the topics to be studied or the locations to be visited plus daily guided visits to various habitats. Students seeking Honors credit are required to keep a detailed journal with daily observations of what they have learned and sketches of what they have seen. This is a Study Abroad course.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Pre or Corequisite:BIOL 1108 or BIOL 1108H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOL(FANR) 3460. 3 hours.
Course Title:Natural History of the South Pacific
Course
Description:
The study of natural history on location throughout the South Pacific, with particular emphasis on New Zealand and Australia. During visits to nature reserves and parks, rain forests, coral reefs, coastlines, and mangrove forests, the animal, plant, and insect species will be identified, and the geological setting will be explained. Human migration and exploitation of the environment will also be discussed.
Athena Title:Nat Hist South Pacific
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in BIOL 3460H, FANR 3460H
Nontraditional Format:Background lectures, usually at night, on the topics to be studied or the locations to be visited plus daily guided visits to various habitats.
Pre or Corequisite:BIOL 1108 or BIOL 1108H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 3800L. 1 hour. 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Spatial Analysis of Natural Resources Laboratory
Course
Description:
Students will complete assignments to illustrate principles and techniques presented in Spatial Analysis of Natural Resources.
Athena Title:SPATIAL LAB
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 3910-3910L
Prerequisite:FORS 3000-3000L or FANR 3000-3000L
Corequisite:FANR 3800
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 3800. 2 hours.
Course Title:Spatial Analysis of Natural Resources
Course
Description:
Technologies and methods used to collect, manage, analyze, and display spatial information for natural resource management. Applications of geographic information systems, aerial photography, satellite remote sensing, and global positioning systems in forest planning, wildlife management, fisheries management, and water resource management.
Athena Title:SPATIAL ANALYSIS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 3910-3910L
Prerequisite:FORS 3000-3000L or FANR 3000-3000L
Corequisite:FANR 3800L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 3950. 1-3 hours.
Course Title:Professional Communication and Development for Natural Resource Students
Course
Description:
Students will improve their communication skills through interactive lessons and assignments focused on professional development topics. Students also will learn business etiquette and communication techniques allowing them to be confident in a variety of professional settings. An emphasis will be placed throughout on preparation for careers in natural resources.
Athena Title:PROF COMMUN DEVELOP
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in or CRSS 3100, AGCM 3100
Nontraditional Format:Course will include a mix of traditional lectures and experiential activities. Students will visit a career fair, participate in mock interviews, conduct an informational interview, and attend a business dining and etiquette dinner in lieu of class 4-5 times during the semester.
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 4020/6020. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sustainable Development
Course
Description:
Employers are recruiting students with a background in sustainability sciences. Additionally, these students have an edge in developing their own enterprises. The concept of sustainable development with a special focus on learning and applying quantitative skills in a real world setting. This course will prepare students for current job markets and opportunities at local and national levels.
Athena Title:Sustainable Development
Prerequisite:CSCI 1210 or ECON 2100 or ECON 2100E or ENVE 2610 or FANR 1500 or LAND 2310 or ECOL 1000 or ECOL 1000E or ECOL 1000H or FANR(MARS) 1100 or FANR 1100E or HORT 2000 or HORT 2000E or LAND 1500 or LAND 1500E or GEOG 1125 or GEOG 1125E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 4201L/6201L. 2 hours. 5 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Spatial Analysis for Integrative Natural Resource Problem-Solving Laboratory
Course
Description:
Students will complete assignments to illustrate the principles and techniques presented in Spatial Analysis for Integrative Natural Resource Problem-Solving.
Athena Title:SPATIAL LAB CR
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FANR 3800-3800L or FORS 3910-3910L
Nontraditional Format:The course will be taught in Summer Through-Session. Travel to Costa Rica will be restricted to the Summer Short Session I; therefore, the course instruction will be intensive, having lecture (80 minutes) and lab time (3 hours) daily and often integrated to improve learning through immediate application. Credit hours are listed as if it was a fall/spring semester- long course. Student project work will continue after the travel portion and final projects due before the end of Through- Session.
Undergraduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Undergraduate Corequisite:FANR 4201/6201 and FANR 4202/6202-4202D/6202D
Graduate Corequisite:FANR 4201/6201 and FANR 4202/6202-4202D/6202D
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 4201/6201. 2 hours. 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Spatial Analysis for Integrative Natural Resource Problem Solving
Course
Description:
Use of geographic information systems (GIS) and related technologies (GPS, aerial photography) to study natural resources in Costa Rica. Students will address questions like "How do animals use shade-grown v. full-sun coffee farms?” while learning technologies and methods to collect, analyze, and map natural resource data for forests, wildlife, fisheries, and water resources.
Athena Title:SPATIAL ANALYSIS CR
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FANR 3800 or FANR 3800L or FORS 3910-3910L
Nontraditional Format:The course will be taught in summer through-session. Travel to Costa Rica will be restricted to the summer short session I; therefore, the course instruction will be intensive, having lecture (80 minutes) and lab time (3 hours) daily, often integrated to improve learning through immediate application. Lecture/lab hours are listed as if it was a fall/spring semester-long course. Student project work will continue after the travel portion and final projects are due before the end of through-session.
Undergraduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Undergraduate Corequisite:FANR 4201L/6201L and FANR 4202/6202-4202D/6202D
Graduate Corequisite:FANR 4201L/6201L and FANR 4202/6202-4202D/6202D
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 4202/6202-4202D/6202D. 4 hours.
Course Title:People, Economics, and Nature in a Global Context
Course
Description:
Students will learn how people make decisions concerning natural resource issues in Costa Rica and will consider the role of individuals and organizations in managing forests, wildlife, fisheries, land and water, both in the United States and abroad. Students will apply social science theories and economic principles to natural resource management.
Athena Title:PEOPLE ECON NAT
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FANR 3300-3300D or FANR 3400-3400D or FORS 3710-3710D or FORS 3810-3810D
Nontraditional Format:The course will be taught in summer through-session. Travel to Costa Rica will be restricted to the summer short session I, therefore the course instruction will be intensive, having daily lecture (120 minutes) and discussion time (1 hour). Lecture/lab hours are listed as if it was a fall/spring semester-long course. Student project work will continue after the travel portion and final projects due before the end of through-session.
Undergraduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Undergraduate Corequisite:FANR 4201/6201 and FANR 4201L/6201L
Graduate Corequisite:FANR 4201/6201 and FANR 4201L/6201L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL(FANR) 4220/6220. 3 hours.
Course Title:Foundations of Restoration Ecology
Course
Description:
Restoration ecology is an applied science that uses ecological theory to guide efforts to restore degraded ecosystem structures, functions, and/or services. This course will examine principles from population, community, landscape, and ecosystem ecology as they relate to restoration, as well as critical issues of social context and values.
Athena Title:Restoration Ecology
Prerequisite:ECOL 3500-3500L or ECOL 3505H-3505L or FANR 3200 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 4350/6350. 3 hours.
Course Title:Conservation Genetics
Course
Description:
The theory of conservation genetics, the methods to sample and analyze genetic diversity and applications for the management of natural plant and animal populations.
Athena Title:Conservation Genetics
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 4350/6350
Undergraduate Prerequisite:BIOL 1107 and BIOL 1107L and BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L and (STAT 2000 or BIOS 2010-2010L or MSIT 3000 or ENGG 2090 or STAT 2100H or UNIV 1108) or permission of instructor
Graduate Prerequisite:[(BIOL 1107 or BIOL 1107E) and BIOL 1107L and BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L and [STAT 2000 or BIOS 2010-2010L or MSIT 3000 or MSIT 3000E or ENGG 2090 or STAT 2100H or UNIV 1108)] or permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 4470/6470. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sustainable Forest and Natural Resources Supply Chain and Management
Course
Description:
Principles of sustainable supply chain management, with particular emphasis on forest and natural resources products. Areas covered include products’ supply and value chain management, cost and life cycle assessments, and social and global variations and considerations along the supply chain from extraction to end use.
