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Twin Cities Campus

Natural Resources Science and Management M.S.

Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering
Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
Forest Resources
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Contact Information
Department of Forest Resources, 116d Green Hall, 1530 Cleveland Avenue N, St. Paul MN 55108 (612-624-7683; fax: 612-625-5212)
Email: nrsm@umn.edu
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Length of program in credits: 30
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Science
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
Students in the natural resources science and management program emphasize one of the following tracks: 1) forests: biology, ecology, conservation, and management; 2) economics, policy, management, and society; 3) assessment, monitoring, and geospatial analysis; 4) recreation resources, tourism, and environmental education; 5) forest hydrology and watershed management; 6) forest products; 7) paper science and engineering; or 8) wildlife ecology and management.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Most admitted students have earned degrees in natural resource-related majors. Applicants with exceptional academic records but no related background are eligible; if admitted, they may complete the prerequisites for advanced courses during the early stages of their graduate program. These prerequisites will vary depending upon the student's track and major advisor. Applicants will not be admitted unless a member of the program faculty agrees to advise them ahead of time. This decision depends on admissibility (the applicant's overall credentials), mutual research interests, and the faculty member's ability to take on a new student. Some faculty members will not advise students unless they have funding for the student. Applicants are encouraged to review faculty profiles on the program website and begin making contacts prior to and during the application process.
Applicants must submit their test score(s) from the following:
  • GRE
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 6.5
    • Reading Score: 6.5
    • Writing Score: 6.5
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan A: Plan A requires 20 major credits, 0 credits outside the major, and 10 thesis credits. The final exam is oral.
Plan B: Plan B requires 30 major credits and 0 credits outside the major. The final exam is oral. A capstone project is required.
Capstone Project:Plan B project(s) is(are) designed in consultation with the student's advisor and committee. It(They) must develop and demonstrate competence in the student's track.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
The M.S. is offered under Plan A (with thesis) and Plan B (without thesis). Plan A requires at least 20 coursework credits and Plan B requires at least 30 coursework credits. Plan A students must also register for 10 thesis credits. Plan A students usually design a program to support their specific thesis project. In consultation with faculty members, Plan B students design a program that develops competence in at least one track. Students present a seminar on the thesis or the Plan B project. Specific requirements vary by track and research project; prospective students should contact the director of graduate studies or a prospective faculty advisor for specific information. Students must also receive training in the ethical conduct of research and present a formal seminar to faculty and peers. This presentation is separate from the final exam seminar.
Required Seminar
All students in NRSM must take the Natural Resources Seminar course. Course was listed as FNRM 8107 prior to spring 2017, and NR 8107 in all future semesters.
NR 8107 - Seminar: Natural Resources Science and Management (1.0 cr)
Joint- or Dual-degree Coursework:
Law, Science & Technology Students may take a total of 12 credits in common among the academic programs.
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Assessment, Monitoring, and Geospatial Analysis
Addresses measurements and related technology applications and resource analysis. Graduate students in this track may choose to specialize in topics such as: geographic information systems (GIS); remote sensing; geospatial analysis; survey design (including forest inventory and monitoring), measurement, modeling; and biometrics. Studies typically focus on landscape, region, or global levels.
Assessment, Monitoring, and Geospatial Analysis - Suggested Course List
NRSM students in the assessment, monitoring, and geospatial analysis track should refer to this list when enrolling in courses that are appropriate for their area of study. Plan A students must enroll in 19 coursework credits in addition to their seminar requirement and thesis credits, and Plan B students must enroll in 29 credits in addition to their seminar requirement. Students may elect to take courses outside of this list if advised to do so by their advisor or committee.
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· AGRO 5121 - Applied Experimental Design (4.0 cr)
· APEC 5031 - Methods of Economic Data Analysis (3.0 cr)
· APEC 5032 - Economic Data Analysis for Managerial and Policy Decisions (3.0 cr)
· APEC 8211 - Econometric Analysis I (4.0 cr)
· APEC 8212 - Econometric Analysis II (4.0 cr)
· CI 8149 - Qualitative Research: Coding, Analysis, Interpretation, and Writing (3.0 cr)
· CSCI 5302 - Analysis of Numerical Algorithms (3.0 cr)
· CSCI 5707 - Principles of Database Systems (3.0 cr)
· DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research (3.0 cr)
· ECON 8201 - Econometric Analysis (2.0 cr)
· ECON 8203 - Econometric Analysis (2.0 cr)
· ECON 8204 - Econometric Analysis (2.0 cr)
· EEB 5068 - Plant Physiological Ecology (3.0 cr)
· EEB 5609 - Ecosystem Ecology (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5221 - Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5244 - Survey Design, Sampling, and Implementation (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5247 - Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5262 - Intermediate Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8261 - Statistical Methods in Education I (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8262 - Statistical Methods in Education II (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8266 - Statistical Analysis Using Structural Equation Methods (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5031 - Applied Global Positioning Systems for Geographic Information Systems (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5071 - Ecological Restoration (4.0 cr)
· ESPM 5101 - Conservation of Plant Biodiversity (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5111 - Hydrology and Water Quality Field Methods (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5211 - Survey, Measurement, and Modeling for Environmental Analysis (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5242 - Methods for Environmental and Natural Resource Policy Analysis (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5261 - Economics and Natural Resources Management (4.0 cr)
· ESPM 5295 - GIS in Environmental Science and Management (4.0 cr)
· ESPM 5603 - Environmental Life Cycle Analysis (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5114 - Hydrology and Watershed Management (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5131 - Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for Natural Resources (4.0 cr)
· FNRM 5218 - Measuring and Modeling Forests (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5228 - Advanced Topics in Assessment and Modeling of Forests (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5262 - Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis of Natural Resources and Environment (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5412 - Advanced Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5471 - Forest Planning and Management (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 8101 - Research Problems: Physiological Ecology (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8102 - Research Problems: Forest-Tree Genetics (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8103 - Research Problems: Forest Hydrology (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8104 - Research Problems: Forest Ecology (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8105 - Research Problems: Silviculture (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8106 - Research Problems: Urban Forestry--Biology and Management (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8201 - Research Problems: Forest Economics (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8202 - Research Problems: Forest Biometry and Measurements (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8203 - Research Problems: Forest Recreation (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8204 - Research Problems: Forest Policy (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8205 - Research Problems: Spatial Data Analysis (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8206 - Research Problems: Forest Management (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8207 - Economic Analysis of Natural Resource Projects (2.0 cr)
· FNRM 8208 - Research Problems: Environmental Learning and Leadership (1.0-5.0 cr)
· GEOG 5531 - Numerical Spatial Analysis (4.0 cr)
· GEOG 5562 - GIS Development Practicum (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 8260 - Seminar: Physical Geography (2.0 cr)
· GIS 5555 - Basic Spatial Analysis (3.0 cr)
· GIS 5571 - ArcGIS I (3.0 cr)
· GIS 5572 - ArcGIS II (3.0 cr)
· GIS 5575 - Practical Surveying for GIS (2.0 cr)
· GIS 5577 - Spatial Database Design and Administration (1.0 cr)
· GIS 5578 - GIS Programming (3.0 cr)
· NR 5021 - Statistics for Agriculture and Natural Resource Professionals (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5061 - Ethnographic Research Methods (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5528 - Focus Group Interviewing Research Methods (1.0-3.0 cr)
· PA 5002 - Introduction to Policy Analysis (1.5 cr)
· PA 5031 - Empirical Analysis I (4.0 cr)
· PA 5035 - Survey Research and Data Collection (1.5 cr)
· PA 5041 - Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysts (4.0 cr)
· PA 5920 - Skills Workshop (0.5-4.0 cr)
· POL 8126 - Qualitative Methods (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 7250 - Designing and Conducting Focus Group Interviews (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 7407 - Analysis of Categorical Data (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 8472 - Spatial Biostatistics (3.0 cr)
· SOC 5811 - Social Statistics for Graduate Students [MATH] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 8801 - Sociological Research Methods (4.0 cr)
· SOC 8811 - Advanced Social Statistics (4.0 cr)
· SOIL 5555 - Wetland Soils (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5101 - Theory of Statistics I (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5102 - Theory of Statistics II (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5201 - Sampling Methodology in Finite Populations (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5302 - Applied Regression Analysis (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5303 - Designing Experiments (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5401 - Applied Multivariate Methods (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5421 - Analysis of Categorical Data (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5511 - Time Series Analysis (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5601 - Nonparametric Methods (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8051 - Advanced Regression Techniques: linear, nonlinear and nonparametric methods (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8052 - Applied Statistical Methods 2: Design of Experiments and Mixed -Effects Modeling (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8053 - Applied Statistical Methods 3: Multivariate Analysis and Advanced Regression (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8054 - Statistical Methods 4: Advanced Statistical Computing (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 5051 - Graduate Research Writing Practice for Non-native Speakers of English (3.0 cr)
Degree Plan Options
Plan A
Plan A students are required to complete 10 thesis credits of NR 8777.
-OR-
Plan B
Plan B students do not need to complete additional research credits.
Economics, Policy, Management, and Society
For students interested in focusing on how society values and makes decisions about the use, management, and protection of natural and environmental resources. Graduate students in this track can specialize in areas such as: economics, policy, administration and management, planning, operations research, conflict resolution, human dimensions, and land use planning. Studies might consider choices, impacts, and tradeoffs in protecting, restoring, developing, and allocating natural and environmental resources. The research conducted by students in this track may address a wide range of issues and problems from local to international in scope.
Economics, Policy, Management, and Society - Suggested Course List
NRSM students in the economics, policy, management, and society track should refer to this list when enrolling in courses that are appropriate for their area of study. Plan A students must enroll in 19 coursework credits in addition to their seminar requirement and thesis credits, and Plan B students must enroll in 29 credits in addition to their seminar requirement. Students may elect to take courses outside of this list if advised to do so by their advisor or committee.
