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NRES 12100 - Stepping Stones To Environmental Science
Credit Hours: 1.00. Intended to expose first-year students to emerging environmental problems and innovative solutions, to support their transition to Purdue through a sense of community and increased engagement, and to provide students access to faculty in the environmental sciences in a small group setting. Activities include field trips, hands-on learning, study halls, and meals together. Enrollment is restricted to members of the environmental science learning community. Department permission required.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: College of Agriculture Admin

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Recognize environmental service and awareness groups on campus and in the local community. 2. Identify local environmental challenges. 3. Increase knowledge of potential solutions for increasing food-water-energy sustainability.


NRES 12500 - Environmental Science And Conservation
Credit Hours: 3.00. (AGRY 12500, EAPS 12500, FNR 12500) Introduction to environmental science and conservation includes topics in ecological principles, conservation and natural resource management, human impacts on the environment, toxic waste disposal, climate change, energy, air and water pollution, environmental geology and geologic hazards.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: College of Agriculture Admin

Course Attributes:
Lower Division, GTC-Science, Tech & Society, UC-Science, Tech & Society

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Describe the issues, facts and concepts central to a broad range of environmental and conservation topics. 2. Form opinions on controversial topics, explaining what they think we should do regarding topics in the news. 3. Describe the work done in five scientific disciplines, ecology, environmental science, resource management, conservation biology, and environmental geology.


NRES 20000 - Introduction To Environmental Careers
Credit Hours: 1.00. This course offers an introduction to general developments and practices in the environmental arena. A presentation of environmental careers and aspects of those careers that may affect job satisfaction and commitment is the main focus of the course. Included is an overview of coursework that benefits particular careers. The course is designed to introduce students to the specialized environmental areas in which they may choose to work.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: College of Agriculture Admin

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


NRES 23000 - Survey Of Meteorology
Credit Hours: 3.00. (EAPS 22100) An introductory course for both science and non-science students. A general study of the atmosphere, basic meteorological principles, and weather systems. Relationships of the changing atmosphere to climate, ozone depletion, and other contemporary issues.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: College of Agriculture Admin

Course Attributes:
Credit By Exam, Lower Division, GTC-Science, UC-Science

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


NRES 25500 - Soil Science
Credit Hours: 3.00. (AGRY 25500) Differences in soils; soils genesis; physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils; relation of soils to problems of land use and pollution; soil management relative to tillage, erosion, drainage, moisture supply, temperature, aeration, fertility, and plant nutrition. Introduction to fertilizer chemistry and use. Not available to students who have taken AGRY 27000.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture, Recitation, Travel Time
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: College of Agriculture Admin

Course Attributes:
Credit By Exam, Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


NRES 27000 - Landscape-Level Planning
Credit Hours: 1.00. The main objective of this course is to teach students about natural resources planning with an emphasis on critical skills for developing landscape level management plans. This one credit course uses guest speakers, lectures, in-class activities, group presentations and take-home assignments to facilitate student learning.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: College of Agriculture Admin

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand the role of planning in natural resource management. 2. Communicate the importance of landscape level planning. 3. Write the key elements in a natural resource management plan. 4. Understand planning tools such as zoning, conservation easements, and grant funding. 5. Think through how to evaluate a plan.


NRES 33700 - Environmental Hydrology
Credit Hours: 3.00. (AGRY 33700) This course is designed to provide undergraduate students with both the basics of how water moves through the environment and current theories as to how hydrologic response is modified by environmental change at a variety of temporal and spatial scales.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: College of Agriculture Admin

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Become familiar with hydrological processes, interactions and their representations over scales from point to "continental" and times from seconds to years. The major emphasis is on surface and near surface phenomenon. 2. Gain qualitative and quantitative understanding of land surface water budgets and how they respond to environmental change. 3. Develop problem solving abilities on topics related to surface water hydrology.


