Natural Resources Courses
Kurt Pregitzer, Dean, College of Natural Resources (202C CNR Bldg. 83844-1138; phone 208/885-6442)
Prerequisite: Courses in this subject field that are numbered above 299 are not open to students on academic probation.
NR 100 Technology for Exploring Nature (1 cr)
Dual credit course introducing students to modern geospatial tools, such as GIS, GPS, and remote sensing, commonly used in natural resource science, mapping, and management. A classroom and a field lab will complement the hands-on and web-based learning modules. Recommended preparation: basic computer literacy. (Spring only)
NR 101 Exploring Natural Resources (1 cr)
Introduction to the interdisciplinary fields and professions in natural resources. (Fall only)
NR 200 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
NR 203 (s) Workshop (cr arr)
NR 204 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
NR 210 Management of Forest Ecosystems (3 cr)
Application and integration of forest ecology and basic natural resource management principles to develop a comprehensive management plan to enhance the health and/or use of a forest site. [This course will be a dual credit class taught only at Coeur d'Alene High School for students seeking to learn more about natural resource management.] Recommended preparation: Biology. (Fall only)
NR 299 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
NR 310 Leadership for Natural Resources Management (1 cr)
Principles and practices of leadership; topics include goal setting and reflection, interpersonal communication, group dynamics and cooperation, and basic leadership skills. One 16-hour retreat, six 2-hr class sessions, two oral presentations, and one leadership project that contributes to the College of Natural Resources, the University of Idaho, or the community.
NR 400 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
NR 402 GIS Applications in Natural Resources (1 cr)
Application of GIS principles to natural resource problems. Topics include GIS/GPS integration, habitat inventory, site suitability studies, risk assessment, sources of spatial data, map accuracy, etc. ArcView software and extensions will be used in hands on exercises. Four hrs/week for six weeks.
Prereq: Geog 385 or Permission
NR 403 (s) Workshop (cr arr)
NR 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
NR 496 Practicum in Leadership (1-4 cr)
Supervised leadership development through on-campus or off-campus organizations, living groups. Etc. Graded P/ F.
NR 497 Senior Thesis (1-3 cr, max 3)
Independently plan and conduct a thesis project; write and defend the thesis under supervision of a supervisor.
Prereq: Senior standing and Permission
NR 499 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
For the individual student; conferences, library, field, or lab work.
Prereq: Senior standing in the College of Natural Resources, GPA 2.5, and Permission
NR 501 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
Major philosophy, management, and research problems of wildlands; presentation of individual studies on assigned topics.
NR 502 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
NR 503 (s) Workshop (cr arr)
Selected topics in the conservation and management of natural resources.
NR 504 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
NR 505 Advanced GIS Applications in Wildlife Sciences (1 cr)
Advanced wildlife GIS applications focusing on spatial home range computations and habitat studies; accelerated.
Prereq: GIS experience or Permission
NR 510 Natural Resource Leadership (2 cr)
Develops leadership skills to manage natural resource agencies and organizations. Jointly taught by the University of Idaho and the University of Montana in 2, one-week classes. Graded P/F. (Spring only)
NR 597 (s) Practicum (cr arr)
NR 598 (s) Internship (cr arr)
NR 599 (s) Non-thesis Master's Research (cr arr)
Research not directly related to a thesis or dissertation.
NR 600 Doctoral Research and Dissertation (cr arr)
Prereq: Admission to the doctoral program in "natural resources" and Permission of department