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· AGRO 5121 - Applied Experimental Design (4.0 cr)
· APEC 5031 - Methods of Economic Data Analysis (3.0 cr)
· APEC 5032 - Economic Data Analysis for Managerial and Policy Decisions (3.0 cr)
· APEC 5151 - Applied Microeconomics: Firm and Household (3.0 cr)
· APEC 5152 - Applied Macroeconomics: Income and Employment (3.0 cr)
· APEC 5321 - Regional Economic Analysis (3.0 cr)
· APEC 5651 - Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (3.0 cr)
· APEC 5721 - Economics of Science and Technology Policy (3.0 cr)
· APEC 8004 - Applied Microeconomic Analysis of Social Choice and Welfare (2.0 cr)
· APEC 8202 - Mathematical Optimization in Applied Economics (3.0 cr)
· APEC 8203 - Applied Welfare Economics and Public Policy (3.0 cr)
· APEC 8211 - Econometric Analysis I (4.0 cr)
· APEC 8212 - Econometric Analysis II (4.0 cr)
· APEC 8601 - Natural Resource Economics (3.0 cr)
· APEC 8602 - Economics of the Environment (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5407 - Ecology (3.0 cr)
· CEGE 5570 - Design for Sustainable Development: Discovery (3.0-9.0 cr)
· CEGE 5573 - Design for Sustainable Development: Create II (1.0-5.0 cr)
· CI 5537 - Principles of Environmental Education (3.0 cr)
· CI 5747 - Global and Environmental Education: Content and Practice (3.0 cr)
· CI 8149 - Qualitative Research: Coding, Analysis, Interpretation, and Writing (3.0 cr)
· COMM 5250 - Environmental Communication (3.0 cr)
· COMM 5402 - Advanced Interpersonal Communication (3.0 cr)
· COMM 5441 - Communication in Human Organizations (3.0 cr)
· COMM 8452 - Seminar: Methods of Intercultural/Diversity Facilitation (3.0 cr)
· DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research (3.0 cr)
· ECON 8105 - Macroeconomic Theory (2.0 cr)
· ECON 8106 - Macroeconomic Theory (2.0 cr)
· EEB 5609 - Ecosystem Ecology (3.0 cr)
· EEB 8200 - Sustainability Science Distributed Graduate Seminar (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5221 - Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5243 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5244 - Survey Design, Sampling, and Implementation (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5247 - Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5262 - Intermediate Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8261 - Statistical Methods in Education I (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8262 - Statistical Methods in Education II (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8266 - Statistical Analysis Using Structural Equation Methods (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5061 - Water Quality and Natural Resources (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5071 - Ecological Restoration (4.0 cr)
· ESPM 5101 - Conservation of Plant Biodiversity (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5108 - Ecology of Managed Systems (4.0 cr)
· ESPM 5111 - Hydrology and Water Quality Field Methods (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5202 - Environmental Conflict Management, Leadership, and Planning (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5211 - Survey, Measurement, and Modeling for Environmental Analysis (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5241 - Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5242 - Methods for Environmental and Natural Resource Policy Analysis (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5245 - Sustainable Land Use Planning and Policy (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5251 - Natural Resources in Sustainable International Development (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5256 - Natural Resource Law and the Management of Public Lands and Waters (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5261 - Economics and Natural Resources Management (4.0 cr)
· ESPM 5602 - Regulations and Corporate Environmental Management (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5603 - Environmental Life Cycle Analysis (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5604 - Environmental Management Systems and Strategy (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5811 - Environmental Interpretation (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5101 - Park and Protected Area Tourism (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5104 - Forest Ecology (4.0 cr)
· FNRM 5114 - Hydrology and Watershed Management (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5131 - Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for Natural Resources (4.0 cr)
· FNRM 5203 - Forest Fire and Disturbance Ecology (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5204 - Landscape Ecology and Management (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5264 - Advanced Forest Management Planning (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5411 - Managing Forest Ecosystems: Silviculture (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5412 - Advanced Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5413 - Managing Forest Ecosystems: Silviculture Lab (1.0 cr)
· FNRM 5431 - Timber Harvesting and Road Planning (2.0 cr)
· FNRM 5471 - Forest Planning and Management (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5501 - Urban Forest Management: Managing Greenspaces for People (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 8101 - Research Problems: Physiological Ecology (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8102 - Research Problems: Forest-Tree Genetics (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8103 - Research Problems: Forest Hydrology (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8104 - Research Problems: Forest Ecology (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8105 - Research Problems: Silviculture (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8106 - Research Problems: Urban Forestry--Biology and Management (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8201 - Research Problems: Forest Economics (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8202 - Research Problems: Forest Biometry and Measurements (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8203 - Research Problems: Forest Recreation (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8204 - Research Problems: Forest Policy (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8205 - Research Problems: Spatial Data Analysis (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8206 - Research Problems: Forest Management (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8207 - Economic Analysis of Natural Resource Projects (2.0 cr)
· FNRM 8208 - Research Problems: Environmental Learning and Leadership (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FW 4001 - Biometry (4.0 cr)
· FW 5003 - Human Dimensions of Biological Conservation (3.0 cr)
· FW 8494 - Research in Wildlife (1.0-4.0 cr)
· GEOG 5561 - Principles of Geographic Information Science (4.0 cr)
· GEOG 5565 - Geographical Analysis of Human-Environment Systems (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 8101 - Proseminar: Nature and Society (3.0 cr)
· GIS 5555 - Basic Spatial Analysis (3.0 cr)
· GIS 5571 - ArcGIS I (3.0 cr)
· GIS 5572 - ArcGIS II (3.0 cr)
· LA 5004 - Regional Environmental Landscape Planning (4.0 cr)
· LAW 6062 - Energy Law (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 6033 - Managing the Strategy Process (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 6050 - Management of Innovation and Change (2.0 cr)
· NR 5021 - Statistics for Agriculture and Natural Resource Professionals (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5061 - Ethnographic Research Methods (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5104 - Strategies for International Development of Education Systems (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5501 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5528 - Focus Group Interviewing Research Methods (1.0-3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5611 - Facilitation and Meeting Skills (1.0 cr)
· PA 5002 - Introduction to Policy Analysis (1.5 cr)
· PA 5011 - Management of Organizations (3.0 cr)
· PA 5021 - Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I (3.0 cr)
· PA 5022 - Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II (1.5-3.0 cr)
· PA 5031 - Empirical Analysis I (4.0 cr)
· PA 5035 - Survey Research and Data Collection (1.5 cr)
· PA 5041 - Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysts (4.0 cr)
· PA 5101 - Management and Governance of Nonprofit Organizations (3.0 cr)
· PA 5122 - Law and Public Affairs (3.0 cr)
· PA 5242 - Environmental Planning, Policy, and Decision Making (3.0 cr)
· PA 5251 - Strategic Planning and Management (3.0 cr)
· PA 5253 - Designing Planning and Participation Processes (3.0 cr)
· PA 5271 - Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis (3.0 cr)
· PA 5311 - Program Evaluation (3.0 cr)
· PA 5501 - Theories and Policies of Development (3.0 cr)
· PA 5503 - Economics of Development (3.0 cr)
· PA 5721 - Energy and Environmental Policy (3.0 cr)
· PA 5722 - Environmental and Resource Economics Policy (3.0 cr)
· PA 5741 - Risk, Resilience and Decision Making (1.5 cr)
· PA 5790 - Topics in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (1.0-3.0 cr)
· PA 5890 - Topics in Foreign Policy and International Affairs (1.0-5.0 cr)
· PA 5920 - Skills Workshop (0.5-4.0 cr)
· PA 8790 - Advanced Topics in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (1.0-3.0 cr)
· POL 5315 - State Governments: Laboratories of Democracy (4.0 cr)
· POL 8126 - Qualitative Methods (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5202 - Attitudes and Social Behavior (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5960 - Topics in Psychology (1.0-4.0 cr)
· PUBH 7250 - Designing and Conducting Focus Group Interviews (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 7407 - Analysis of Categorical Data (3.0 cr)
· SCO 8735 - Supply Chain Management (3.0 cr)
· SOC 5811 - Social Statistics for Graduate Students [MATH] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 8701 - Sociological Theory (4.0 cr)
· SOC 8801 - Sociological Research Methods (4.0 cr)
· SOC 8811 - Advanced Social Statistics (4.0 cr)
· SOIL 5611 - Soil Biology and Fertility (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5201 - Sampling Methodology in Finite Populations (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5302 - Applied Regression Analysis (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5303 - Designing Experiments (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5401 - Applied Multivariate Methods (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5421 - Analysis of Categorical Data (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5601 - Nonparametric Methods (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8051 - Advanced Regression Techniques: linear, nonlinear and nonparametric methods (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8052 - Applied Statistical Methods 2: Design of Experiments and Mixed -Effects Modeling (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8053 - Applied Statistical Methods 3: Multivariate Analysis and Advanced Regression (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8054 - Statistical Methods 4: Advanced Statistical Computing (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 5051 - Graduate Research Writing Practice for Non-native Speakers of English (3.0 cr)
· WRS 5101 - Water Policy (3.0 cr)
Degree Plan Options
Plan A
Plan A students are required to complete 10 thesis credits of NR 8777.
-OR-
Plan B
Plan B students do not need to complete additional research credits.
Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management
Brings together the integrally related areas of earth sciences, soils, and water resources management with an applied focus on wildland ecosystems, which may include the interface of forests with grasslands, wetlands, and agriculture. Graduate students in this track may specialize in areas such as: forest hydrology, water quality, and watershed management. Research would focus on forest, riparian, and wetland ecosystems.
Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management - Suggested Course List
NRSM students in the forest hydrology and watershed management track should refer to this list when enrolling in courses that are appropriate for their area of study. Plan A students must enroll in 19 coursework credits in addition to their seminar requirement and thesis credits, and Plan B students must enroll in 29 credits in addition to their seminar requirement. Students may elect to take courses outside of this list if advised to do so by their advisor or committee.
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· AGRO 5121 - Applied Experimental Design (4.0 cr)
· APEC 5031 - Methods of Economic Data Analysis (3.0 cr)
· APEC 5032 - Economic Data Analysis for Managerial and Policy Decisions (3.0 cr)
· APEC 8211 - Econometric Analysis I (4.0 cr)
· APEC 8212 - Econometric Analysis II (4.0 cr)
· BBE 5513 - Watershed Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BBE 5523 - Ecological Engineering Design (3.0 cr)
· BBE 5535 - Assessment and Diagnosis of Impaired Waters (3.0 cr)
· BBE 8013 - Parameter Estimation in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BBE 8513 - Hydrologic Modeling of Small Watersheds (3.0 cr)
· CEGE 4501 - Hydrologic Design (4.0 cr)
· CEGE 4512 - Open Channel Hydraulics (4.0 cr)
· CEGE 5541 - Environmental Water Chemistry (3.0 cr)
· CEGE 8506 - Stochastic Hydrology (4.0 cr)
· CEGE 8511 - Mechanics of Sediment Transport (3.0 cr)
· CEGE 8561 - Analysis and Modeling of Aquatic Environments I (3.0 cr)
· CEGE 8562 - Analysis and Modeling of Aquatic Environments II (3.0 cr)
· CEGE 8601 - Introduction to Stream Restoration (3.0 cr)
· CI 8149 - Qualitative Research: Coding, Analysis, Interpretation, and Writing (3.0 cr)
· DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research (3.0 cr)
· EEB 5053 - Ecology: Theory and Concepts (4.0 cr)
· EEB 5601 - Limnology (3.0 cr)
· EEB 5609 - Ecosystem Ecology (3.0 cr)
· EEB 8601 - Introduction to Stream Restoration (3.0 cr)
· EEB 8602 - Stream Restoration Practice (2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5221 - Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5244 - Survey Design, Sampling, and Implementation (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5247 - Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5262 - Intermediate Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8261 - Statistical Methods in Education I (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8262 - Statistical Methods in Education II (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8266 - Statistical Analysis Using Structural Equation Methods (3.0 cr)
· ESCI 4401 - Aqueous Environmental Geochemistry (3.0 cr)
· ESCI 4702 - General Hydrogeology (4.0 cr)
· ESCI 4703 - Glacial Geology (4.0 cr)
· ESCI 5205 - Fluid Mechanics in Earth and Environmental Sciences (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 4216 - Contaminant Hydrology (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5061 - Water Quality and Natural Resources (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5071 - Ecological Restoration (4.0 cr)
· ESPM 5111 - Hydrology and Water Quality Field Methods (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5211 - Survey, Measurement, and Modeling for Environmental Analysis (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5241 - Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5242 - Methods for Environmental and Natural Resource Policy Analysis (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5261 - Economics and Natural Resources Management (4.0 cr)
· ESPM 5295 - GIS in Environmental Science and Management (4.0 cr)
· ESPM 5402 - Biometeorology (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5555 - Wetland Soils (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5575 - Wetlands (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5603 - Environmental Life Cycle Analysis (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5703 - Agroforestry in Watershed Management (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5811 - Environmental Interpretation (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5114 - Hydrology and Watershed Management (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5131 - Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for Natural Resources (4.0 cr)
· FNRM 5153 - Forest Hydrology & Watershed Biogeochemistry (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 8101 - Research Problems: Physiological Ecology (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8102 - Research Problems: Forest-Tree Genetics (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8103 - Research Problems: Forest Hydrology (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8104 - Research Problems: Forest Ecology (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8105 - Research Problems: Silviculture (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8106 - Research Problems: Urban Forestry--Biology and Management (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8201 - Research Problems: Forest Economics (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8202 - Research Problems: Forest Biometry and Measurements (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8203 - Research Problems: Forest Recreation (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8204 - Research Problems: Forest Policy (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8205 - Research Problems: Spatial Data Analysis (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8206 - Research Problems: Forest Management (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8207 - Economic Analysis of Natural Resource Projects (2.0 cr)
· FNRM 8208 - Research Problems: Environmental Learning and Leadership (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FW 8051 - Statistical Modeling of Ecological Data using R and WinBugs/JAGS (4.0 cr)
· GEOG 8260 - Seminar: Physical Geography (2.0 cr)
· GIS 5555 - Basic Spatial Analysis (3.0 cr)
· GIS 5577 - Spatial Database Design and Administration (1.0 cr)
· LAAS 5311 - Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy (3.0 cr)
· NR 5021 - Statistics for Agriculture and Natural Resource Professionals (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5061 - Ethnographic Research Methods (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5528 - Focus Group Interviewing Research Methods (1.0-3.0 cr)
· PA 5002 - Introduction to Policy Analysis (1.5 cr)
· PA 5031 - Empirical Analysis I (4.0 cr)
· PA 5035 - Survey Research and Data Collection (1.5 cr)
· PA 5041 - Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysts (4.0 cr)
· PA 5920 - Skills Workshop (0.5-4.0 cr)
· POL 8126 - Qualitative Methods (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6190 - Environmental Chemistry (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 7250 - Designing and Conducting Focus Group Interviews (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 7407 - Analysis of Categorical Data (3.0 cr)
· SOC 5811 - Social Statistics for Graduate Students [MATH] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 8801 - Sociological Research Methods (4.0 cr)
· SOC 8811 - Advanced Social Statistics (4.0 cr)
· SOIL 5232 - Vadose Zone Hydrology (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5201 - Sampling Methodology in Finite Populations (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5302 - Applied Regression Analysis (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5303 - Designing Experiments (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5401 - Applied Multivariate Methods (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5421 - Analysis of Categorical Data (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5601 - Nonparametric Methods (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8051 - Advanced Regression Techniques: linear, nonlinear and nonparametric methods (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8052 - Applied Statistical Methods 2: Design of Experiments and Mixed -Effects Modeling (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8053 - Applied Statistical Methods 3: Multivariate Analysis and Advanced Regression (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8054 - Statistical Methods 4: Advanced Statistical Computing (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 5051 - Graduate Research Writing Practice for Non-native Speakers of English (3.0 cr)
· WRS 5101 - Water Policy (3.0 cr)
Degree Plan Options
Plan A
Plan A students are required to complete 10 thesis credits of NR 8777.
-OR-
Plan B
Plan B students do not need to complete additional research credits.
Forest Products
For students who wish to specialize in areas such as: wood and fiber as raw materials; deterioration of wood; wood mechanics and structural design; wood moisture interactions and drying; processing and performance of composites; economics of manufacturing systems; technology and processing of solid wood products; marketing, design and production of housing components; and energy-efficient building construction.
Forest Products - Suggested Course List
NRSM students in the forest products track should refer to this list when enrolling in courses that are appropriate for their area of study. Plan A students must enroll in 19 coursework credits in addition to their seminar requirement and thesis credits, and Plan B students must enroll in 29 credits in addition to their seminar requirement. Students may elect to take courses outside of this list if advised to do so by their advisor or committee.
