Nat Resources & Environment (NRE)

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NRE 111 Bison image  Living Systems4 Credit hours   

This course is designed to equip students to observe and create their own questions, test them, and continue the process of scientific inquiry related to living systems.

Attributes: Natural Sciences, Core II Natural Sciences
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NRE 120 Bison image  Discussions in Envrion Science3 Credit hours   

Critical thinking course designed to examine and explore issues in environmental science including protection of terrestrial and aquatic resources and production of energy and food for a growing population.

Attributes: Critical Thinking
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NRE 200 Introduction to Agriculture3 Credit hours   

This course will discuss scientific concepts essential to agriscience and examine practices, careers, and new directions in various fields in agriculture.

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NRE 212 Energy3 Credit hours   

The course introduces the students to the properties and the interfaces of biological and physical systems with emphasis on energy concepts, production and distribution in both systems.

Attributes: Natural Sciences
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NRE 220 Bison image  Human Dimensions of Nat Res3 Credit hours   

This course provides an overview of human-nature relationship from the perspective of conservation and natural resource management.

Attributes: Critical Thinking
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NRE 280 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

A course covering topics not treated in regular course offerings.

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NRE 281 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

A course covering topics not treated in regular course offerings.

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NRE 282 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

A course covering topics not treated in regular course offerings.

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NRE 283 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

A course covering topics not treated in regular course offerings.

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NRE 285 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Independent study for selected sophomores or advanced freshman under supervision of faculty; may be repeated only once.

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NRE 286 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Independent study for selected sophomores or advanced freshman under supervision of faculty; may be repeated only once.

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NRE 287 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Independent study for selected sophomores or advanced freshman under supervision of faculty; may be repeated only once.

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NRE 288 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Independent study for selected sophomores or advanced freshman under supervision of faculty; may be repeated only once.

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NRE 300 Principles of Soil Science3 Credit hours   

This course will examine the principles of soils, including origin, composition, classification, and physical, chemical, and biological properties and processes, as well as agricultural and environmental applications.

Pre-req: CHM 212 with a minimum grade of D.

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NRE 301 Principles of Soil Science Lab2 Credit hours   

A laboratory course that demonstrates the application of concepts introduced in NRE 300 Principles of Soil Science.

Pre-req: NRE 300 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D and CHM 212 with a minimum grade of D.

Concurrent PR: NRE 300
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NRE 302 Animal Production3 Credit hours   

This course will examine the principles of animal production through the application of anatomy, physiology, behavior, nutrition, reproduction, breeding, and genetics in the production and management of farm animals.

Pre-req: BSC 121 with a minimum grade of D.

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NRE 320 Nature Enviro Problems3 Credit hours   

The effects of human activity on ecological, political, economic, and cultural systems are examined. Particular attention is given to present human population growth, industrial activities, and energy availability.

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NRE 321 Resol Environ Problems3 Credit hours   

Students examine case studies of current environmental problems and propose methods of remediation. Cultural, political, economic, as well as ecological and physiographic factors are considered.

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NRE 322 Assess I: Terrestrial Systems4 Credit hours   

Use of scientific procedure and current technology to characterize and quantify sensitive elements of terrestrial ecosystems and to assess human impact on these systems.

Pre-req: (IST 111 or NRE 111) or BSC 104 or BSC 120.

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NRE 323 Assessment II: Aquatic Ecology4 Credit hours   

Use of scientific procedures and current technology to characterize and quantify sensitive elements of aquatic ecosystems and to assess human impact on these systems.

Pre-req: IST 111 or NRE 111 or BSC 104 or BSC 120.

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NRE 400 Soil Fertility/Plant Nutrition4 Credit hours   

This course will examine properties of soil fertility, its relationship to plan nutrition, and practices in nutrient management and fertilizer application.

Pre-req: BSC 121 with a minimum grade of D and NRE 300 with a minimum grade of D.

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NRE 401 Horticulture4 Credit hours   

This course will examine the principles and practices in horticulture and apply these practices through a semester service project.

Pre-req: BSC 121 with a minimum grade of D and NRE 310 with a minimum grade of D.

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NRE 402 Sustainable Agriculture3 Credit hours   

This course will examine the principles of sustainable agriculture and its relationship with natural resources while identifying challenges to agricultural sustainability and frontiers in the field.

Pre-req: NRE 200 with a minimum grade of D.

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NRE 403 Agricultural Entomology4 Credit hours   

Globally, insects have tremendous impacts on agriculture. This course introduces students to insects and their roles in agriculture including integrated pest management and pollination ecology.

Pre-req: BSC 121 with a minimum grade of D.

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NRE 423 GIS and Data Systems3 Credit hours   

Course focuses on the relationships among the scientific method, data structures, and geographic images. Students relate hypothesis formation and databases through the development of ARCMap documents.

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NRE 425 Water Policy and Regulations3 Credit hours   

Examination of how aquatic resources are protected for humans and species of concern by current regulatory framework.

Attributes: No Textbook Required
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NRE 431 Aquatic Toxicology4 Credit hours   

This course will introduce students to the principles of aquatic toxicology including regulations driving biological criteria, development of laboratory toxicity testing and test methodology.

Pre-req: BSC 105 with a minimum grade of D or BSC 121 with a minimum grade of D or IST 323 with a minimum grade of D or NRE 323 with a minimum grade of D.

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NRE 435 Biomonitoring4 Credit hours   

Biomonitoring is the use of organisms to assess habitat and water quality of a stream. Current aquatic biomonitoring focuses on the utilization of benthic invertebrates and fishes communities.

Pre-req: BSC 120 or IST 323 or NRE 323.

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NRE 470 ES Internship3 Credit hours   

A supervised internship in an area of natural resources and the environment.

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NRE 480 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

A course covering topics not treated in regular course offerings.

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NRE 481 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

A course covering topics not treated in regular course offerings.

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NRE 482 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

A course covering topics not treated in regular course offerings.

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NRE 483 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

A course covering topics not treated in regular course offerings.

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NRE 485 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Independent study for selected juniors and seniors under supervision of faculty; may be repeated only once.

Attributes: No Textbook Required
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NRE 486 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Independent study for selected juniors and seniors under supervision of faculty; may be repeated only once.

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NRE 487 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Independent study for selected juniors and seniors under supervision of faculty; may be repeated only once.

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NRE 488 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Independent study for selected juniors and seniors under supervision of faculty; may be repeated only once.

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NRE 490 ES/NRRM Capstone Prep3 Credit hours   

Prepares students for the senior project, internship experience, and for careers beyond graduation. Life skills are introduced by building on communication, organization, and project management skills (capstone).

Attributes: No Textbook Required
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NRE 491 Bison image  ES Senior Capstone3 Credit hours   

Students develop and complete a research project under the direction of a faculty member in the NRE department (capstone).

Pre-req: NRE 490.

Attributes: Capstone Course, No Textbook Required
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