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 299 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
NR 400 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
NR 403 (s) Workshop (cr arr)
NR 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
NR 406 Teaching Asst. Practicum (1-2 cr)
Instructional and other classroom assistance for NR 101 Exploring Natural Resources performed by students under faculty supervision.
NR 407 Natural Resource Ambassador Practicum (2 cr)
Student ambassadors are selected through an application and interview process to represent CNR to future students at recruiting activities and functions. Students will learn skills in leadership, communication, networking, public speaking, and time management. Students will be responsible for visiting high schools, attending college and career fairs, recruiting events on campus.
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 507 Moral Reasoning in Natural Resources (3 cr)
Exploration of the practical aspects of moral reasoning on current issues in natural resources. The purpose of the course is to discover the essence of reasoning, rationality, and reflection on moral and ethical dilemmas with regard to current issues in natural resources.
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