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Curriculum for Master's Degree in Plant Science

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    Core Courses All students within the major are required to take the following courses. 29-551 Experimental Design 3 29-560 Research Problem in area of Specialization 3 29-561 Thesis Research 6 29-572 Department Seminar attendance required each semester, credit given during the semester that the theses research is presented. 1     13 Elective Courses (18 hours) Other Graduate level courses by advisement. 23-501 Organismal Biology 3 23-502 Cell and Molecular Biology 3 23-504 Population Biology 3 23-611 Advanced Genetics 3 23-641 Evolution of Vascular Plants 3 24-521 Biochemistry 3 29-511 Plant Breeding 3 29-531 Crop Biochemistry, Physiology, Ecology 3 29-541 Plant Anatomy and Morphology 3 29-581 Advanced Forage and Minor Crop Rroduction and Utilization 3  

Curriculum for Master's Degree in Natural Resources

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  Core Courses All students within the major are required to take the following courses. 23-504 Population Biology 3 29-560 Research Problem in area of Specialization 3 29-561 Thesis Research 6 29-572 Department Seminar attendance required each semester, credit given during the semester that the theses research is presented. 1     13 Elective Courses (18 hours) Other Graduate level courses by advisement. 23-501 Organismal Biology 3 23-502 Cell and Molecular Biology 3 23-611 Advanced Genetics 3 23-641 Evolution of Vascular Plants 3 24-521 Biochemistry 3 29-511 Plant Breeding 3 29-531 Crop Biochemistry, Physiology, Ecology 3 29-541 Plant Anatomy and Morphology 3 29-581 Advanced Forage and Minor Crop Production and Utilization 3  

Master's Program in Natural Resources Course Descriptions

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    30-502. HABITAT MANAGEMENT AND RESTORATION: THEORY. An exploration of advanced theory and methodology for the establishment, maintenance and restoration of aquatic and terrestrial habitats. 3 credit hours. 30-503. HABITAT MANAGEMENT AND RESTORATION: PRACTICE. Application of theory and methodology presented in the theory course to field projects involving data collection and interpretation. 3 credit hours. 29-504. ADVANCED AQUACULTURE. Advanced aquaculture will include environmental, social and legal considerations; various culture systems; water quality management (as related to organism cultured and system type); feeds and nutrition; health management; and economics and marketing. The course will include literature research and research projects as well as assigned laboratory work. Three hours lecture and one two hour laboratory per week. 4 credit hours. 29-505. AQUATIC ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY. A study of the basic physiological systems in fishes and crustaceans and their relationships to development, growth and reproduction. Three hours lecture and one two hour laboratory per week. 4 credit hours. 29-506. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN. A study of the use of advanced experimental designs in planning, analyzing and interpreting experimental data. Three one-hour class periods per week. Prerequisite: 3 credits in statistics/biometrics. 3 credit hours. 29-507. RESEARCH PROBLEM IN AREA OF SPECIALIZATION. A special problems course designed to provide research training in the area of the students field of study and specifically related to the needs of their research program. 3 credit hours. 29-508. DEPARTMENT SEMINAR. A seminar, meeting once per week with faculty and student presentations on their research and/or other relative scientific topics. 1 credit hour. 29-642. ADVANCED WILDLIFE BIOLOGY. Advanced study of wildlife populations including the application of computers to field data analysis and theoretical models. Research techniques of project planning, record keeping, wildlife literature review, and scientific writing. Environmental management using remote sensing and reconnaissance field mapping, habitat analysis and evaluation, sustained yield, and wildlife damage control. Prerequisite Natural Resources 403. 3 credit hours. 29-643. MARINE BIOLOGY. A broad overview of the biota of marine environments, examining the ecological structure and function of oceanic, coastal, and estuarine habitats. Aspects of physical, chemical, and geological oceanography will also be covered pertinent to biological communities and adaptations. Lectures, demonstrations, laboratories and two-weekend field trips. Prerequisites: Natural Resources 205 or consent of instructor. 3 credit hours. 29-644. WETLANDS BIOLOGY. A broad overview of the ecological structure and function of wetlands environments, emphasizing comparisons of different wetland types in terms of hydrology, soils, biogeochemistry, biota, and ecological processes. Human interactions with wetlands will be examined in terms of wetlands values and functions, delineation, classification, inventory, regulations, mitigation, compensation, and management. Lectures, demonstrations, laboratories, and two weekend field trips. Prerequisites: Natural Resources 205 or consent of instructor. 3 credit hours.    

