Department of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences title

Course Descriptions for Agriculture Degrees

Listed courses may not be taught every semester ot every year. The department head and departmental advisors have information about projected course offerings for a semester/year.

 

Agribusiness

ABU 202, ABU 319, ABU 320, ABU 321, ABU 402, ABU 407, ABU 410,
ABU 412
, ABU 414, ABU 419, ABU 420, ABU 495

Agriculture

 
Courses common to all
Agriculture emphasis areas

AGR 107, AGR 175, AGR 325, AGR 400, AGR 401AGR 406, AGR 435

Emphasis in
Animal Science 

AGR 201A, AGR 303A, AGR 308A, AGR 310A, AGR 320A, AGR 340A
AGR 360AAGR 361AAGR 362A, AGR 363A, AGR 408AAGR 421A,
AGR 422A

Emphasis in
Natural Resources
Management

AGR 305N, AGR 321N, AGR 326N, AGR 417N, AGR 425N

Emphasis in 
Plant & Soil Science

AGR 102P, AGR 211P, AGR 306P, AGR 309P, AGR 312P, AGR 313P,
AGR 323P, AGR 324PAGR 328P, AGR 329P, AGR 404P, AGR 409P
AGR 414P

Biotechnology

BT 212, BT 232, BT 350, BT 351, BT 380, BT 395

Environmental Science

ENV 103, ENV 104L, ENV 202*, ENV 301, ENV 302, ENV 312, ENV 315
ENV 400, ENV 401ENV 410, ENV 418*, ENV 425, ENV 435
* electives

Geospatial Information Science

GIS 208, GIS 301, GIS 308,GIS 316, GIS 411, GIS 416, GIS 420

Wildlife Management

WLM 320, WLM 330, WLM 420, WLM 430
Supportive courses
from other areas

 

ACC 246, BIO 103, BIO 104L, BIO 105, BIO 106, BIO 301, BIO308, BIO310
BIO 311, BIO 312, BIO 314, BIO 423BT 212CHM 101CHM 102, CHM 301, CHM 302, CHM 303, CHM 306; ;  MAT 113, MAT 114, MAT 117;  
PHY 101PHY 102

 

 Agribusiness

ABU 202   Intoduction to Agricultural Economics (2-4 credit hours, fall semester).   
Economic principles as they relate to agribusiness, agriculture, production activities, marketing activities, the behavior of consumers, the influence of non-farm agencies and institutions, and the role of government are studied and related to the agribusiness economy.
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ABU 319   Agriculture Programs and Policies (3 credit hours, fall semester, even years).
A study of the effect that govermental programs and policies have had on the price structure and competitiveness of agricultural products on the domestic and export markets. Prerequisite: ABU 202 and junior or senior standing.
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ABU 320   Marketing Agriculture Products (3 credit hours, spring semester, odd years).
Market development and agencies involved in concentration, dispersion, and equalization of products as they affect agricultural issues. Prerequisite: ABU 202 and junior or senior standing.
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ABU 321   Agricultural Price Analysis (3 credit hours, spring semester, even years).
Economic theory, data and statistics are used to describe agricultural price relationships and variations; factors causing price variation are determined; trend, cyclical, seasonal and random price movements are analyzed. Prerequisite: ABU 202 or ECO 202, MAT 117, BAD 200 or BAD 376.
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ABU 402   Environmental and Resource Economics (3 credit hours, spring semester, odd years).
Examination of economic aspects of natural resource use with regard to environmental quality issues. Prerequisite: ABU 202 or ECO 202.
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ABU 407   Agribusiness Internship (3-6 credit hours).
Supervised practical instruction in a public or private organization along with an academic component monitored by faculty. Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of instructor.
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ABU 410   Senior Seminar in Agribusiness (3 credit hours, spring semester).
A capstone course that synthesizes the contents of the courses in a major area and integrates them into a coherent content course. A term paper with a focus on an economic or business related topic is required. Prerequisite: Senior standing. This course is designated writing intensive.
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ABU 412   Farm Business Management (3 credit hours, fall semester, odd years).
The organization and management of farm business, including land, labor and capital for maximum income. Prerequisite: ABU 202 and junior or senior standing.
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ABU 414   Agribusiness Management (3 credit hours, fall semester, odd years).
Examination of the basic functions o fmanagement: planning, organiztion and controlling. Development of the understanding of agribusiness organizations and o fthe decision-making skills required in agribusiness management. Prerequisite: ABU 202.
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ABU 419   Agricultural Cooperatives (3 credit hours, fall semester, odd years).
Economic basis for cooperative action, structure of cooperatives, problems of membership, public relations, personnel, tax policies, financing and administrative policies. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.
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ABU 420   International Agriculture Marketing and Trade (3 credit hours, fall semester, odd
                       years).