NRES 33800 - Environmental Field Skills
Credit Hours: 1.00. (AGRY 33800) This laboratory course is designed to provide hands-on examples of the hydrologic concepts covered in the AGRY 33700 Environmental Hydrology class and with practical experience in hydrologic field techniques.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: College of Agriculture Admin

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Enhance understanding of physical, chemical, and biological hydrological process. 2. Develop critical thinking skills and the application of field methods and instrumentation used in evaluating hydrologic processes. 3. Develop technical communication skills and problem solving abilities on topics related to surface water hydrology. 4. Encourage lifetime learning habits through practical problem solving.


NRES 38010 - Hazardous Waste Handling
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course trains individuals to stop the release or potential releases of hazardous substances. They have a more aggressive role than first responders at the operations level by approaching the point of the release to plug, patch, or otherwise stop it or manage offensive operations. This course satisfies the OSHA standards for completion of the 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operator/Emergency Response Technician certification, 29CFR1910.120. Topics covered include implementing an employer's emergency response plan; classification and identification of unknown materials using field survey instruments; functioning within the Incident Command System; specialized chemical protective equipment; hazard and risk assessment techniques; advanced product control operations; decontamination procedures; proper termination procedures; and basic chemical and toxicological terminology.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: College of Agriculture Admin

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Analyze a response scene to stop the release or potential releases of hazardous substances. 2. Connect knowledge and awareness to meet OSHA requirements. (29 CFR 1910.120) for working on projects that involve the handling of hazardous materials. 3. Receive their 40-hour HAZWOPER Certification after successfully completing all requirements.


NRES 38500 - Environmental Soil Chemistry
Credit Hours: 4.00. (AGRY 38500) Designed as an upper level introductory course covering environmental soil chemistry concepts in the framework most applicable to inorganic and organic chemical contamination of soil and water resources and intended for students in environmental science fields that may not have a strong chemistry and/or mathematics background.
0.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: College of Agriculture Admin

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


NRES 40000 - Natural Resources And Environmental Science Study Abroad
Credit Hours: 0.00 to 8.00. Utilized to record credits earned through participation in Purdue study abroad programs with cooperating foreign universities.
0.000 TO 8.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: College of Agriculture Admin

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits


NRES 41000 - Research In Natural Resources And Environmental Science
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. Supervised individual research. NRES 41000 provides the opportunity to participate in independent undergraduate research with the goal of learning how to design, execute, and report research. Students will properly and permanently record their information in a timely fashion and learn how to examine, analyze, and interpret their results. One credit hour corresponds to one how of laboratory preparation and three hours of laboratory research. Total credits in NRES 41000 and NRES 41100 may not exceed six credits. Permission of instructor required.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: College of Agriculture Admin

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Learning Outcomes: 1. Develop a basic understanding of plant, soil, environment, and climate principles. 2. Become capable in the implementation of strategies, which optimize the profitability, productivity, sustainability, and environmental stewardship as concurrently achievable goals. 3. Communicate effectively using electronic media. 4. Work effectively in a team situation either as leader or participant. 5. Possess and demonstrate high standards of achievement. 6. Able to define a problem (given a situation) identify the resources needed to solve it and their repositories and propose and evaluate different solutions based on the resources of the client. 7. Analyze and interpret simple research data with an understanding of basic statistical principles such as the mean, SE, F ration, LSD, and significance levels. Calculate and interpret a simple ANOVA, linear regression, and correlation. 8. Perform mathematical calculations appropriate to the profession, and interpret graphical and tabular information.


NRES 42000 - Environmental Internship Reporting
Credit Hours: 1.00. Reporting on participation in government, industrial, or other internship program. Permission of department required.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: College of Agriculture Admin

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated up to 5 times

Learning Outcomes: 1. Develop a basic understanding of plant, soil, environment, and climate principles. 2. Become capable in the implementation of strategies, which optimize the profitability, productivity, sustainability, and environmental stewardship as concurrently achievable goals. 3. Communicate effectively using electronic media. 4. Work effectively in a team situation either as leader or participant. 5. Possess and demonstrate high standards of achievement. 6. Able to define a problem (given a situation) identify the resources needed to solve it and their repositories and propose and evaluate different solutions based on the resources of the client. 7. Analyze and interpret simple research data with an understanding of basic statistical principles such as the mean, SE, F ration, LSD, and significance levels. Calculate and interpret a simple ANOVA, linear regression, and correlation. 8. Perform mathematical calculations appropriate to the profession, and interpret graphical and tabular information.


