Term: Spring 2022

Subject: Natural Resources

NR 002 - Natural Hist & Human Ecology 2

Integrates the science of ecological sciences and the science of humans and society to understand the relationship between the natural landscape’s effects on society and social organization, and society's effects on the natural landscape.

NR 006 - D1:Race & Culture in NR

Introduces First-year students to issues of race and culture and their relevance to society, natural resources, and the environment.

NR 009 - SU:VT: Natural & Cultural Hst

Introduction to the Vermont landscape that combines elements of natural history, field ecology, and environmental history. Students visit locations around the Champlain Valley as they build observational skills, study natural systems, and examine past and present human relationships with nature.

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 103 - Ecology, Ecosystems & Environ

Major ecological concepts and their application. Analysis of form, structure, and function of organisms, populations, communities, ecosystems, and landscapes. Prerequisite: Minimum Sophomore standing; restricted to Ecological Agriculture, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Natural Resources, Parks, Recreation & Tourism, and Wildlife and Fisheries Biology majors.

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 107 - SU:Human Health & the Envirnmt

Offers an introduction to environmental health. Topics include: methods (toxicology, epidemiology), environmental health hazards (physical, biological, chemical) and supports (nature contact), risk analysis, communication and management, health and climate change, food production and access, energy production, and water. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Cross-listed with: ENVS 107, HLTH 107.

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 175 - D2:Rural Lives in Global World

Uses political economic development theory to explore the livelihoods of rural Costa Ricans on the Osa Peninsula, and the tension between external demands made by a global economy vs. their local capacity for self-determination and control of employment opportunities, cultural identity, and quality of life. Co-requisite: Enrollment in the Costa Rica Semester Abroad Program.

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 - SU:Ecosys Mgt:Intg Sci,Soc&Pol

Integration of natural and social science to formulate solutions and policies to address some of our biggest environmental challenges. Consideration of ecological, social, and economic approaches, as well as human needs and values for environmental decision-making. Prerequisites: 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 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 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 292 - 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 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 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 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 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 - Advanced Special Topics

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