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2006-07 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

School of Natural Resources and Environment

The School of Natural Resources and Environment has a curriculum of 235 courses taught in 56 departments of the university. Only two courses are assigned directly to the school.

EVS 3000 Environmental Science
Credits: 3.
Interactions of humans and their environments, Earth's resources, pollution and environmental management.

EVS 3000L Environmental Science Lab
Credits: 1; Coreq: EVS 3000.
Hands-on experience in data collection and analysis for environmental science and management.

EVS 4000 Critical Thinking in Environmental Science
Credits: 3; Prereq: NE classification, senior standing.
Develop critical thinking and communication skills in the practicing environmental scientist, analyze the strengths, limitations, and strategies of arguments regarding environmental science, policy, and management, and crafting an argument consistent with the scientific method.

EVS 4949 Environmental Science Internship
Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated up to 3 credits. Prereq: NE classification and permission of dean. May be counted as a major elective or free elective.
Employment or volunteer work in a natural resource- or environment-related business or government agency, with job description related to field of study and written work report of each term's activities. (S-U)

General Education Categories
Consult Schedule of Courses for specific information.

  • Composition (C)
  • Mathematical Sciences (M)
  • Humanities (H)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (S)
  • Physical (P) and Biological (B) Sciences
  • International (I) and Diversity (D) focus

Symbols Used in Course Descriptions
Consult Schedule of Courses for specific information.

  • (WR) indicates the course satisfies the writing requirement.
  • (MR) indicates the course satisfies the math requirement.
  • (S-U) indicates the course must be taken on a satisfactory-unsatisfactory basis.