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· AGRO 5121 - Applied Experimental Design (4.0 cr)
· APEC 5031 - Methods of Economic Data Analysis (3.0 cr)
· APEC 5032 - Economic Data Analysis for Managerial and Policy Decisions (3.0 cr)
· APEC 8211 - Econometric Analysis I (4.0 cr)
· APEC 8212 - Econometric Analysis II (4.0 cr)
· BBE 5001 - Chemistry of Biomass and Biomass Conversion to Fuels and Products (4.0 cr)
· BBE 5023 - Process Control and Instrumentation (3.0 cr)
· BBE 5301 - Applied Surface and Colloid Science (3.0 cr)
· BBE 5302 - Biodegradation of Bioproducts (3.0 cr)
· BBE 5303 - Introduction to Bio-based Materials Science (3.0 cr)
· BBE 5401 - Bioproducts Separation and Purification Processes (3.0 cr)
· BBE 5402 - Bio-based Products Engineering Lab I (1.0 cr)
· BBE 5403 - Bio-based Products Engineering Lab II (1.0 cr)
· BBE 5404 - Biopolymers and Biocomposites Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BBE 5414 - Advanced Residential Building Science (4.0 cr)
· BBE 5416 - Building Testing & Diagnostics (2.0 cr)
· BBE 5608 - Environmental and Industrial Microbiolog (3.0 cr)
· BBE 5713 - Biological Process Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BBE 5733 - Renewable Energy Technologies (3.0 cr)
· BBE 8001 - Seminar I (1.0 cr)
· BBE 8002 - Seminar II (1.0 cr)
· BBE 8013 - Parameter Estimation in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 4214 - Polymers (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 4221 - Introduction to Polymer Chemistry (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 5210 - Materials Characterization (4.0 cr)
· CI 8149 - Qualitative Research: Coding, Analysis, Interpretation, and Writing (3.0 cr)
· DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research (3.0 cr)
· ENTR 6041 - Initiating New Product Design and Business Development (2.0-4.0 cr)
· EPSY 5221 - Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5244 - Survey Design, Sampling, and Implementation (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5247 - Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5262 - Intermediate Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8261 - Statistical Methods in Education I (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8262 - Statistical Methods in Education II (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8266 - Statistical Analysis Using Structural Equation Methods (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5211 - Survey, Measurement, and Modeling for Environmental Analysis (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5242 - Methods for Environmental and Natural Resource Policy Analysis (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5603 - Environmental Life Cycle Analysis (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5131 - Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for Natural Resources (4.0 cr)
· FNRM 8101 - Research Problems: Physiological Ecology (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8102 - Research Problems: Forest-Tree Genetics (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8103 - Research Problems: Forest Hydrology (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8104 - Research Problems: Forest Ecology (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8105 - Research Problems: Silviculture (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8106 - Research Problems: Urban Forestry--Biology and Management (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8201 - Research Problems: Forest Economics (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8202 - Research Problems: Forest Biometry and Measurements (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8203 - Research Problems: Forest Recreation (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8204 - Research Problems: Forest Policy (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8205 - Research Problems: Spatial Data Analysis (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8206 - Research Problems: Forest Management (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8207 - Economic Analysis of Natural Resource Projects (2.0 cr)
· FNRM 8208 - Research Problems: Environmental Learning and Leadership (1.0-5.0 cr)
· GIS 5555 - Basic Spatial Analysis (3.0 cr)
· ME 5228 - Introduction to Finite Element Modeling, Analysis, and Design (4.0 cr)
· NR 5021 - Statistics for Agriculture and Natural Resource Professionals (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5061 - Ethnographic Research Methods (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5528 - Focus Group Interviewing Research Methods (1.0-3.0 cr)
· PA 5002 - Introduction to Policy Analysis (1.5 cr)
· PA 5031 - Empirical Analysis I (4.0 cr)
· PA 5035 - Survey Research and Data Collection (1.5 cr)
· PA 5041 - Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysts (4.0 cr)
· PA 5920 - Skills Workshop (0.5-4.0 cr)
· POL 8126 - Qualitative Methods (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 7250 - Designing and Conducting Focus Group Interviews (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 7407 - Analysis of Categorical Data (3.0 cr)
· SOC 5811 - Social Statistics for Graduate Students [MATH] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 8801 - Sociological Research Methods (4.0 cr)
· SOC 8811 - Advanced Social Statistics (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5201 - Sampling Methodology in Finite Populations (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5302 - Applied Regression Analysis (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5303 - Designing Experiments (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5401 - Applied Multivariate Methods (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5421 - Analysis of Categorical Data (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5601 - Nonparametric Methods (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8051 - Advanced Regression Techniques: linear, nonlinear and nonparametric methods (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8052 - Applied Statistical Methods 2: Design of Experiments and Mixed -Effects Modeling (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8053 - Applied Statistical Methods 3: Multivariate Analysis and Advanced Regression (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8054 - Statistical Methods 4: Advanced Statistical Computing (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 5051 - Graduate Research Writing Practice for Non-native Speakers of English (3.0 cr)
Degree Plan Options
Plan A
Plan A students are required to complete 10 thesis credits of NR 8777.
-OR-
Plan B
Plan B students do not need to complete additional research credits.
Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management
Focuses on forest resources and allows students to choose from specializations in the following areas: forest biology, ecology, ecophysiology; genetics and tree improvement; tree physiology; reproductive biology and forest regeneration; forest growth and vegetation dynamics; timber harvesting, silviculture, and sustainable forest management; landscape ecology, restoration, and management; conservation of biodiversity and wildlife habitat management; forest health; disturbance (including fire) ecology; urban and community forestry; and agroforestry. Research normally focuses on forest and related ecosystems.
Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management - Suggested Course List
NRSM students in the forests: biology, ecology, conservation, and management track should refer to this list when enrolling in courses that are appropriate for their area of study. Plan A students must enroll in 19 coursework credits in addition to their seminar requirement and thesis credits, and Plan B students must enroll in 29 credits in addition to their seminar requirement. Students may elect to take courses outside of this list if advised to do so by their advisor or committee.
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· AGRO 5121 - Applied Experimental Design (4.0 cr)
· APEC 5031 - Methods of Economic Data Analysis (3.0 cr)
· APEC 5032 - Economic Data Analysis for Managerial and Policy Decisions (3.0 cr)
· APEC 5651 - Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (3.0 cr)
· APEC 8211 - Econometric Analysis I (4.0 cr)
· APEC 8212 - Econometric Analysis II (4.0 cr)
· BBE 5001 - Chemistry of Biomass and Biomass Conversion to Fuels and Products (4.0 cr)
· BBE 5302 - Biodegradation of Bioproducts (3.0 cr)
· BBE 5535 - Assessment and Diagnosis of Impaired Waters (3.0 cr)
· CI 8149 - Qualitative Research: Coding, Analysis, Interpretation, and Writing (3.0 cr)
· DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research (3.0 cr)
· EEB 4609W - Ecosystem Ecology [ENV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· EEB 5068 - Plant Physiological Ecology (3.0 cr)
· EEB 5609 - Ecosystem Ecology (3.0 cr)
· EEB 8200 - Sustainability Science Distributed Graduate Seminar (3.0 cr)
· ENT 4251 - Forest and Shade Tree Entomology (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5221 - Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5244 - Survey Design, Sampling, and Implementation (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5247 - Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5262 - Intermediate Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8261 - Statistical Methods in Education I (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8262 - Statistical Methods in Education II (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8266 - Statistical Analysis Using Structural Equation Methods (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5071 - Ecological Restoration (4.0 cr)
· ESPM 5101 - Conservation of Plant Biodiversity (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5108 - Ecology of Managed Systems (4.0 cr)
· ESPM 5202 - Environmental Conflict Management, Leadership, and Planning (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5211 - Survey, Measurement, and Modeling for Environmental Analysis (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5242 - Methods for Environmental and Natural Resource Policy Analysis (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5256 - Natural Resource Law and the Management of Public Lands and Waters (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5555 - Wetland Soils (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5603 - Environmental Life Cycle Analysis (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5703 - Agroforestry in Watershed Management (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5104 - Forest Ecology (4.0 cr)
· FNRM 5114 - Hydrology and Watershed Management (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5131 - Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for Natural Resources (4.0 cr)
· FNRM 5153 - Forest Hydrology & Watershed Biogeochemistry (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5203 - Forest Fire and Disturbance Ecology (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5204 - Landscape Ecology and Management (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5205 - Productivity and Ecology of Forest Soils (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5218 - Measuring and Modeling Forests (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5262 - Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis of Natural Resources and Environment (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5264 - Advanced Forest Management Planning (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5411 - Managing Forest Ecosystems: Silviculture (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5413 - Managing Forest Ecosystems: Silviculture Lab (1.0 cr)
· FNRM 5501 - Urban Forest Management: Managing Greenspaces for People (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 8101 - Research Problems: Physiological Ecology (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8102 - Research Problems: Forest-Tree Genetics (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8103 - Research Problems: Forest Hydrology (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8104 - Research Problems: Forest Ecology (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8105 - Research Problems: Silviculture (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8106 - Research Problems: Urban Forestry--Biology and Management (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8201 - Research Problems: Forest Economics (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8202 - Research Problems: Forest Biometry and Measurements (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8203 - Research Problems: Forest Recreation (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8204 - Research Problems: Forest Policy (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8205 - Research Problems: Spatial Data Analysis (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8206 - Research Problems: Forest Management (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8207 - Economic Analysis of Natural Resource Projects (2.0 cr)
· FNRM 8208 - Research Problems: Environmental Learning and Leadership (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FW 5003 - Human Dimensions of Biological Conservation (3.0 cr)
· FW 5603W - Habitats and Regulation of Wildlife [WI] (3.0 cr)
· FW 8051 - Statistical Modeling of Ecological Data using R and WinBugs/JAGS (4.0 cr)
· FW 8452 - Conservation Biology (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 5426 - Climatic Variations (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 5839 - Introduction to Dendrochronology (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 8260 - Seminar: Physical Geography (2.0 cr)
· GIS 5555 - Basic Spatial Analysis (3.0 cr)
· HORT 5071 - Ecological Restoration (4.0 cr)
· NR 5021 - Statistics for Agriculture and Natural Resource Professionals (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5061 - Ethnographic Research Methods (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5528 - Focus Group Interviewing Research Methods (1.0-3.0 cr)
· PA 5002 - Introduction to Policy Analysis (1.5 cr)
· PA 5031 - Empirical Analysis I (4.0 cr)
· PA 5035 - Survey Research and Data Collection (1.5 cr)
· PA 5041 - Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysts (4.0 cr)
· PA 5920 - Skills Workshop (0.5-4.0 cr)
· PA 8201 - Environment and Infrastructure Planning (4.0 cr)
· PLPA 5003 - Diseases of Forest and Shade Trees (3.0 cr)
· PLPA 5480 - Principles of Plant Pathology (3.0 cr)
· POL 8126 - Qualitative Methods (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 7250 - Designing and Conducting Focus Group Interviews (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 7407 - Analysis of Categorical Data (3.0 cr)
· SOC 5811 - Social Statistics for Graduate Students [MATH] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 8801 - Sociological Research Methods (4.0 cr)
· SOC 8811 - Advanced Social Statistics (4.0 cr)
· SOIL 5611 - Soil Biology and Fertility (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5201 - Sampling Methodology in Finite Populations (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5302 - Applied Regression Analysis (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5303 - Designing Experiments (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5401 - Applied Multivariate Methods (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5421 - Analysis of Categorical Data (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5601 - Nonparametric Methods (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8051 - Advanced Regression Techniques: linear, nonlinear and nonparametric methods (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8052 - Applied Statistical Methods 2: Design of Experiments and Mixed -Effects Modeling (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8053 - Applied Statistical Methods 3: Multivariate Analysis and Advanced Regression (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8054 - Statistical Methods 4: Advanced Statistical Computing (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 5051 - Graduate Research Writing Practice for Non-native Speakers of English (3.0 cr)
Degree Plan Options
Plan A
Plan A students are required to complete 10 thesis credits of NR 8777.
-OR-
Plan B
Plan B students do not need to complete additional research credits.
Paper Science and Engineering
Specializes in areas such as: the chemistry and biotechnology of lignocellulosic materials; material science of paper and fiber products; paper recycling; energy and manufacturing efficiency in the pulp and paper-making process; novel and environmentally friendly pulping and bleaching, transport processes through porous media, surface and colloid science of papermaking; chemical engineering applications in pulp and paper processes; and statistical process control.
Paper Science and Engineering - Suggested Course List
NRSM students in the paper science and engineering track should refer to this list when enrolling in courses that are appropriate for their area of study. Plan A students must enroll in 19 coursework credits in addition to their seminar requirement and thesis credits, and Plan B students must enroll in 29 credits in addition to their seminar requirement. Students may elect to take courses outside of this list if advised to do so by their advisor or committee.
