NRM Course Descriptions

NRM Academic Term Trial Card

Course Number Course Description Instructor Credits
NRM 150 Natural Resources Management Orientation -- An introduction to natural resources management issues, concepts, and careers. Dr. Bruce Steele 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 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 462 Natural 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 Norland 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 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 662 Natural 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 Norland 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 -- Management and ecology of heterogeneous landscapes where ecosystem processes and human activities 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. Dr. Bruce Steele 2
NRM 730 Environmental Law -- Overview of the subject of environmental law. TBA 1