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Undergraduate Course Catalog 2008-2009

College of Life Sciences and Agriculture


Sustainable Living

Issues of sustainable living involve every aspect of life. Humans are part of and dependent upon healthy functioning ecosystems. Sustainable living requires learning to live with ecosystem limits. We increase our knowledge and awareness of environmental issues and problems, gain an understanding of ecology, and develop thinking and communication skills in order to help us solve complex problems and move humanity toward a more sustainable future.

Required Courses

1. Environmental Issues - One course below

NR 415, Global Environmental Change
NR 435, Contemporary Conservation Issues and Environmental Awareness
NR 502, Forest Ecosystems and Environmental Change
NR 650, Principles of Conservation Biology
NR 720, International Environmental Politics and Policies for the 21st Century
NR 724, Resolving Environmental Conflicts
ECON 607, Ecological Economics
EREC 608, Environmental Economics for Non-Economists
GEOG 673, Environmental Geography

2. Ecology - One course below

NR 433, Wildlife Ecology
BIOL 541, General Ecology
NR 527, Forest Ecology
NR 660, Ecology and Biogeography of New Zealand
ZOOL 474, Intro to Marine Sciences (Summers at Appledore Island)
ZOOL 503, Intro to Marine Biology

3. NR 784, Sustainable Living
4. NR 601, Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Living Internship
5. NR 785, Systems Thinking for Sustainable Living

For additional information, contact Robert Eckert, Department of Natural Resources, (603) 862-2508.