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F&WL
Fish & Wildlife Management


F&WL 501   APPLIED POPULATION ECOLOGY

F&WL 502    ANALYSIS OF POPULATION & HABITAT DATA

F&WL 504   WILDLIFE-HABITAT RELATIONSHIPS

F&WL 510   FISHERIES SCIENCE

F&WL 513   FISHERIES HABITAT MANAGEMENT

F&WL 525   HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

F&WL 548   RESEARCH PERSPECTIVES

F&WL 575   RESEARCH  OR PROFESSIONAL PAPER/PROJECT

F&WL 591   SPECIAL TOPICS


Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

F&WL 501 APPLIED POPULATION ECOLOGY
S 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: BIOE 370 or WILD 301.
-- An in-depth review of the (1) key theories of population ecology, (2) the application of theory in contemporary population management, and (3) managing populations in the face of uncertainty.

F&WL 502 ANALYSIS OF POPULATION & HABITAT DATA
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in a five-hundred level statistics course.
-- Study of the theory and methods of sampling and analyzing population and habitat data for vertebrates. Estimation of population size, survival, recruitment, habitat selection and home range with contemporary software packages. Computer lab.

F&WL 504 WILDLIFE-HABITAT RELATIONSHIPS
S 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in a 500-level statistics course.
-- This course will help students develop a conceptual and practical understanding of wildlife-habitat relationships and the use, application, and limitations of the analytical tools used to analyze these data. Course will be a blend of discussion and lecture; students will be responsible for written assignments based on readings and data sets.

F&WL 510 FISHERIES SCIENCE
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: BIOO 415, WILD 301.
-- An in-depth review of fisheries data types and the analysis and interpretation of those data as it relates to freshwater fisheries research and management.

F&WL 513 FISHERIES HABITAT MANAGEMENT
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
-- Techniques of protection, and restoration of stream, lake and reservoir, habitats for management of fishes and other aquatic organisms.

F&WL 525 HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
S, alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
-- This course provides fisheries and wildlife management graduate students with an understanding of how social, cultural, behavioral, and demographic characteristics of humans affect fisheries and wildlife management.

F&WL 548 RESEARCH PERSPECTIVES
S 2 cr. LEC 2
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
-- This course will provide an introduction to philosophical perspectives of resource science and management with the goal of helping students develop their own philosophical views after surveying philosophical world views and how they influence science from interdisciplinary readings.

F&WL 575 RESEARCH OR PROFESSIONAL PAPER/PROJECT
F,S,Su 1-4 cr. IND Maximum 4 cr.
Graduate standing and committee approval.
-- A research or professional paper or project dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must be mutually agreed upon by the student and his or her major advisor and graduation committee.

F&WL 591 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Upper division courses and others as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

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