NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (NRM-580)

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.

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 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 oral, thinking and interpersonal skills leading to mediating environmental conflicts. There will be active group interaction and student participation during class. Open to all students, regardless of major.

220 Wildlife Damage Management (3) Philosophies, principles and concepts related to practical management of wildlife-human conflicts. Includes basic information on the use of traps, toxicants, repellents, exclusion, and other wildlife damage control methods that help resolve damage to property and threats to human health and safety. An integrated management approach is used, considering various techniques along with biological, economic and socio-cultural aspects. Students will weigh these considerations, then use a Wildlife Damage Management Decision Model in formulating management approaches for real-world wildlife conflict situations.

230 International Travel Studies in Agriculture and Natural Resources (1-3) International travel course to study topics in Agricultural Business, Agricultural Science, Agricultural Education, Animal Science, Plant and Soil Science, Professional Grounds Management, Environmental Management, Park and Recreation Administration, Soil and Water Conservation, and Wildlife Biology. Requires travel to another country, oral and written reports. May be repeated one time for credit. (Same as Agric 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.

320 White-tailed Deer (1) A complete study of white-tailed deer including biology, behavior, management, history, social impacts and damage control. Status of the population in Tennessee, food habits, management scenarios throughout the country will be considered, along with taxonomy of the species throughout its range.

330 Wildlife Biopolitics (1) Involves the study of special interest/political influences on wildlife management techniques and administration. It specifically outlines cases of management decisions in the Southeast involving big game, small game, furbearers and waterfowl.

340 Wildlife Law Enforcement and Public Relations (3) Fundamentals and general principles of local, state and federal laws and regulations governing natural resources and their management. Principles and practices of interacting with the public. Prereq: Be enrolled in Wildlife Biology or instructor's approval.

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 Ag Econ 375)

390 Natural Resources Management Seminar (2) Assessment of personal and academic potentials 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 Ag 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.

431 Wildlife Management Techniques (4) Active participation with approved governmental agencies or private enterprises in implementing wildlife management practices in parks, wildlife refuges, hunting preserves, or other areas. Evaluation by on-the-job and academic supervisors. May be taken in lieu of NRM 420.

441 Forensic Techniques in Wildlife Biology (3) Investigative techniques of collecting preserving and utilizing evidence involving violation of wildlife laws. Includes hair and tissue identification, osteology, wound examination, ballistics, cause and time of death, collecting and handling evidence and expert witness in court. Prereq: Wildlife Biology or instructor's approval.

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 Ag 450/650.)

451 Terrestrial Wildlife Management (3) Current principles and practices of management of wild game and non-game mammals and birds in terrestrial habitats. Includes biology, food habits, behavior, history, and economic impacts. Planning, designing, and budgeting wildlife management plans from a private and public land perspective are included. Two- hour lecture and one lab. Prereq: Be enrolled in Wildlife Biology or instructor's approval.

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 Resource Management, or Biology, or instructor's approval.


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