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Option Geosciences and Natural Resource Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Natural Resources - College of Forestry



This option provides the student with a basic grounding in geosciences and a more specialized knowledge of monitoring environmental changes related to natural resources management.



Courses within the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences: (minimum of 33 credits)


Techniques courses within the Geography program (12 credits):
GEO 301. Map and Image Interpretation (4)
GEO 360. Cartography (4)
GEO 444. Remote Sensing (4)

Natural Resources courses within the Geography program (minimum of 6 credits):
GEO 420. Geography of Resource Use (3)

And any one of the following courses:
GEO 323. ^Climatology (4)
GEO 324. Geography of Life: Species Distributions and Conservation (4)
GEO 330. *^Geography of International Development and Globalization (3)
GEO 423. Land Use in the American West (3)
GEO 424. International Water Resources Management (3)
GEO 425. Water Resources Management in the U.S. (3)

Courses within the Geology program (minimum of 15 credits)

GEO 201. *Physical Geology (4)
GEO 202. *Earth Systems Science (4)
GEO 322. Surface Processes (4)

Choose any one of the following courses:
GEO 310. Earth Materials I: Mineralogy (4)
GEO 432. Applied Geomorphology (3)
GEO 433. Coastal Geomorphology (3)
GEO 486. Quaternary Paleoclimatology (3)
GEO 487. Hydrogeology (4)

Courses from other programs (minimum 7 credits)

Any two of the following courses:
ANTH 477. Ecological Anthropology (4)
ANTH 481. *Natural Resources and Community Values (3)
PS 475. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 477. International Environmental Politics and Policy (4)

 

Total=40


Option Code: 674




 
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