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Classes offered through Davis College are interactive, engaging and the quality of teaching is equal to face-to-face instruction. We’re committed to providing students the flexibility to complete their degrees while maintaining the work, life and education balance.

For more information, contact Lulu Williamson at lianne.williamson@mail.wvu.edu  To register for any of these courses, please login to WVU Portal.

Courses


Agricultural & Extension Education

AGEE 101. Global Food and Agricultural Industry. 3 Hours. Examination of the history and current developments, structures, functions, and importance of the international food and agricultural industry; issues, concerns and interrelationships and their impacts on American agriculture and society.

AGEE 110. Microcomputer Applications in Agricultural Education. 3 Hours.  PR: Consent. Microcomputer applications in the instructional process of agricultural education; use of applications software, agricultural software, and data bases; and methods of integrating microcomputers into secondary school agriculture and extension programs.

AGEE 202. Site Based Tutoring in Agriculture and Extension Education. 1 Hour.  Application of models and paradigms of learning in the content area through tutoring of individuals and small groups in an assigned public school setting.

AGEE 431. Adult Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources. 2 Hours. PR: Consent. Planning and preparation for teaching adult classes and advising agricultural organizations.

AGEE 488. Professional Agricultural Internship. 1-12 Hours.  PR: Consent.


Agricultural Resource Economics

ARE 110. Agribusiness Accounting. 3 Hours. Introduction to accounting for agricultural, rural, and small business managers. Emphasis on the accounting cycle, analysis and interpretation of financial statements, income taxes, and managerial accounting. (Students having prior college credit in accounting are not eligible for this course.).

ARE 150. Introduction Agriculture & Agribusiness Economics. 3 Hours. Introduction to basic agricultural economics and agribusiness concepts, and the application of these concepts to agricultural and agribusinesses issues.

ARE 204. Agribusiness Management. 3 Hours. Overview of the agribusiness decision-making process, and the functions of agribusiness management; analysis of financial statements and budgeting for evaluating profitability of alternative enterprises and practices.

ARE 220. Intro to Environmental Resource Economics. 3 Hours. Economic analysis of environmental pollution, natural resource conservation and management, outdoor recreation, public land use, wildlife resources, water use, property rights, and benefit-cost issues. *GEF Area 4 and GEC Objective 4

ARE 360. Current Issues in Agriculture. 3 Hours. Course focusing on the current scientific, ethical, legal, economic and political issues relating to agriculture. Students conduct group and individual research, discuss topics in an informal debate format and summarize positions in a written form. *Writing Requirement

ARE 382. Agriculture and Natural Resources Law. 3 Hours. Introduction to legal concepts, principles and practices related to environmental, natural resource, and agricultural issues; in the context of the legal system within which statues are enacted, administered and enforced.

ARE 431. Marketing Agricultural Products. 3 Hours. Organization, functions, and analysis of the agricultural marketing system. Food consumption, exports, price analysis, marketing costs, market power, commodities futures market, food safety, and government regulations.

ARE 435. Marketing Livestock Products. 3 Hours. Livestock marketing practices and policies. Supply and demand, livestock price cycles, grading, marketing alternatives, processing and retailing. Economic analysis of alternatives, current issues, and trends.

ARE 488. Career Development. 1 Hour.  PR: For Resource Economics and Management majors only. Development of career goals and job search skills. Investigation of topics that advance students in their career goals.

ARE 585. Economics of Water Resources and Energy. 3 Hours. PR: Calculus with a grade of B- or better or consent, introductory micro economics with a C- or better or consent. Allocation under scarcity, water institutions and management, risk, pricing, marketing, demand and supply estimation, interdependence between energy and water resources (Credit can not be received for both ARE 485 and ARE 585).

ARE 601. Applied Microeconomics. 4 Hours.  PR: ARE 401 or equiv. Consumer and production economics applied to resource, environmental, and agricultural analysis.

ARE 621. Quantitative Methods in Resource Economics. 3 Hours.  PR: ARE 601 and ECON 421  or equivalents. Optimization techniques in economic analysis of natural resources; environmental and agricultural management problems; linear, nonlinear, and dynamic programming.


