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Wildlife and Fisheries Science (W F S)

W F S 406 Ornithology Laboratory (2) Laboratory and field identification of Pennsylvania birds, avian ecology and behavior, field survey techniques.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: or concurrent:W F S 209, W F S 407  

W F S 407 Ornithology (3) Introduction to the biology, ecology, adaptations, and conservation of birds.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: BIOL 110, W F S 209  

W F S 408 Mammalogy (3) Identification, systematics, characteristics, adaptations, ecology, behavior, natural history and conservation, and socio-economic aspects of mammals.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: BIOL 110  

W F S 409 Mammalogy Laboratory (2) Laboratory and field identification of mammals, ecology and behavior of mammals, field survey techniques.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: or concurrent:W F S 209, W F S 408  

W F S 410 General Fishery Science (3) Introduction to the study, management, and uses of fish populations; methods of investigation, culture, and harvest of fishes.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: BIOL 210 orW F S 209  

W F S 422 Ecology of Fishes (3) Role of fishes in aquatic communities and general ecosystems. Environmental factors influencing fish as individuals, populations, and communities.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: BIOL 220W orW F S 209  

W F S 430 (FOR 430) Conservation Biology (3) The application of biological principles to issues in the conservation of biodiversity.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: BIOL 220W orFOR 308 orW F S 209  

W F S 435 (E R M 435) Limnology (3) Biogeochemistry and natural history of freshwater ecosystems.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: BIOL 110, BIOL 220W, CHEM 110  

W F S 436 (E R M 436) Limnological Methods (3) Application of current methodologies to evaluate the biological, chemical, and physical characteristics of aquatic ecosystems.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: BIOL 110 andCHEM 110  

W F S 440 Natural Resources Public Relations (3) The course prepares students to integrate public relations concepts with principles of natural resources management at the community level.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: CAS 100 seventh-semester standing and 6 credits of W F S FOR or R P M  

W F S 446 Wildlife and Fisheries Population Dynamics (3) Concepts and estimation of mammalian, avian, and fish populations; processes of mortality, natality, growth, and regulation.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: W F S 209  

W F S 447W Wildlife Management (3) Management of renewable wildlife resources by applying ecological concepts, habitat evaluation, and decision-making; writing and editing reports are emphasized.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: W F S 209 orW F S 309  

W F S 450 (E R M 450) Wetland Conservation (3) Wetland types, classification, functions and values; hydrology, soils, and plants; introduction to wetland identification and delineation; wetland regulations.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: E R M 300 orW F S 209  

W F S 452 Ichthyology (2) Study of the structure, taxonomy, systematics, and natural history of freshwater and marine fishes.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: BIOL 110, BIOL 240W  

W F S 453 Ichthyology Laboratory (2) Identification of fishes, major fish families, use of keys.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: BIOL 110, BIOL 240W . Prerequisite or concurrent:W F S 452  

W F S 454 Field Ichthyology (2) Introduction to collection and field identification of the fishes of Pennsylvania.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: BIOL 110, BIOL 240W  

W F S 460 Wildlife Behavior (3) Scholarly discussion and critique of history, concepts, and application of wildlife behavioral concepts to conservation issues.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: at least 6 credits in general wildlife or biology  

W F S 462 Amphibians and Reptiles (3) Critique of global evolution and conservation of amphibians and reptiles, focusing on Northeastern U.S. natural history and ecology.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: 5th semester standing or higher and 6 credits of general biology  

W F S 463W Fishery Management (3) Management of sport and commercial fisheries, including biological, political, social, and economic factors; regulations and other management techniques.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: W F S 209, W F S 300, W F S 301, W F S 310  

W F S 494 Undergraduate Research (1-12 per semester/maximum 12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small group basis.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: Permission of the Wildlife and Fisheries Science Program  

W F S 494H Honors Thesis Research (1-6 per semester/maximum 6) Independent study directed by a faculty supervisor that culminates in the production of a Wildlife and Fisheries Science honors thesis.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: Permission of the Wildlife and Fisheries Science honors adviser Schreyer Honors College  

W F S 495 Wildlife/Fisheries Internship (1-6) Supervised field experience related to the student's major.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: approval of proposed assignment by instructor prior to registration  

W F S 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

W F S 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

W F S 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12 per semester/maximum of 12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

W F S 500 Professionalism in Natural Resources (3) Scholarly discussion and critique of skills important to professionalism of students in natural resources, wood products, and related science-based disciplines.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: graduate student standing or permission of program  

W F S 510 Design of Ecological Field Studies (2) Application of the scientific method and general principles of designing ecological field studies through discussion and critique of the primary literature.
Effective: Fall 2016
 

W F S 530 Conservation Ecology (3) Discussion of the application of ecological principles to conservation and management of biological diversity, landscapes, and ecosystems.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: Graduate Student standing  

W F S 536 Freshwater Field Ecology (3) Organisms and physical/chemical factors that affect them in the aquatic environment; basic water chemistry; identification of aquatic organisms.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: BIOL 435  

W F S 542 Systematics (3) Principles and methods of classification, phylogeny, and speciation; taxonomic techniques; analysis of species; causal interpretation of animal diversity.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

W F S 551 Wildlife Biometrics and Population Analysis (3) Application of biometrics and mathematics to concepts and problems in wildlife ecology with emphasis on population analysis.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: 3 credits in animal ecology and 6 credits in biometrics or statistics  

W F S 552 Systematics and Evolution of Fishes (3) Detailed study of the systematics, evolution, identification, and natural history of fishes.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: BIOL 421, W F S 452  

W F S 560 Population Estimation and Modeling (4) Application of statistical models to estimating population parameters to test ecological theories.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: STAT 500, STAT 501 orSTAT 502  

W F S 585 Applied Spatial Ecology (3) Students will develop skills in understanding and processing complex datasets while learning traditional and innovative methods for spatial data analysis.
Effective: Summer 2016
 

W F S 590 (FOR 590, SOILS 590) Colloquium (1-3) Continuing seminars which consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

W F S 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 1989
 

W F S 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

W F S 600 Thesis Research (1-15) No description.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

W F S 601 Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

W F S 602 Supervised Experience in College Teaching (1-3 per semester/maximum of 6) Provides an opportunity for supervised and graded teaching experience in wildlife courses.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

W F S 610 Thesis Research Off Campus (1-15) No description.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

W F S 611 Ph.D. Dissertation Part-Time (0) No Description.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

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