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NR Undergraduate Courses, Corvallis Campus

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Top NR 201 MANAGING NATURAL RESOURCES FOR THE FUTURE (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Overview of the complexities involved in managing natural resources of the Pacific Northwest. Exposure to major natural resource issues of the region. Development of critical thinking skills useful in seeking solutions.

Top NR 202 NATURAL RESOURCE PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Exploration of the multiple components (ecological, social, political, ethical) of selected natural resource problems. Uses case studies to illustrate how social and biophysical characteristics of environmental problems influence the methods used to try to solve these problems and their potential for success. PREREQS: NR 201 is recommended but not required.

Top NR 312 CRITICAL THINKING FOR NATURAL RESOURCE CHALLENGES (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Provides an introduction to critical thinking as it applies to issues and problems in natural resources. Attention is given to formal argument analysis, fallacies of argumentation, and critical scientific and philosophical concepts. PREREQS: Sophomore standing desirable

Top NR 325 SCIENTIFIC METHODS FOR ANALYZING NATURAL RESOURCE PROBLEMS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Approaches to disciplinary and interdisciplinary problem analysis in natural resources. Introduces systems thinking and the benefits and limitations of different tools used to integrate information from multiple disciplines and stakeholders. Applications of alternative analysis tools are illustrated through selected forest-related case studies. Lec/lab. PREREQS: MTH 111 [C-] or Placement Test MPAL(060) and /or (ST 201 or ST 351 or equivalent) and NR 201

Top NR 351 WHEN SCIENCE ESCAPES THE LAB: SCIENCE AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Role of science in solving natural resource problems. Selecting the "best available science." How science is portrayed, filtered, and used by the media and interests groups to affect policy and management. Analysis of case studies on use of science in natural resource decision making. Lec/lab. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Sophomore standing. NR 312 recommended.

Top NR 399 SPECIAL TOPICS (0-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top NR 401 RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top NR 403 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top NR 405 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-9)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits.

Top NR 406 PROJECTS (1-9)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top NR 407 SEMINAR (1-9) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 18 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top NR 410 INTERNSHIP (1-6) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.

Top NR 455 NATURAL RESOURCE DECISION MAKING (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Students will participate on collaborative planning teams that effectively engage stakeholders in the decision making process, and offer sound natural resource decisions that are supported by multiple interests. PREREQS: Senior standing.

Top NR 477 AGROFORESTRY (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Theory and worldwide practice of multiple-crop low input sustainable systems involving concurrent production of tree and agricultural products. Biological, economic, social, and political factors that underlie the application of agroforestry technology. CROSSLISTED as FES 477/FES 577, RNG 477/RNG 577. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Introductory course in biology.

Top NR 499 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This is a hybrid course when offered by Ecampus. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top NR 499H SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.



 
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