Athena Title:Sust Nat Res Supply Chain Mgmt
Nontraditional Format:he goal of the course is to explain supply and value chain management principles and procedures that would guide forestry and natural resources interested students towards their program completion, field of work and their understanding of sustainable supply chains. It would seek to develop opportunities for field and industry visits.
Undergraduate Prerequisite:AAEC 2580 or AAEC 2580E
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 4480/6480. 6 hours.
Course Title:Species Response to Climate Change Field Study
Course
Description:
The objective of this field course is to gather field data to support ecological modeling of species responses to climate and potential climate change. The second part is computer laboratory-based where students will update models developed in Modeling the Effects of Climate Change on Animal Communities.
Athena Title:CLIM CHANG FLD STUD
Nontraditional Format:This will be a field course taught in Northern Georgia and Western North Carolina during Extended Summer Term (Mid-May through Late July). Minimal lectures while in the field; emphasis will be on field studies and experiential learning building on research projects developed in the spring semester Modeling the Effects of Climate Change on Animal Communities course.
Undergraduate Prerequisite:FANR 4460/6460-4460L/6460L
Graduate Prerequisite:FANR 4460/6460-4460L/6460L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 4500S. 4 hours. 1 hours lecture and 1 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Senior Project in Forestry and Natural Resources Management
Course
Description:
Advanced problems in forest resources management integrating all courses to date.
Athena Title:Senior Project in FANR Manage
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FANR 4500, FANR 4600
Nontraditional Format:Course includes a service-learning project during the semester that either employs skills or knowledge learned in the course or teaches new skills or knowledge related to course objectives. The course uses service-learning as the primary pedagogical tool for teaching course objectives. Students will work on a comprehensive project(s) and may be required to spend considerable time outside the classroom. Students will be engaged in the service-learning component for approximately 75- 100% of overall instructional time. Remaining hours are scheduled by students to fulfill project requirements. Includes substantial field work.
Prerequisite:Permission of major
Pre or Corequisite:FANR 3300-3300D or FORS 4700/6700-4700L/6700L or FANR 4202/6202-4202D/6202D or FISH 5360/7360
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 4500. 4 hours. 1 hours lecture and 1 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Senior Project in Forestry and Natural Resources Management
Course
Description:
Advanced problems in forest resources management integrating all courses to date.
Athena Title:Senior Project in FANR Manage
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FANR 4500S, FANR 4600
Nontraditional Format:Remaining hours are scheduled by students to fulfill project requirements. Includes substantial field work.
Prerequisite:Permission of major
Pre or Corequisite:FANR 3300-3300D or FORS 4700/6700-4700L/6700L or FANR 4202/6202-4202D/6202D or FISH 5360/7360
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO(BINF)(FANR) 4700/6700. 3 hours.
Course Title:Computational Plant Science
Course
Description:
Introduces computational techniques to students who are new to programming or do not regularly program using examples from plant science. In doing so, the course introduces basic simulation techniques and imaging techniques that can be specialized and further developed in higher level graduate courses.
Athena Title:Computational Plant Science
Pre or Corequisite:UNIV 1108 or ENGG 2090 or BIOS 2010-2010L or STAT 2000 or STAT 2100H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ENVM(ECOL)(FANR)(EHSC) 4770H. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Business of Environmental Law (Honors)
Course
Description:
Discussion of economic and political choices regarding environmental quality that involve trade-offs. Environmental laws and regulatory actions that necessitate costly actions will be reviewed. The liability causes of action that create potential costs that affect business performance will also be discussed.