Agronomy

AGRN 202. Principles of Soil Science. 3 Hours. PR: CHEM 111 or equivalent and PR or CONC: AGRN 203. Introductory course. Soils as a natural resource emphasizing physical, chemical, and biological properties in relation to plant growth and production, land use and management, soil and water pollution, and environmental protection.

AGRN 203. Principles of Soil Science - Lab. 1 Hour. PR: CHEM 111 or equivalent and PR or CONC: AGRN 203. Students must also register for AGRN 202 or obtain consent from the Instructor.


Animal & Veterinary Science

A&VS 275. Companion Animal Science. 3 Hours. Basic physiology, nutrition and genetics; economic and ethical consideration of pet ownership; benefits of companion animals in society; aspects of handling and training, behavior, and common health diseases and parasite problems of pet animals. *GEF Area 4 and GEC Objective 2C and GEC Objective 7

A&VS 276. Service Dog Training. 3 Hours. Application of current principles, theory, and practices for training service dogs.

A&VS 402. Values and Ethics. 3 Hours.  PR: Senior standing or consent. Current ethical aspects in agriculture and forestry and their impact on societal values.

A&VS 463. Equine Events Management. 3 Hour. Planning, marketing, facility preparations and horse show management necessary to run a successful nationally-sanctioned equine event. Please Note: Course requires four-weekend face-to-face dates to be announced at the JW Ruby Research Farm in Reedsville, WV.


Animal Nutritional Science

ANNU 361. Applied Nutrition. 3 Hours.  PR: ANNU 260. Feedstuffs, feed processing storage and additives, nutrient requirements and ration formulation for beef and dairy cattle, sheep, and horses. (2 hr. lec., 1 hr. lab.).


Animal Physiology

ANPH 301. Introduction to Animal Physiology. 3 Hr. PR: BIOL 102 or consent. The function and regulation of the principal systems of the animal body.

ANPH 726. Endocrinology of Reproduction. 4 Hours.  PR: ANPH 424 or BIOL 413 or equivalent. Discussion of and laboratory experience in classical and current concepts of hormonal and neurohormonal regulations of reproductive phenomena with emphasis on species differences and similarities.


Animal Production

ANPR 341. Beef Production. 3 Hours.  PR: ANNU 260. Applying the principles of breeding, nutrition, physiology, and economics for the production of beef cattle.


Biochemistry

AGBI 410. Introductory Biochemistry. 3 Hours.  PR: CHEM 231 or CHEM 233 and CHEM 235. Introduction to chemistry of cellular constituents (proteins, amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, enzymes and coenzymes) and their metabolism in animals and plants.


Community Planning

ENCP 460. Sustainable Cities: Best Practices. 3 Hr. Surveys basic concepts, theories, and metrics of measuring and evaluating the trends of urban sustainability; it profiles influential urban design and planning visionaries; and examines best practices in developing sustainable, smart, and resilient human-made space at the scale of a site, neighborhood, community, city, and region.


Design Merchandising

DSM 650. The Creative Economies. 3 Hours.  PR: Consent. Provides theoretical underpinnings of the emerging creative economies" and introduces analytical frameworks and models to evaluate the impact of creative industries and activities on sustainable economic development at community and regional levels.


Design Studies

DSGN 140. Sustainable Living. 3 Hours.  Explores the personal, social, economic and environmental aspects of making sustainable choices. Sustainability principles and practices are discussed along with assessments of consumption and lifestyle decisions. Also listed as PLSC 140 and RESM 140.

DSGN 220. Design Thinking. 3 Hours.  This course establishes the value of design thinking, identifies the components of the design thinking process, and helps students develop proficiency by using the process in multiple contexts.

DSGN 320. Design Ethics and Social Responsibility. 3 Hours.  PR: DSGN 220 with a minimum grade of C-. This course will introduce students to the study of both philosophical and applied ethics as they relate to daily life and design. Additionally, the course will address and define components of personal and corporate social responsibility, and explore their relationship to ethics and design at the micro and macro levels.

