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Course Number

Course Description

Instructor

Credits

NRM 150

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

Dr. Christina Hargiss

1

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 Hargiss

3

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 Jia

3

NRM 401

Urban-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 Hargiss

3

NRM 402

River 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 Hargiss

3

NRM 420

Scenarios in Natural Resources Management -- An interdisciplinary course designed to understand the driving forces that will shape future natural resource management actions and philosophies.

Dr. Jack E. Norland

2

NRM 421

Environmental Outreach Methods -- Introduction to philosophies, theories, and methods common to environmental education and outreach. 

Dr. Christina Hargiss

3

NRM 431

National 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 Hargiss

3

NRM 453

Rangeland 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 RNG

Dr. Jack E. Norland

3

NRM 454

Wetland Resources Management -- Principles of wetland systems, wetland management, wetland functions, wetland assessment, and wetland improvement.  Prereq:  RNG 336.

Dr. Edward (Shawn) DeKeyser

3

NRM 491

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 601

Urban-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 Hargiss

3

NRM 602

River 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 Hargiss

3

NRM 620

Scenarios in Natural Resources Management -- An interdisciplinary course designed to understand the driving forces that will shape future natural resource management actions and philosophies.

Dr. Jack E. Norland

2

NRM 621

Environmental Outreach Methods -- Introduction to philosophies, theories, and methods common to environmental education and outreach. 

Dr. Christina Hargiss

3

NRM 631

National 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 Hargiss

3

NRM 653

Rangeland 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 RNG

Dr. Jack E. Norland

3

NRM 654

Wetland Resources Management -- Principles of wetland systems, wetland management, wetland functions, wetland assessment, and wetland improvement.  Prereq:  RNG 336.

Dr. Edward (Shawn) DeKeyser

3

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 701

Terrestrial Resources Management -- Mangement and ecology of heterogeneous landscapes where ecosystem processes and human actvities interact as dynamic components. Prereq: BOT 660, 754

Dr. Edward (Shawn) DeKeyser

3

NRM 702

Natural Resources Management Planning -- Presentation of principles, practices and key policy issues of natural resources management and planning.

Dr. Jack E. Norland

3

NRM 720

Natural Resource Administration & Policy -- A comprehensive analysis of the theory of externalities and their application to the design of natural resources policy.  Prereq: ECON 681, NRM 702.

TBA

2

NRM 730

Environmental Law -- Overview of the subject of environmental law.

TBA

1


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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: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 3:54:17 PM