Athena Title:Business of Environ Law Honors
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in AAEC 4050, AAEC 4050E, ENVM 4250, EHSC 4250, ENVM 4930, AAEC 4930, ENVM 4930E, AAEC 4930E, AAEC 6050, AAEC 6050E, ENVM 6250, EHSC 6250, ENVM 6930, AAEC 6930, ENVM 6930E, AAEC 6930E
Prerequisite:Third year standing and (POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H or HIST 2111 or HIST 2111E or HIST 2111H or HIST 2112 or HIST 2112E or HIST 2112H) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 4800/6800. 2 hours.
Course Title:Renewable Resources Policy
Course
Description:
Renewable resource policy as a process, concentrating on analysis of laws and rules affecting the use and production of renewable natural resources. Topics of focus include property rights development with discussion given to private property resources, such as forests, common property resources such as wildlife and fish, and the evaluation of current policy issues.
Athena Title:Renewable Resources Policy
Prerequisite:(FANR 3200 and [(FANR 3300-3300D and FANR 3400-3400D) or (FORS 4700/6700-4700L/6700L and FANR 3400-3400D) or FANR 4202/6202-4202D/6202D]) and permission of major and senior standing
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR(ECOL) 4810/6810. 3 hours.
Course Title:Natural Resources Law
Course
Description:
Statutory, case law, and regulations concerning resource conservation, allocation, and development. Modern, systems-sensitive regulatory programs affecting natural resources administration analyzed. Examination of the division and nature of the functions of the judicial and executive branches of government.
Athena Title:NAT RES LAW
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FANR 5850/7850 or FORS 5820/7820
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 4920H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Honors Seminar in Natural Resources Ecology
Course
Description:
Basic and applied ecological research, including scientific methodology, similarities and differences between basic and applied research, and specific topics (e.g., the relationship between environmental variation and biodiversity, population regulation in disturbed and undisturbed systems). Theoretical approaches to nature reserve design, randomness and pattern in natural systems.
Athena Title:HON SEM NAT RES ECO
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 4920H
Prerequisite:[ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L or FORS 3020-3020L or FANR 3200-3200L] and permission of school and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 4960. 1-4 hours. Repeatable for maximum 16 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Studies in Natural Resources
Course
Description:
A course in independent scholarly inquiry or research under the direction of a faculty member.
Athena Title:Directed Studies
Nontraditional Format:A minimum of three contact hours per credit hour per week is required. Under the close supervision of a faculty member, the student will engage in independent inquiry through directed readings or participation in research that involves systematic and in-depth inquiry into fundamental, scientific problems. The student may work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape questions, gather data, analyze and interpret data, or synthesize relevant literature. Students will synthesize their experience and relevant results in writing or by presentation to peers and mentors (e.g., lab meetings) and receive formal feedback from the supervising faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 4970. 1-4 hours.
Course Title:Directed Research in Natural Resources I
Course
Description:
A primary course in research in natural resources under the direction of a faculty mentor.
Athena Title:Directed Research I
Nontraditional Format:This is intended to be the first course in a sequence where the student, under the close supervision of a faculty member, engages in research and undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into fundamental, unknown, scientific problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. A minimum of three contact hours per credit hour per week is required. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in lab meetings and meetings with their research faculty mentor, and they will receive feedback from the research faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. The writing requirement can be satisfied at the discretion of the research mentor by the completion and submission of a proposal to complete a Senior Thesis in Natural Resources (FANR 4990).
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 4980. 1-4 hours.
Course Title:Directed Research in Natural Resources II
Course
Description:
A second course in research in natural resources under the direction of a faculty mentor.
Athena Title:Directed Research II
Nontraditional Format:This is intended to be a second course following and building upon Directed Research in Natural Resources I (FANR 4970). Under the close supervision of a faculty member, the student will continue to engage in research and undertake a systematic and in- depth inquiry into fundamental, unknown, scientific problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student should show progress through more autonomous and advanced inquiry from their participation in Directed Research in Natural Resources I. A minimum of three contact hours per credit hour per week is required. The student will apply understanding of the discipline in continued pursuit of research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. The student will continue to gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in lab meetings and meetings with their research faculty mentor, and they will receive feedback from the research faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. The writing requirement can be satisfied at the discretion of the research mentor by the completion and submission of a proposal to complete a Senior Thesis in Natural Resources.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 4990. 1-4 hours.
