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Environment and Natural Resources

Ecology of Infectious Disease

This course provides an introduction to the ecology of infectious diseases. We will investigate infectious disease transmission and control in single- and multi-host systems and for vector-borne diseases. Prereq: One undergraduate-level Biology course; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for PubHEHS 5335 or VetPrev 5335. Cross-listed in PubHEHS and VetPrev.

Conducting Your Internship in the School of Environment and Natural Resources

SENR strives to provide opportunities for students to develop the critical competencies and technical knowledge and skills that employers demand in the job market and that are necessary for student success in their chosen field. This class provides students the structure to complete the initial requirements of their internship experience and begin reflecting on that experience. Prereq: Internship approval, and permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 4 completions. This course is graded S/U.

Root and Rhizosphere Ecology

The rhizosphere mediates plant nutrient acquisition, sustains microbial communities, contributes to disease suppression, and regulates global nutrient cycles, directly impacting crop production and ecosystem services. This course will provide an overview of root morphology, root production and turnover, rhizosphere communities, nutrient cycling and rhizosphere responses to climate change.

Career Development and Success

Professional development course for SENR majors. The purpose of the course is to help students explore career options and next steps, develop career-specific skills such as interviewing, networking, and resume development, and to connect students with professionals in the field. Prereq: Soph standing or above, and enrollment in ENR major.

Design of Natural Resource Studies

This is a discussion-driven course that will emphasize student understanding of different types of study design, critical considerations when designing studies, and appropriate analytical approaches and inferential frameworks. The course is practical in that students can use this course as an opportunity to develop or flesh out the design of a study relevant to their graduate research.


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