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NRM Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse DescriptionInstructorCredits
NRM 150

Natural Resources Management Orientation -- An introduction to natural resources management issues, concepts, and careers. 

Dr. Bruce Steele1
NRM 225

Natural Resources & Agrosystems -- An introduction to scientific theories as they relate to natural resources and agriculture.  Influence of these theories on current perspectives toward the environment. (Cross Listed with RNG)

Dr. Christina Hargiss3
NRM 264

Natural Resource Management Systems -- General principles of management of natural resource systems including hydrology, soil erosion, irrigation, drainage, and water quality.  Prerequisites:  Math 103 or 104.  Cross-listed with ASM

Dr. Xinhua Jia3
NRM 401Urban-Ecosystem Management -- An interdisciplinary management survey examining the urban/rural interface and environmental and social factors driving the process of urbanization as a sustainable ecosystem.Dr. Christina Hargiss3
NRM 402River and Stream Resource Management -- The structure and function of river and stream ecosystems: biotic and abiotic functioning, stream and river ecological theories, management and monitoring practices.Dr. Christina Hargiss3
NRM 421Environmental Outreach Methods -- Introduction to philosophies, theories, and methods common to environmental education and outreach.  Dr. Christina Hargiss3
NRM 431National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) & Environmental Impact Assessment -- Introduction to the process of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), its development, and how to implement NEPA in the world today.  Course will discuss in-depth the process for completing environmental assessments and environment impact statements.Dr. Christina Hargiss3
NRM 453Rangeland Resources/Watershed Management -- Study of the management of physical/biological settings and processes along with human activities on water and watersheds considering preventative and resotative strategies in a rangeland setting.  Prereq:  RNG 336 or NRM/RNG 225. Cross-listed with RNGDr. Jack E. Norland3
NRM 454Wetland Resources Management -- Principles of wetland systems, wetland management, wetland functions, wetland assessment, and wetland improvement.  Prereq:  RNG 336.Dr. Edward (Shawn) DeKeyser3
NRM 462Natural Resource and Rangeland Planning - - Capstone experience for School of Natural Resources Sciences majors: students use advanced planning tools and different management strategies to demonstrate integrated knowledge in managing public and private natural resources. Prereq: at least senior standing and must be a Natural Resources Management, Range Science or Soil Science major. Dr.Jack Norland3
NRM 491NRM Seminar -- A discussion of contemporary local, national, and international natural resources issues, including colloquiums and student presentations of case studies and research topics.Dr. Christina Hargiss
NRM 601Urban-Ecosystem Management -- An interdisciplinary management survey examining the urban/rural interface and environmental and social factors driving the process of urbanization as a substainable ecosystem.Dr. Christina Hargiss3
NRM 602River and Stream Resource Management -- The structure and function of river and stream ecosystems: biotic and abiotic functioning, stream and river ecological theorgies, management and monitoring practices.Dr. Christina Hargiss3
NRM 621Environmental Outreach Methods -- Introduction to philosophies, theories, and methods common to environmental education and outreach.  Dr. Christina Hargiss3
NRM 631National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) & environmental Impact Assessment -- Introduction to the process of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), its development, and how to implement NEPA in the world today.  Course will discuss in-depth the process for completing environmental assessments and environment impact statements.Dr. Christina Hargiss3
NRM 653Rangeland Resources/Watershed Management -- Study of the management of physical/biological settings and processes along with human activities on water and watersheds considering preventative and resotative strategies in a rangeland setting.  Prereq:  RNG 336 or NRM/RNG 225. Cross-listed with RNGDr. Jack E. Norland3
NRM 654Wetland Resources Management -- Principles of wetland systems, wetland management, wetland functions, wetland assessment, and wetland improvement.  Prereq:  RNG 336.Dr. Edward (Shawn) DeKeyser3
NRM 662Natural Resource and Rangeland Planning - - Capstone experience for School of Natural Resources Sciences majors: students use advanced planning tools and different management strategies to demonstrate integrated knowledge in managing public and private natural resources. Dr. Jack Norland3
NRM 690

NRM Seminar -- A discussion of contemporary local, national, and international natural resources issues, including colloquiums and student presentations of case studies and research topics.

Dr. Christina Hargiss
NRM 701Terrestrial Resources Management -- Mangement and ecology of heterogeneous landscapes where ecosystem processes and human actvities interact as dynamic components. Prereq: BOT 660, 754Dr. Edward (Shawn) DeKeyser3
NRM 702Natural Resources Management Planning -- Presentation of principles, practices and key policy issues of natural resources management and planning.

Dr. Jack E. Norland

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NRM 720Natural Resource Administration & Policy -- A comprehensive analysis of the theory of externalities and their application to the design of natural resources policy. Dr. Bruce Steele2
NRM 730Environmental Law -- Overview of the subject of environmental law.TBA1

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For more information on Natural Resources Management
at North Dakota State University, contact:
Shawn DeKeyser, Ph.D.
Program Leader - Natural Resources Management Interdiscliplinary Program
307A Morrill Hall
701.231.8180
Shawn DeKeyser

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 8:36:43 AM