Course Title:Senior Thesis in Natural Resources
Course
Description:
A written thesis and oral presentation capstone of research in natural resources under the supervision of a faculty mentor.
Athena Title:Senior Thesis
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FANR 4500, FANR 4500S
Nontraditional Format:This is a capstone course under the direct supervision of a faculty member. Students will write a thesis that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry into a fundamental, unknown, scientific problem. Participation in senior thesis requires the submission of a proposal the prior semester that was approved by the supervising faculty member and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. The thesis is written in close collaboration with the faculty member and must be approved by that faculty member and a second faculty reader. The student will apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape the research question and applied skills and techniques learned to complete the research project. The student will have gathered data, synthesized relevant literature, analyzed, and interpreted data. The student will demonstrate in writing the contribution to the discovery and interpretation of knowledge significant to their field of study. The student will have presented results in the form of a properly formatted, professionally rigorous thesis document and through the formal presentation of the thesis to faculty and peers at during an approved event (e.g., Senior Thesis and Senior Project Symposium). The student may be required to participate in meetings or workshops organized by the faculty research mentor or a Senior Thesis Coordinator and to attend a minimum number of presentations by peers.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 5600/7600. 2 hours.
Course Title:Landscape Genetics
Course
Description:
Students will integrate landscape ecology and population genetics to understand how spatial processes influence dispersal and gene flow, they will learn analytical approaches used in landscape genetic studies, and they will discuss a variety of empirical applications of landscape genetics among multiple biological systems.
Athena Title:Landscape Genetics
Nontraditional Format:This course is taught simultaneously with students at several other universities via teleconferencing. Most weeks involve lectures and discussions with experts.
Prerequisite:(FANR 3800 and (FANR 4350/6350 or ECOL 4500/6500 or GENE 3000-3000D)) or permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 5620/7620-5620L/7620L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:GIS Applications for Natural Resources
Course
Description:
The application of geographic information systems (GIS) for natural resource analysis and management taught entirely in a computer laboratory.
Athena Title:GIS APP FOR NAT RES
Nontraditional Format:Students will interactively work through two one-hour lectures with the course instructor and complete separate laboratory assignments to build on these skills each week.
Prerequisite:FORS 3910-3910L or FANR 3800-3800L or (FANR 4201/6201 and FANR 4201L/6201L)
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 5630/7630. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 3 hours credit.
Course Title:Statistical Software for Natural Resource Management
Course
Description:
Provides an exposure to the R statistical package for analyzing data and models used in natural resource management. Topics include data organization, input, and analysis; models of population and forest dynamics, fitting data to models, forecasting and optimization. Course centered on R and other freely available programs.
Athena Title:Natural Resource Software
Nontraditional Format:Undergraduates have the option to take the first section of the course (introduction to R and data management/analysis) for 1 credit hour.
Undergraduate Prerequisite:BIOS 2010-2010 or ENGG 2090 or MSIT 3000 or MSIT 3000E or MSIT 3000H or STAT 2000 or STAT 2100H or UNIV 1108
Graduate Prerequisite:BIOS 2010-2010 or ENGG 2090 or MSIT 3000 or MSIT 3000E or MSIT 3000H or STAT 2000 or STAT 2100H or UNIV 1108
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 5640/7640-5640L/7640L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Unmanned Aerial Systems' (UAS) Role in Natural Resource Management
Course
Description:
An introduction to the unique aspects of integrating unmanned aerial systems (UAS) into the sustainable natural resource management workflow. Emphasis is placed on acquisition, processing, and analysis of UAS imagery as well as the safety, ethical, and federal regulations one must consider before deploying this type of system.