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· AGRO 5121 - Applied Experimental Design (4.0 cr)
· APEC 5031 - Methods of Economic Data Analysis (3.0 cr)
· APEC 5032 - Economic Data Analysis for Managerial and Policy Decisions (3.0 cr)
· APEC 8211 - Econometric Analysis I (4.0 cr)
· APEC 8212 - Econometric Analysis II (4.0 cr)
· BBE 5001 - Chemistry of Biomass and Biomass Conversion to Fuels and Products (4.0 cr)
· BBE 5023 - Process Control and Instrumentation (3.0 cr)
· BBE 5301 - Applied Surface and Colloid Science (3.0 cr)
· BBE 5302 - Biodegradation of Bioproducts (3.0 cr)
· BBE 5303 - Introduction to Bio-based Materials Science (3.0 cr)
· BBE 5305 - Pulp and Paper Technology [WI] (3.0 cr)
· BBE 5401 - Bioproducts Separation and Purification Processes (3.0 cr)
· BBE 5402 - Bio-based Products Engineering Lab I (1.0 cr)
· BBE 5403 - Bio-based Products Engineering Lab II (1.0 cr)
· BBE 5404 - Biopolymers and Biocomposites Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BBE 5608 - Environmental and Industrial Microbiolog (3.0 cr)
· BBE 5713 - Biological Process Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BBE 5733 - Renewable Energy Technologies (3.0 cr)
· BBE 8001 - Seminar I (1.0 cr)
· BBE 8002 - Seminar II (1.0 cr)
· BBE 8013 - Parameter Estimation in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (3.0 cr)
· BBE 8300 - Research Problems (1.0-10.0 cr)
· CHEM 5210 - Materials Characterization (4.0 cr)
· CI 8149 - Qualitative Research: Coding, Analysis, Interpretation, and Writing (3.0 cr)
· DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5221 - Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5244 - Survey Design, Sampling, and Implementation (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5247 - Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5262 - Intermediate Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8261 - Statistical Methods in Education I (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8262 - Statistical Methods in Education II (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8266 - Statistical Analysis Using Structural Equation Methods (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5211 - Survey, Measurement, and Modeling for Environmental Analysis (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5242 - Methods for Environmental and Natural Resource Policy Analysis (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5603 - Environmental Life Cycle Analysis (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5104 - Forest Ecology (4.0 cr)
· FNRM 5131 - Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for Natural Resources (4.0 cr)
· FNRM 8101 - Research Problems: Physiological Ecology (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8102 - Research Problems: Forest-Tree Genetics (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8103 - Research Problems: Forest Hydrology (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8104 - Research Problems: Forest Ecology (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8105 - Research Problems: Silviculture (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8106 - Research Problems: Urban Forestry--Biology and Management (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8201 - Research Problems: Forest Economics (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8202 - Research Problems: Forest Biometry and Measurements (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8203 - Research Problems: Forest Recreation (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8204 - Research Problems: Forest Policy (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8205 - Research Problems: Spatial Data Analysis (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8206 - Research Problems: Forest Management (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8207 - Economic Analysis of Natural Resource Projects (2.0 cr)
· FNRM 8208 - Research Problems: Environmental Learning and Leadership (1.0-5.0 cr)
· GIS 5555 - Basic Spatial Analysis (3.0 cr)
· ME 5228 - Introduction to Finite Element Modeling, Analysis, and Design (4.0 cr)
· NR 5021 - Statistics for Agriculture and Natural Resource Professionals (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5061 - Ethnographic Research Methods (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5528 - Focus Group Interviewing Research Methods (1.0-3.0 cr)
· PA 5002 - Introduction to Policy Analysis (1.5 cr)
· PA 5031 - Empirical Analysis I (4.0 cr)
· PA 5035 - Survey Research and Data Collection (1.5 cr)
· PA 5041 - Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysts (4.0 cr)
· PA 5920 - Skills Workshop (0.5-4.0 cr)
· POL 8126 - Qualitative Methods (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 7250 - Designing and Conducting Focus Group Interviews (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 7407 - Analysis of Categorical Data (3.0 cr)
· SOC 5811 - Social Statistics for Graduate Students [MATH] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 8801 - Sociological Research Methods (4.0 cr)
· SOC 8811 - Advanced Social Statistics (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5201 - Sampling Methodology in Finite Populations (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5302 - Applied Regression Analysis (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5303 - Designing Experiments (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5401 - Applied Multivariate Methods (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5421 - Analysis of Categorical Data (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5601 - Nonparametric Methods (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8051 - Advanced Regression Techniques: linear, nonlinear and nonparametric methods (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8052 - Applied Statistical Methods 2: Design of Experiments and Mixed -Effects Modeling (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8053 - Applied Statistical Methods 3: Multivariate Analysis and Advanced Regression (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8054 - Statistical Methods 4: Advanced Statistical Computing (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 5051 - Graduate Research Writing Practice for Non-native Speakers of English (3.0 cr)
Degree Plan Options
Plan A
Plan A students are required to complete 10 thesis credits of NR 8777.
-OR-
Plan B
Plan B students do not need to complete additional research credits.
Recreation Resources, Tourism, and Environmental Education
Focuses on the use and management of natural resources for recreation and tourism. Graduate students in this track may specialize in areas such recreational land management, resource-based tourism, planning for recreation and tourism, and the human dimensions of natural resource uses. Additionally, students may focus on environmental education and leadership for effective communication with diverse publics about natural resources.
Recreation Resources, Tourism, and Environmental Education - Suggested Course List
NRSM students in the recreation resources, tourism, and environmental education track should refer to this list when enrolling in courses that are appropriate for their area of study. Plan A students must enroll in 19 coursework credits in addition to their seminar requirement and thesis credits, and Plan B students must enroll in 29 credits in addition to their seminar requirement. Students may elect to take courses outside of this list if advised to do so by their advisor or committee.
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· AGRO 5121 - Applied Experimental Design (4.0 cr)
· APEC 4311 - Tourism Development: Principles, Processes, Policies (3.0 cr)
· APEC 5031 - Methods of Economic Data Analysis (3.0 cr)
· APEC 5032 - Economic Data Analysis for Managerial and Policy Decisions (3.0 cr)
· APEC 8211 - Econometric Analysis I (4.0 cr)
· APEC 8212 - Econometric Analysis II (4.0 cr)
· CI 5537 - Principles of Environmental Education (3.0 cr)
· CI 5747 - Global and Environmental Education: Content and Practice (3.0 cr)
· CI 8149 - Qualitative Research: Coding, Analysis, Interpretation, and Writing (3.0 cr)
· DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research (3.0 cr)
· EEB 5053 - Ecology: Theory and Concepts (4.0 cr)
· EPSY 5221 - Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5243 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5244 - Survey Design, Sampling, and Implementation (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5247 - Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5262 - Intermediate Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8251 - Statistical Methods in Education I (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8261 - Statistical Methods in Education I (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8262 - Statistical Methods in Education II (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8266 - Statistical Analysis Using Structural Equation Methods (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5202 - Environmental Conflict Management, Leadership, and Planning (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5211 - Survey, Measurement, and Modeling for Environmental Analysis (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5242 - Methods for Environmental and Natural Resource Policy Analysis (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5245 - Sustainable Land Use Planning and Policy (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5251 - Natural Resources in Sustainable International Development (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5261 - Economics and Natural Resources Management (4.0 cr)
· ESPM 5603 - Environmental Life Cycle Analysis (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5811 - Environmental Interpretation (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5101 - Park and Protected Area Tourism (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5104 - Forest Ecology (4.0 cr)
· FNRM 5131 - Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for Natural Resources (4.0 cr)
· FNRM 5201 - Introduction to Travel and Tourism (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5232 - Managing Recreational Lands (4.0 cr)
· FNRM 5259 - Visitor Behavior Analysis (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 8101 - Research Problems: Physiological Ecology (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8102 - Research Problems: Forest-Tree Genetics (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8103 - Research Problems: Forest Hydrology (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8104 - Research Problems: Forest Ecology (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8105 - Research Problems: Silviculture (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8106 - Research Problems: Urban Forestry--Biology and Management (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8201 - Research Problems: Forest Economics (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8202 - Research Problems: Forest Biometry and Measurements (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8203 - Research Problems: Forest Recreation (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8204 - Research Problems: Forest Policy (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8205 - Research Problems: Spatial Data Analysis (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8206 - Research Problems: Forest Management (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8207 - Economic Analysis of Natural Resource Projects (2.0 cr)
· FNRM 8208 - Research Problems: Environmental Learning and Leadership (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FW 5003 - Human Dimensions of Biological Conservation (3.0 cr)
· GIS 5555 - Basic Spatial Analysis (3.0 cr)
· LS 5950 - Special Topics (1.0-4.0 cr)
· NR 5021 - Statistics for Agriculture and Natural Resource Professionals (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5061 - Ethnographic Research Methods (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5501 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5502 - Theory and Models of Evaluation (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5528 - Focus Group Interviewing Research Methods (1.0-3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5611 - Facilitation and Meeting Skills (1.0 cr)
· PA 4101 - Nonprofit Management and Governance (3.0 cr)
· PA 5002 - Introduction to Policy Analysis (1.5 cr)
· PA 5011 - Management of Organizations (3.0 cr)
· PA 5031 - Empirical Analysis I (4.0 cr)
· PA 5035 - Survey Research and Data Collection (1.5 cr)
· PA 5041 - Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysts (4.0 cr)
· PA 5111 - Financing Public and Nonprofit Organizations (3.0 cr)
· PA 5501 - Theories and Policies of Development (3.0 cr)
· PA 5920 - Skills Workshop (0.5-4.0 cr)
· POL 8126 - Qualitative Methods (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5202 - Attitudes and Social Behavior (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5960 - Topics in Psychology (1.0-4.0 cr)
· PUBH 7250 - Designing and Conducting Focus Group Interviews (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 7407 - Analysis of Categorical Data (3.0 cr)
· SOC 5811 - Social Statistics for Graduate Students [MATH] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 8701 - Sociological Theory (4.0 cr)
· SOC 8801 - Sociological Research Methods (4.0 cr)
· SOC 8811 - Advanced Social Statistics (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5201 - Sampling Methodology in Finite Populations (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5302 - Applied Regression Analysis (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5303 - Designing Experiments (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5401 - Applied Multivariate Methods (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5421 - Analysis of Categorical Data (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5601 - Nonparametric Methods (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8051 - Advanced Regression Techniques: linear, nonlinear and nonparametric methods (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8052 - Applied Statistical Methods 2: Design of Experiments and Mixed -Effects Modeling (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8053 - Applied Statistical Methods 3: Multivariate Analysis and Advanced Regression (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8054 - Statistical Methods 4: Advanced Statistical Computing (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 5051 - Graduate Research Writing Practice for Non-native Speakers of English (3.0 cr)
Degree Plan Options
Plan A
Plan A students are required to complete 10 thesis credits of NR 8777.
-OR-
Plan B
Plan B students do not need to complete additional research credits.
Wildlife Ecology and Management
For students interested in working with leaders in ecology, physiology, evolution, genetics, statistics, computer science, forestry, natural resource policy, and the social sciences as they relate to wildlife; ecology and management; and conservation biology.
Wildlife Ecology and Management - Suggested Course List
NRSM students in the wildlife ecology and management track should refer to this list when enrolling in courses that are appropriate for their area of study. Plan A students must enroll in 19 coursework credits in addition to their seminar requirement and thesis credits, and Plan B students must enroll in 29 credits in addition to their seminar requirement. Students may elect to take courses outside of this list if advised to do so by their advisor or committee.
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· AGRO 5121 - Applied Experimental Design (4.0 cr)
· APEC 5031 - Methods of Economic Data Analysis (3.0 cr)
· APEC 5032 - Economic Data Analysis for Managerial and Policy Decisions (3.0 cr)
· APEC 5321 - Regional Economic Analysis (3.0 cr)
· APEC 5711 - U.S. Agricultural and Environmental Policy (3.0 cr)
· APEC 8211 - Econometric Analysis I (4.0 cr)
· APEC 8212 - Econometric Analysis II (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 5407 - Ecology (3.0 cr)
· CI 8149 - Qualitative Research: Coding, Analysis, Interpretation, and Writing (3.0 cr)
· CONS 8001 - Conservation Biology Seminar (1.0 cr)
· CONS 8004 - Economic and Social Aspects of Conservation Biology (3.0 cr)
· CONS 8201 - How to Excel in Graduate School (2.0 cr)
· DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research (3.0 cr)
· EEB 4129 - Mammalogy (4.0 cr)
· EEB 4134 - Introduction to Ornithology (4.0 cr)
· EEB 5053 - Ecology: Theory and Concepts (4.0 cr)
· EEB 5322 - Evolution and Animal Cognition (3.0 cr)
· EEB 5601 - Limnology (3.0 cr)
· EEB 5609 - Ecosystem Ecology (3.0 cr)
· ENT 5910 - Special Problems in Entomology (1.0-6.0 cr)
· EPSY 5221 - Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5244 - Survey Design, Sampling, and Implementation (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5247 - Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5262 - Intermediate Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8251 - Statistical Methods in Education I (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8252 - Statistical Methods in Education II (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8261 - Statistical Methods in Education I (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8262 - Statistical Methods in Education II (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8266 - Statistical Analysis Using Structural Equation Methods (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8268 - Hierarchical Linear Modeling in Educational Research (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5108 - Ecology of Managed Systems (4.0 cr)
· ESPM 5202 - Environmental Conflict Management, Leadership, and Planning (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5211 - Survey, Measurement, and Modeling for Environmental Analysis (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5241 - Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5242 - Methods for Environmental and Natural Resource Policy Analysis (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5251 - Natural Resources in Sustainable International Development (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 5261 - Economics and Natural Resources Management (4.0 cr)
· ESPM 5295 - GIS in Environmental Science and Management (4.0 cr)
· ESPM 5603 - Environmental Life Cycle Analysis (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5104 - Forest Ecology (4.0 cr)
· FNRM 5131 - Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for Natural Resources (4.0 cr)
· FNRM 5204 - Landscape Ecology and Management (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5262 - Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis of Natural Resources and Environment (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5411 - Managing Forest Ecosystems: Silviculture (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 8101 - Research Problems: Physiological Ecology (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8102 - Research Problems: Forest-Tree Genetics (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8103 - Research Problems: Forest Hydrology (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8104 - Research Problems: Forest Ecology (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8105 - Research Problems: Silviculture (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8106 - Research Problems: Urban Forestry--Biology and Management (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8201 - Research Problems: Forest Economics (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8202 - Research Problems: Forest Biometry and Measurements (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8203 - Research Problems: Forest Recreation (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8204 - Research Problems: Forest Policy (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8205 - Research Problems: Spatial Data Analysis (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8206 - Research Problems: Forest Management (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FNRM 8207 - Economic Analysis of Natural Resource Projects (2.0 cr)
· FNRM 8208 - Research Problems: Environmental Learning and Leadership (1.0-5.0 cr)
· FW 4001 - Biometry (4.0 cr)
· FW 4101 - Herpetology (4.0 cr)
· FW 4103 - Principles of Wildlife Management (3.0 cr)
· FW 5003 - Human Dimensions of Biological Conservation (3.0 cr)
· FW 5051 - Analysis of Populations (4.0 cr)
· FW 5603W - Habitats and Regulation of Wildlife [WI] (3.0 cr)
· FW 5625 - Wildlife Handling and Immobilization for Research and Management (2.0 cr)
· FW 8051 - Statistical Modeling of Ecological Data using R and WinBugs/JAGS (4.0 cr)
· FW 8200 - Seminar (1.0-4.0 cr)
· FW 8452 - Conservation Biology (3.0 cr)
· FW 8494 - Research in Wildlife (1.0-4.0 cr)
· GIS 5555 - Basic Spatial Analysis (3.0 cr)
· NR 5021 - Statistics for Agriculture and Natural Resource Professionals (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5061 - Ethnographic Research Methods (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5528 - Focus Group Interviewing Research Methods (1.0-3.0 cr)
· PA 5002 - Introduction to Policy Analysis (1.5 cr)
· PA 5031 - Empirical Analysis I (4.0 cr)
· PA 5035 - Survey Research and Data Collection (1.5 cr)
· PA 5041 - Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysts (4.0 cr)
· PA 5920 - Skills Workshop (0.5-4.0 cr)
· PBIO 4321 - Minnesota Flora (3.0 cr)
· POL 8126 - Qualitative Methods (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6420 - Introduction to SAS Programming (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 7250 - Designing and Conducting Focus Group Interviews (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 7407 - Analysis of Categorical Data (3.0 cr)
· SOC 5811 - Social Statistics for Graduate Students [MATH] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 8801 - Sociological Research Methods (4.0 cr)
· SOC 8811 - Advanced Social Statistics (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5102 - Theory of Statistics II (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5201 - Sampling Methodology in Finite Populations (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5302 - Applied Regression Analysis (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5303 - Designing Experiments (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5401 - Applied Multivariate Methods (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5421 - Analysis of Categorical Data (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5601 - Nonparametric Methods (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8051 - Advanced Regression Techniques: linear, nonlinear and nonparametric methods (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8052 - Applied Statistical Methods 2: Design of Experiments and Mixed -Effects Modeling (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8053 - Applied Statistical Methods 3: Multivariate Analysis and Advanced Regression (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8054 - Statistical Methods 4: Advanced Statistical Computing (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8101 - Theory of Statistics 1 (3.0 cr)
· STAT 8102 - Theory of Statistics 2 (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 5051 - Graduate Research Writing Practice for Non-native Speakers of English (3.0 cr)
Degree Plan Options
Plan A
Plan A students are required to complete 10 thesis credits of NR 8777.
