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WLSC 110 Introduction to Natural Resources Management

WLSC 110 Syllabus

My primary teaching responsibility is Introduction to Natural Resources Management.  I have taught this course nearly every semester since Spring 2003.  The class is taught as a distance education course through the NMSU main campus distance education program and through various community colleges.  As a distance education class, all of the course material is delivered over the internet using WebCT.  Class content is much like any face-to-face class and includes lectures, readings, class discussions, exams, and other assignments.  Class content covers basic principles of natural resources management such as the scientific method, soils, rangelands, forests, and non-renewable resources.  Examples are often drawn from wildlife issues, which form the basis for lively class discussions. 

This is a freshman-level course and does not have any prerequisites.  It is suitable for anybody interested in our natural world.  The student makeup is diverse and has included students from all over New Mexico, many parts of the United States, and even foreign counties.

Other Classes 
    
At irregular intervals, I also teach other classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  This is a list of the other classes I have taught at NMSU:

            Museum Methods
            Systems Ecology in Wildlife Management and Laboratory
            Advanced Techniques for the Study of Mammalian Diversity
            Nongame Wildlife Conservation and Management

Independent Research

I mentor both undergraduate and graduate students in independent research projects.  These projects have included field, museum, laboratory, and synthetic information studies.  Please contact me if you are a student interested in becoming involved with hands-on experience working with wildlife or doing research.