Examination of international trade relations relevant to agriculture products. Emphasis will be on the development of modern trade theory, tariffs, non-tariff barriers, trade policies and regional trade arrangements. Topics relating to international monetary relations, such as balance of payments and foreign exchange rate determination. Prerequisite: ABU 202 or ECO 201.
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ABU 495   Special Topics in Agribusiness (1-3 credit hours).
Topic to be listed in course schedule. May enroll as topic changes.
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Agriculture

AGR 102P   Introduction to Plant Science (3 credit hours, spring semester).   
An introduction to crop plants including agriculture history, global distribution, fundamentals of crop process, crop-climate relation, principles of crop production and management. Two hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory.
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AGR 107   General Botany (4 credit hours, fall semester & lab fee).
Fundamental facts and principles of plant life. Form, structure, reproduction and life processes are emphasized. Three one-hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory.
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AGR 175   Special Topics (1-5 credit hours).
Topic to be listed in course schedule. May enroll again as topic changes. May not be used as a general education requirement. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor required.
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AGR 201A   Introduction to Animal Science (3 credit hours, spring semester).  
An overview of the livestock industry including animal products, breeding and genetics, physiology, nutrition, marketing and health. Three hours lecture.
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AGR 211P   Soils in our Environment (4 credit hours, spring semester).
Constitution of the soil and the various biological, chemical and physical processes as they relate to plant growth. Three hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: CHM 101 or 103 and CHM 104L or consent of instructor.
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AGR 303A   Principles of Nutrition (3 credit hours, fall & spring semesters).
Basic principles of nutrition for man and animals, sources and utilization of essential nutrients. Three hours lecture. Prerequisite: BIO 103 and 104L or CHM 101.
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AGR 305N  Wildlife Damage Management (3 credit hours, spring semester).
An overview of wilife as misplaced resources; wildlife damge and its measurement; social, ethical and human dimensions of damage management; present management practices; research on future management alternatives. Two hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory.
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AGR 306P   Horticulture (3 credit hours, spring semester, even years).
Fundamentals of horticulture crop management, classification, principles of production, preservation, utilization and management. Two hours lecture and one hour laboratory. Prerequisite: AGR 102P.
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AGR 308A   Beef & Dairy Cattle Production (3 credit hours, fall semester, even years).Current production methods involved in the development and operation of a livestock enterprise. Special emphasis on beef cattle with some consideration given to dairy cattle. Two hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: AGR 201A.
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AGR 309P   Environmental, Soil and Water Chemistry (3 credit hours, fall semester, odd years).
Study of basic soil, and water chemical properties and interactions, chemical behavior, and processes (natural and anthropogenic) in the environment. Two hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: AGR 211P and ENV 103.
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AGR 310A   Sheep and Goat Production (3 credit hours, spring semester, even years).
Current production methods involved in the development and operation of a sheep and goat enterprise. Two hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: Junior status or consent of instructor.
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AGR 312P   Agronomic Crops (3 credit hours, spring semester, even years).
Fundamentals of field crop management classification, principles of production, preservation, utilization and distribution. Two hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: AGR 102P.
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AGR 313P   Pastures and Forages (3 credit hours, fall semester, odd years).
Production, management and utilization of annual and perennial forage plants for pasture, hay and silage. Two hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: AGR 102P.
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AGR 320A   Companion Animal Breeding and Genetics (3 credit hours, spring semester).
Provides introductory information for students interested in a professional career in veterinary science, in the pet food and pet supply industry, as owners, breeders, exhibitors, groomers or as veterinary assistants. Management, reproduction, nutrition, physiology, as well as behavioral characteristics of selected companion animals will be discussed.
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AGR 321N   Natural Resource Management Conflict Resolution (3 credit hours, fall semester, odd
                         years).