-OR-
Plan B
Plan B students do not need to complete additional research credits.
 
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NR 8107 - Seminar: Natural Resources Science and Management
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Assigned topics, student presentations, student presentation evaluations.
AGRO 5121 - Applied Experimental Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Agro 5121/Ent 5121
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of sampling methodologies, experimental design, and statistical analyses. Methods/procedures in generating scientific hypotheses. Organizing, initiating, conducting, and analyzing scientific experiments using experimental designs and statistical procedures. prereq: Stat 5021 or equiv or instr consent
APEC 5031 - Methods of Economic Data Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Statistical and econometrics techniques for applied economists. Theory and application of multivariate regression model using data sets from published economic studies. Emphasis on use of statistical techniques to understand market behavior. prereq: Math 1271, Stat 5021, knowledge of matrix algebra
APEC 5032 - Economic Data Analysis for Managerial and Policy Decisions
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Statistical and econometric methods for the analysis of large data sets to support managerial and policy decisions. Methods for organizing, accessing, and ensuring the quality of data. Estimation techniques include panel data methods, limited dependent variable models, and time series analysis. Clarity of reporting and design of procedures for maintaining and updating data estimates. prereq: 5031 or instr consent
APEC 8211 - Econometric Analysis I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Classical multiple linear regression, stochastic regressors, heteroscedasticity, autocorrelated disturbances, panel data, discrete dependent variables. prereq: [[Stat 4102 or Stat 5102], Ph.D. student] or instr consent
APEC 8212 - Econometric Analysis II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Second semester of econometrics for Ph.D. students. Specification tests, instrumental variables, heteroscedasticity, panel data, simultaneous equations, bootstrap methods, limited dependent variable models, semiparametric estimation, econometrics of program evaluation, general method of moments, time series, hazard models. prereq: 8211 or equiv or instr consent
CI 8149 - Qualitative Research: Coding, Analysis, Interpretation, and Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
How to code/analyze field notes. Individual/group interviews, multimedia using NUDIST NVivo software. Students interpret analyzed material and complete an article length document that includes a review of related research/methodology. prereq: [8133, 8148, grad student, completion of a qualitative research study] or instr consent
CSCI 5302 - Analysis of Numerical Algorithms
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Additional topics in numerical analysis. Interpolation, approximation, extrapolation, numerical integration/differentiation, numerical solutions of ordinary differential equations. Introduction to optimization techniques. prereq: 2031 or 2033 or instr consent
CSCI 5707 - Principles of Database Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CSci 4707/5707/INET 4707
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts, database architecture, alternative conceptual data models, foundations of data manipulation/analysis, logical data models, database designs, models of database security/integrity, current trends. prereq: [4041 or instr consent], grad student
DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
A scientific approach to qualitative research. Methods/strategies combined to explore complex research questions.
ECON 8201 - Econometric Analysis
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic linear regression model, its variants. Panel data, censored/truncated regression, discrete choice models. Time series, simultaneous equation models. prereq: [[3101 or equiv], [Math 1272 or equiv], Stat 5102] or instr consent
ECON 8203 - Econometric Analysis
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic linear regression model, its variants. Panel data, censored/truncated regression, discrete choice models. Time series, simultaneous equation models. prereq: 8202
ECON 8204 - Econometric Analysis
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic linear regression model, its variants. Panel data, censored/truncated regression, discrete choice models. Time series, simultaneous equation models. prereq: 8203
EEB 5068 - Plant Physiological Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01680
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Plant function, its plasticity/diversity in ecological context.Impact of environmental stresses on major physiological processes of plants, including photosynthesis, respiration, water uptake/transport, and nutrient uptake/assimilation. Lab, field trip to Cedar Creek. prereq: BIOL 2022 or BIOL 3002 or BIOL 3407 or BIOL 3408W or instr consent
EEB 5609 - Ecosystem Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Regulation of energy and elements cycling through ecosystems. Dependence of cycles on kinds/numbers of species within ecosystems. Effects of human-induced global changes on functioning of ecosystems. prereq: [Biol 3407 or Biol 5407] or instr consent
EPSY 5221 - Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts, principles, and methods in educational/psychological measurement. Reliability, validity, item analysis, scores, score reports (e.g., grades). Modern measurement theories, including item response theory and generalizability theory. Emphasizes construction, interpretation, use, and evaluation of assessments regarding achievement, aptitude, interests, attitudes, personality, and exceptionality.
EPSY 5244 - Survey Design, Sampling, and Implementation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey methods, including mail, phone, and Web-based/e-mail surveys. Principles of measurement, constructing questions/forms, pilot testing, sampling, data analysis, reporting. Students develop a survey proposal and a draft survey, pilot the survey, and develop sampling/data analysis plans. prereq: [5221 or 5231 or 5261 or equiv], [CEHD grad student or MEd student]
EPSY 5247 - Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to qualitative methods of inquiry. Contrasting different research traditions (e.g., case study, phenomenology, ethnography, social interactionism, critical theory). Practice with field notes, observations, and interviewing. Use of NVIVO to track/code data. prereq: Grad student
EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 3264/5231/5261/5263
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Application of statistical concepts/procedures. Graphs, numerical summaries. Normal distribution, correlation/regression analyses, probability, statistical inferences for one or two samples. Hypothesis tests, Chi-square tests. Conceptual understanding/application of statistics.
EPSY 5262 - Intermediate Statistical Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Application of statistical concepts/procedures. Analysis of variance, covariance, multiple regression. Experimental design: completely randomized, block, split plot/repeated measures. prereq: 3264 or 5261 or equiv
EPSY 8261 - Statistical Methods in Education I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02313
Prerequisites: 3264 or 5261 or equiv
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Statistical Methods in Education I is the first course in an entry-level, doctoral sequence for students in education. This course covers estimation and hypothesis testing with a particular focus on ANOVA and an introduction to multiple linear regression. Prepares students for EPSY 8252/8262. prereq: 3264 or 5261 or equiv
EPSY 8262 - Statistical Methods in Education II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02314
Prerequisites: [EPSY 8251, 8261 or equiv]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Statistical Methods in Education II is the second course in an entry-level, doctoral sequence for students in education. This course focuses on multiple linear regression and provides an introduction to linear mixed models. prereq: [EPSY 8251, 8261 or equiv]
EPSY 8266 - Statistical Analysis Using Structural Equation Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 8265, [8252 or equiv]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Quantitative techniques using manifest/latent variable approaches for analysis of educational/social science data. Introduction to structural equation modeling approaches to multiple regression, factor analysis, path modeling. Developing, estimating, interpreting structural equation models. prereq: 8265, [8252 or equiv]
ESPM 5031 - Applied Global Positioning Systems for Geographic Information Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ENR 3031/5031
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
GPS principles, operations, techniques to improve accuracy. Datum, projections, and coordinate systems. Differential correction, accuracy assessments discussed/applied in lab exercises. Code/carrier phase GPS used in exercises. GPS handheld units, PDA based ArcPad/GPS equipment. Transferring field data to/from desktop systems, integrating GPS data with GIS. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ESPM 5071 - Ecological Restoration
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ecological/physiological concepts for revegetation of grasslands, wetlands, forests, and landscapes. Plant selection, stand establishment/evaluation. State/federal programs that administer restoration/reclamation. Field trips. prereq: [One college course in ecology, one college course in [plant science or botany]] or instr consent
ESPM 5101 - Conservation of Plant Biodiversity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ENR 3101/5101
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to principles underlying assessment/conservation of plant biodiversity at individual, population, and community levels. Case studies in management of biodiversity to restore or maintain ecosystem function. Genetics, timber harvesting, invasive species, plant reproduction. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ESPM 5111 - Hydrology and Water Quality Field Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ENR 3111/5111
Prerequisites: Grad student or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Integrates water quality, surface/groundwater hydrology. Case studies, hands-on field data collection, calculations of hydrological/water quality parameters. Meteorological data, snow hydrology, stream gauging, well monitoring, automatic water samplers. Designing water quality sampling program. Geomorphology, interception, infiltration. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ESPM 5211 - Survey, Measurement, and Modeling for Environmental Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ENR 3211/5211
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to survey, measurement, and modeling concepts/methods for study of natural resources and environmental issues. Emphasizes survey design for data collection, estimation, and analysis for issues encompassing land, water, air, vegetation, animal, soil, and human/social variables.
ESPM 5242 - Methods for Environmental and Natural Resource Policy Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01230 - ESPM 4242/ESPM 5242
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Methods, formal and informal, for analyzing environmental and natural resource policies. How to critically evaluate policies, using economic and non-economic decision-making criteria. Application of policy analysis principles/concepts to environmental/natural resource problems. Recognizing politically-charged environment in which decisions over use, management, and protection of these resources often occur. prereq: grad student
ESPM 5261 - Economics and Natural Resources Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00362 - ESPM 3261/ESPM 5261
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Microeconomic principles in natural resource management. Tools to address market failure, project analysis, and evaluation. Economic/financial considerations. Benefit/cost analysis methods/examples. Valuation/assessment methods for property/resources. Managing renewable natural resources.
ESPM 5295 - GIS in Environmental Science and Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of geographic information science and technologies (GIS) in complex environmental problems. Students gain experience in spatial data collection, database development, and spatial analysis, including GNSS and field attribute collection, image interpretation, and existing data fusion, raster/vector data integration and analysis, information extraction from LiDAR data, DEM conditioning and hydrologic analysis, neighborhood analysis, bulk processing and automation, and scripting. Problems vary depending on topics, often with extra-University partners. *Please note that students should have completed a semester-long, introductory lab/lecture GIS course at the graduate or undergraduate level before enrolling in this course, e.g., FNRM 5131. We do not require any given course because students come from varied universities and backgrounds. That said, we assume a knowledge commensurate with a comprehensive introductory course. Students seeking a first course are directed to FNRM 5131. If you have questions regarding your capabilities, please contact the instructor prior to enrolling.
ESPM 5603 - Environmental Life Cycle Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01075 - ESPM 3603/ESPM 5603
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts, major issues relating to inventory and subsequent analysis of production systems. Production system from holistic point of view, using term commonly used in industrial ecology: "the metabolic system." prereq: [Math 1142 or [Math 1271, Math 1282]], [Econ 1101 or ApEc 1101]
FNRM 5114 - Hydrology and Watershed Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02342
Typically offered: Every Fall
Hydrologic cycle and water processes in upland/riparian systems. Applications of hydrological concepts to evaluate impacts of forest and land management activities on water yield, streamflow, groundwater erosion, sedimentation, and water quality. Concepts, principles, and applications of riparian/watershed management. Regional/national/global examples. Forest ecosystems.
