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NRM 1101   Freshman Seminar   NRM 1101 Freshman Seminar (1-0). Seminar course designed to introduce students to faculty facilities and programs in ANRS and to introduce students to study skills essential for a successful career.  
NRM 1301   Horticulture   A survey of the general field of horticulture; a study of the principles and practices of propagation; the growth and fruiting habits of horticulture plants and the culture, harvesting, handling and utilization of fruit and nuts. Entrepreneurship skills and landscape design will be emphasized.  
NRM 2301   Range Resources   NRM 2301 Range Resources (3-0). An introduction to the principles of range management including a survey of its history resources policies grazing regions range ecology grazing systems range improvements and evaluation.  
NRM 2303   Prin Conservation Biology   NRM 2303 Principles of Conservation Biology (3-0). QEP Introductory course on the fundamental issues in the discipline of conservation biology including conservation genetics habitat fragmentation natural resources sustainability and island biogeography.  
NRM 2305   Soils   NRM 2305 Soils (2-2). The origin formation and classification of soils as well as their physical chemical and biological properties. Organic matter moisture and soil fertility maintenance are also covered.  
NRM 2330   Wildlife Conservation & Mgmt   NRM 2330 (AGRI 2330) Wildlife Conservation and Management (3-0). An introduction to the wildlife resources of the United States with specific reference to Texas. The history of game management endangered species and methods for the maintenance control and increase of wildlife resources.  
NRM 3201   Wildland Plants    
NRM 3202   Wldlf Indntfctn & Nat Hist    
NRM 3301   Fire Ecology   NRM 3301 Fire Ecology (3-0). Study of fire in range ecosystems including history of fire climate factors associated with fire vegetation response evolution of ecosystems with fire prescribed burning as a management tool fire safety and liability concerns.  
NRM 3302   Forest Ecology    
NRM 3303   Rest and Cons of Nat Res   The class will focus on restoration of damaged ecosystems and landscapes, particularly terrestrial, and riparian systems in diverse settings that span the rural spectrum. The discipline of ecological restoration requires a strong conceptual/theoretical foundation as well as a practical application component. This class combines basic sciences, modern technologies, and contemporary ecological knowledge. Students will develop practical capabilities and gain critical understanding of the land degradation and restoration through a program that incorporates integrated coursework and experience ecological restoration practitioners.  
NRM 3304   Natural Resource Policy & Adm   NRM 3304 Natural Resource Policy and Administration (3-0). An advanced course in land use management and policy administrative organizations and public relation philosophies of private state and federal agencies that manage natural resources on publicly and privately owned lands. This course includes special programs presented by speakers from both state and federal agencies responsible for policy implementation and administration of wildlife and other natural resources. Prerequisite: NRM 2330  
NRM 3305   Wildland Plants   A study of wildland plants and plant communities, including identification, growth and phenology, forage and browse values, restoration value, and habitat.  
NRM 3308   Agricultural Statistics   NRM 3308 Agricultural Statistics (3-0). Major emphasis is placed upon design analysis and interpretation of agricultural and biological experimental data. Information presented in this course will include statistical concepts and models simple tests of significance analysis of variance mean separation procedures and linear regression-correlation analysis. Prerequisite: Math 1332 or 1314 or 1342 or permission of instructor.  
NRM 4101   Range and Wildlife Activities    
NRM 4301   Human Dimensions In NRM    
NRM 4302   Adv Topics Conservation Biol    
NRM 4303   Range Ecology   NRM 4303 Range Ecology (3-0). A study of rangeland communities including principal forage species characteristics growth and phenology; resource planning and management; the effects of range livestock and wildlife on range vegetation; the study of plant succession and climax in relation to grazing and ecological condition. Prerequisite: NRM 2301  
NRM 4304   Range Inventory & Analysis   NRM 4304 Range Inventory and Analysis (2-2). An overview of methods for measuring and analyzing rangeland plant communities and populations; statistical analysis of sampling; techniques to inventory rangeland resources; determining range health; determining forage production and utilization; determining proper stocking rates. Prerequisite: NRM 2301 NRM 3201 and NRM 3308  
NRM 4305   Wildlife Mgmt Techniques   NRM 4305 Wildlife Management Techniques (2-2). QEP MAPPED COURSE An overview of habitat inventory and evaluation techniques census methods age and sex criteria; banding data analysis telemetry analysis and research methods in wildlife management. Prerequisite: NRM 2302 and NRM 3202  
NRM 4307   Range & Wldlf Habitat Mgmt   NRM 4307 Range and Wildlife Habitat Management (2-2). Principles and practices of range and wildlife habitat management including range improvement through mechanical chemical prescribed burning and biological manipulation of vegetation grazing systems revegetation and other habitat management practices. Prerequisite: NRM 2301  
NRM 4308   Big Game Management   NRM 4308 Big Game Management (2-2). Application of the principles of wildlife management to big game species with a focus on the biology and behavior of big game species and how this influences habitat management production population characteristics and management strategies for each species. Prerequisite: NRM 2301 and NRM 2302  
NRM 4309   Wildlife Population Dynamics   NRM 4309 Wildlife Population Dynamics (3-0). Subject material dealing with the mechanics of growth and structure of populations departures from stability and natural and artificial regulation of population levels and techniques used to survey and monitor wildlife populations. Prerequisite: NRM 2302 and junior or senior status or approval of instructor.  