The theory, methodolgy and application of management to natural resources. Prerequisite: ENV 103.This course is designated writing intensive.
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AGR 323P  Taxonomic Botany (4 credit hours, fall, even years & lab fee).
Historical surveys of various systems of classification, the principal groups being studied by collection of representative specimens. Two one-hour lectures and two two-hour laboratories. Prerequisite: BIO 103 and 104L and BIO 105 or 106 or AGR 107.
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AGR 324P   Soil Amendments and Environmental Quality (3 credit hours, spring semester, even
                         years).

The study of nutrient elements in soils as they relate to plant growth; worldwide use of fertilizers, their environmental impacts; the management and economics of soil amendments. Two hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: AGR 211P.
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AGR 325   Cooperative Education Program (Up to 9 credit hours).
There are two options:
(A) Practical work experience for a minimum duration of 26 weeks divided into two or mor eperiods. Students electing the cooperative program will spend summer (10 weeks) between their sophomore and junior years on a cooperative assignment. The second work experience would be in the fall semester (18 weeks) of their senior year.
(B) This may be used as an internship with a practical work experience for a minimum period of 10 weeks.
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AGR 326N   Ornithology (3 credit hours, spring semester, odd years).
An overview of the biology of birds, including anatomy, physiology, taxonomy and distribution, behavior, population community dynamics, ecology, origin, and evolution; emphasizes unique attributes of birds as animals. Two hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory.
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AGR 328P   Integrated Pest Management (3 credit hours, fall semester, even years).
Symptoms, causes and control of plant diseases and classificatio; identification, distribution, life cycle, economic impact and eradication of plant pests. Three hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: AGR 102P.
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AGR 329P  Plant Physiology (4 credit hours, fall semester, odd years & lab fee).
A study of the physiology of living plants. Three one-hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: BIO 103 and 104L, BIO 105 or 106 or AGR 107, and CHM 101 and 102 or CHM 103 and 205.
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AGR 340A   Principles of Horse Management (3credit hours, spring semester).
This course is designed for students who intend to be involved in the care, management and use of horses. The course content includes fundamental horse care, nutrition, behavior, reproduction, general health and disease prevention. Prerequisite: Junior status or consent of instructor.
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AGR 360A   Fundamentals of Aquaculture. (3 credit hours, fall semester).
This course covers basic principles of aquacultural production for human food and non-food purposes. Students will learn the aquaculture species commonly used for production, cross-breeding and selection; the nutritional and environmental requirements for optimum productivity and the effects of aquacultural production on land and water use.
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AGR 361A  Water Quality for Fish Culture (3 credit hours, fall semester).
This course provides an in-depth coverage of the fundamental principles of water quality in aquaculture production, including a discussion of basic physical, chemical and biological principles.  Three hours lecture.  Prerequisite:  CHM 101.
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AGR 362A  Aquatic Biology (3 credit hours, spring semester).Introduction to anatomical, physiological and life history adaptations of organisms to aquatic environments.  Three hours lecture.  Prerequisite:  BIO 103 and 104L.
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 AGR 363A  Breeding and Genetics of Aquatic Organisms (3 credit hours, fall semester).
Introduction to breeding methods employed to propagate aquatic organisms and methods concerning genetics used for conservation of allelic profiles, domestication through selection and ploidy manipulation.  Two hours lecture and one two-hour lab.  Prerequisite:  BIO 103 and 104L, CHM 101 and 102 or CHM 103 and 205.
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AGR 400  Research in Agriculture (2-4 credit hours, all semesters).
Individual research project in area of student's interest. This is to include a complete written report of the findings. May not enroll again. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
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AGR 401   Agriculture Seminar (1 credit hour, fall & spring semesters).
Oral reports on topics in agriculture.
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AGR 404P   Crop Systems (Capstone) (3 credit hours, spring semester, odd years).
A course in which students integrate the knowledge acquired during their education and synthesize solutions to current plant and soil science issues through different types of experiences. Three hours lecture. Prerequisite: Completion of 76 credits and consent of instructor.
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AGR 406   Special Topics in Agriculture (1-4 credit hours).
Topic to be listed in course schedule; may or may not include laboratory; may re-enroll as topic changes. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
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AGR 408A  Applied Animal Nutrition (3 credit hours, fall semester, odd years).Feeds and ration formulation and preparation to meet requirements for maintenance, growth and production of livestock. Two hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: AGR 201A and AGR 303A.
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AGR 409P   Plant Propagation (3 credit hours, fall semester, odd years).
Methods and techniques of propagating horticultural plants; the physiological and environmental factors essential for propagating horticultural plants. Two hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: AGR 102P.
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AGR 414P  Soil, Water and Air Conservation/Management (3 credit hours, fall semester, even
                   years).

