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The following Natural Resources courses are offered:

NATR 302     Introduction to Wildlife Biology    4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This course is an introduction to wildlife biology and the basic principles and techniques related to the practice of wildlife management. It emphasizes ecological principles of populations and communities as they relate to the interdependence of wildlife and human populations. Topics include the social, political, and biological implications of wildlife management. Additionally, this course covers habitat and population sampling, radio telemetry, and the development of a wildlife management plan.  Field trips are required. 

NATR 304     The Forest Environment    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course covers basic biological and physical science concepts important to a general understanding of forest ecology and forestry. Forest history, forests of the United States, general tree taxonomy, forest ecology, soils, silvics, and insects and diseases of forest trees are investigated. Additional topics include the role of fire in forest management, forest measurements, multiple use management, and current forest issues and policies related to forest resource use. Field trips are required. 

NATR 320     Principles of Ecology    4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This course covers the basic principles of ecology, including the physical and biological factors of different environments in relation to the distribution of plants and animals. Emphasis will be on the management of ecosystems using ecological principles and the understanding of current ecological issues. Field trips are required. 

NATR 495     Independent Studies in Natural Resources    1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 

NATR 499     Experimental Offering in Natural Resources    .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 

Updated 6/12/14

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