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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
Equivalent Courses: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
Equivalent Courses: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:Natural History of 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 2010-2010L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Introduction to Natural Resource Statistics
Course
Description:
Introduction to the collection, quantification, and analysis of natural resources data, including descriptive statistics, probability/uncertainty, and inference. Topics include sampling, basic experimental design, exploratory data analysis, hypothesis testing, and data visualization. Students will use a variety of software tools for analysis and reporting using realistic datasets.
Athena Title:Intro Nat Res Stat
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
Equivalent Courses: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
Equivalent Courses: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
Equivalent Courses: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) 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
Equivalent Courses: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: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
Equivalent Courses: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:FANR 3200W. 3 hours.
Course Title:Ecology of Natural Resources
Course
Description:
Ecology is the study of interactions of living organisms, including humans, with their surrounding environment. This course will examine individual, population, community, and ecosystem processes, including the impacts of human activities at each level that influence the flora and fauna of forested and aquatic systems. The course will emphasize the influence of human activities on ecosystems and the application of ecological concepts for natural resource management. Laboratories will emphasize ecological applications to the management of resources in Georgia.
Athena Title:Ecology of Natural Resources
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in ECOL 3500, ECOL 3505H
Nontraditional Format:This version of the course will be taught as writing intensive, which means that the course will include substantial and ongoing writing assignments that a) relate clearly to course learning; b) teach the communication values of a discipline—for example, its practices of argument, evidence, credibility, and format; and c) prepare students for further writing in their academic work, in graduate school, and in professional life. The written assignments will result in a significant and diverse body of written work (the equivalent of 6000 words or 25 pages) and the instructor (and/or the teaching assistant assigned to the course) will be closely involved in student writing, providing opportunities for feedback and substantive revision.
Prerequisite:(BIOL 1104 and BIOL 1104L) or (BIOL 1108 and BIOL 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:Ecology Natural Resources Lab
Prerequisite:(BIOL 1104 and BIOL 1104L) or (BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L)
Corequisite:FANR 3200W
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
Equivalent Courses: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
Equivalent Courses: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
Equivalent Courses: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
Equivalent Courses: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
Equivalent Courses: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
Equivalent Courses: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
Equivalent Courses: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 spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 4040/6040. 1 hour.
Course Title:LaTeX for Writing Science
Course
Description:
The use of LaTeX, an open-source document preparation tool, is gaining popularity in publishing scientific work. A potential LaTeX user can create a professional-looking document in a short amount of time. The use of LaTeX for writing theses, dissertations, and reports could save significant time.
Athena Title:LaTeX for Writing Science
Prerequisite:ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring 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 FANR 3200W 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
Undergraduate Prerequisite:[(BIOL 1107 or BIOL 1107E) and BIOL 1107L] and BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L and (STAT 2000 or STAT 2000E or BIOS 2010 or BIOS 2010E or FANR 2010-2010L or BUSN 3000 or BUSN 3000E or BUSN 3000H or STAT 2100H or UNIV 1108) or permission of school
Graduate Prerequisite:[(BIOL 1107 or BIOL 1107E) and BIOL 1107L] and BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L and (STAT 2000 or STAT 2000E or BIOS 2010 or BIOS 2010E or FANR 2010-2010L or BUSN 3000 or BUSN 3000E or BUSN 3000H 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 4500S. 4 hours.
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
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 FISH 5360/7360 or WILD 4100-4100L
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
Equivalent Courses: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 4800W/6800W. 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
Nontraditional Format:This version of the course will be taught as writing intensive, which means that the course will include substantial and ongoing writing assignments that a) relate clearly to course learning; b) teach the communication values of a discipline—for example, its practices of argument, evidence, credibility, and format; and c) prepare students for further writing in their academic work, in graduate school, and in professional life. The written assignments will result in a significant and diverse body of written work (the equivalent of 6000 words or 25 pages) and the instructor (and/or the teaching assistant assigned to the course) will be closely involved in student writing, providing opportunities for feedback and substantive revision.
Prerequisite:(FORS 4700/6700-4700L/6700L or FANR 3300-3300D or ECON 2100 or ECON 2100E or ECON 2105 or ECON 2105E or ECON 2105H or ECON 2106 or ECON 2106E or ECON 2106H or ECON 2200 or ECON 2200E or ECON 2200H) 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
Equivalent Courses: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(WILD) 4820/6820. 3 hours.