Graduate Degree Programs

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The road to finding the career you want can be challenging, but it is easier with the right education and training. Such is the case with the education and training you will receive with a Masters degree in either Plant Science, Natural Resources, Animal Science or Agriculture Education (MAT) from Delaware State University.  Students in these programs work closely with the faculty in their fields of study and interact with local specialists from federal and state agencies and organizations including NOAA, DNREC, USDA-ARS and the Delaware Department of Agriculture to gain vital knowledge and experience.  The Department of Agriculture & Natural Resources offers the following master's degree programs.   Degree programs Animal Science Natural Resources Plant Science       

Undergraduate Degree Programs

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The Department of Agriculture & Natural Resources offers undergraduate study in agriculture & natural resources with concentrations in:   Degree programs & Career Opportunities Agri-business Animal & Poultry Science Environmental Science Equine Business Management General Agriculture Fisheries Management Plant Science (Agronomy) Plant Science (Horticulture) Pre-Veterinary Medicine Wildlife Management      Academic Policies Each Departmental major is required to earn a "C" grade or better in all courses in the major field. Departmental majors cannot earn more than one "D" grade in any course designated as a Major Support Course.   D's in Major Courses: Students may not earn a "D" in any major course. Major courses are courses with the "AGRI/NTRS" prefix designation (for example AGRI-404/NTRS-314).   D's in Major Support Courses: Students may graduate with no more than one "D" in major support courses. Each option area will designate major support courses. All other requirements must be satisfied to qualify for graduation.   Add/drop monitoring: The Department encourages students to work hard to avoid the need to drop a course. If a student decides to drop a course, the student will be asked to complete an add/drop slip, to obtain the advisor's signature or initials, and the signature of the Department chair. The student must sign an add/drop release which states: "The Department cannot guarantee that the course you are dropping will be offered again within the next academic year. By signing this release, I acknowledge that I understand that dropping this course may delay the completion of my degree by one or more semesters."   Admissions To be admitted to the Department of Agriculture & Natural Resources, you must meet general admission requirements of the university. The department is looking for students who have interest in sciences and human health, and would like working with people.   Financial Aid & Scholarships A variety of scholarships, federal and state grants, student loans, and work-study opportunities are available to qualified students. For application forms, call the Financial Aid Office at 302-857-6250.  

