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Environmental Resource Management (E R M) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Spring Semester 2000
End Date: Spring Semester 2007 -UCA

Environmental Resource Management - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of Agricultural Sciences (E R M)

PROFESSOR ROBERT D. SHANNON, Program Coordinator

Environmental Resource Management (E R M) is an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental program in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Students may major or minor in E R M. The major is a science-based curriculum designed to prepare students for environment-oriented careers in the public and private sectors and for graduate school.

The E R M curriculum is three-tiered, beginning with a broad foundation of coursework in communications and the biological, physical and social sciences. In subsequent courses, topical issues associated with the management and sustainability of the environment are addressed from a scientific, social and political perspective. Courses include ecosystem management, environmental law, pollutant impacts, resource economics, soil characterization, systems analysis and water management. The third tier affords the opportunity to specialize. Students select a minor or choose a group of courses (totaling at least 18 credits) that focus on a particular aspect of the environment. Examples include ecology, energy and air pollution control, environmental education, environmental geography, environmental health, environmental toxicology, resource economics and policy, soil resources, and water resources. Courses and minors from across the University can be used in developing a student's area of specialization.

For the B.S. degree in Environmental Resource Management, a minimum of 121 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(30 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 106-108 credits
(This includes 30 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GS courses; 9 credits of GWS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (63 credits)
AG 150S(2), CAS 100 GWS(3), ENGL 015 GWS(3), E R M 151(1)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
CHEM 012 GN(3)[1], CHEM 013 GN(3)[1], CHEM 014 GN(1)[1], CHEM 034(3)[1] (Sem: 1-4)
BIOL 110 GN(4)[1], BIOL 220W GN(4)[1], SOILS 101 GN(3)[1], STAT 240 GQ(3) (Sem: 3-4)
AG BM 200(3), AG EC 201(3)[1], A S M 327(3)[1], GEOG 160 GS(3), GEOSC 303(3) (Sem: 5-6)
ENGL 202C GWS(3), E R M 300 (3)[1], E R M 411(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)
E R M 412(3)[1], E R M 413W(3)[1] (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (19-21 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4), MATH 111 GQ(2); or MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
AG BM 101 GS(3) or ECON 002 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
PHYS 211 GN(4) or PHYS 250 GN(4) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 6 credits from E R M 430(3)[1], E R M 431(3)[1], E R M 432(3)[1], or E R M 433(3)[1] (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (24 credits)
Select 3 credits in ecology (Sem: 5-6)
Select 18 credits of technical courses in consultation with adviser (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits in communications (Sem: 7-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2000

Blue Sheet Item #: 28-04-001

Review Date: 1/20/04

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