Theoretical and practical aspects of contemporary methods of methods of conservation and management of soil, water, and air. Two hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: AGR 211P.
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AGR 417N   Wildlife Management Methods and Techniques (4 credit hours, fall semester, odd years).
Basic principles and practices of wildlife management; special emphasis on population and habitat control. Three hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory.
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AGR 421A   Fish Nutrition (3 credit hours, spring semester).
Provides an in-depth scientific basis for nutritional requirements for freshwater fish commonly used in U.S. aquacultural production systems. Prerequisite: BIO 103 and 104L or CHM 101.
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AGR 422A   Reproductive Physiology (3 credit hours, fall semester, odd years).
Anatomy and function of the male and female reproductive systems. Two hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: AGR 201A.
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AGR 425N   Mammalogy (3 credit hours, fall semester, even years).
The scientific study of mammals, including anatomy, physiology, taxonomy and distribution, behavior, population and community dynamics, ecology, origins, and evolution; empasizes unique attributes of mammals as animals. Two hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: BIO 103 and 104L.
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AGR 435   Wetland Ecology and Management (3 credit hours, fall semester, odd years).A comprehensive presentation of biological, physical, chemical and ecological aspects of major wetland types in North America, and wetland delineation. Two hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: CHM 101, GIS 208, BIO 308, and AGR 211P.
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Biotechnology

BT 212   Introduction to Biotechnology (2 credit hours, fall semester).A course designed to give an overview of Biotechnology. A survey of the prctical applications of biotechnology to a diverse group disciplines.
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BT 232  Nanotechnology (2 credit hours).A course designed to give an overview of Nanotechnology. Practical applications of nanotechnology to multidiscipline groups.
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BT 350   Experimental Biotechnology (4 credit hours, fall semester).A presentation of both theory and laboratory experience in recombinant DNA methodology. Other topics to be covered will include cells of the immune system, antigen/antibody immunochemistry, immunogenetics and immune responses as well as protein chemistry. Prerequisites: BT 212, BIO 312. Two one-hour lectures and two two hour laboratories.
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BT 351   Applications in Biotechnology II (4 credit hours, spring semester).A course examining plant, animal and microbial cell culture. The use of cultured animal and plant cell systems in research and industry will be explored. Skills in mammalian cell culture will include cell counting, freezing and thawing cell lines and culture of suspension and attached cells. Prerequisites: BT 350. Two one-hour lectures and two two-hour laboratories.
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BT 380   Ethical Applications of Biotechnology (2 credit hours, spring semester).A study designed famaliarize students with current topics in biotechnology and the ethical considerations of the experiments that are performed. Prerequisites: BT 212 and permission of the instructor. One two-hour lecture/discussion.
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BT 395   Nanobiotechnology and Bionanotechnology (4 credit hours, fall semester).A presentation of both theory and laboratory experience in nanobiotechnology and bionanotechnology. This includes nanolithography, nanomedicine, nanosensors based on biomolecules such as proteins or DNA, nanoparticles for gene delivery (ompalefection) and computational Genes. Prerequisites: BT 232, BIO 312. Two one-hour lectures and two two-hour laboratories.
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Environmental Science

ENV 103   Introduction to Environmental Science (3 credit hours, spring & fall semesters).
Introduction to the principles and basic facts of the natural environment. Topics include earth materials, land forms, weather and climate, vegetation and soils, and the processes of environmental changes including contamination and their implications to economic and human systems. Three hours lecture.
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ENV 104L  Introduction to Environmental Science Laboratory (1 credit hour, spring & fall
                         semesters).

