Syllabus - Important information about NRM 2301...

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Important information about NRM 2301 Introductory Wildlife. Please read this carefully and keep it for future reference. Course Name: Introductory Wildlife Course No.: NRM 2301- Sec D01 and D02; 3 Credit hours Location: Web–based course Instructor: Dr. Mark C. Wallace Teaching Assistant: Anthony Giordano Office: 7B Goddard Hall Phone : 742-1983 (for emergency use) Virtual Office Hours: W 10:00 – 11:30 AM, W 7:00 – 8:30 PM other times arranged by email Required Text: o Bolen, E. G. and W. L. Robinson. 2003. Wildlife Ecology and Management. 5th Ed. Prentice Hall Inc. Englewood Cliffs, NJ. 634pp. Course Purpose: The purpose of this course is to study the history of wildlife management, review the ecological concepts basic to wildlife management, examine the impacts of advancing human technology on wildlife, and condense the basic principles and philosophy of modern wildlife management into a frame of reference. This framework will provide a basis for understanding the problems facing wildlife managers and will help students understand how profoundly scientific and technological developments affect society and the environment. Course Objectives: For hundreds of years wildlife management was practiced as an art by primitive hunters, early farmers, kings, and gamekeepers. Only in the last 6 decades has wildlife management taken a place among the objective sciences making wildlife ecology one of the youngest natural sciences. This new field is infinitely complex; it deals with animals, habitat, and people, and the problems associated with their interactions. "There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot" - Aldo Leopold This course is designed for those who cannot and those who think they can .
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Expected learning outcomes and methods for assessing those outcomes: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate knowledge of important North American wildlife species and current impacts on them. Methods for assessing this expected learning outcome: Exams, wildlife natural history quizzes, and discussions. 2. Demonstrate familiarity with advances in technology and the written record of wildlife management and ecology. Methods for assessing this expected learning outcome: Exams 1-2, research assignments, and discussions. 3. Explain current philosophies of managing wildlife in the face of expanding human populations and increased demands on natural resources. Methods for assessing this expected learning outcome: Exams 1-2, web quizzes, and threaded discussions. 4. Be able to describe how accepted principles and practices are applied to field problems. Methods for assessing this expected learning outcome:
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