Natural Resources Management (NRM)

100 Introduction to Natural Resource Management (3) Survey of natural resources management career opportunities; a history of resource management; forests, wildlife, soils, and recreation components; government and private management entities; commercial, conservation, and preservation philosophies of land management discussed.

101 Wildlife, Conservation, and Environmental Issues (3) This course is intended for students enrolled in curricula other than Natural Resources Management who are interested in wildlife and conservation issues. Includes a review of wildlife and resource history and a survey of current resources at global, national, and regional scales. Issues will be discussed including biological diversity and endangered species, pollution and habitat loss, values of natural resources to humans, and human philosophies and perspectives on conservation. Not intended for Natural Resources Management majors.

200 Interpretive Tours—Practicum (2) Application of interpretive methods off-campus in cooperation with other agencies such as Tennessee State Parks, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Historical Society, National Park Service, etc. Students will assist in giving conducted tours and work on special projects and reports. Prereq: Instructor’s approval.

210 Mediating Environmental Conflicts (3) A communications and critical thinking course involving current conservation issues—relating to forestry, wildlife, fisheries, agriculture (and other land use), human population growth, air and water pollution, as well as other natural resource concerns. This course will involve interpersonal, oral, and thinking skills leading to mediating environmental conflicts. There will be active group interaction and student participation during class. Open to all students, regardless of major.

230 International Travel Studies in Agriculture and Natural Resources (1-3) International travel course to study topics in Agriculture and Natural Resources. Requires travel to another country, oral and written reports. May be repeated one time for credit. (Same as AGRI 230.) Pass/Fail grading basis. Prereq: Instructor’s approval.

301-302 Special Problems (1, 1) Independent study projects for students exhibiting special interest and abilities in selected subject areas. Written project outline and report of results required. Taught only by arrangement prior to registration.

350 Environmental Regulation (3) Students will be introduced to environmental regulation and the role of environmental professionals in the workplace. Emphasis will be placed on the interrelationships among businesses, federal and state regulatory programs. Examples will come from current regulatory programs and emerging areas on concern. The perspective will be that of environmental professionalism including responsibilities and ethics. Prereq: Junior standing.

375 Environmental and Agricultural Law (3) Survey of law and its application to agricultural and natural resource management. Property, contracts, torts, drainage, and water rights. Environmental law, land tenure, employment, forms of business organization, estate planning, regulatory law, and other selected topics. (Same as AGEC 375.)

390 Natural Resources Management Seminar (2) Assessment of personal and academic potential for professional careers by the Agriculture and Natural Resources Management graduate. Efforts directed toward preparing for, interviewing, and securing a position. Critiques of related extra curricular events. Survey of the history, philosophy, and ethics of Agriculture and Natural Resources Management and crucial issues affecting agriculture and natural resources. Students are required to write reports and present professional oral presentations. Prerequisites: Junior standing. (Same as AGRI 390.)

401-402 (601-602) Research Participation (3, 3) Application of the scientific method of inquiry to solution of problems through student involvement with faculty in research projects. Presentation of written project outline and written and oral reports required. Taught only by arrangement prior to registration. Prereq: Senior standing minimum GPA of 2.75.

410 (610) Farm Forestry (3) Principles of forestry and management of small private tracts of forestland. Multiple uses of these forests and how to market and harvest products from them. How to protect them, improve their quality and keep records.

420 Supervised Field Experience (6, 8) Minimum of one semester (or two semesters for eight hours credit) of supervised study and experience cooperative with approved University biological stations, governmental agencies, or private enterprises at off-campus locations. Term paper describing application of resource management techniques required. Joint evaluations by on-the-job and academic supervisors.

450 (650) Dynamics and Development of Leadership in Natural Resources Management (3) A study of the dynamics, strategies, and parliamentary procedure skills needed by leaders of occupational, civic, and social organizations. Practical approaches through group interactions and participation. A detailed examination of organizations and individuals within organizations. Students are required to write reports and give oral presentations. Prereq: Junior standing. [Same as AGRI 450 (650)]

461 Selected Topics in Natural Resources Management (1) Current and historical topics in natural resources management. Review of literature on classic natural resource issues. Subjects determined by instructor. Active student participation including oral and written presentations. This course cannot be substituted for BIOL 410-411. Prereq: Major in Natural Resources Management, or Biology, or have instructor’s approval.