DSGN 340. Design for Energy Efficiency. 3 Hours.  An overview of energy efficiency in residential and small commercial settings. Energy, building shell, air leakage, insulation, hvac, lighting, appliances, water heating, indoor air quality. (Local field trips possible.).


Energy Land Management

ENLM 300. Ethics and Negotiations for Energy Land Managers. 3 Hours.  PR: ENLM 250  with a minimum grade of C-. Basic negotiation components including negotiating positions, techniques, and styles, and how they are used in energy land management. Emphasis placed on the legal and ethical aspects of negotiation and include a complete review of the AAPL code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

ENLM 390. Land and Lease Analysis. 3 Hours.  PR: ENLM 200  with a minimum grade of C-. Course will cover the theory and practice of real property title and genealogical research. Students will be required to complete and construct a mineral title packet; demonstrate analysis and drafting of oil & gas leases; and develop a solid foundation in heirship research. Students will also develop skills managing complex land records using software systems.

ENLM 400. Energy Land Management Contracts 1. 3 Hours.  PR: ENLM 300  with a minimum grade of C-. Introduction to mineral and environmental law with specific emphasis on titles, deeds, and leasing instruments commonly used in an exploration effort. Examination of land ownership, estates, land measurement, and leasing including a broad overview of the role of the energy land manager during the exploration and development of energy resources.

ENLM 420. Energy Land Management Contracts 2. 3 Hr. PR: ENLM 400 with a minimum grade of C-. Continuation of oil and gas contracts with emphasis on lease examination, execution, payment, and development. Complexities of lease management and permitting including an overview of federal, state, and local regulations and how they pertain to oil and gas development.

ENLM 442. GIS Skills for Energy Land Management. 3 Hr. PR: ENLM 200 with a minimum grade of C-. This class will provide students with background in the use of fundamental GIS skills to solve problems directly related to Energy Land Management. GIS skills will be used to develop spatial solutions to a real-world challenge in the planning, acquisition, and development of a petroleum/natural gas resource play.

ENLM 450. Energy Land Management Strategic Planning. 3 Hours.  P R: ENLM 420  with a grade of C or higher. Preparation for the challenges faced when developing energy properties from initial definition to production, including answering targeted questions, writing concise reports, and relaying findings and opinion. Strategic planning includes initial geologic concept, prospect economics, lease acquisition, drilling initial discovery well, reservoir analysis, drilling of development wells, gas marketing, and prospect divestment.

ENLM 510. Water & Energy Systems. 3 Hours.  This course will cover the practice, use, and issues with water in energy systems ranging from the history of water usage to the current practices and the developing technologies for water treatment and use.


Environmental Biology

AEM 341. General Microbiology. 4 Hours.  PR: CHEM 115 . Introductory morphological, cultural, and physiological characteristics of microorganisms; application of microbiology to agriculture, home economics, and health.


Environmental Protection

ENVP 155. Elements: Environmental Protection. 3 Hours. An introduction to land and water resources and their management and protection. An evaluation of the relationships between human activities and natural environments and the interaction between natural resource utilization and development. *GEF Area 2A and GEC Objective 2C and GEC Objective 4


Fashion Dress Merchandising

FDM 211. Introduction to Textiles. 3 Hours. PR: (MATH 124 or MATH 126) with a minimum grade of D- in each and PR or CONC: FDM 110 with a minimum grade of C-. The course focuses on textiles intended for use in apparel and soft goods applications. Students examine all stages of the textile supply chain - from fiber to finishes - with opportunity for hands-on exploration. Sustainability and technological innovation in the textile industry are also addressed.

FDM 360. Fashion Merchandising. 3 Hours.  PR: FDM 260  or PR or CONC: FDM 211  with a minimum grade of C- in each. This course serves as an introduction to the role and responsibilities of the buyer in relation to merchandise planning and control. Sourcing, negotiation strategies, and current merchandising practices are explored via the case study method.

