Pre-departure preparation for Iceland Study Abroad. Provides a general introduction to the country so that learning opportunities in-country will be maximized. Prereq: Accepted and committed to participate in the SENR Study Abroad Program in Iceland.
Environment and Natural Resources
In this course, students will gain a practical working understanding of landscape ecology, with the goals of understanding how landscape processes operate at different scales, knowing how to assess spatial patterns and processes, and understanding how landscape ecology principles and theory apply to natural resource assessment and management. Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor.
Explores important, relevant and leading-edge concepts in U.S. forest and public lands policy. Emphasizes political, legal, and administrative issues of federal and state lands, including forests, parks, rangelands, and wildlife refuges. Moderate proficiency with GIS expected. Prereq: 4000, or Grad standing.
This course develops practical skills in restoration ecology and gives the ability to implement restoration management plans. This includes invasive species control, planting native species, seed collection, soil seedbank assays, plant propagation, and ground preparation. Prereq: 3800.
Ecological principles applied to conservation and management of aquatic vertebrates. Principles of fisheries management including social and economic factors. Prereq: 3300, or permission of instructor.
This seminar course is designed for SUSTAINS Learning Community students to explore their interests within sustainability, learn about opportunities to be involved in campus and local community sustainability efforts, and connect with campus partners and faculty working and researching in the field. Students must be a part of the SUSTAINS Learning Community in order to take this seminar. Prereq: Must be in the SUSTAINS Learning Community. Repeatable to a maximum of 2 cr hrs. This course is graded S/U. Cross-listed in AEDEcon.
This course focuses on using psychology to change human behavior in service of sustainability. We will explore a variety of approaches for promoting pro-environmental behavior. You will learn how to design and evaluate behavioral intervention programs. Prereq: 3400 or Psych 1100, or permission of instructor.
Definition, classification, and practice of Ecological Engineering. Course explores ecological ecosystems, ecosystem restoration, and the utilization of natural processes to provide societal services and benefits to nature. Prereq: One course in Biology, Ecology, Engineering, or Geology, and Jr standing or above. Not open to students with credit for EnvEng 5310 or FABEng 5310. Cross-listed in EnvEng and FABEng.
Covers hydrologic processes in watersheds, including precipitation, evapotranspiration, infiltration, runoff, and streamflow. We will evaluate how watershed characteristics, climate, and land use control these processes. In addition, we will discuss and practice current physical, chemical, and computational techniques for characterizing the hydrologic functioning of watersheds. Prereq: Chem 1210, and Math 1151 or 1156.