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Natural Resources Courses offered at NICC

NAT 101 INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL RESOURCES (3)

This is a survey course to introduce students to the various disciplines in the natural resources area. Discussion of conservation history and certain environmental problems (Same as course BIO 104).

NAT 103 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES (3)

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of ecology and the mechanisms by which these principles affect our lives. Attention is focused on the various issues dealing with humans' impact on the environment in rural, urban and wilderness areas. Taught with a combined biological, chemical, and socio-political approach. The course also introduces Native perspectives towards the environment, with cultural and traditional topics relating to the Great Plains.

NAT 130 INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY (3)

This course will study our physical environment and the processes shaping it. The materials and structures of the earth’s crust, the origins of landforms, the concept of geological time, and the nature of the earth’s interior are also studied. Constant attention will be given to geological effects on our environment.

NAT 131 INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY LABORATORY (1)

Laboratory to accompany NAT 120. GPS/GIS will be used extensively within the course. Pre- or Co-requisite: NAT 120.

NAT 218 WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT (3)

This class is designed to have our students develop insight and understanding towards the management of our environments natural resources, and how to take care of them in such a way as to make Mother Earth as healthy as possible. The class will do this through class room instruction and guided exploration and research. Field work on conservation methods and best practices will be observed and in many cases created. We will focus on all natural resources, but will have a closer focus on soil and water, fish and wildlife, forests and range lands. This class is designed to give students a strong base in the natural life sciences and will facilitate further degrees or work in these areas. Pre/Co-requisite: NAT 101

NAT 290 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3)

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NAT 299 INTERNSHIP/PRACTICUM (3)

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