FDM 412. Fashion Sourcing and Supply Chain Management. 3 Hours.  PR: FDM 360 or FDM 361  with a minimum grade of C- or consent. This course evaluates key issues facing fashion businesses in the global marketplace. It includes an examination of internal and external forces affecting political, economic, social, environmental and ethical production, and distribution of textile and apparel products.

FDM 460. Sustainability in Fashion. 3 Hours.  PR: FDM 411  with a minimum grade of C- or consent. This course examines sustainability in the context of cultural, economic, environmental, social, and technological policies and procedures of fashion industries. Factors analyzed include ethics, government policies, international labor standards, environmental regulations, company priorities, consumer responsibilities, economic impact, and worker rights.

FDM 461. Omni-Channel Fashion Retailing. 3 Hours.  PR: FDM 211 or FDM 360 with a minimum grade of C- or consent. This course provides an overview of various channels of fashion retail distribution including catalogs, e-commerce, broadcast and brick & mortar formats. It will examine the principles and strategies applied by fashion retailers that market goods and/or services using an omni-channel retail business model.


Food Science & Technology

FDST 200. Food Science and Technology. 3 Hours. Up-to-date basics of food science and technology, including; food industry outlook, degrees and careers, food chemistry, food processing and engineering, food microbiology and food safety, food biotechnology, and sensory evaluation of foods. *GEF Area 2A and GEC Objective 2C and GEC Objective 4


Forest Management

FMAN 251. Forest Fire Protection. 2 Hours. Prevention, detection, and control of wildfires. Forest fuels, fire weather, and wildfire behavior. Use of fire for forest management purposes.

FMAN 315. Survey of Arboriculture. 1 Hour. PR: HORT 260 or FOR 205. A self-study seminar that surveys the principles and practices involved in the field of arboriculture with major emphasis on the urban landscape.

FMAN 330. Principles of Forestry Economics. 4 Hours. PR: (ECON 201 or ARE 150) and ECON 202. Production, distribution and use of forest goods and services. Emphasis on methods and problem solving techniques in the economic aspects of forestry.

FMAN 400. Forest Resources Management Field Practice. 6 Hours. PR: CE 200 and FMAN 322. Application and study of forest management practices with emphasis on field problems, including a one-week trip to observe forestry outside the Appalachian hardwood region.


Forestry

FOR 140. West Virginia's Natural Resources. 3 Hours. Survey of policies and practices in development and use of soil, water, forest, wildlife, mineral, and human resources in West Virginia. *GEF Area 2A and GEC Objective 2C and GEC Objective 4

FOR 203. Careers in Natural Resources Management 2. 3 Hours. Planning a career in forestry and natural resources professions. Developing a career strategy, resume building, and conducting a successful job search.

FOR 205. Dendrology. 3 Hours. Classification and silvical characteristics of North American forest trees.

FOR 293A. Special Topic. Edible and Medicinal Plants. 3 Hours. Introduction to the Traditional and Folk use of Appalachian plants for food and wellness.

FOR 310. Elements of Silviculture. 3 Hours.  PR: FOR 205.

FOR 326. Remote Sensing of Environment. 3 Hours. PR: (MATH 126A or MATH 126B or MATH 126C) and MATH 128. Measurement and interpretation of natural resources and environment from photography and radar, infrared, and microwave imagery.

FOR 421. Renewable Resources Policy and Governance. 3 Hours. Forest, wildlife, fisheries, and recreation resource policies of world, with an emphasis on the U.S.: important federal and state laws; governance of public and private lands and renewable natural resources. (Crosslisted with WMAN 421.)

FOR 425. Global Forest Resources. 3 Hours. Significance of renewable natural resources on a global scale and the ecological, economic, and social contexts in which they are managed. Emphasis is on world forest resources, including timber, wildlife, and social uses.

FOR 438. Human Dimensions Natural Resource Management. 3 Hours. This class is designed to provide junior-and-senior level forestry and natural resource management majors with a repertoire of social and communication knowledge and skills such as public facilitation, public participation, social impact assessment, conflict management, and collaborative planning techniques.


Horticulture

HORT 220. General Horticulture. 3 Hours. PR: BIOL 101 and BIOL 103 or consent. Principles underlying present-day horticulture practice with special emphasis on how basic discoveries in plant science have been applied in horticulture.