NRM 4311   Internship   Individualized instruction in all facets of natural resource management. This course is developed to meet specific needs of individual students. May be repeated with approval of NRM chair. Offered all semesters. Prerequisite: Approval of NRM chair.  
NRM 4311   Problems In NRM   Individualized instruction in all facets of natural resource management. This course is developed to meet specific needs of individual students. May be repeated with approval of NRM chair. Offered all semesters. Prerequisite: Approval of NRM chair.  
NRM 4311   Soc. Med. & Interact. w/ Plant   Individualized instruction in all facets of natural resource management. This course is developed to meet specific needs of individual students. May be repeated with approval of NRM chair. Offered all semesters. Prerequisite: Approval of NRM chair.  
NRM 4314   Range Watershed & Hydrology   NRM 4314 Range Watershed and Hydrology (3-0). Discussion of basic hydrologic processes watershed drainage on rangeland watersheds; networks and stream-flow characteristics; influences of range vegetation on watershed and management of rangelands to optimize watershed benefits.  
NRM 4409   Mammalogy   The systematics, phylogeny, natural history and economic relations of mammals of the world with particular emphasis on mammals native to the Trans-Pecos region of Texas. Museum technique and field work will be stressed. Prerequisite: General Zoology or equivalent  
NRM 4410   Ornithology    
NRM 5302   Animal Movement    
NRM 5302   Ecological Modeling    
NRM 5302   Ecology and Field Biology    
NRM 5302   Sem In Range & Wildlife Mgt   NRM 5302 Seminar in Range and Wildlife Management (3-0). This course is designed to be flexible to meet the needs of graduate students studying various disciplines in Range and Wildlife Management. May be repeated under different subject matter titles. Recent courses include GIS applications; Applied Wildlife Research; Wildlife Research Grants and Publications; Principles of Ecology; Wildlife Conservation for Teachers; Advanced Techniques in Vegetation Analysis; Range Research Techniques. May be repeated under different subject matter titles.  
NRM 5303   Biostat Analysis Using R   Advanced studies in current agricultural and natural resource sciences research. Topics assigned according to student interest and need. Registration approval by the NRM chair. May be repeated under different subject matter titles.  
NRM 5303   Biostats III R   Advanced studies in current agricultural and natural resource sciences research. Topics assigned according to student interest and need. Registration approval by the NRM chair. May be repeated under different subject matter titles.  
NRM 5304   Research    
NRM 5305   Range/Wildlife Res Methods   NRM 5305 Range and Wildlife Research Methods (3-0). An overview of the design and analysis of research projects pertaining to the ecology and management of wildlife species and rangeland ecosystems. Specific problems pertaining to the Trans-Pecos region will be stressed but regional and national issues will be discussed. Methods discussed in the classroom will be applied in field situations.  
NRM 5306   GIS, GPS, & Remote Sensing   NRM 5306 GIS GPS and Remote Sensing for Resource Managers (2-2). An advanced course on the rapidly growing geographic technology used by natural resource managers and scientists including: geographic information systems (GIS) global positioning systems (GPS) and remote sensing methods. Prerequisite: Geology 3401  
NRM 5311   Scientific Writing   NRM 5311 Scientific Writing (3-0). An advanced study of proposal and thesis format in Animal Science or Range and Wildlife Management. Covers publication styles common in each student?s chosen field. Scientific publications are emphasized.  
NRM 5312   Biostatistical Analysis I    
NRM 5313   Biostatistical Analysis II    
NRM 5316   Project Research   NRM 5316 Project Research (1to9-0). Research for thesis project. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Master of Science students that have been admitted to candidacy. May be repeated.  
NRM 5320   Eviron Law & Policy   NRM 5320 Environmental Law and Policy (3-0). This course will provide a conceptual framework of the legal system with regards to natural resources. This course examines the existing policies and laws regulating wildlife water and land use; and reviews the roles and philosophies of various regulating and policy-making agencies including federal state and private organizations. THIS COURSE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS PURSUING AN M.S. IN NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THEIR GRADUATE COMMITTEE.  
