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Title
Section
Instructor
Term
Credits
Requirements
NRE 409 — Ecology of Fishes
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Diana,James Stephen; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: BS

Covers physiological, behavioral, and numerical responses of fishes to biotic and abiotic factors; the relationship between environmental factors and fish energetics, growth, survival, behavior, and reproduction; adaptations of fish for survival under different environmental constraints in major habitat types.

Advisory Prerequisite: One course in Ecology.

NRE 409 — Ecology of Fishes
Section 003, LEC

Instructor: Diana,James Stephen; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

Covers physiological, behavioral, and numerical responses of fishes to biotic and abiotic factors; the relationship between environmental factors and fish energetics, growth, survival, behavior, and reproduction; adaptations of fish for survival under different environmental constraints in major habitat types.

Advisory Prerequisite: One course in Ecology.

NRE 418 — Biology and Management of Insects
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Witter,John A; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: BS

Introduction to systems, problems, and current topics of the insect world. Examines relationships of insects to woody plants, other animals, their environment, and each other. Systematically and integratively examines pests of functional plant parts. Selected topics: insect structure and function, adapted features, IPM, control techniques, and insects and their impacts in a variety of ecosystems.

Course is divided into 3 modules: concepts of insect biology and management [2 credits; required of all students], interactions in three landscape ecosystems: aquatic, forest, and agricultural [1 credit; optional], and lab, emphasizing identification of insects and field trips [1 credit; optional].

Students select module 1 only for 2 credits, modules 1 and 2 only for 3 credits, or modules 1, 2, and 3 for 4 credits.

FOR 2 CREDITS ELECT SEC 006; FOR 3 CREDITS ELECT SEC 005; FOR 4 CREDITS ELECT SEC 002 OR SEC 003 AND SEC 001.

NRE 418 — Biology and Management of Insects
Section 005, LEC

Instructor: Witter,John A; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

Introduction to systems, problems, and current topics of the insect world. Examines relationships of insects to woody plants, other animals, their environment, and each other. Systematically and integratively examines pests of functional plant parts. Selected topics: insect structure and function, adapted features, IPM, control techniques, and insects and their impacts in a variety of ecosystems.

Course is divided into 3 modules: concepts of insect biology and management [2 credits; required of all students], interactions in three landscape ecosystems: aquatic, forest, and agricultural [1 credit; optional], and lab, emphasizing identification of insects and field trips [1 credit; optional].

Students select module 1 only for 2 credits, modules 1 and 2 only for 3 credits, or modules 1, 2, and 3 for 4 credits.

FOR 2 CREDITS ELECT SEC 006; FOR 3 CREDITS ELECT SEC 005; FOR 4 CREDITS ELECT SEC 002 OR SEC 003 AND SEC 001.

NRE 418 — Biology and Management of Insects
Section 006, LEC

Instructor: Witter,John A; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 2
Reqs: BS

Introduction to systems, problems, and current topics of the insect world. Examines relationships of insects to woody plants, other animals, their environment, and each other. Systematically and integratively examines pests of functional plant parts. Selected topics: insect structure and function, adapted features, IPM, control techniques, and insects and their impacts in a variety of ecosystems.

Course is divided into 3 modules: concepts of insect biology and management [2 credits; required of all students], interactions in three landscape ecosystems: aquatic, forest, and agricultural [1 credit; optional], and lab, emphasizing identification of insects and field trips [1 credit; optional].

Students select module 1 only for 2 credits, modules 1 and 2 only for 3 credits, or modules 1, 2, and 3 for 4 credits.

FOR 2 CREDITS ELECT SEC 006; FOR 3 CREDITS ELECT SEC 005; FOR 4 CREDITS ELECT SEC 002 OR SEC 003 AND SEC 001.

NRE 449 — Organizational Theory and Change
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Romani,John H

WN 2007
Credits: 3

The ability of any society to bring about improvements in its environment is heavily dependent on the effectiveness of the administrative arrangements used to implement programs developed to accomplish these ends. Within this context, the role and function of the various organizational entities created to administer environmental programs, along with the processes by which these units operate, are critical factors in determining whether the goals for environmental betterment will be achieved. The purpose of this course is to assist the student develop an understanding of how these entities are structured, relate to one another, and operate in the special milieu that constitutes the field of environmental policy.

NRE 475 — Environmental Law
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Churchill,Sally Jo

WN 2007
Credits: 3

Introduces students to environmental law and the impact of the legal process on decisions that affect the environment. Topics include common law tort actions, toxic torts, statutory controls of pollution and other environmentally harmful activities, public trust doctrine and regulatory takings. Additional areas include administrative law and constitutional law as they relate to environmental law. Students learn about environmental law by studying court decisions and statutes, watching A Civil Action, listening to guest lecturers, and taking field trips.

NRE 499 — Senior Honors Thesis
Section 001, IND

WN 2007
Credits: 1 — 6
Other: Honors, Indpnt Study

The primary goal of the course is to carry out the Honors thesis research, with guidence and support of a faculty sponsor. Class sessions in the Winter term provide the opportunity to discuss thesis progress and problems, issues related to writing the thesis, and preparation for the final presentation.

Advisory Prerequisite: ENVIRON 399 and permission of instructor.

NRE 501 — Grad Experimental
Section 089, LEC
Anthropology &Environmental Conservation

Instructor: Hardin,Rebecca D; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 3

Lecture or seminar on current natural resource topics, such as endangered species, hazardous waste management, acid deposition, and social impact assessment.

Advisory Prerequisite: PER.INSTR.

NRE 561 — Conservation Behavior
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: De Young,Raymond K

WN 2007
Credits: 3

This course will explore the techniques available for changing individual environmental stewardship behavior with a focus on achieving durable change. It will be argued that individuals require information and motivation before they are willing to alter their behavior. Furthermore, only certain types and combinations of information and motivation result in long-lasting behavior change. A portion of the course will focus on mind-body techniques and their role in promoting mental restoration and integrated wellness. These states are discussed as possible pre-conditions to deep environmental awareness, concern and stewardship. Students participate in team-based research in which they investigate walking routes in Ann Arbor neighborhoods. The research goal is to design behavior change techniques that encourage regular walking along routes identified as having the potential to enhance mental restoration and environmental awareness.

NRE 583 — Intermediate Natural Resource Economics
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Moore,Michael R; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 3

The course will use economics to study contemporary issues in natural resources and environment. Topics covered include: land use and urban sprawl; water allocation and pricing in the American West; endangered species conservation; nonrenewable resource depletion; energy futures; management of stock pollutants; and global warming.

Advisory Prerequisite: NRE 570 or PI

NRE 596 — History of Environmental Thought and Activism
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Taylor,Dorceta E; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 3

Introduction to techniques of risk benefit analysis as applied to water resource and environmental engineering. Techniques of multi-objective water resource planning, the engineering-political interfaces, and political bargaining and decision making are also discussed.

 
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