HORT 251. Floral Design. 3 Hours. Basic course in flower arrangement to cover occasions for the home and retail flower shop.

HORT 315. Seed to Weed. 3 Hours.  The course will provide a broad introduction into the emerging cannabis industry.  Course materials cover the history and uses of cannabis, types of cannabis, basic production practices, as well as the biochemical and pharmaceutical properties.  The course will also address the current research, federal/state laws and policies governing cannabis, and the future of the crop.

HORT 360. Landscape Management. 3 Hours.  PR: (HORT 220 and HORT 260 and HORT 262 ) or consent. Introduction to basic landscape management principles and practices including landscape design, installation and maintenance.


Human Nutrition & Foods

HN&F 126. Society and Food. 3 Hours. Exploration on a global basis of interactions of man and environment as reflected in food production systems. Relation of food supply and use in development or maintenance of social and political institutions. *GEF Area 4 and GEC Objective 4 and GEC Objective 8

HN&F 171. Introduction to Human Nutrition. 3 Hours. Nutrient structure, metabolism, integrated function and their importance to human well-being during all stages of the life cycle. Current concerns and those of special interest to college students in meeting nutrient needs. *GEF Area 2A and GEC Objective 2C and GEC Objective 4

HN&F 271. Fundamentals of Nutrition. 3 Hours. PR:HN&F 171. The occurrence, uptake and metabolic roles of essential and key non-essential nutrients will be discussed in relation to growth, reproduction, and health in human subjects

HN&F 348. Science of Food Preparation. 3 Hours.  PR: BIOL 101 or BIOL 115 AND CHEM 115.  To explore functional properties of ingredients and applied scientific theories to food preparation.

HN&F 350. Cross-Cultural Cuisine. 3 Hours.  This course examines the evolution of human society and culture from a historical perspective as it relates to food and cuisine. Economic and religious influences on dietary patterns and nutritional health are also explored. 


Interior Design

ID 205. Introduction to Architectural Building Technologies. 3 Hr. PR: ID 105 and ID 115 and ID 165 with a minimum grade of C- in each. Introductory overview of building technologies associated with structure, enclosure, and the interior environment (including partition, lighting, acoustics, thermal comfort, and indoor air quality).

ID 270. Interior Lighting Design. 3 Hr. PR: ID 200. General concepts of light quality, quantity, distribution, and color rendering for residential and contract spaces; practical applications using lighting calculations and graphic illustrations for lighting design.

ID 280. History of the Architectural Interior 2. 3 Hr. PR: Major or Permission. Examination of the architectural interiors of the modern period within their geographical, political, aesthetic, social, technological, and economic contexts. Content is focused on European and American developments within an increasingly globalized world.

ID 400. Interior Design Internship. 3-6 Hours.  PR: ID 375  and consent. Supervised, direct experience with a practicing designer or other closely allied professional in a career environment.

ID 420. Interior Design Professional Practices. 3 Hours.  PR: ID 375 . Relationships between marketing/management functions and the design process; problem-solving approach to completion of a design installation.

ID 450. Interior Design Seminar. 1 Hr. PR: ID 420. Professionals in interior design discuss professional organizations, ethics, entry-level positions, and business practices.


Landscape Architecture

LARC 212. History of Landscape Architecture. 3 Hours. A broad survey of the history of the designed human environment with emphasis on the development of landscape architecture. (Does not fulfill Cluster A for landscape architecture students.). *GEF Area 6 and GEC Objective 3 and GEC Objective 5

LARC 331. Advanced Grading & Stormwater. 4 Hours.  P R: LARC 330  with a minimum grade of C-. Study and preparation of parkway plans (road alignment), surface and sub-surface drainage plans, advanced grading plans, and cost estimates. (2 hr. lec., two 2-hr. studios.).

LARC 360. Natural Systems Design. 4 Hours.  PR: LARC 251 and LARC 261  and PR or Conc: LARC 350 . Study of native and naturalized plants of this region and their ecological tolerances, importance to site analysis, and use in planting design. (1 hr. lec., two 3 hr. studios.) (2-day field trip required at student's expense.).