Undergraduate Degree Programs

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PROGRAMS The Department of Human Ecology offers undergraduate study in three major areas: Food and Nutritional Science Textiles and Apparel Studies Consumer Science   Food and Nutritional Science (FNS) The Food and Nutritional Science (FNS) program is housed in the Department of Human Ecology at Delaware State University. The FNS program prepares students for further studies in nutritional sciences, public health, preventive medicine, medical, dental and pharmacy schools, nutrigenomics, and sports nutrition. A baccalaureate degree in Food and Nutritional Science is conferred upon completion of a minimum of 125 hours of course work.The Food and Nutritional Science program offers a concentration in Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for the practice of dietetics. The Didactic Program in Dietetics fulfills the academic requirement set by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) for students pursuing the Registered Dietician (RD) credential. Delaware State University’s DPD program is granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition, and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. However, the DSU DPD program is currently on Probationary Accreditation (see attachment). The DPD curriculum prepares graduates for the task of providing science-based nutrition information that is essential to the health and well being of individuals. The program encourages students to continue lifetime professional learning and ethical practice in the profession of dietetics. Students are advised to continue the DPD program by achieving: 1. A GPA of 3.0 or above throughout the course of studies 2. A minimum grade of “C” in all supporting and core coursework Students are issued a Verification Statement after successful completion of the DPD program and upon obtaining a B.S. degree in FNS with a minimum GPA of 3.0. A Verification Statement confirms the successful completion of the ACEND requirements for supervised Dietetic Practice in an accredited Dietetic Internship program. To become a Registered Dietician students must: Successfully complete a B.S. degree in FNS with the option in Didactic Program in Dietetics Complete a supervised practice dietetic internship (currently 1200 hours) Pass the National Registration Examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Complete continuing professional education to maintain registration In addition to RD credentialing, many states have regulatory laws for dietitians and nutrition practitioners.  State requirements are met through the same education and training required to become a RD. Click here for more information PROGRAM MISSION The mission of DSU’s Didactic Program in Dietetics is consistent with that of the Department of Human Ecology and the University. The program’s core mission is to prepare graduates for supervised practice through a Dietetic Internship (DI) and/or graduate studies and/or professional studies. Further, the DPD seeks to help students build the culture of the dietetic profession and foster competence in dealing with diverse populations, and enhance their investigative skills in food and health for the provision of quality care and health of clients. Students who successfully completed the DPD program, and who could not complete a dietetic internship, should be aware that the program provides adequate foundation knowledge and competency for several careers including foodservice management in institutions and restaurants, food and pharmaceutical sales, consumer relations, education and Cooperative Extension system employment. PROGRAM GOAL AND OBJECTIVES The goal of the DPD is compatible with its philosophy/mission and that of the Department and University.  The goal of the DPD is to provide a program of study that prepares students for successful performance in supervised practice, graduate study and/or gainful employment in the field of dietetics or a related field. Objective 1:  Develop a program of study addressing all ACEND core knowledge objectives (KRDs). Objective 2:  Maintain student enrollment to ensure program viability. Objective 3:  Ensure student academic progress and program completion. Objective 4:  Maintain competitive Registration Examination pass rates. Objective 5:  Prepare students for supervised practice. Objective 6:  Maintain a competitive program effectively preparing students for employment or post graduate programs. Curriculum The DPD curriculum is designed to provide foundation knowledge, skills and competencies for dietetic practice. The curriculum covers the food and food systems; the physical and biological sciences; and the social sciences: The food and food systems foundation is covered in: The Principles And Analysis Of Food Preparation, Quantity Food System Management And Institutional Food Service courses. Course content includes modification and evaluation of recipes, menus development and sensory evaluation of food products for a diverse group of consumers.   The physical and biological science foundation is covered in: Organic Chemistry, Nutritional Biochemistry, Physiology, Microbiology, Statistics, Nutrient Metabolism, And Nutrition Through The Lifespan courses.   The behavioral and social science foundation is covered in: Nutrition Education & Counseling, Introduction To Psychology Or Introduction To Sociology, And Macroeconomics courses. Financial Aid and Scholarships A variety of scholarships, federal and state grants, student loans, and work-study opportunities are available to qualified students. For application forms, call the Financial Aid Office at (302) 857-6250. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers scholarships to encourage eligible students to enter the field of dietetics. Students enrolled in their junior year in a ACEND-accredited program may apply for an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics scholarship. Scholarships are also available for students in dietetic internships and graduate studies. For information on scholarship availability and the application process, contact the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995. Phone: 312-899-0040 Ext. 5400. Website: www.eatright.org/acend. Employment Opportunities Employment opportunities for dieticians/nutritionists is expected to increase significantly due to expanding health care services, population growth and aging, greater health consciousness and the need for disease prevention, and management of diet-related diseases through nutrition. Individuals with Registered Dietician credentials are hired in services/positions such as: Community nutrition programs  Food Service Director or Consultant to major food industries  Sport nutrition or weight management  Sales agents: Food products, equipment, nutritional products, pharmaceuticals  Research: Food & pharmaceutical industries, universities & hospitals  Classroom teaching  Wellness and health programs  School Food Service and Nutrition Education  Food safety and food inspection  Diabetes care, and cardiovascular and renal education  Public policy development for local, state and federal government General Information Some states require licensure or certification to practice dietetics Enjoy helping people and working with healthcare professionals Learn the fundamentals of human relations and group dynamics Develop interviewing and counseling techniques Develop effective communication skills Develop ability to work independently and as part of a team Develop computer skills; computers and other technologies are becoming more prevalent in dietetics practices Nutrition: What can I do with this Degree? FAQs about Dietetics   Textiles and Apparel Studies (TAS) The TAS program provides students opportunity to develop professional skills in communication, analytical thinking, teamwork, and ethical behavior that sustain graduates as they apply management and marketing theory, and business principles to the global fashion industry. Students in the TAS program have opportunities to develop knowledge of retail functions, merchandising principles, forecasting trends, and textile selection and evaluation. Majors are required to complete an approved internship after completion of all junior level fashion merchandising courses. TAS graduates are prepared to address the production, distribution and consumption of textile and apparel products from a variety of perspectives: global, economic, social, political, technological and marketing. Students have the opportunity to participate in summer internship at collaborative industries in the nation, earning variable credit hours. Summer internships with industries provide students hands-on experience in design, and fashion merchandising, and exposure to new products. A Baccalaureate degree is conferred upon completion of 34 credit hours of general education courses, 42 credit hours of supporting courses and 49 credit hours of TAS courses. Consumer Science (CS) A specialization in Consumer Science provides students knowledge in consumer affairs. Students are expected to develop strength in business and economics, education and communications. Consumer Science studies prepare our graduates for career opportunities in consumer affairs, banking, consumer education, community and government agencies, including consumer advocacy groups. Graduates in consumer sciences serve as important liaison function; representing consumer’s viewpoint to the company or agencies. A Baccalaureate degree is conferred upon completion of 34 credit hours of general education courses, 42 credit hours of supporting courses and 49 credit hours of CS courses.