FNRM 5131 - Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for Natural Resources
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00369
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Geographic information systems (GIS), focusing on spatial data development and analysis in the science and management of natural resources. Basic data structures, sources, collection, and quality; geodesy and map projections; spatial and tabular data analyses; digital elevation data and terrain analyses; cartographic modeling and layout. Lab exercises provide practical experiences complementing theory covered in lecture. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
FNRM 5218 - Measuring and Modeling Forests
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02339
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
General sampling design and survey techniques to assess current resource conditions. Application of metrics/sampling methods to forest vegetation. Calculation of tree/stand volume, selection of modeling approaches. Case studies of modeling to project future growth. Landscape processes, characterization, and modeling.
FNRM 5228 - Advanced Topics in Assessment and Modeling of Forests
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Application of recently developed mathematics, computer science, and statistics methodologies to natural resource functioning, management, and use problems. Specific topics, software, and methodologies vary. prereq: 3218, Math 1272, Stat 5021
FNRM 5262 - Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis of Natural Resources and Environment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00372 - FNRM 3262/FNRM 5262
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introductory principles and techniques of remote sensing and geospatial analysis applied to mapping and monitoring land and water resources from local to global scales. Examples of applications include: Land cover mapping and change detection, forest and natural resource inventory, water quality monitoring, and global change analysis. The lab provides hands-on experience working with satellite and aerial imagery and image processing methods and software. Prior coursework in Geographic Information Systems and introductory statistics is recommended. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
FNRM 5412 - Advanced Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 3262 or grad student or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course builds on the introductory remote sensing class, FNRM 3262/5262. It provides a detailed treatment of advanced remote sensing and geospatial theory and methods including biophysics of remote sensing, measurements and sensors, data transforms, data fusion, lidar processing and derivatives, advanced classification algorithms (including Object-Based Image Analysis), multitemporal analysis, and empirical modeling. Independent lab activities will be used to apply the course topics to real-world problems. Prior coursework in Geographic Information Systems, remote sensing, and statistics is necessary. prereq: 3262 or grad student or instr consent
FNRM 5471 - Forest Planning and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00373
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Management science as applied to forest decision-making to help develop better forest management plans. Helps students develop a basic understanding of common analytical tools from operations research and how they are applied to forestry problems to help explore many potential solutions. Also reviews traditional approaches based on simulation. Emphasizes trade-off information, interpretation of model results, and linkages between stand-level economic analysis and forest-wide planning. Reviews recent modeling efforts in Minnesota. Includes synthesis of information from multiple natural resource disciplines. Guest speakers demonstrate value of analyses in planning. Emphasizes homework assignments with some group work. An individual project requires an informal class presentation. prereq: Grad student
FNRM 8101 - Research Problems: Physiological Ecology
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 10.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance. prereq: instr consent
FNRM 8102 - Research Problems: Forest-Tree Genetics
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance.
FNRM 8103 - Research Problems: Forest Hydrology
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance.
FNRM 8104 - Research Problems: Forest Ecology
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance.
FNRM 8105 - Research Problems: Silviculture
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance.
FNRM 8106 - Research Problems: Urban Forestry--Biology and Management
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance.
FNRM 8201 - Research Problems: Forest Economics
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance.
FNRM 8202 - Research Problems: Forest Biometry and Measurements
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance.
FNRM 8203 - Research Problems: Forest Recreation
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance.
FNRM 8204 - Research Problems: Forest Policy
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 10.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance.
FNRM 8205 - Research Problems: Spatial Data Analysis
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 10.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance. prereq: instr consent
FNRM 8206 - Research Problems: Forest Management
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance.
FNRM 8207 - Economic Analysis of Natural Resource Projects
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Economics of public/private forestry/watershed management projects. Commercial profitability analysis, cost-benefit analysis, preparing feasibility studies. Case studies developed/presented. prereq: instr consent
FNRM 8208 - Research Problems: Environmental Learning and Leadership
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance. prereq: instr consent
GEOG 5531 - Numerical Spatial Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 3531/5531
Typically offered: Every Fall
Applied/theoretical aspects of geographical quantitative methods for spatial analysis. Emphasizes analysis of geographical data for spatial problem solving in human/physical areas.
GEOG 5562 - GIS Development Practicum
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: GIS 5571 or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Algorithms/data structures for digital cartographic data, topological relationships, surface modeling, and interpolation. Map projections, geometric transformations, numerical generalization, raster/vector processing. Hands-on experience with software packages. prereq: GIS 5571 or instr consent
GEOG 8260 - Seminar: Physical Geography
Credits: 2.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Topics of contemporary research. Topics vary with interests of faculty offering course.
GIS 5555 - Basic Spatial Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
How to use spatial data to answer questions on a wide array of social, natural, and information science issues. Exploratory data analysis/visualization. Spatial autocorrelation analysis/regression. prereq: [STAT 3001 or equiv, MGIS student] or instr consent
GIS 5571 - ArcGIS I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
First of a two-course series focusing on ArcGIS Desktop. Overview of ArcGIS system and its use for spatial data processing. Data capture, editing, geometric transformations, map projections, topology, Python scripting, and map production. prereq: [GEOG 5561 or equiv, status in MGIS program, familiarity with computer operating systems] or instr consent
GIS 5572 - ArcGIS II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continues GIS 5571. Raster analysis, dynamic segmentation, geometric networks, geocoding, Python scripting, and data interoperability. Substantial projects include map and poster design and production. prereq: [5571, [GEOG 5561 or equiv], in MGIS program] or instr consent
GIS 5575 - Practical Surveying for GIS
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Surveying techniques/relationship of GPS to GIS professionals. Geodesy, data adjustment, datums, ellipsoids, coordinate systems, transformations. prereq: GEOG 5561 or equiv in MGIS program or instr consent
GIS 5577 - Spatial Database Design and Administration
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Spatial database design, development planning/management, maintenance, security, access/distribution, and documentation. prereq: instr consent
GIS 5578 - GIS Programming
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: #
Typically offered: Every Spring
Programming techniques using Python and other languages specifically relating to GIS technologies. prereq: instr consent
NR 5021 - Statistics for Agriculture and Natural Resource Professionals
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02358 - AnSc 3011/ESPM 3012/NR 5021/St
Typically offered: Every Fall
The primary audience for this course is graduate students in the agricultural, environmental, natural resources, and other related programs that need competence in statistics. The subject matter will be approaches and applications involving analysis of data using common statistical methods, e.g., describing and visualizing data, the design of single factor experiments, linear modeling, and the ability to examine journal articles in their field and assess their content in a critical manner. prereq: College algebra or consent of instructor.
OLPD 5061 - Ethnographic Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practice in aspects of field methodology below the level of full field study; detailed reading; analysis of studies in anthropology and education for methodological content.
OLPD 5528 - Focus Group Interviewing Research Methods
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Students get an overview of the critical features of designing and conducting focus group interviews. Students practice moderating skills and then develop questions for a focus group project.
PA 5002 - Introduction to Policy Analysis
Credits: 1.5 [max 1.5]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
PA 5031 - Empirical Analysis I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis of public policy alternatives. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability/probability distributions, statistical inference. Estimation/hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution. Analysis of variance, correlation. Simple/multiple regression analysis.
PA 5035 - Survey Research and Data Collection
Credits: 1.5 [max 1.5]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to survey research methods. Emphasizes applications to policy/applied research. Research design choices (e.g., descriptive, experimental, case studies), sampling, variable specification, measurement. Conducting interviews, self-administered questionnaires. Qualitative techniques. prereq: [5031 or equiv], [major in publ policy or sci, tech, environ policy or urban/regional planning] or instr consent
PA 5041 - Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysts
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Qualitative analysis techniques, examples of application. Meet with researcher. Hands-on experience in designing, gathering, analyzing data.
PA 5920 - Skills Workshop
Credits: 0.5 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics on public policy or planning skills. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
POL 8126 - Qualitative Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Qualitative methods in social science. Hands-on training through fieldwork projects. Interviewing, participant observation, narrative interpretation, ethical problems. Issues of gender/race in fieldwork. prereq: Grad student
PUBH 7250 - Designing and Conducting Focus Group Interviews
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Interactive, intensive overview of focus group procedures for public/non-profit environments. Practical approaches to determining appropriate use of focus groups. Design options, developing questions, recruiting participants, moderating. Analyzing/reporting results.
PUBH 7407 - Analysis of Categorical Data
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Contingency tables, odds ratio, relative risk, chi-square tests, log-linear models, logistic regression, conditional logistic regression, Poisson regression, matching, generalized linear models for independent data. SAS/S-Plus used throughout. prereq: 7405, [Stat 5102 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Stat 5102 or Stat 8102 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Stat 8102]
PUBH 8472 - Spatial Biostatistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Spatial data, spatial statistical models, and spatial inference on unknown parameters or unobserved spatial data. Nature of spatial data. Special analysis tools that help to analyze such data. Theory/applications. prereq: [[STAT 5101, STAT 5102] or [STAT 8101, STAT 8102]], some experience with S-plus; STAT 8311 recommended
SOC 5811 - Social Statistics for Graduate Students (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02148
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will introduce statistical measures and procedures that are used to describe and analyze quantitative data in sociological research. The topics include (1) frequency and percentage distributions, (2) central tendency and dispersion, (3) probability theory and statistical inference, (4) models of bivariate analysis, and (5) basics of multivariate analysis. Lectures on these topics will be given in class, and lab exercises are designed to help students learn statistical skills and software needed to analyze quantitative data provided in the class. Soc 5811 is intended for new graduate students, undergraduate honors students, and students pursuing the Sociology BS degree. prereq: Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for Soc 3811 (Soc 5811 offered Fall terms only). Undergraduates with a strong math background are encouraged to register for 5811 in lieu of 3811. Soc majors must register A-F. 5811 is a good social statistics foundation course for MA students from other programs.
SOC 8801 - Sociological Research Methods
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Multiple objectives of social research and how they inform research design. Conceptualization and measurement of complex concepts. Broad issues in research design and quantitative and qualitative approaches to data collection and management. prereq: Grad soc major or instr consent
SOC 8811 - Advanced Social Statistics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Statistical methods for analyzing social data. Sample topics: advanced multiple regression, logistic regression, limited dependent variable analysis, analysis of variance and covariance, log-linear models, structural equations, and event history analysis. Applications to datasets using computers. prereq: recommend 5811 or equiv; graduate student or instr consent
SOIL 5555 - Wetland Soils
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00673 - ES 5555/Soil 5555
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Morphology, chemistry, hydrology, formation of mineral/organic soils in wet environments. Soil morphological indicators of wet conditions, field techniques of identifying hydric soils for wetland delineations. Peatlands. Wetland benefits, preservation, regulation, mitigation. Field trips, lab, field hydric soil delineation project. prereq: SOIL 1125 or 2125 or equiv or instr consent; concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in SOIL 4511 recommended
STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Intensive introduction to statistical methods for graduate students needing statistics as a research technique. prereq: Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: : 3011; College algebra or instr consent; Stat course recommended
STAT 5101 - Theory of Statistics I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00259 - Math 5651/Stat 5101
Typically offered: Every Fall
Logical development of probability, basic issues in statistics. Probability spaces. Random variables, their distributions and expected values. Law of large numbers, central limit theorem, generating functions, multivariate normal distribution. prereq: [Math 2263 or Math 2374 or Math 2573H], [CSCI 2033 or Math 2373 or Math 2243]
STAT 5102 - Theory of Statistics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Stat 4102/5102
Typically offered: Every Spring
Sampling, sufficiency, estimation, test of hypotheses, size/power. Categorical data. Contingency tables. Linear models. Decision theory. prereq: 5101 or Math 5651
STAT 5201 - Sampling Methodology in Finite Populations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Simple random, systematic, stratified, unequal probability sampling. Ratio, model based estimation. Single stage, multistage, adaptive cluster sampling. Spatial sampling. prereq: 3022 or 4102 or 5021 or 5102 or instr consent
STAT 5302 - Applied Regression Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Simple, multiple, and polynomial regression. Estimation, testing, prediction. Use of graphics in regression. Stepwise and other numerical methods. Weighted least squares, nonlinear models, response surfaces. Experimental research/applications. prereq: 3022 or 4102 or 5021 or 5102 or instr consent
STAT 5303 - Designing Experiments
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Analysis of variance. Multiple comparisons. Variance-stabilizing transformations. Contrasts. Construction/analysis of complete/incomplete block designs. Fractional factorial designs. Confounding split plots. Response surface design. prereq: 3022 or 4102 or 5021 or 5102 or instr consent
STAT 5401 - Applied Multivariate Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Bivariate and multivariate distributions. Multivariate normal distributions. Analysis of multivariate linear models. Repeated measures, growth curve and profile analysis. Canonical correlation analysis. Principal components and factor analysis. Discrimination, classification, and clustering.