LARC 465. Regional Design. 3 Hours.  P R: Consent. Consideration of regional landscapes in order to effectively relate design to the ecology and development of a region.

LARC 466. Introduction to Urban Design Issues. 3 Hours.  PR: Consent. Community analysis methods, city and small town planning and management of community growth. The course focus is on understanding community and urban design issues and growth management. (Offered in fall of odd years.).


Plant Science

PLSC 206. Principles of Plant Science. 4 Hours. Anatomy, morphology, and physiology of higher plants. Study of growth and development of economically important plants, their culture, and products.  *GEF Area 2B and GEC Objective 2C


Recreation, Parks, and Tourism

RPTR 239. Sustainable Tourism Development. 3 Hours. This course will introduce students to the phenomenon and significance of global tourism and teach them how to apply tourism principles to support community economic development.

RPTR 335. Management in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Organizations. 3 Hours.  PR: 12 hours of RPTR courses, junior standing, or consent. Principles of administration as applied to the operation of recreation, parks and tourism organizations, including policy, legal foundations, organization, personnel, and finance.

RPTR 365. Planning and Design in Recreation, Parks and Tourism. 3 Hours. PR: RPTR major or consent. Study of planning and design concepts, standards and guidelines, use continuum, grants-in-aid, and planning of selected areas and facilities: parks, pools, centers and recreation areas.

RPTR 433. Recreation Resource Management. 3 Hours. An analysis of land management agencies and major legislation concerned with recreation resource management; review, develop, and apply recreation resource and visitor use management plans.


Resource Management

RESM 440. Foundations of Applied Geographic Information Systems. 3 Hours. An introductory course designed to provide the necessary background and techniques to use GIS technology to analyze and solve spatial problems. An emphasis is placed on acquisition, management, and manipulation of spatial data.

RESM 450. Land Use Planning Law. 3 Hours.  Focus is on identification and understanding of legal issues related to planning and land use. This involves understanding rights, regulations, and responsibilities associated with land use, planning, and related activities.

RESM 460. Energy Project and Program Management. 3 Hr.  PR: Junior or Senior Standing. The concepts and best practices of modern project management as applied to manage activities that meet the requirements of energy and environmental resource industry related programs and projects.

RESM 540. Geospatial Modeling. 3 Hours. There are two goals for this course: to present the fundamental methods for analyzing spatial data statistically, and to demonstrate spatial model building implementation and analysis. A prior statistics or econometric course is recommended.

RESM 545. Spatial Hydrology. 3 Hours.  PR: RESM 440. Introduction to applied spatial hydrology using GIS; integrates statistical modeling and terrain analysis; provides insights into water quality and quantity analysis for local and regional watershed scales. (Credit cannot be received for both RESM 445 and RESM 545.)

RESM 560. Advanced Energy Project and Program Management. 3 Hr. This course builds around the concepts and best practices required to manage, coordinate and provide effective leadership for multi-dimensional programs and projects in the energy and environmental resource industries.

RESM 575. Spatial Analysis for Resource Management. 3 Hrs. This interdisciplinary course develops and applies advanced Geography Information System (GIS) and spatial analysis skills for natural resource and environmental management. (Previous GIS experience helpful.)

RESM 585. GIS and Spatial Analysis Project. 3 Hr. PR: RESM 440 or GEOG 350 or consent. Provides an opportunity for students to pursue a research interest in the spatial sciences with development of an applied spatial project and paper. Guidance and direction will be provided to assure relevant integration of the geospatial techniques to address the problem addressed.


Veterinary Science

VETS 405. Parasitology. 3 Hr.  PR: (BIOL 101 and BIOL 102 and BIOL 103 and BIOL 104 ) or (BIOL 115 and BIOL 116 ). Common parasites of farm animals, their life cycles, effects on the host, diagnosis, control, and public health importance. (3 hr. lec., 1 hr. lab.).