Human Ecology Outreach Programs

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  An important mission of the Department of Human Ecology as a component of the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences is to fulfill the land-grant functions of teaching, research and extension. The Department of Human Ecology in partnership with DSU Cooperative Extension Programs, conducts outreach activities aimed at disseminating research findings and beneficial information to Delaware residents. Paramount among these activities is the Youth Cooking and Nutrition Counseling workshop for high school students. The cooking workshop provides students an opportunity to gather knowledge about food safety, kitchen safety, and to learn how to prepare nutritious and delicious meals. Student Organizations The department helps students develop professionally as well as socially through participation in student organizations. The organizations listed below enable you to get to know your fellow students better and other professionals in your field. The Fashion Merchandising club organizes several field trips to fashion centers in the United States and Fashion shows at DSU campus. Fashion Merchandising Club Student Chapter of America Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Student Dietetic Association Nutrition Club  

Human Ecology Faculty and Staff

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Our faculty members are nationally and internationally known for their expertise. Faculty members have records of accomplishments, some of which are demonstrated in published peer review journals. The department promotes intra- and inter-departmental collaboration for the purpose of attracting external funds that can be used to support programs and academically talented students. Food and Nutritional Science Program Samuel A. Besong, Professor & Chairperson PhD, Animal Science (Nutrition), University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY MS, Animal Science (Nutrition), University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY BS, Agriculture, Berea College, Berea, KY Carol Giesecke, PhD, RD, Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics PhD, Nutrition, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA RD, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA MS, International Nutrition, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York BS, Secondary Education/Chemistry, Slippery Rock State College, Slippery Rock, PA Qian Jia, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor PhD, Nutrition, Texas A&M University MS, Cell Biology, Beijing Normal University, China BS, Biology Education, Shaxi Normal University, China Jung-lim Lee, PhD, Assistant Professor PhD, Food Science & Biotechnology, Kyung-Hee University, Seoul, Korea MS, Food Science & Biotechnology, Kyung-Hee University, Seoul, Korea BS, Food Science & Biotechnology, Han-Kyung National University, Korea ​Stephen Lumor, PhD, Assistant Professor Post-Doctorate, Food & Nutrition, University of Minnesota PhD, Food Science & Technology, University of Georgia MS, Food Science & Technology, University of Georgia BSc, Biochemistry, University of Ghana Textiles and Apparel Studies Program Mopelola Adegoke, PhD, Associate Professor, Coordinator, CTFM Internship PhD, Family and Consumer Science Education, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa MS, Textile and Clothing, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa BS, Home Economics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa Jungmi Oh, PhD, Associate Professor PhD, Clothing and Textile, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida MS, Clothing and Textile, Sungshin Women’s University, Seoul, Korea BS, Clothing and Textile, Sungshin Women’s University, Seoul, Korea  

