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2008-09 Undergraduate Catalog

Academic Learning Compact

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Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Description of the Major
The primary focus of the wildlife ecology and conservation major is to develop your knowledge of the conceptual and applied aspects of scientific, social and ethical thought in wildlife ecology and conservation. Emphasis is placed on the biology, ecology, natural history and behavior of Florida wildlife species and the management of wildlife, their habitats and their population dynamics for the greatest aesthetic, ecological, economic and recreational values. You will learn to think critically about major problems in the conservation of biological diversity and to apply biological principles to the preservation of this diversity.

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Before Graduating You Must
  • Pass the wildlife ecology and conservation competency exam, given in four parts. One part will be given in each of the following required courses:
    • WIS 3401 Wildlife Ecology and Management
    • WIS 3402 and 3402L Wildlife of Florida and Laboratory
    • WIS 3403C Perspectives in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
    • WIS 4554 Conservation Biology
  • Pass AEE 3030C and AEE 3033C.
  • Satisfy the Florida statutory requirements for CLAST.
  • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.
Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)
  1. Knowledge of scientific, social and ethical arenas of wildlife ecology and conservation; skills for critical reasoning in conservation management; knowledge of Florida wildlife species and their biology, ecology, natural history and behavior; principles and applications of wildlife management practices, population dynamics and habitat management; and application of biological principles to solve problems in wildlife conservation and preserve biological diversity.
  2. Apply ecological, mathematical and statistical concepts to interpret, understand and communicate wildlife ecology and conservation data.
  3. Create, interpret and analyze written text, oral messages and multimedia presentations used in agricultural and life sciences.

Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
AEE 3030C     X
AEE 3033C     X
WIS 3401 X X X
WIS 3401L X    
WIS 3402 and
WIS 3403C X X X
WIS 4554 X X X

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