STAT 5421 - Analysis of Categorical Data
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Varieties of categorical data, cross-classifications, contingency tables. Tests for independence. Combining 2x2 tables. Multidimensional tables/loglinear models. Maximum-likelihood estimation. Tests for goodness of fit. Logistic regression. Generalized linear/multinomial-response models. prereq: 5302 or instr consent
STAT 5511 - Time Series Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Characteristics of time series. Stationarity. Second-order descriptions, time-domain representation, ARIMA/GARCH models. Frequency domain representation. Univariate/multivariate time series analysis. Periodograms, non parametric spectral estimation. State-space models. prereq: Theoretical understanding
STAT 5601 - Nonparametric Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Order statistics. Classical rank-based procedures (e.g., Wilcoxon, Kruskal-Wallis). Goodness of fit. Topics may include smoothing, bootstrap, and generalized linear models. prereq: 3022 or 4102 or 5021 or 5102 or instr consent
STAT 8051 - Advanced Regression Techniques: linear, nonlinear and nonparametric methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Linear/generalized linear models, modern regression methods including nonparametric regression, generalized additive models, splines/basis function methods, regularization, bootstrap/other resampling-based inference. prereq: Statistics grad or instr consent
STAT 8052 - Applied Statistical Methods 2: Design of Experiments and Mixed -Effects Modeling
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Design experiments/analyze data with fixed effects, random/mixed effects models. ANOVA for factorial designs. Contrasts, multiple comparisons, power/sample size, confounding, fractional factorials. Computer-generated designs. Response surfaces. Multi-level models. Generalized estimating equations (GEE) for longitudinal data with non-normal errors. prereq: 8051 or instr consent
STAT 8053 - Applied Statistical Methods 3: Multivariate Analysis and Advanced Regression
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: PhD student in stat or DGS permission and 8052
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Standard multivariate analysis. Multivariate linear model, classification, clustering, principal components, factor analysis, canonical correlation. Topics in advanced regression. prereq: PhD student in stat or DGS permission and 8052
STAT 8054 - Statistical Methods 4: Advanced Statistical Computing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: STAT 8053 or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Optimization, numerical integration, Markov chain Monte Carlo, related topics. prereq: STAT 8053 or instr consent
WRIT 5051 - Graduate Research Writing Practice for Non-native Speakers of English
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Graduate-level writing techniques/formats for summaries, critiques, research, and abstracts. Persuasion, documentation, structure, grammar, vocabulary, field-specific requirements. Writing through several drafts, using mentor in specific field of study. Revising/editing to meet graduate standards. Discussions. prereq: Grad student
AGRO 5121 - Applied Experimental Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Agro 5121/Ent 5121
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of sampling methodologies, experimental design, and statistical analyses. Methods/procedures in generating scientific hypotheses. Organizing, initiating, conducting, and analyzing scientific experiments using experimental designs and statistical procedures. prereq: Stat 5021 or equiv or instr consent
APEC 5031 - Methods of Economic Data Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Statistical and econometrics techniques for applied economists. Theory and application of multivariate regression model using data sets from published economic studies. Emphasis on use of statistical techniques to understand market behavior. prereq: Math 1271, Stat 5021, knowledge of matrix algebra
APEC 5032 - Economic Data Analysis for Managerial and Policy Decisions
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Statistical and econometric methods for the analysis of large data sets to support managerial and policy decisions. Methods for organizing, accessing, and ensuring the quality of data. Estimation techniques include panel data methods, limited dependent variable models, and time series analysis. Clarity of reporting and design of procedures for maintaining and updating data estimates. prereq: 5031 or instr consent
APEC 5151 - Applied Microeconomics: Firm and Household
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Quantitative techniques for analysis of economic problems of firms and households. Links between quantitative tools and economic analysis Regression analysis, mathematical programming, and present value analysis. prereq: 3001 or or Math 1271 or Math 2243 or equiv or grad student or instr consent
APEC 5152 - Applied Macroeconomics: Income and Employment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Static general equilibrium open economy models and simple business cycle models that examine economic growth, business cycles, and fiscal and monetary policy. Input-output analysis and large scale econometric models. Sources/properties of economy and sector-wide data. Empirical applications. prereq: 3001 or or Math 1271 or Math 2243 or equiv or grad student or instr consent
APEC 5321 - Regional Economic Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Development patterns. Role of resources, transportation, and institutional constraints. Migration, investments in growth and change. Economic information in investment and location decisions. Economic development policies and tools. Economic impact analysis. prereq: 3006 or ECON 3102 or instr consent
APEC 5651 - Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01860 - ApEc 5651/PA 5722
Typically offered: Every Spring
Economic analyses, including project evaluation of current natural resource/environmental issues. Intertemporal use of natural resources, natural resource scarcity/adequacy, environmental quality, and mechanisms for pollution control and their implications for public policy. prereq: [[3001 or ECON 3101], [3611 or ECON 3611 or ESPM 3261]] or instr consent
APEC 5721 - Economics of Science and Technology Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Economics of innovation, technical change, and research and development. Productivity measurement. Knowledge stocks, research lags and spillovers. Econometric/welfare surplus methods for evaluating economic consequences of research and development. Economics of intellectual property rights. prereq: 3001 or ECON 3101 or instr consent
APEC 8004 - Applied Microeconomic Analysis of Social Choice and Welfare
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01837
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Welfare economics/measurement, externalities and social choice. Welfare theorems in general equilibrium, externalities and public goods, social choice, social welfare, and welfare change measurement. Part of four-course sequence (APEC 8001-8004). prereq: [[8003 or ECON 8003 or ECON 8103], [[MATH 2243, MATH 2263] or equiv]] or instr consent
APEC 8202 - Mathematical Optimization in Applied Economics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Economic foundations and applications of mathematical and dynamic programming and optimal control. Mathematical optimization concepts; structures and economic interpretations of various models of the firm, consumer, household, sector, and economy. Model building and solution techniques. prereq: [5151, Econ 5151] or equiv or instr consent
APEC 8203 - Applied Welfare Economics and Public Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic concepts underlying measurement of welfare change, problems of market failure and externalities, social welfare functions, and distribution within and across generations. Application of concepts, based on case studies of the environment, returns to research, technical change, and agricultural policy. prereq: calculus, intermediate econ theory
APEC 8211 - Econometric Analysis I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Classical multiple linear regression, stochastic regressors, heteroscedasticity, autocorrelated disturbances, panel data, discrete dependent variables. prereq: [[Stat 4102 or Stat 5102], Ph.D. student] or instr consent
APEC 8212 - Econometric Analysis II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Second semester of econometrics for Ph.D. students. Specification tests, instrumental variables, heteroscedasticity, panel data, simultaneous equations, bootstrap methods, limited dependent variable models, semiparametric estimation, econometrics of program evaluation, general method of moments, time series, hazard models. prereq: 8211 or equiv or instr consent
APEC 8601 - Natural Resource Economics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Economic analysis of resource use and management. Capital theory, dynamic resource allocation. Applications to renewable and nonrenewable resources. Empirical studies, policy issues. prereq: [5151, 8202, 8206 [ECON 5151 or equiv]] or instr consent
APEC 8602 - Economics of the Environment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Economic analysis of environmental management, emphasizing environmental policy. Application of microeconomic theory to problems of market failure, market-based pollution control policies, contingent valuation, hedonic models, option value, and other topics. prereq: 8004 or ECON 8004 or ECON 8104 or equiv or instr consent
BIOL 5407 - Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Biol 3407/3807/5407/EEB 3001
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles of population growth/interactions and ecosystem function applied to ecological issues, including regulation of human populations, dynamics/impacts of disease, invasions by exotic organisms, habitat fragmentation, and biodiversity. Lab. prereq: [One semester college biology, [MATH 1142 or MATH 1271 or MATH 1281 or equiv], grad student] or instr consent
CEGE 5570 - Design for Sustainable Development: Discovery
Credits: 3.0 -9.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Intensive, experiential learning opportunity on infrastructure, development, environment issues in Delhi, India. prereq: Juniors or seniors with minimum 3.0 GPA or grad student
CEGE 5573 - Design for Sustainable Development: Create II
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 10.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Weekly discussion on social or environmental venture.
CI 5537 - Principles of Environmental Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Critical review of Environmental Education, its history, theories, curricula, teaching methods, and assessment practices. Development of an exemplary unit plan for teaching environmental studies. prereq: Undergrad in NRES or M.Ed. or grad student in education or instr consent
CI 5747 - Global and Environmental Education: Content and Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Prepares educators for leadership responsibilities in the area of global environmental education. Focus on the knowledge and process skills necessary to carry out a leadership role in the curriculum.
CI 8149 - Qualitative Research: Coding, Analysis, Interpretation, and Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
How to code/analyze field notes. Individual/group interviews, multimedia using NUDIST NVivo software. Students interpret analyzed material and complete an article length document that includes a review of related research/methodology. prereq: [8133, 8148, grad student, completion of a qualitative research study] or instr consent
COMM 5250 - Environmental Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02361 - Comm 4250/Comm 5250
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Historical, cultural, material contexts within which environmental communication takes place. Understand environmental communication as well as develop communication strategies that lead to more sustainable social practices, institutions, systems.
COMM 5402 - Advanced Interpersonal Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Social scientific approaches to interpersonal communication. Theory, research findings. prereq: 3401 or 3402
COMM 5441 - Communication in Human Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Communication in organizational settings. Organizational structure and dynamics and their effect upon the communication process. Individual projects.
COMM 8452 - Seminar: Methods of Intercultural/Diversity Facilitation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Theories of and techniques for managing effective intercultural communication and diversity. Intercultural training. prereq: 4451 or 5452 recommended
DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
A scientific approach to qualitative research. Methods/strategies combined to explore complex research questions.
ECON 8105 - Macroeconomic Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Dynamic general equilibrium models: solving for paths of interest rates, consumption, investment, prices. Models with uncertainty, search, matching, indivisibilities, private information. Implications for measurement and data reporting. Overlapping generations and dynasty models. Variational and recursive methods. This seven-week course meets with 4165. prereq: 5152 or equiv, Math 2243, Math 2263 or equiv or instr consent
ECON 8106 - Macroeconomic Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Dynamic general equilibrium models: solving for paths of interest rates, consumption, investment, prices. Models with uncertainty, search, matching, indivisibilities, private information. Implications for measurement and data reporting. Overlapping generations and dynasty models. Variational and recursive methods. This seven-week course meets with 4166. prereq: 8105
EEB 5609 - Ecosystem Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Regulation of energy and elements cycling through ecosystems. Dependence of cycles on kinds/numbers of species within ecosystems. Effects of human-induced global changes on functioning of ecosystems. prereq: [Biol 3407 or Biol 5407] or instr consent
EEB 8200 - Sustainability Science Distributed Graduate Seminar
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theories of sustainability science. Interactions between human/environmental systems. Improving present/future generations. Presentations/papers. Contemporary research from earth systems science, resource economics, institutional analysis, ecology, geography, development studies, health sciences, engineering.
EPSY 5221 - Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts, principles, and methods in educational/psychological measurement. Reliability, validity, item analysis, scores, score reports (e.g., grades). Modern measurement theories, including item response theory and generalizability theory. Emphasizes construction, interpretation, use, and evaluation of assessments regarding achievement, aptitude, interests, attitudes, personality, and exceptionality.
EPSY 5243 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EdPA 5501/EPsy 5243
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introductory course in program evaluation; planning an evaluation study, collecting and analyzing information, reporting results; overview of the field of program evaluation.
EPSY 5244 - Survey Design, Sampling, and Implementation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey methods, including mail, phone, and Web-based/e-mail surveys. Principles of measurement, constructing questions/forms, pilot testing, sampling, data analysis, reporting. Students develop a survey proposal and a draft survey, pilot the survey, and develop sampling/data analysis plans. prereq: [5221 or 5231 or 5261 or equiv], [CEHD grad student or MEd student]
EPSY 5247 - Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to qualitative methods of inquiry. Contrasting different research traditions (e.g., case study, phenomenology, ethnography, social interactionism, critical theory). Practice with field notes, observations, and interviewing. Use of NVIVO to track/code data. prereq: Grad student
EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 3264/5231/5261/5263
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Application of statistical concepts/procedures. Graphs, numerical summaries. Normal distribution, correlation/regression analyses, probability, statistical inferences for one or two samples. Hypothesis tests, Chi-square tests. Conceptual understanding/application of statistics.
EPSY 5262 - Intermediate Statistical Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Application of statistical concepts/procedures. Analysis of variance, covariance, multiple regression. Experimental design: completely randomized, block, split plot/repeated measures. prereq: 3264 or 5261 or equiv
EPSY 8261 - Statistical Methods in Education I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02313
Prerequisites: 3264 or 5261 or equiv
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Statistical Methods in Education I is the first course in an entry-level, doctoral sequence for students in education. This course covers estimation and hypothesis testing with a particular focus on ANOVA and an introduction to multiple linear regression. Prepares students for EPSY 8252/8262. prereq: 3264 or 5261 or equiv
EPSY 8262 - Statistical Methods in Education II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02314
Prerequisites: [EPSY 8251, 8261 or equiv]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Statistical Methods in Education II is the second course in an entry-level, doctoral sequence for students in education. This course focuses on multiple linear regression and provides an introduction to linear mixed models. prereq: [EPSY 8251, 8261 or equiv]
EPSY 8266 - Statistical Analysis Using Structural Equation Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 8265, [8252 or equiv]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Quantitative techniques using manifest/latent variable approaches for analysis of educational/social science data. Introduction to structural equation modeling approaches to multiple regression, factor analysis, path modeling. Developing, estimating, interpreting structural equation models. prereq: 8265, [8252 or equiv]
ESPM 5061 - Water Quality and Natural Resources
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Recent literature in field. Complements 4061. Ecology of aquatic ecosystems, how they are valuable to society and changed by landscape management. Case studies, impaired waters, TMDL process, student engagement in simulating water quality decision making.
