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Course Syllabus

Course: NR 1010

Division: Natural Science and Math
Department: Natural Resources
Title: Introduction to Natural Resources

Semester Approved: Spring 2016
Five-Year Review Semester: Spring 2021
End Semester: Spring 2022

Catalog Description: Introduction to Natural Resources is a course designed to help students learn what careers are available in multiple natural resource fields. This class also gives students an introduction to the history, problems and potential solutions in natural resource fields by giving them the opportunity to see examples in the field.

Semesters Offered: Fall
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 2; Lecture: 1; Lab: 3

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Justification: This course will serve as an introductory course to the Natural Resources program at Snow College.; It will expose students to different professions within the field as well as give them a broad background to practical problems faced by natural resources professionals.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will: 

be introduced to different careers in natural resources and understand the schooling requirements necessary for a career in those fields. Students will demonstrate their understanding from various assignments in class and lab. 

understand the basic history of the natural resources field. Students will demonstrate their understanding from various assignments in class and lab. 

be introduced to and present about common natural resources problems and solutions. Students will demonstrate their understanding by presenting a topic to the class and general public. 

This course will include:
Field experience and/or guest lectures each week to give students hands-on experience in multiple fields of natural resources. An introduction to the history, problems and solutions within natural resource fields will be covered.

Key Performance Indicators:
Attendance: 20-30% 

Assignments: 50-60% 

Final Project 20-30% 








Representative Text and/or Supplies:
No textbook required. Materials will be provided by instructor.

Pedagogy Statement:

Maximum Class Size: 48
Optimum Class Size: 24