Human Ecology Research Facilities

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  The department is equipped with a teaching food laboratory that provides students with hands-on experience. Students develop skills in diet planning and the development of new foods. The Foods Lab contains equipment for preparation and sensory evaluation of food products. The sensory evaluation section of the lab contains specialized carrels that are used for evaluation of products prepared in the lab. A Nutrient Analysis Computer Laboratory, adjacent to the Foods Lab, is used to calculate the nutrients in diets and recipes. The Textiles and Apparel Studies laboratory is equipped with state-of-the art equipment. Students develop skills in design and development of new products. The Gerber Computer Aid Design (CAD) equipment is the state-of-the-art equipment that helps students to develop skills in designing and product development. Research support services include the university library and the computing room with access to Internet.

Natural Resources Course Descriptions

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30-103. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE. 3:2:2 Course description goes here. Credit, three hours. 30-103. NATURAL RESOURCES AND PARK MANAGEMENT. 3:2:2 Course description goes here. Credit, three hours. 30-104. COMPUTER LITERACY. 3:3:0 The graduate in agriculture and natural resources must be computer literate. Training that utilizes application in agriculture or natural resources results in a higher degree of learning and a higher level of comfort. Credits, three hours. 30-105. BASIC ECOLOGY. 3:2:2 The study of the fundamental relationships between the living and non-living worlds, with special emphasis on man's place in nature. Prerequisites: Biology 100, 101, 102, or consent of instructor. Not offered for credit to majors in Biology, Agriculture, and Natural Resources. Two lectures, and one two-hour laboratory and field trips. Credit, three hours. 30-106. URBAN ECOLOGY 3:3:0 Ecological relationships of the urban environment, with special emphasis on the biological effects of domestic and industrial pollution, population density and urban resources. Prerequisite: Biology 100 or 101-102. Credit, three hours. 30-111. DENDROLOGY AND TREE IDENTIFICATION. 3:2:2 Systematic experience in the identification of principle forest trees of North America including special emphasis on the trees of the Delmarva Peninsula. Lectures, demonstrations and laboratories. Credit, three hours. 30-112. INTRODUCTION TO FORESTRY. 3:3:0 A study of the history and development of the nation's forest resources, forest policies: the management, development and protection of forests and related resources; and the training, experience, judgments and scientific tools needed to effectively manage these natural resources. Lectures, demonstrations and laboratory. Credit, three hours. 30-202. MICROCLIMATOLOGY. 3:3:0 A study of the climate near the ground. Influence for vegetation, snow, fog and topography on microclimates. Agricultural and medical implications. Microclimate of cities. Offered in alternate spring semesters. Credit, three hours. 30-203. INTRODUCTION TO URBAN FORESTRY. 3:3:0 A study of the management of tree communities in and around human settlements ranging from small rural communities and suburban neighborhoods, metropolitan parks and downtown areas. Lectures, demonstrations and laboratories (including weekends). Offered in alternate years. Credit, three hours. 30-205. ECOLOGY. 4:3:2 The study of organisms in relation to their environment. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory period per week. The course includes 3 weekend field trips. Offered in fall semesters. Prerequisites: Biology 101-102, or consent of instructor. Credit, four hours. 30-261. AQUACULTURE. 3:3:0 A study of the farming and husbandry of fish and other aquatic organisms throughout the world, with emphasis on North American species and practices. The laboratory includes hand-on activities and field trips to production sites. Prerequisites: General Biology 102, Ecology 205, Chemistry 102, or consent of instructor. Credits, three hours. 30-311. MAMMALOGY. 3:3:0 The identification, classification, distribution, evolution, and life history of mammals. Prerequisites: Biology 100, 101-102, or consent of the instructor. Credit, three hours. 30-312. ORNITHOLOGY. 3:2:2 A study of the field identification, ecology, and biology of the birds of the Delaware-Maryland-Virginia area. The course includes weekly field trips. Prerequisites: Biology 100, 101-102, or consent of the instructor. Credit, three hours. 