Hands-on laboratory and field investigations designed to reinforce principles and basic facts of the natural environment. One two-hour laboratory.  Prerequisite: ENV 103 or concurrent enrollment.
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ENV 202   Special Topics in Environmental Science (1-4 credit hours).Topics to be listed in course schedule. May enroll again as topic changes. May not be used as a general education requirement.
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ENV 301   Environmental Monitoring & Risk Management (3 credit hours, fall semester).
Study of inorganic and organism contaminants, their sources, movement in the environment and human health risk assessment. Tow hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: ENV 103, AGR 211P, CHM 101 and CHM 102.
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ENV 302   Environmental Sampling Methods & Data Analysis (3 credit hours, fall
                       semester).

Principles and methods of sampling chemical, physical and biological analyses of soil, water and air. Data handling and statistical analysis and interpretation of results. Two hours lectures and one two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: ENV 103, AGR 211P, CHM 102 and MAT117.
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ENV 312   Environmental Geology (3 credit hours, spring semester).
The course examines geological phenomena, both naturally occurring and human activity induced, that affect the environment. Topics covered include earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, subsidence, ground water, flooding and pollution. Three hours lecture. Prerequisite: ENV 103.
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ENV 315   Waste Management (3 credit hours, spring semester).
Waste classification and characterization into hazardous, non-hazardous, radioactive, non-radioactive, solid wastes, liquid wastes; waste generation and major source reduction strategies; waste treatment, transportation and disposal; remediation of contaminated sites; regulatory aspects of waste disposal; waste management principles; environmental performance evaluation.. Prerequisite: ENV 103, CHM 101 and CHM 102.
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ENV 400   Research in Environmental Science (1-3 credit hours, spring semester).
Thi scourse provides a research opportunity for experiential learning in the areas of water quality, soil remediation and GIS application.
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ENV 401   Seminar in Environmental Science (1 credit hour, spring & fall semesters).
Oral reports on topics in environmental science.
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ENV 410   Environmental Policy and Law (3 credit hours, spring semester).
This course is designed to introduce students to environmental policy and laws and will be designed to encourage critical thinking in applying laws and policies to address environmental problems on the local, regional, national and global levels. Case studies that highlight specific issues affecting or involving some facet of environmental quality will be analyzed and discussed with regards to social and economic impacts. Prerequisite: ENV 103 and 301 or consent of instructor.
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ENV 418   Special Topics in Environmental Science (1-4 credit hours).Topics to be listed in course schedule. May enroll again as topic changes. May not be used as a general education requirement.
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ENV 425   Capstone in Environmental Issue (3 credit hours, spring & fall semesters).A course in which students integrate the knowledge acquired during their education and plan to carry out a scientific project through to completion. they present the results in both written and oral formats. This course is designated writing intensive.
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ENV 435   Wetland Ecology and Management (3 credit hours, fall semester, odd years).A comprehensive presentation of biological, physical, chemical and ecological aspects of major wetland types in North America, and wetland delineation. Two hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: CHM 101, GIS 208, BIO 308, and AGR 211P.
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Geospatial Information Sciences