Athena Title:Unmanned Aerial Sys in Nat Res
Undergraduate Prerequisite:(FANR 3800 and FANR 3800L) or (FANR 4201 and FANR 4201L)
Graduate Prerequisite:(FANR 3800 and FANR 3800L) or (FANR 6201 and FANR 6201L)
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 5680/7680. 3 hours.
Course Title:Economic Perspectives on Natural Resource Issues
Course
Description:
Applications of economics to natural resource and environmental decision making. Topics include water, wildlife, forests, fisheries, land-use, sustainability, development, and uncertainty. Emphasis is on practical applications and case studies, stressing the value of interdisciplinary research and decision making.
Athena Title:ECON PERSP NATL RES
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 5680/7680
Nontraditional Format:Designed for non-economics majors.
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 5690L/7690L. 3 hours. 1 hours lecture and 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Natural Resource Management for Teachers
Course
Description:
Students will develop technical skills and increase content knowledge related to forestry and natural resources through learning experiences that involve hands-on activities in the classroom and the field. Completion of this course will build students' skills, knowledge, and confidence - vital attributes for a new teacher entering the classroom for the first time.
Athena Title:Natl Res Mgmt for Teachers
Nontraditional Format:Local field trips.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR(COFA)(FISH)(FORS)(GISC)(PRTM)(WASR)(WILD) 5950. 1-4 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Forestry and Natural Resources
Course
Description:
Special-interest or experimental courses offered on a one-time basis. Course content will vary with each offering.
Athena Title:Special Topics in FANR
Nontraditional Format:Lecture/lab hours will be determined by course instructor as appropriate to topic and credit hours assigned.
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 6750-6750D. 4 hours.
Course Title:Experimental Methods in Forestry and Natural Resources Research
Course
Description:
Statistical procedures and computer software to collect, analyze, and interpret forest resources research data.
Athena Title:Exp Methods Forest and NR Res
Prerequisite:STAT 2000
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 7000. 1-18 hours. Repeatable for maximum 150 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:Master's Research
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:FANR 7300. 1-12 hours. Repeatable for maximum 36 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Thesis
Course
Description:
Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:MASTER'S THESIS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 7300
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and thesis preparation.
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:FANR 7350. 3 hours.
Course Title:Social Science Research Methods in Natural Resources
Course
Description:
Social science research techniques in natural resources management. Topics will include design and administration of mail, intercept, telephone and internet surveys, structured interviews, and focus group design. This course will incorporate psychological aspects, social theories, and statistical elements of research design and methodology.
Athena Title:SOC SCI RES METHODS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 7350
Prerequisite:Any statistics course
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 7750. 2 hours.
Course Title:The Science of Sustainability
Course
Description:
Sustainability is everywhere. Despite its popularity, however, the concept of sustainability is difficult to define or operationalize. This seminar will investigate definitions of sustainability and the scientific basis for operationalizing the concept. We will focus on quantifiable metrics that might help determine if we are managing our natural resources sustainably.
Athena Title:SCI SUSTAINABILITY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 7870
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR(AAEC) 7860. 3 hours.
Course Title:Natural Resource and Environmental Economics I
Course
Description:
Economic and physical concepts of scarcity, the impact of market and social factors on resource use, and the optimal management of renewable and nonrenewable resources.
Athena Title:N RES & ENV ECON I
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 7860
Prerequisite:AAEC 6580-6580L or ECON 8000
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 8000. 1-2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 4 hours credit.
Course Title:Forestry and Natural Resources Seminar
Course
Description:
Fundamental and applied topics relating to multiple-use management of forests and wild land, including literature review and current advances.
Athena Title:FOR AND NR SEMINAR
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 8000
Nontraditional Format:Discussions scheduled as required.
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:FANR 8060. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Forestry and Natural Resources Seminar Series
Course
Description:
Participation and feedback on topics related to seminars delivered by invited guest speakers at departmental seminars. Students are required to attend weekly department seminars and will prepare a summary or reflection on the guest speaker's topic each week as directed by the instructor.
