University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Spring 2018

Subject: Natural Resources

NR 016 - Ecological Citizenship

Provides members of the GreenHouse Residential Learning Community with opportunities to pursue ecological interests and community service projects with mentorship from GreenHouse staff members. Prerequisite: NR 015.

NR 021 - Speaking and Listening

Course aids students in learning to speak, listen and critique public speaking. Different delivery styles focus on relevant environmental and natural resource topics.

NR 095 - Introductory Special Topics

Introductory topics in environmental and natural resource issues beyond the scope of exiting courses.

NR 099 - Aiken Scholars Seminar

Seminar discussions on current environment issues. Guest speakers and field trips. Prerequisite: Open only to First-Year Aiken Scholars.

NR 102 - SU:Water as a Natural Resource

Uses of water resources and impacts on aquatic systems and human society. Prerequisites: Minimum Sophomore standing.

NR 103 - Ecology, Ecosystems & Environ

Major ecological concepts and their application. Analysis of form, structure, and function of organisms, populations, communities, ecosystems, and landscapes. Prerequisite: NR 001.

NR 104 - Social Proc & the Environment

Social science theories and their application to environmental issues. Analysis of issues using theories of government, economics, and social movements. Emphasis on integrating frameworks to analyze environmental issues. Prerequisite: NR 002.

NR 140 - Applied Environ Statistics

Introduction to the design, application, interpretation and critical assessment of biostatistical analyses for natural resource applications. Concepts are applied through service learning partnerships. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

NR 143 - Intro to Geog Info Systems

Understanding and application of computer-based, geographically-referenced information systems. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

NR 190 - Internship

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion

NR 192 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion

NR 195 - Intermediate Special Topics

Special topics in natural resources beyond the scope of existing formal courses.

NR 197 - Teaching Assistantship

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

NR 199 - Honors Seminar

A discussion and readings seminar that features guest speakers, and is part of the SNR Spring Seminar Series. Focus of the seminars change annually. Can be repeated. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; open only to SNR Honors Students.

NR 205 - Ecosys Mgt:Integ Sci,Soc & Pol

Integration of natural and social science into ecosystem management and policy. Consideration of ecosystem integrity, ecosystem degradation, human needs and values, and the application of management principles within a holistic context. Prerequisites: NR 001, NR 002, NR 103, NR 104.

NR 206 - Env Prob Sol & Impact Assessmt

Group dynamics, impact assessment, risk assessment, and decision making. Emphasis on the process of solving complex environmental problems, interdisciplinary team work, and the National Environmental Policy Act. Prerequisites: NR 001, NR 002, NR 103, NR 104, NR 205.

NR 207 - D1: Power, Privilege & Envrnmt

This course provides seniors with the opportunity to understand aspects of power, privilege, and injustice and its implications for the natural resource and environmental fields. Prerequisites: Senior standing in Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources.

NR 242 - Adv Geospatial Techniques

Advanced course encompassing a wide range of topics in GIS, remote sensing, GPS, modeling, and visualization designed to provide technical expertise in geospatial techniques. Prerequisite: NR 143, GEOG 184, NR 343, NR 146, NR 346, or GEOG 185.

NR 254 - Adv Natural Resource Policy

Advanced seminar in environmental and natural resource policy. Prerequisites: NR 153 or ENVS 142 or POLS 130 or Graduate standing.

NR 277 - Land Use Policy & Economics

Economic and social forces that drive land use patterns and the policy mechanisms designed to intervene in those processes. Prerequisites: EC 012 or CDAE 061 or NR 141 or ENVS 141; Senior or Graduate standing or Instructor permission.

NR 289 - Advanced Ecological Design

A problem-based, cross-disciplinary design course in which existing conditions are integrated with the redesign of place and system in alignment with ecological design principles. Prerequisite: NR 288.

NR 290 - Internship

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion

NR 295 - Advanced Special Topics

Advanced special topics in natural resource planning beyond the scope of existing formal courses.

NR 299 - Honors

Honors project dealing with aquatic resources, terrestrial ecology, or integrated natural resources.

NR 312 - Power Privlge & Catalyz Change

Focuses on leadership skills and systems frameworks for engaging with issues of diversity, power, and privilege and the implications of these topics on leaders' capacity. Designed to meet the RSENR graduate diversity requirement. Prerequisite: NR 311.

NR 333 - Professional Writing Essential

Basics of good writing, essay and report writing, as published in both popular and professional journals in the environment and natural resources. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Cross-listed with: PBIO 333.

NR 334 - Professional Writing AdvTopics

Writing workshop that explores essay and report writing, as published in both popular and professional journals that examine the natural world and its resources. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Cross-listed with: PBIO 334.

NR 341 - Ecological Economic Theory

A transdisciplinary study of the economic system as embedded and interdependent on social institutions and environmental systems. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

NR 343 - Fndmtls of Geog Info Systems

Concepts and methods in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) presented at an accelerated pace for Graduate students using ArcGIS software. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

NR 354 - Seminar:Envrmntl Policy & Mgmt

Seminar examining contemporary environmental policy at local, state, national, and international levels; policy formulation, implementation and design relative to current environmental problems. Prerequistie: Graduate standing.

NR 384 - Independent Study in NR

Readings, with conferences, to provide graduate students with backgrounds and specialized knowledge relating to an area in which an appropriate course is not offered.

NR 387 - Education for Sustainablty Sem

Focuses on creating conditions for learning our way toward a more sustainable future. Offers tangible skills, pedagogical approaches and theoretical frameworks that can immediately be applied in schools and other learning environments.

NR 388 - Ecological Leadership Seminar

Explores emerging topics and themes related to the theory and practice of ecological leadership. Can be taken in successive semesters (up to 2 times), as learning module topics will change.

NR 395 - Special Topics

Graduate topics and material that may eventually develop into a regular course offering.