GIS 208   Introduction to Geospacial Information Science (3 credit hours, fall semester).
Covers fundamental principles of aerial photo interpretation and the application of aerial photographs in various fields. It also addresses basic principles of map making and topographic map reading skills.
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GIS 301   Introduction to Global Positioning System (3 credit hours, spring semester).Designed to introduce students to Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. Lectures will address geodesy, satellite orbits, data trensmission, data collection and processing. Laboratory exercises will provide familiarity with the operation of GPS receivers. Two hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory.
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GIS 308   Computer assisted Cartography (3 credit hours, fall semester).This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of computer cartography to students who may have no background in computer science or cartography. Students will be introduced to a range of cartographic, GIS and mapping software. Two hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: GIS 208.
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GIS 316   Fundamentals of Geospatial Information Sciences (3 credit hours, spring semester).
Examines basic technical and analytical methods related to spatial databases, and geographic analysis between real world issues and digital relationships. Lectures will cover data sources and collection, analysis methods and computer technology. Two hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: GIS 208 and junior/senior standing or instructor's written permission.
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GIS 411   Fundamentals of Remote Sensing (3 credit hours, fall semester).
Covers basic concepts of remote sensing including electromagnetic radiation, sensors, platforms, and satellite systems. It also focuses on digital image processing techniques and application of satellite imagery to various disciplines. Prerequisite: GIS 208 and junior/senior standing or instructor's written permission.
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GIS 416   Geographic Information Systems Applications (4 credit hours, spring semester).
GIS applications course will examine advanced technical and analytical methods related to spatial databases and geographic objects. Coordinate systems vector/raster structures, modeling and other items related to GIS projects will be covered. Three hour lecture and one two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: GIS 316.
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GIS 420   Special Topics In Geospacial Information Science (1-3 credit hours, all semesters).Topic to be listed in course schedule. May enroll again as topic changes. May not be used as a general education requirement. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
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Wildife Management

WLM 320   Urban Wildlife (3 credit hours, fall semester, odd years).
This course will present the dynamics of coexistenceamong non-domestic (wildlife) species and humans in a predominantly human derived environment. Prerequisite: ENV 103 or BIO 103 and 104L.
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WLM 330   Communication and Education for Wildlife Management (3 credit hours, fall semester,
                        even years).

This course is designed to teach students how to understand complex issues in natural resource management and present them to others in a way that allows them to make intelligent and informed decisions about natural resource management issues. Prerequisite: ENG 101 and 102 or ENG 151H, SPT 206, ENV 103 or BIO 103 and 104L.
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WLM 420   Internship in Wildlife Management (3 credit hours).
This course is designed to give students an opportunity to gain training and experience in a professional capacity. Students will be required to complete a minimum of 150 hours of contracted activities and submit a final written report and oral report. May be repeated but only first three credit hours will count toward the minor. Prerequisite: BIO 103 and 104L or ENV 103.
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WLM 430   Current Topics in Wildlife Management (1 credit hour, spring semester, odd years).
Written reports, oral reports and discussion of selected wildlife issues. Prerequisite: BIO 103 and 104L or ENV 103.
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Supportive Courses From Other Areas