Athena Title:FANR Seminar Series
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:FANR 8110. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Forest Resource Finance and Management
Course
Description:
Provides students with advanced knowledge in financial management of forest resources. Topics include simultaneous timber and amenity production, life-cycle analysis, forest policy design, deforestation, conservation of biodiversity, forest age class models, uncertainty and risk of catastrophic events, stochastic rotation models, and dynamic models of forest resources.
Athena Title:ADV FOR FINA MGMT
Prerequisite:(AAEC 6580-6580L or ECON 8010) and FORS 7790
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR(BINF)(GENE) 8140. 3 hours.
Course Title:Functional Genomics
Course
Description:
Fundamentals and practical applications of functional genomics in biological research. Lecture- and paper-based discussion on topics including gene discovery, genome sequencing, transcript profiling by microarray, and next-generation sequencing (RNA- Seq), regulation of gene expression, forward and reverse genetics, proteomics, metabolomics, correlation network analysis, and ecological genomics.
Athena Title:FUNCT GENOMICS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 8200. 3 hours.
Course Title:Scientific Research in Forestry and Natural Resources
Course
Description:
Practical skills course for scientific researchers. The scientific method, research proposal writing and reviewing, oral presentations, and standards for good scientific conduct are emphasized.
Athena Title:SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 8200
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 8300-8300L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Scientific Communication in Forestry and Natural Resources
Course
Description:
Preparation of scientific manuscripts for publication and presentation of papers at scientific conferences. Preparation of individual manuscripts, figures, and tables; writing with clarity, brevity, and word economy; dealing with journal editors and reviewers; reviewing and editing manuscripts; preparing proposals for funding; presentation of oral and poster papers at scientific conferences; and preparation of visual aids.
Athena Title:SCI COMM FOR AND NR
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 8210-8210L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 8400. 1-4 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Spatial Analysis for Natural Resources
Course
Description:
Advanced theory and applications of spatial information technology and spatial analysis techniques in natural resources. Focus will be on addressing realistic problems within the field of natural resources, including in student's own research area.
Athena Title:Adv Spatial Analysis Natl Res
Nontraditional Format:Topics will vary based on student needs, and will be taught in a modular format. Students can register for 1-4 credits, which will correspond to up to 4 topics taught in 4 discrete segments during the semester.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 8500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Agent-Based Modeling in Ecology and Management
Course
Description:
Exploration of theory and applications of agent-based models (ABM) for an array of problems, emphasizing spatially-explicit organismal behavior. Students will build an ABM from scratch using the NetLogo programming language and will learn how to analyze and report results of an ABM. No programming background is required.
Athena Title:Agent Based Modeling Ecology
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 8900. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 4 hours credit.
Course Title:University Teaching in Forestry and Natural Resources
Course
Description:
Instructional policies and procedures as well as effective pedagogical approaches for university teaching in forestry and natural resources. Through the development of a teaching portfolio, students also learn how to document their instructional activities.
Athena Title:UNIV TEACH NAT RES
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:FANR 9000. 1-18 hours. Repeatable for maximum 200 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:Doctoral Research
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:FANR 9200. 1-18 hours. Repeatable for maximum 70 hours credit.
Course Title:Applied Research in Forestry and Natural Resources
Course
Description:
Individual guidance in the development of a significant project related to the student's major field of study. Preparation of a report meeting professional standards reviewed by a faculty committee.
Athena Title:APPLIED RESEARCH
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 9210
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:FANR 9300. 1-12 hours. Repeatable for maximum 36 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Course
Description:
Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:DOCT DISSERTATION
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 9300
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:FANR 9990. 1-4 hours. Repeatable for maximum 20 hours credit.
Course Title:Supervised Teaching Practicum in Forestry and Natural Resources
Course
Description:
University-level teaching, including the development of novel class assignments, new labs and/or the presentation of lectures, under direct faculty supervision.
Athena Title:TEACHING PRACTICUM
Nontraditional Format:Directed study in which faculty provide guidance and feedback on the student's instructional materials and/or teaching techniques.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
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