Stewardship and Professional Development
Learning Outcome #1: Identify and articulate stewardship for the creation as a basis for professional judgment.
This course not only provides an understanding of tools used by wildlife and fisheries managers to restore, revive, and maintain wildlife and fish populations, but also discusses our stewardship roles and responsibilities for those aspects of the creation.
Wildlife Identification and Function
Learning Outcome #2: Identify wildland plants, soils, and wildlife species and understand how they function in the environment.
This course introduces students to a number of wildlife and fish species, and basic ecological concepts as they relate to wildlife and fisheries. Students will understand the ecological roles, habitat needs, and interactions of fish and wildlife at various levels in an ecosystem
Learning Outcome #3: Apply an understanding of ecological processes to wildlife management.
This course includes an extensive overview of basic ecological processes and how to use them for fish and wildlife management.
Learning Outcome #4: Demonstrate the ability to apply the scientific method and analytical thinking to ecological and management issues.
In this course students will be rigorously taught the scientific method and given opportunities to demonstrate the understanding through fish and wildlife management problem solving. They will have writing assignments that provide opportunities for the synthesis and expression of the depth of their understanding.
The term paper required in this course may be used for one of the “three written papers relating to stewardship ethics and management situations” that will be placed in the student’s portfolio required for graduation with a Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation BS degree.