ACC 246    Principles of Accounting I (3 credit hours, all semesters).Fundamental principles of financial accounting as applied to sole proprietorships and partnerships. Prerequisite: A minimum grad eof "C" in MAT 111 or higher; BED 208 or CS 105.
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BIO 103    Principles of Biology (3 credit hours, all semesters).
Introduction to basic concepts that are foundations of the life sciences. Three one-hour lectures.
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BIO 104L   Principles of Biology Laboratory (1 credit hour, all semesters & lab fee).
Hands-on investigations designed to reinforce basic concepts and principles common to the life sciences. Fulfills general education lab requirement. One two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: Previously taken or concurrent enrollment in BIO 103 (or equivalent).
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BIO 105   Organismal Biology (4 credit hours, spring semester & lab fee).Overview of 5 major kingdoms, with major focus on structural and functional relationships and phylogeny. Two one-hour lectures and two two-hour laboratories. Prerequisite: BIO 103 and 104L.
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BIO 106   General Botany (4 credit hours, fall semester & lab fee).
Fundamental facts and principles of plant life. Form, structure, reproduction and life processes are emphasized. Three one-hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory.
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BIO 301   General Microbiology (4 credit hours, all semesters & lab fee).
Morphology, classification, physiology, and cultivation of microorganisms. Two one-hour lectures and two two-hour laboratories. Prerequisite: BIO 103 and 104L.
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BIO 308   Taxonomic Botany (4 credit hours, fall semester, odd years & lab fee).
Historical surveys of various systems of classification, the principal groups being studied by collection of representative specimens. Two one-hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: BIO 103, 104L and 105.
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BIO 310   General Genetics (4 credit hours, fall semester, even years & lab fee).
The chemical, molecular, and cytological basis for inheritance. Two one-hour lectures and two two-hour laboratories. Prerequisite: BIO 103 and 104L, and BIO 105 or 106 or AGR 107.
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BIO 311   Plant Physiology (4 credit hours, fall semester, odd years & lab fee).
A study of the physiology of living plants. Three one-hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: BIO 103 and 104L, BIO 105 or 106 or AGR 107, CHM 101 and 102 or CHM 103 and 205.
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BIO 312  Molecular Biology of the Cell (4 credit hours, spring semester & lab fee).
A course relating structure and function of cells at subcellular and molecular levels. Three one-hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: BIO 103 and 104l, BIO 105 or 106 or AGR 107, CHM 101 and 102 and 205.
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BIO 314   General Physiology (4 credit hours, spring semester & lab fee).
A study of the theoretical and applied concepts of animal physiology. Three one-hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: BIO 103 and 104L and CHM 101 and 102.
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BIO 423   Ecology (4 credit hours, fall semester, even years & lab fee).
This course will present the dynamics of coexistence among species and their interactions witht he physical environment. Four one-hopur lectures. Prerequisite: BIO 103 and 104L.
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CHM 101   General Chemistry I (4 credit hours, fall semester, lab fee, eye protection needed).
Introduction to chemistry with emphasis on principles. Also includes a survey of the descriptive chemistry of the elements. Three one-hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: Previously taken or concurrent enrollment in MAT 111.
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CHM 102   General Chemistry II (4 credit hours, fall semester, lab fee, eye protection needed).
A continuation of CHM 101. The laboratory work includes an introduction to semi-micro qualitative analysis. Three one-hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: CHM 101 and MAT 111.
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CHM 301   Organic Chemistry I (3 credit hours, fall semester).
Preparation and properties of organic compounds. Stress is placed on the theoretical foundations of the subject. Three one hour lectures. Prerequisite: CHM 102.
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CHM 302   Organic Chemistry II (3 credit hours, spring semester).
A continuation of CHM 301. Three one-hour lectures. Prerequisite: CHM 301.
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CHM 303   Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1 credit hour, fall semester, lab fee & eye protection
                        required).

One three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: Previously taken or concurrent enrollment in CHM 301.
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CHM 306   Biological Chemistry (3 credit hours, fall semester).
Chemistry and function of proteins, nucleic acids and other biologically important molecules. The major metabolic pathways necessary for the study of nutrition, biology and biochemistry are examined in detail. Three one-hour lectures. Prerequisite: CHM 205 or 302 with a grade of "C" and above or consent of instructor.
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MAT 113   College Algebra (3 credit hours).
Study and graphing of  polynomial, rational, logarithmic and exponential functions, matrices and determinants, and systems of equations and inequalities. Graphing calculator required. Prerequisite: MAT 111 with a grade "C" and above or satisfactory placement score.
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MAT 114   Plane Trigonometry (3 credit hours).
A study of the trigonometric functions including graphing, identities, solutions of trigonometric equations and solution of triangles. Graphing calculator required. Prerequisite: MAT 111 with a grade of "C" and above or satisfactory placement score.
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MAT 117   Elementary Statistics (3 credit hours).
Descriptive and inferential statistics including frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and variation, probability and sampling distributions, tests of hypothesis, confidence intervals, linear correlation and regression. Prerequisite: MAT 111 with a grade "C" and above or satisfactory placement score.
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PHY 101   College Physics I (4 credit hours, fall semester & lab fee).
Course includes mechanics, heat, and sound. Calculus not used. Three one-hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: MAT 111; MAT 113 or 121 recommended.
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PHY 102   College Physics II (4 credit hours, spring semester & lab fee).
Continuation of PHY 101. Course includes electromagnetism, light and optics. Three one-hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: PHY 101; MAT 114 or 121 recommended.
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