NR - Natural Resources

Kurt Pregitzer, Dean, College of Natural Resources (202C CNR Bldg. 83844-1138; phone 208/885-6442)

Prerequisite:  Courses in this subject field that are numbered above 299 are not open to students on academic probation.

NR 101 Exploring Natural Resources

NR 101 Exploring Natural Resources (2 cr)

Introduction to the interdisciplinary fields and professions in natural resources. Includes field trips. (Fall only)

NR 200 Seminar

NR 200 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

NR 203 Workshop

NR 203 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

NR 204 Special Topics

NR 204 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

NR 299 Directed Study

NR 299 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

NR 300 Ecology and Conservation Biology Thesis Seminar

NR 300 Ecology and Conservation Biology Thesis Seminar (1 cr)

A survey of issues related to professional development and thesis preparation in the field of Ecology and Conservation Biology.

Prereq: Instructor Permission

NR 321 Ecology

NR 321 Ecology (3 cr)

Fundamental principles of the science of ecology. Major topics covered by the course include the physical environment, how organisms interact with each other and their environment, evolutionary processes, population dynamics, communities, energy flow and ecosystems, human influences on ecosystems, and the integration and scaling of ecological processes through systems ecology. Computer-based materials are used extensively for guided independent learning of ecology. Course information: EcologyOnline.net. Recommended Preparation: Introductory botany and zoology.

Prereq: Introductory Biology or permission

NR 322 Field Ecology

NR 322 Field Ecology (2 cr)

Introduction to field methods in the science of ecology. This field course, offered in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, emphasizes a unique outdoor experience for ecological observations and understanding. Methods for monitoring and ecological assessment will include experimental design, use of instruments for data collection, and data analysis.

Prereq: Biol 102 and 102L, Biol 114, Biol 115, or permission

Coreq: NR 321

NR 400 Seminar

NR 400 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

NR 403 Workshop

NR 403 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

NR 404 Special Topics

NR 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

NR 405 Professional Development

NR 406 Teaching Asst. Practicum

NR 406 Teaching Asst. Practicum (1-2 cr)

Instructional and other classroom assistance for NR 101 - Exploring Natural Resources performed by students under faculty supervision.

Prereq: Permission

NR 407 Natural Resource Ambassador Practicum

NR 407 Natural Resource Ambassador Practicum (1-2 cr, max 12)

Student ambassadors are selected through an application and interview process to represent CNR to future students at recruiting activities and functions. Students will learn skills in leadership, communication, networking, public speaking, and time management. Students will be responsible for visiting high schools, attending college and career fairs, recruiting events on campus.

Prereq: Permission

NR 496 Practicum in Leadership

NR 496 Practicum in Leadership (1-4 cr)

Supervised leadership development through on-campus or off-campus organizations, living groups. Etc. Graded P/ F.

Prereq: Permission

NR 497 Senior Thesis

NR 497 Senior Thesis (1-3 cr, max 3)

Independently plan and conduct a thesis project; write and defend the thesis under supervision of a supervisor.

Prereq: Senior standing and Permission

NR 498 Internship

NR 499 Directed Study

NR 499 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

For the individual student; conferences, library, field, or lab work.

Prereq: Senior standing in the College of Natural Resources, GPA 2.5, and Permission

NR 501 Seminar

NR 501 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

Major philosophy, management, and research problems of wildlands; presentation of individual studies on assigned topics.

Prereq: Permission

NR 502 Directed Study

NR 502 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

NR 503 Workshop

NR>503 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

Selected topics in the conservation and management of natural resources.

Prereq: Permission

NR 504 Special Topics

NR 504 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

NR 505 Advanced GIS Applications in Wildlife Sciences

NR 505 Advanced GIS Applications in Wildlife Sciences (1 cr)

Advanced wildlife GIS applications focusing on spatial home range computations and habitat studies; accelerated.

Prereq: GIS experience or Permission

NR 507 Moral Reasoning in Natural Resources

NR 507 Moral Reasoning in Natural Resources (3 cr)

Exploration of the practical aspects of moral reasoning on current issues in natural resources. The purpose of the course is to discover the essence of reasoning, rationality, and reflection on moral and ethical dilemmas with regard to current issues in natural resources.

NR 511 Preparing Scientific Manuscripts

NR 511 Preparing Scientific Manuscripts (1 cr)

Details the preparation of manuscripts for thesis chapters and submission to peer-reviewed journals. Exercises include identifying scope, unique requirements for manuscript parts, use of graphing and reference database tools, editing and peer reviewing. Two 75 min classes per week, first half of semester. Second half of semester involves weekly writing workshops to finalize projects. Entry into class requires possession of analyzed dataset

Prereq: Instructor Permission

NR 520 Preparing Scientific Manuscripts

NR 520 Preparing Scientific Manuscripts (3 cr)

Details the preparation of manuscripts for thesis chapters and submission to peer-reviewed journals. Exercises include identifying scope, unique requirements for manuscript parts, use of graphing and reference database tools, editing and peer reviewing. Two 75 min classes per week, first half of semester. Second half of semester involves weekly writing workshops to finalize projects. Entry into class requires possession of analyzed dataset.

PrereqPermission

NR 525 Scientific Graphics Design

NR 525 Scientific Graphics Design (3 cr)

Principles of graphics design for science, including the graphical presentation of data for printed and electronic journals, poster presentations, and oral presentations. Students will analyze published scientific graphics as well as learn to design their own graphs based on data from their graduate research or other sources.

NR 598 Internship

NR 598 (s) Internship (cr arr)

NR 599 Research

NR 599 (s) Non-thesis Master's Research (cr arr)

Research not directly related to a thesis or dissertation.

Prereq: Permission

NR 600 Doctoral Research and Dissertation

NR 600 Doctoral Research and Dissertation (cr arr)

Prereq: admission to the doctoral program in 'natural resources' and Permission of department