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Core Course Requirements

All students in the program will take NRES 997 Interdisciplinary Research, and one course in each of four core areas: Natural Sciences, Ethics/Policy/Law, Methods and Seminar. Any course used to satisfy the Natural Sciences, Ethics, and Methods core areas must be at least 3 credits. The Seminar course must be interactive and must be at least 1 credit. Independent study courses may not be used to satisfy core requirements. The Guidance Committee determines which courses on campus will satisfy these requirements. The following are examples of previously approved courses.

Updated March 21, 2014

1. Natural Sciences Course Title Credits
CIE 841 Open Channel Flow 3
CIE 849 Water Chemistry 4
CIE 850 Echohydrology 3
DPP 909 Environmental Sciences and Infrastructure for Sustainable Communities and Development 3
DPP 952 Balancing Resource Management, Land Use, and Development 3
DPP 954 Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems 3
ESCI 805 Principles of Hydrology 4
ESCI 810 Groundwater Hydrology 4
ESCI/EOS 815 Global Atmospheric Chemistry 3
ESCI/EOS 818 Macro-scale Hydrology II 3
ESCI 826 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology 4
ESCI 834 Geophysics 4
ESCI 841 Geochemistry 4
ESCI 845 Isotope Geochemistry 4
ESCI 847 Aqueous Geochemistry 4
ESCI/EOS/ZOOL 850 Biological Oceanography 4
ESCI 852 Chemical Oceanography 3
ESCI 854 Sedimentology 4
ESCI 856 Geotectonics 3
ESCI 858 Introduction to Physical Oceanography 3
ESCI 859 Geological Oceanography 4
ESCI 862 Glacial Geology 4
ESCI 865 Paleoclimatology 3
GRAD 930 Ethics in Research and Scholarship ( NRESS students must register for the 3cr. option) 3
HIST 866 Environmental History of Northwest Atlantic Commercial Fisheries 4
NR 806 Soil Ecology 4
NR 811 Wetland Ecology and Management 4
NR 819 Wetlands Restoration and Mitigation 3
NR 830 Terrestrial Ecosystems 4
NR/EOS 844 Biogeochemistry 4
NR 855 Aquatic Ecosystems 4
NR/EOS 867 Earth System Science 4
PBIO/ZOOL 817 Lake Ecology 4
     
2. Ethics/Policy/Law Course Title Credits
DPP 901 Integrative Approaches to Development Policy and Practice 3
DPP 908 Policy Seminar 3
DPP 950 Current Issues in Microfinance and Microenterprise Development 3
ECON 868 Seminar in Economic Development 3
GRAD 930 Ethics in Research and Scholarship ( NRESS students must register for the 3cr. option) 3
HIST 866 Environmental History of Northwest Atlantic Commercial Fisheries 4
NR 818 Law of Natural Resources and Environment 3
NR 820 International Environmental Politics and Policies for the 21st Century 4
NR 824 Resolving Environmental Conflicts 4
NR 838 Wildlife Policy and Management 4
NR 845 Forest Management 4
NR 885 Systems Thinking for Sustainable Living 4
NR 902 Ecological Values and Ethics 4
NR 916 Linking Decision-making and Coastal Ecosystem Science 4
POLT 851 Comparative Environmental Politics and Policy 3
POLT 880 International Environmental Politics, Policy and Law 3
POLT 909 Organization and Management in Public and Non-profit Sectors 3
RAM 805 Ecotourism: Managing for the Environment 4
RAM 911 Natural and Environmental Resource Management 4
     
3. Methods Course Title Credits
BIOL 811 Applied Biostatistics II 4
EDUC 881 Intro to Statistics: Inquiry, Analysis, and Decision Making 4
EDUC 904 Qualitative Inquiry in Education 4
ESCI 845 Isotope Geochemistry 4
ESCI/EOS 864 Data Analysis in Earth System Science 4
MATH 835 Statistical Methods for Research 3
Math 839 Applied Regression Analysis 3
MATH 840 Design of Experiments I 3
MATH 843 Time Series Analysis 3
MATH 845 Foundations of Applied Mathematics I 3
MATH 853 Introduction to Numerical Methods 3
NR/EOS 807 Environmental Modeling 4
NR/EOS 844 Biogeochemistry                                                                  4
NR 913 Quantitative Ecology 4
RAM 911 Natural and Environmental Resource Management 4
SOC 903 Sociological Methods 4
     
4. Seminar Course Title Credits
NRES 997 Interdisciplinary Research in Natural Resources and Earth and Environmental Sciences 1
     
5. Seminar Course Title Credits
ESCI 993 or 994 Advanced Seminar 1
NR 947 Current Issues in Ecosystem Ecology 2
NR 993 Natural and Environmental Resources Seminar 1 - 2
OE 990 Ocean Seminars I 1

 

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