VETS 411. Principles of Laboratory Animal Science. 3 Hr.  The production, genetics, physiology, nutrition, disease and regulations of laboratory animals used in research and teaching. This course meets minimal requirements for laboratory animal technical certification programs of the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS).


Wildlife & Fisheries Management

WMAN 100. The Tradition of Hunting. 3 Hours.  Introduction to the cultural and spiritual role of hunting; use of hunting as a wildlife management tool; and its economic value in wildlife conservation programs. Includes discussions on gun control, anti-hunting, and animal rights. *GEF Area 5 and GEC Objective 4 and GEC Objective 7 and St Auth Reciprocity Agreement

WMAN 150. Principles of Conservation Ecology. 3 Hours.  Overview of the science of conservation ecology with emphasis on the concepts of biological diversity, extension, habitat loss and fragmentation, establishment of protected areas, endangered species, and establishment and preservation of new populations. *GEF Area 7 and GEC Objective 2C and GEC Objective 4

WMAN 160. Ecology of Invading Species. 3 Hours.  Survey of invasive/exotic plant and animal species and their effects on native ecosystems, including the breakdown of natural barriers to invasion by the increase of world commerce which unifies widely dispersed resources.

WMAN 200. Restoration Ecology. 3 Hours.  Principles and practice of restoring natural ecosystem function, structure, and integrity.

WMAN 250. Big Game Ecology & Management. 3 Hours.  Intensive field trip and online material emphasizing white tailed deer and black bear ecology with additional material on western game species and exotics.

WMAN 260 Waterfowl Ecology. 3 Hours.  Intensive field-trip and on-line material emphasizing the ecology of waterfowl and management of wetland habitats.

WMAN 313. Wildlife Ecosystem Ecology. 4 Hours. PR: ((BIOL 101 and BIOL 102 and BIOL 103 and BIOL 104) or (BIOL 115 and BIOL 117)) and (MATH 124 or MATH 126 or MATH 128 or MATH 129 or MATH 150 or MATH 153 or MATH 154 or MATH 155). Basic principles of ecosystem, community, and population ecology. Emphasizing structure, function, succession, physiological ecology, population growth and regulation, and systems modeling.

WMAN 421. Renewable Resources Policy and Governance. 3 Hr. PR: Consent. Forest, wildlife, fisheries, and recreation resource policies of the world, with an emphasis on the U.S. important federal and state laws; governance of public and private lands and renewable natural resources. (Crosslisted with FOR 421.)

WMAN 639. Conservation Biology. 3 Hours.  Discussion of current topics in conservation biology, the applied science of maintaining earth's biological diversity. Emphasis is on current literature with some guest lectures by topic experts.

WMAN 640. Fish Physiology. 3 Hours.  This course will cover all of the physiological systems in fish. Included are sensory, digestive, circulatory, nervous and endocrine, feeding, osmoregulation, movement, reproduction, and development systems.

WMAN 641. Aquatic Toxicology. 3 Hr. Class will cover toxicity testing, the environmental fate of contaminants and toxicological assessment. The class will emphasize fish toxicity.

WMAN 695. Independent Study. 1-6 Hr. Faculty supervised study of topics not available through regular course offerings.


Wood Science

WDSC 100. Forest Resources in United States History. 3 Hours.  Examines human use of forest resources in America from pre-Colombian times to present. Exploration of factors that impact the use of wood products. *GEF Area 5 and GEC Objective 2C and GEC Objective 3

WDSC 245. Residential Building Materials. 3 Hours.  Exploration of the different building materials used in residential and commercial construction. Emphasis will be placed on solid and engineered wood products as well as their manufacturing processes.

WDSC 444. Bio-based Energy Systems. 3 Hours.  I ntroduction to biomass feedstock production for bioenergy application, preprocessing and characterization, biofuel conversion technologies, economic and environmental impacts, and greenhouse gas emissions.

WDSC 540. Advanced Physical Behavior of Wood. 3 Hr. PR: WDSC 340 or equivalent or consent. Physical relationships of water and wood; fluid flow through wood; thermal, electrical, and acoustical behavior of wood. Theories of wood drying and their application.