Course Title:Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and Wildlife Conservation
Course
Description:
Students will learn major concepts, theories, and disciplinary perspectives in human dimensions of natural resources and wildlife conservation in order to identify the underlying causes of stakeholder conflicts and conservation problems, how to identify possible solutions to these problems, and reasons why policies may or may not work.
Athena Title:Human Dimensions
Prerequisite:ANTH 1102 or ANTH 1102E or ANTH 2120H or ECON 2100 or ECON 2100E or FANR 1500 or GEOG 1101 or GEOG 1101E or GEOG 2010H or SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101E or SOCI 1101H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 4950. 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 4960R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research in Natural Resources I
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research I
Nontraditional Format:These courses belong to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. The courses require the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. 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 research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the 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 4990R). A minimum of three contact hours per week (45 hours of work per credit hour per semester) is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 4970R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research in Natural Resources II
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research II
Nontraditional Format:These courses belong to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. The courses require the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. 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 research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the 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 4990R). A minimum of three contact hours per week (45 hours of work per credit hour per semester) is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 4980R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research in Natural Resources III
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research III
Nontraditional Format:These courses belong to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. The courses require the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. 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 research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the 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 4990R). A minimum of three contact hours per week (45 hours of work per credit hour per semester) is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 4990R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Senior Thesis in Natural Resources
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data. Students will write or produce a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or portfolio that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry.
Athena Title:Senior Thesis
Nontraditional Format:This is a capstone course under the direct supervision of a faculty member. This course may be the culmination of the 4960R-4980R sequence. Students will write a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or portfolio that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry into an unknown, fundamental, or applied 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 or capstone product 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 apply skills and techniques learned to complete the research project. The student will have gathered data, synthesized relevant literature and materials, analyzed, and interpreted data. The student will demonstrate in writing the contribution of their work 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 during an approved event (e.g., Senior Thesis and Senior Project Symposium). The student will receive feedback from the faculty member on the overall execution of their thesis project, the written thesis, and their presentation. 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 or BIOS 2010E or FANR 2010-2010L or MSIT 3000 or MSIT 3000H or MSIT 3000E or BUSN 3000 or BUSN 3000E or BUSN 3000H or STAT 2000 or STAT 2000E or STAT 2100H or UNIV 1108
Graduate Prerequisite:BIOS 2010 or BIOS 2010E or FANR 2010-2010L or MSIT 3000 or MSIT 3000H or MSIT 3000E or BUSN 3000 or BUSN 3000E or BUSN 3000H or STAT 2000 or STAT 2000E 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
Equivalent Courses: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 or STAT 2000E or STAT 2100H or FANR 2010-2010L
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
Equivalent Courses: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(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
Equivalent Courses: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 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:ENTO(ECOL)(PBIO)(FANR) 8150L. 1 hour. 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Wetland Ecology Laboratory
Course
Description:
Techniques for the study of marine and freshwater wetlands. Optional weekend field trips will explore distant wetland sites.
Athena Title:Wetland Ecology Laboratory
Prerequisite:ENTO(ECOL)(PBIO)(FANR) 8150 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ENTO(ECOL)(PBIO)(FANR) 8150. 3 hours.
Course Title:Wetland Ecology
Course
Description:
Principles of ecology, elemental cycling, hydrology, policy and management of marine and freshwater wetlands.
Athena Title:Wetland Ecology
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered 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
Equivalent Courses: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
Equivalent Courses: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 8600. 2 hours.
Course Title:Qualitative and Case-Study Methods in Natural Resources Research
Course
Description:
Introduces qualitative and case-study methods to graduate-level students studying natural resource issues that include complex social or political dimensions. Covers both the theory and practice of using interviewing, document review, and case analysis applications to natural resource topics.
Athena Title:Qual Case Study Mthds NR Rsch
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR 8700. 2 hours.
Course Title:Social and Political Theory for Natural Resource Management
Course
Description:
An in-depth exploration of key social and political concepts and theories related to natural resource management and environmental governance. The course includes foundational and applied scholarship on social behavior regarding the environment and natural resources, feedbacks between social and ecological systems, and policy frameworks for natural resource management
Athena Title:Social Pol Theory NR Mgmt
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-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
Equivalent Courses: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
Equivalent Courses: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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