30-313. LIMNOLOGY. 3:2:2 A study of the biological, chemical, and physical factors in streams and lakes, and the effects of these factors upon water and upon aquatic organisms. Prerequisites: Biology 101-102 and Chemistry 101-102, or consent of the instructor. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week. Credit, three hours. 30-314. ICHTHYOLOGY. 3:3:0 The identification, classification, distribution, evolution, and life history of fishes. Prerequisite: Biology 201 or consent of the instructor. Credit, three hours. 30-321. BIOMETRICS. 3:3:0 The application of statistical procedures to agriculture and natural resources. Data presentation and distribution measurements will be studied. Probability, simple correlation - regression, and analysis of variance will be included. Prerequisites: Mathematics 121 and 122 and Biology 101 and 102. Three one-hour lectures. Credit, three hours. 30-349. SCIENTIFIC WRITING. 1:1:0 Designed to inform students about writing in science, the nature of these presentations, their reliability, and critical considerations for the review, acceptance and use of such. It teaches how to write, how to analyze data, report results, as well as how to present such data in accurate and credible scientific reports, reviews and journal articles, among others. One one-hour lecture per week. Credit, one hour. 30-350. PROBLEMS TERRA ECOLOGY. 1:1:0 Discussion of topics of current interest. Presentation of student papers. Lectures, discussions, films, field trips. Credit, one hour per semester. 30-400. INTERPRETING THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT. 3:2:2 Course description goes here. Credit, three hours. 30-401. SOIL AND WATER MANAGEMENT. 3:2:2 A study of the theories and practices employed in managing soil and water. Coordination of soil and water uses to improve productivity and to prevent erosion depletion. Effects of pesticides, pollution and drought. Two one-hour lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week and an all-day field trip. Prerequisites: Natural Resources 205 and Agriculture 209 or the consent of the instructor. Credit, three hours. 30-402. VEGETATION MANAGEMENT. 3:2:2 Course description goes here. Credit, three hours. 30-403. WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT. 3:2:2 A study of the theories and applications of animal ecology pertaining to the management of natural populations and communities. Life history studies of selected wildlife species. Relationships of wildlife to ecosystems, including effects of pollution, pesticides, and habitat conditions. Two lectures and one two-hour laboratory. Offered in alternate spring semesters. Prerequisites: Natural Resources 205 or consent of the instructor. Credit, three hours. 30-404. FISHERIES SCIENCE. 3:3:0 A study of the environmental and biological factors related to the physiology and behavior of fishes. Prerequisites: Natural Resources 205, 321, or consent of the instructor. Credit, three hours. 30-405. PRINCIPLES OF FISHERIES MANAGEMENT. 3:3:0 A study of the capacities of aquatic environments required by fishes with emphasis on management problems typical of selected environments. Prerequisites: Natural Resources 205, 314, and 404 or consent of the instructor. Credit, three hours. 30-431. ECOSYSTEMS. 3:2:2 Course description goes here. Credit, three hours. 30-441-442. SENIOR RESEARCH PROJECT. 6:0:12 An opportunity to undertake a research project in Agriculture and Natural Resources. Prerequisite: Open to students with a 3.125 cumulative average in Agriculture and Natural Resources, overall cumulative average of 2.75, and senior standing in Agriculture and Natural Resources. Credit, six hours. 30-452. ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP. * Opportunity for practical experience in development and implementation of environmental education concepts from pre-school to adult. May be elected whenever offered. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Credit, one to three hours per semester. *Variable credit. 30-455. POPULATION-ENVIRONMENT CURRICULUM, K-12. The integration of a conceptual framework for population-environmental studies in school curriculum as a part of a program in environmental studies. Prerequisites: consent of instructor. Credit, three to six hours. 30-456. WETLANDS BIOLOGY. 