NRES 45000 - Soil Conservation And Water Management
Credit Hours: 3.00. (AGRY 45000) Principles of soil conservation with emphasis on control of soil erosion by wind and water; impact of soil management decisions on environment; soil-water-plant relations, includes agronomic aspects of water management for both irrigation and drainage.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: College of Agriculture Admin

Course Attributes:
Credit By Exam, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


NRES 48000 - Hazardous Waste Certification Renewal
Credit Hours: 0.00. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to 1) analyze a response scene to stop the release or potential releases of hazardous substances, and 2) connect knowledge and awareness to meet OSHA requirements (20 CFR 1010.120) for working on projects that involve the handling of hazardous materials. Students successfully completing all requirements will receive their 40 hour HAZWOPER Certification.
0.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: College of Agriculture Admin

Course Attributes:
Provost Low Enroll Perm Waiver, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Receive 40-hour HAZWOPER Certification Renewal upon completion of this course.


NRES 48500 - Environmental Communications
Credit Hours: 3.00. This is an interactive learning course in science and environmental communication with a strong emphasis on development of practical writing and communication skills for students who will become professionals in environment or natural resources. The public primarily obtains environmental information through the media, as such, scientists need to develop the understanding and skills necessary to engage with a range of audiences through the design of effective communication products. This course provides a unique balance of communication theory and skills training in which students develop the confidence to meaningfully communicate environmental issues. Permission of instructor required if not Junior or Senior standing.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: College of Agriculture Admin

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Develop a working understanding of the practical fundamentals of communicating complex environmental science to non-technical and technical audiences. 2. Apply foundational communication theory across a range of writing forms including academic writing form, explanatory short-form, poetry, white papers, and TED talks. 3. Analyze book-length environmental nonfiction to identify effective writing techniques and strategies. 4. Investigate strategies used in environmental and nature writing in poetry and fiction to engage audiences and write compelling science stories. 5. Understand key elements of human nature (information processing, risk perceptions, social norms, etc.) that are contributing to environmental controversy and apply that knowledge in strategic design of communication products.


NRES 49700 - Current Topics In Environmental Sciences
Credit Hours: 2.00. This course is part of the NRES capstone experience and helps students examine contemporary environmental issues through the diverse disciplinary lenses they have been exposed to through their NRES coursework.
2.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: College of Agriculture Admin

Course Attributes:
Provost Low Enroll Perm Waiver, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Explain the issues, facts, and concepts central to contemporary environmental issues. 2. Apply scientific evidence to form ethically-grounded opinions on controversial environmental topics. 3. Assess proposed solutions to environmental problems.


NRES 49800 - Individual Studies In Environmental Science
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. An opportunity for upper-level undergraduates to focus their interests and knowledge on an environmentally related problem. Arrangements must be made with a Natural Resources and Environmental Science Program faculty member before registration. Permission of instructor required.
1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: College of Agriculture Admin

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits


NRES 57200 - Stakeholder Involvement In Landscape Management
Credit Hours: 2.00.  Engaging the public in natural resource decision-making is an increasingly important and complex task. This course provides an overview of how to include diverse stakeholders in decision-making, collaboration, and conflict resolution through readings, class discussions, and role-plays.
2.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: College of Agriculture Admin

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Discuss the complexity of involving stakeholders in decisions about landscape management. 2. Understand the factors that make collaborative management successful and unsuccessful. 3. Use proven techniques for resolving conflicts. 4. Demonstrate knowledge of a variety of participatory and facilitation techniques.



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