NRM 5321   Wildlife & Society   NRM 5321 Wildlife and Society (3-0). This is an advanced course on the theory and applications for considering human dimensions in wildlife conservation. Course emphasis will include human values the role of constituency groups natural resource policy development conflict resolution group decision-making and community-based conservation. THIS COURSE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS PURSUING AN M.S. IN NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THEIR GRADUATE COMMITTEE.  
NRM 5322   Sustainability   NRM 5322 Sustainability (3-0). This course examines the theories principles and practices of sustainability. Topic covered will include water resources food production urban development and economics. THIS COURSE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS PURSUING AN M.S. IN NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THEIR GRADUATE COMMITTEE.  
NRM 5323   Social Media and Outreach    
NRM 5324   Conservation Biology   NRM 5324 Conservation Biology (3-0). This is an advanced course exploring conservation-oriented research including threats to biodiversity biogeography extinction conservation genetics landscape connectivity endangered species conservation ecological restoration and conservation education. THIS COURSE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS PURSUING AN M.S. IN NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THEIR GRADUATE COMMITTEE.  
NRM 5325   Natural Resource Conserv   NRM 5325 Natural Resource Conservation (3-0). This course is a study of rangeland communities including principle forage species characteristics growth and phenology; resource planning and management; the effects of range livestock and wildlife on range vegetation; the study of plant succession and climax in relation to grazing and ecological conditions. THIS COURSE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS PURSUING AN M.S. IN NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THEIR GRADUATE COMMITTEE.  
NRM 5326   Silviculture    
NRM 5327   Soils   NRM 5327 Soils (3-0). This course is an advanced overview of soil science and soil management. This course will include soil taxonomy physical properties nutrient cycling carbon cycling and soil moisture principles and management. THIS COURSE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS PURSUING AN M.S. IN NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THEIR GRADUATE COMMITTEE.  
NRM 5328   Prin of Game Mgmt   NRM 5328 Principles of Game Management (3-0). This course is an application of the principles of wildlife management to game species with a focus on the biology and behavior of big game waterfowl and upland bird species and how this influences habitat management production population characteristics and management strategies for each species. THIS COURSE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS PURSUING AN M.S. IN NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THEIR GRADUATE COMMITTEE.  
NRM 5329   Internship    
NRM 5409   Wildlife Popltn Dynamics L   NRM 5409 Wildlife Population Dynamics (3-2). Advanced course dealing with the mechanics of growth and structure of populations departures from stability and natural and artificial regulation of population levels and techniques used to survey and monitor wildlife populations.  
NRM 5409   Wildlife Population Dynamics   NRM 5409 Wildlife Population Dynamics (3-2). Advanced course dealing with the mechanics of growth and structure of populations departures from stability and natural and artificial regulation of population levels and techniques used to survey and monitor wildlife populations.  
NRM 5412   Biostatistical Analysis Theory   NRM 5412 Biostatistical Analysis Theory (3-3). An introduction to statistical concepts and models applied to agricultural and biological systems. The course introduces the scientific method inferential theory data types experiment design descriptive statistics the normal distribution and null hypothesis significance testing (NHST) for these scenarios; one-sample two-independent-sample two paired sample multi-sample 1-way (ANOVA) multiple comparisons factorial and nested ANIVA multivariate ANOVA data transformations linear regression and correlation multiple regression and correlation polynomial regression goodness of fit contingency tables and testing for randomness. Emphasis is on theory and hand-calculations. Offered fall.  
NRM 5413   Biostatistical Theory   An advanced course in statistical concepts and models applied to agricultural and biological systems. Emphasis will be placed on data analysis and interpretation using computer statistical applications. The course applies all null hypotheses significance testing (NHST) procedures taught in NRM 5412, first in Program SPSS, then in Program R after the thorough overview of R programming. NHST theory for these advanced scenarios will also be introduced and applied in R; Generalized Linear Models (GLMs) including Poisson regression, dichotomous variables, binomial distribution, and proportion testing and logistic regression: Generalized Linear Mixed Models (GLMMs); and circular distributions.  
NRM 6301   Thesis Proposal   NRM 6301 Thesis Proposal (0-6). Satisfactory completion of this course will result in an acceptable prospectus presented to the Graduate Committee. The student will normally register for this course no earlier than the second semester of graduate study.  
NRM 6302   Thesis Defense   NRM 6302 Thesis Defense (0-6). The student will enroll in this course each semester or summer term in which assistance is provided by Committee members or when use of the library or other research facilities of Sul Ross State University is made. Satisfactory completion of this course will result in the completed thesis presented to the graduate committee accepted by the Graduate Dean and filed appropriately.