3:3:0 A broad overview of the ecological structure and function of wetlands environment, emphasizing comparisons of different wetland types in terms of hydrology, soils, biogeochemistry, biota, and ecological processes. Human interactions with wetlands will be examined in terms of wetlands values and functions, delineation, classification, inventory, regulation, mitigation, compensation and management. Lectures, demonstrations, laboratories and two weekend field trips. Prerequisites: Ecology 205 or consent of instructor. Offered in alternate years. Credit, three hours. 30-462. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH. 3:2:2 Course description goes here. Credit, three hours. 30-464. NATURAL RESOURCES INTERNSHIP. Designed to give students first-hand, career related experience in a local state, or federal agency or organization. Internships must be planned with a faculty coordinator and a Field Supervisor in the semester prior to the actual placement. Qualified agency staff provide on-site supervision of the student, while the faculty coordinator monitors the Intern's progress and (in conjunction with the Field Supervisor) evaluates the Intern's work. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Standing. Credit, four to eight hours. 30-465. MARINE BIOLOGY. 3:2:2 A broad overview of the biota of marine environments, examining the ecological structure and function of oceanic, coastal and estuarine habitats. Aspects of physical, chemical and geological oceanography will also be covered, pertinent to biological communities and adaptations. Lectures, demonstrations, laboratories and two weekend field trips. Prerequisite: Ecology 205 and consent of instructor. Offered in alternate years. Credit, three hours. 30-466. ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY. 3:2:2 A course to integrate biology and chemistry into a useful approach to poisons and pollutants and their control. Methods are developed to express and measure toxicity, predict risks, and illustrate how laws and regulations are developed to communicate risks and control hazards. The students will learn to express the complex mechanics of statistics and to reduce armacodynamics to simple graphics representations. Lectures, demonstrations, laboratories and weekend field trips. Prerequisites: Chemistry 101-102 and Ecology 205. Offered in alternate years. Credit, three hours. 30-469. ECOLOGICAL LAND USE. 3:3:0 Theory and application of environmental planning from the standpoints of public and private interests. Major topics include terrain analysis and natural and social environments. These serve as the framework upon which the results of change are analyzed and provide suitable foci for the examination of case studies which are examined. Lectures, demonstrations, laboratories and weekend field trips. Prerequisite: Ecology 205 and Soils 208. Offered in alternate years. Credit, three hours. 30-472. AIR AND NOISE QUALITY. 3:3:0 A survey of air and noise quality factors in outdoor and indoor environments with emphasis on limiting the impacts on humans and other biological subjects. Basic techniques of monitoring, control, and mitigation, with special consideration of the "sick building syndrome" will be addressed. Lectures, demonstration, laboratories, and week-end field trips. Offered in alternate years. Credit, three hours. 30-474. INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE. 3:3:0 The fundamental study of ergonomics, chemical handling, ionizing radiation, environmental stress, and occupational diseases. Recognition of work-place hazards and safety limits; the importance of personal protection and ventilation systems. Offered in alternate years. Credit, three hours. 30-475. ENVIRONMENTAL AND WILDLIFE LAW. 3:3:0 A study of the development and enforcement of environmental law. Emphasis on the history of the molding of national and regional environmental policy concerns. Synoptic review of major international, national, regional, state and local environmental laws. Prerequisite: Ecology 205. Offered in alternate years. Credit, three hours. 30-484. ADVANCED WILDLIFE BIOLOGY. 3:2:2 Advanced study of wildlife populations including the application of computers to field data analysis and theoretical models. Research techniques of project planning, record keeping, wildlife literature review and scientific writing. Environmental management using remote sensing and reconnaissance field mapping, habitat analysis and evaluation, sustained yield, and wildlife damage and control. Prerequisite: Wildlife Management 403. Lectures, demonstrations, laboratories, and weekend field trips. Offered in alternate years. Credit, three hours.

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