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WILD
Fish & Wildlife Science & Management


WILD 201   INTRODUCTION TO FISH & WILDLIFE

WILD 290R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 

WILD 291   SPECIAL TOPICS

WILD 301   PRINCIPLES OF FISH & WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

WILD 325   WILDLIFE-LIVESTOCK NUTRITION

WILD 355   WILDLIFE/LIVSTCK HABITAT RESTOR

WILD 373   WILDLIFE TECHNIQUES 

WILD 401RN   FISH & WILDLIFE CAPSTONE

WILD 426   WILDLIFE HABITAT MANAGEMENT

WILD 429   YELLOWSTONE WILDLIFE HABITAT ECOLOGY

WILD 438   WILDLIFE HABITAT ECOLOGY

WILD 490R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 

WILD 491   SPECIAL TOPICS

WILD 492   INDEPENDENT STUDY

WILD 498   INTERNSHIP

WILD 501   APPLIED POPULATION ECOLOGY

WILD 502   ANALYSIS OF POPULATION & HABITAT DATA

WILD 504   WILDLIFE-HABITAT RELATIONSHIPS

WILD 510   FISHERIES SCIENCE

WILD 513   FISHERIES HABITAT MANAGEMENT

WILD 525   HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

WILD 548   RESEARCH PERSPECTIVES

WILD 575   RESEARCH  OR PROFESSIONAL PAPER/PROJECT

WILD 591   SPECIAL TOPICS

WILD 201 INTRODUCTION TO FISH & WILDLIFE
F 1 cr. SEM 1
-- An introduction to the career opportunities and current issues associated with management of fisheries and wildlife. For Fish and Wildlife Majors or those interested in the profession.

WILD 290R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S 1-6 cr. IND may be repeated
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a written work or other creative project. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

WILD 291 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering department.
-- 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.

WILD 292 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 -3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

WILD 301 PRINCIPLES OF FISH & WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 160 and BIOB 170 and Junior standing.
-- Overview of history and ecological principles underlying fish and wildlife management. In-depth discussion of current issues.

WILD 325 WILDLIFE-LIVESTOCK NUTRITION
S
PREREQUISITE: ANSC 100 and NRSM 101 and NRSM 102.
-- Nutrition of free ranging ungulates including deer, elk, antelope, bison, sheep, cattle and feral horses. Topics will include digestive systems, intake, food habits, feeding behavior and management.

WILD 355 WILDLIFE/LVSTCK HABITAT RESTOR
F
PREREQUISITE: NRSM 101 or ENSC 110 or F&WL 301, and BIOO 230, and NRSM 240 or BIOE 370.
-- Improvement and rehabilitation of habitats used by wildlife and free-ranging livestock in the western United States. Topics include methods used to improve wildlife habitat as well as livestock forage. Design criteria for stock ponds, off-site water development, construction of bird/small mammal guzzlers, use of prescribed fire, mechanical, chemical and biological techniques to rehabilitate and improve wildlife and livestock habitats.

WILD 373 WILDLIFE TECHNIQUES
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 1 LAB 2
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and minimum 3.0 GPA or consent of instructor.
-- The goal of this class is to introduce students to a suite of techniques routinely employed by natural resource professionals for gaining knowledge of the ecology and status of wildlife populations.

WILD 401RN FISH & WILDLIFE CAPSTONE
S 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITES: STAT 216Q, WILD 301, BIOE 370, and earning degree in Biological Sciences, Fish & Wildlife Management.
-- Senior capstone course. Course emphasizes solving problems related to management of fish and wildlife. Students will be introduced to field techniques, analysis approaches, and scientific literature used to develop management plans for terrestrial and aquatic vertebrates. For Fish and Wildlife Majors.

WILD 426 WILDLIFE HABITAT MANAGEMENT
S
PREREQUISITE: NRSM 240 or BIOE 370 or consent of instructor.
-- Emphasis is placed on wildlife habitat management in coordination with other land uses (i.e. agriculture, recreation, and development). Students gain insight into the details of wildlife habitat management by delving into the historical and current literature on the subject. Real world issues and solutions based on case study examples are emphasized.

WILD 429 YELLOWSTONE WILDLIFE HABITAT ECOLOGY
Su
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and a Biology course or consent of instructor.
-- This course will describe the native communities of the internationally prominent northern Yellowstone winter range for wild ungulates. The ecology of many organisms, both plant and animal will be studied. Plant identification skills will be incorporated with an emphasis on the recognition of the Yellowstone northern rang's flora and its importance as wildlife habitat. Ecosystem interrelationships will form the basis for understanding the ecology of the range and interpreting the consequences of management alternatives.

WILD 438 WILDLIFE HABITAT ECOLOGY
S
PREREQUISITE: NRSM 240 or BIOE 370 or consent of instructor.
-- Principles of habitat importance and management. Habitat requirements within wildlife population constraints will be emphasized with consideration of other natural resource demands.

WILD 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S,Su 1 - 6 cr. IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr.
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

WILD 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites 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.

WILD 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructors, and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

WILD 498 INTERNSHIP
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. May be repeated. Maximum 8 cr. IND
PREREQUISITE: Approval of intern program by instructor and the department head.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business, or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

WILD 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.

WILD 502 ANALYSIS OF POPULATION & HABITAT DATA
Offered in alternate fall semesters in odd numbered 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 data for vertebrates. Estimation of population size, survival, and recruitment using competing models that relate population states and rates to habitat conditions and other covariates of interest. Computer lab.

WILD 504 WILDLIFE-HABITAT RELATIONSHIPS
Offered in alternate spring semesters in even numbered years 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.

WILD 510 FISHERIES SCIENCE
Offered in alternate spring semesters in even numbered 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.

WILD 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.

WILD 525 HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
S, alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- 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.

WILD 548 RESEARCH PERSPECTIVES
S 2 cr. LEC 2
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
-- An introduction to the philosophical underpinnings of resource science and management, with the goal of helping students to develop their own ideological perspective. A broad array of interdisciplinary readings is used to survey philosophical world views and explore their influence on science.

WILD 575 RESEARCH OR PROFESSIONAL PAPER/PROJECT
F,S,Su 1-4 cr. IND Maximum 4 cr.
Graduate standing and committee approval and consent of instructor.
-- 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.

WILD 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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