ESPM 5071 - Ecological Restoration
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ecological/physiological concepts for revegetation of grasslands, wetlands, forests, and landscapes. Plant selection, stand establishment/evaluation. State/federal programs that administer restoration/reclamation. Field trips. prereq: [One college course in ecology, one college course in [plant science or botany]] or instr consent
ESPM 5101 - Conservation of Plant Biodiversity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ENR 3101/5101
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to principles underlying assessment/conservation of plant biodiversity at individual, population, and community levels. Case studies in management of biodiversity to restore or maintain ecosystem function. Genetics, timber harvesting, invasive species, plant reproduction. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ESPM 5108 - Ecology of Managed Systems
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01229 - ESPM 3108/ESPM 5108
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analysis of functioning of ecosystems primarily structured by managed plant communities. Managed forests, field-crop agroecosystems, rangelands, aquatic systems. Structure-function relations. Roles of biodiversity in productivity, resource-use efficiency, nutrient cycling, resilience. Emerging principles for design of sustainable managed ecosystems, provision of ecological services. prereq: Sr or grad student
ESPM 5111 - Hydrology and Water Quality Field Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ENR 3111/5111
Prerequisites: Grad student or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Integrates water quality, surface/groundwater hydrology. Case studies, hands-on field data collection, calculations of hydrological/water quality parameters. Meteorological data, snow hydrology, stream gauging, well monitoring, automatic water samplers. Designing water quality sampling program. Geomorphology, interception, infiltration. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ESPM 5202 - Environmental Conflict Management, Leadership, and Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00379 - ESPM 3202WESPM /5202
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Negotiation of natural resource management issues. Use of collaborative planning. Case study approach to conflict management, strategic planning, and building leadership qualities. Emphasizes analytical concepts, techniques, and skills.
ESPM 5211 - Survey, Measurement, and Modeling for Environmental Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ENR 3211/5211
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to survey, measurement, and modeling concepts/methods for study of natural resources and environmental issues. Emphasizes survey design for data collection, estimation, and analysis for issues encompassing land, water, air, vegetation, animal, soil, and human/social variables.
ESPM 5241 - Natural Resource and Environmental Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ENR 3241W/5241
Typically offered: Every Spring
Political processes at play in management of environment and how disagreements are addressed by different stakeholders, private-sector interests, government agencies and institutions, communities, and nonprofit organizations. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ESPM 5242 - Methods for Environmental and Natural Resource Policy Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01230 - ESPM 4242/ESPM 5242
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Methods, formal and informal, for analyzing environmental and natural resource policies. How to critically evaluate policies, using economic and non-economic decision-making criteria. Application of policy analysis principles/concepts to environmental/natural resource problems. Recognizing politically-charged environment in which decisions over use, management, and protection of these resources often occur. prereq: grad student
ESPM 5245 - Sustainable Land Use Planning and Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ENR 3245/5245
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Planning theories, concepts, and constructs. Policies, processes, and tools for sustainable land use planning. Scientific/technical literature related to land use planning. Skills needed to participate in sustainable land use planning.
ESPM 5251 - Natural Resources in Sustainable International Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ENR 3251/5251/LAS 3251
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
International perspectives on resource use in developing countries. Integration of natural resource issues with social, economic, and policy considerations. Agriculture, forestry, agroforestry, non-timber forest products, water resources, certification, development issues. Latin American case studies. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ESPM 5256 - Natural Resource Law and the Management of Public Lands and Waters
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01231 - ESPM 4256/ESPM 5256
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Role of judiciary in management of public lands/waters. Scope of court's jurisdiction over public resources. Constitutional provisions. Concepts of property rights. Principles of water law. Common law principles pertinent to land management. Role of legal system in environmental review. Scope of legal authority granted to administration, limitations placed on private property for protection of public resources. prereq: grad student
ESPM 5261 - Economics and Natural Resources Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00362 - ESPM 3261/ESPM 5261
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Microeconomic principles in natural resource management. Tools to address market failure, project analysis, and evaluation. Economic/financial considerations. Benefit/cost analysis methods/examples. Valuation/assessment methods for property/resources. Managing renewable natural resources.
ESPM 5602 - Regulations and Corporate Environmental Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01081 - ESPM 3602/ESPM 5602
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts, major issues relating to industrial ecology and industry as they are influenced by current standards/regulations at local, state, and national levels. prereq: APEC 1101 or ECON 1101
ESPM 5603 - Environmental Life Cycle Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01075 - ESPM 3603/ESPM 5603
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts, major issues relating to inventory and subsequent analysis of production systems. Production system from holistic point of view, using term commonly used in industrial ecology: "the metabolic system." prereq: [Math 1142 or [Math 1271, Math 1282]], [Econ 1101 or ApEc 1101]
ESPM 5604 - Environmental Management Systems and Strategy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01075 - ESPM 3603/ESPM 5603
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Environmental problems such as climate change, ozone depletion, and loss of biodiversity.
ESPM 5811 - Environmental Interpretation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02374
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theories of interpretation, nonformal teaching pedagogy. Interpretive talks, walks, and programs. Camp leadership. Oral presentation. Newsletter development. Website design. Development of self-guided trail guides, brochures, and exhibits. Planning, evaluation. Interpretive work in private, state, or federal agencies. Hands-on experience.
FNRM 5101 - Park and Protected Area Tourism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00410 - FNRM 3101/FNRM 5101
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Interaction of resource-based tourism with cultural/natural environments. Impacts of tourism on environment.
FNRM 5104 - Forest Ecology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02381 - FNRM 3104/5104
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Form and function of forests as ecological systems. Characteristics and dynamics of species, populations, communities, landscapes, and ecosystem processes. Examples applying ecology to forest management. Weekly discussions on research topics, exercises, and current issues in forest resource management. Required weekend field trip. Introductory biology course recommended.
FNRM 5114 - Hydrology and Watershed Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02342
Typically offered: Every Fall
Hydrologic cycle and water processes in upland/riparian systems. Applications of hydrological concepts to evaluate impacts of forest and land management activities on water yield, streamflow, groundwater erosion, sedimentation, and water quality. Concepts, principles, and applications of riparian/watershed management. Regional/national/global examples. Forest ecosystems.
FNRM 5131 - Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for Natural Resources
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00369
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Geographic information systems (GIS), focusing on spatial data development and analysis in the science and management of natural resources. Basic data structures, sources, collection, and quality; geodesy and map projections; spatial and tabular data analyses; digital elevation data and terrain analyses; cartographic modeling and layout. Lab exercises provide practical experiences complementing theory covered in lecture. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
FNRM 5203 - Forest Fire and Disturbance Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00307
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Ecology, history, management, control of fire, wind, insect infestation, deer browsing, other disturbances in forests, including disturbance regimes of boreal, northern hardwood, savannas of North America. Influence of disturbance on wildlife habitat, urban/wildland interfaces, forest management, stand/landscape dynamics. Tree mortality in fires, successional patterns created by fires, interactions of life history traits of plants with disturbances. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
FNRM 5204 - Landscape Ecology and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00795 - FNRM 3204/FNRM 5204
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to landscape ecology at different scales in time/space. Development/implications of broad-scale patterns of ecological phenomena, role of disturbance in ecosystems. Characteristic spatial/temporal scales of ecological events. Principles of landscape ecology as framework for landscape research, analysis, conservation, and management. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
FNRM 5264 - Advanced Forest Management Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Modeling tools for forest planning to better integrate forest resource conditions/uses and better understand trade-offs and potential management strategies. Analyzing facets of forest management that add complexity including multi-market interactions, temporal detail, spatial objectives, planning under uncertainty, and recourse strategies. Optimization models, decomposition and heuristic techniques designed to capitalize on characteristics of forestry problems. Case studies involving recent or ongoing large-scale applications. Student projects with opportunity to tailor to student interests or expertise.
FNRM 5411 - Managing Forest Ecosystems: Silviculture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02290 - FNRM 3411/FNRM 5411
Typically offered: Every Fall
Management of forest ecosystems for sustaining ecological integrity, soil productivity, water quality, wildlife habitat, biological diversity, commodity production in landscape context. Silvics, forest dynamics, disturbances, regeneration, restoration, silvicultural systems. Ramifications of management choices. Weekend field trip. FEMC track students should take FNRM 5413 concurrently.
FNRM 5412 - Advanced Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 3262 or grad student or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course builds on the introductory remote sensing class, FNRM 3262/5262. It provides a detailed treatment of advanced remote sensing and geospatial theory and methods including biophysics of remote sensing, measurements and sensors, data transforms, data fusion, lidar processing and derivatives, advanced classification algorithms (including Object-Based Image Analysis), multitemporal analysis, and empirical modeling. Independent lab activities will be used to apply the course topics to real-world problems. Prior coursework in Geographic Information Systems, remote sensing, and statistics is necessary. prereq: 3262 or grad student or instr consent
FNRM 5413 - Managing Forest Ecosystems: Silviculture Lab
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: FNRM major or minor or grad student; FNRM-FEMC track students should take FNRM 3411/5411 concurrently or instructor consent
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development of silvicultural prescriptions to achieve various landowner objectives. Timber cruise, growth/yield simulations, stand density management diagrams, thinning schedules, use of forest vegetation simulator. Field trips, computer labs, lectures. prereq: FNRM major or minor or grad student; FNRM-FEMC track students should take FNRM 3411/5411 concurrently or instructor consent
FNRM 5431 - Timber Harvesting and Road Planning
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02340
Typically offered: Every Spring
Forest operations. Terminology, engineering, equipment/harvesting system options, productivity/costs. Relationship to forest management and silviculture. Road planning, forest management guidelines. Mitigating potential impacts to soil/water resources. Environmental implications of method/equipment choices. Selling timber. Sale design, layout, and administration. Two all-day field trips.
FNRM 5471 - Forest Planning and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00373
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Management science as applied to forest decision-making to help develop better forest management plans. Helps students develop a basic understanding of common analytical tools from operations research and how they are applied to forestry problems to help explore many potential solutions. Also reviews traditional approaches based on simulation. Emphasizes trade-off information, interpretation of model results, and linkages between stand-level economic analysis and forest-wide planning. Reviews recent modeling efforts in Minnesota. Includes synthesis of information from multiple natural resource disciplines. Guest speakers demonstrate value of analyses in planning. Emphasizes homework assignments with some group work. An individual project requires an informal class presentation. prereq: Grad student
FNRM 5501 - Urban Forest Management: Managing Greenspaces for People
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00378
Typically offered: Every Spring
Management concepts for green infrastructure of cities, towns, and communities. Urban forest as social/biological resource. Emphasizes management of urban forest ecosystem to maximize benefits. Tree selection, risk assessment, cost-benefit analysis, landscape planning, values, perceptions. How urban forestry can be a tool to improve community infrastructure.
FNRM 8101 - Research Problems: Physiological Ecology
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 10.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance. prereq: instr consent
FNRM 8102 - Research Problems: Forest-Tree Genetics
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance.
FNRM 8103 - Research Problems: Forest Hydrology
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance.
FNRM 8104 - Research Problems: Forest Ecology
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance.
FNRM 8105 - Research Problems: Silviculture
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance.
FNRM 8106 - Research Problems: Urban Forestry--Biology and Management
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance.
FNRM 8201 - Research Problems: Forest Economics
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance.
FNRM 8202 - Research Problems: Forest Biometry and Measurements
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance.
FNRM 8203 - Research Problems: Forest Recreation
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance.
FNRM 8204 - Research Problems: Forest Policy
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 10.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance.
FNRM 8205 - Research Problems: Spatial Data Analysis
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 10.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance. prereq: instr consent
FNRM 8206 - Research Problems: Forest Management
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance.
FNRM 8207 - Economic Analysis of Natural Resource Projects
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Economics of public/private forestry/watershed management projects. Commercial profitability analysis, cost-benefit analysis, preparing feasibility studies. Case studies developed/presented. prereq: instr consent
FNRM 8208 - Research Problems: Environmental Learning and Leadership
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance. prereq: instr consent
FW 4001 - Biometry
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course covers the basic foundations of statistical methods. In contrast to traditional methods of teaching statistics based on analytical formulas and hand-calculations, we will initially emphasize simulation-based methods (randomization tests, bootstrapping) for analyzing data. Students will learn how to implement common statistical methods (e.g., one and two sample tests, interval estimation techniques, linear regression) in the R programming language, and gain experience analyzing real data from a variety of fields, with particular emphasis on biological examples and applications.
FW 5003 - Human Dimensions of Biological Conservation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of social, psychological, economic, policy aspects of managing/conserving wildlife, fisheries, and related resources. prereq: [Biol 1001 or Biol 1009], Biol 3407
FW 8494 - Research in Wildlife
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Directed research. prereq: instr consent
GEOG 5561 - Principles of Geographic Information Science
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02490
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the study of geographic information systems (GIS) for geography and non-geography students. Topics include GIS application domains, data models and sources, analysis methods and output techniques. Lectures, reading, and hands-on experience with GIS software. prereq: grad
GEOG 5565 - Geographical Analysis of Human-Environment Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Applications of geographic information systems and other spatial analysis tools to analysis of environmental systems patterns, dynamics, and interactions. Focuses on global to landscape databases developed to analyze atmospheric, hydrospheric, geomorphic, pedologic, biologic, and human landuse systems. prereq: 3561 or 5561 or FR 4131 or LA 5573 or one intro GIS course or grad student or instr consent
GEOG 8101 - Proseminar: Nature and Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Interconnectedness of environment and people, nature and society. Conceptual literature and empirical studies in human/cultural/political ecology. prereq: instr consent
GIS 5555 - Basic Spatial Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
How to use spatial data to answer questions on a wide array of social, natural, and information science issues. Exploratory data analysis/visualization. Spatial autocorrelation analysis/regression. prereq: [STAT 3001 or equiv, MGIS student] or instr consent
GIS 5571 - ArcGIS I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
First of a two-course series focusing on ArcGIS Desktop. Overview of ArcGIS system and its use for spatial data processing. Data capture, editing, geometric transformations, map projections, topology, Python scripting, and map production. prereq: [GEOG 5561 or equiv, status in MGIS program, familiarity with computer operating systems] or instr consent
GIS 5572 - ArcGIS II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continues GIS 5571. Raster analysis, dynamic segmentation, geometric networks, geocoding, Python scripting, and data interoperability. Substantial projects include map and poster design and production. prereq: [5571, [GEOG 5561 or equiv], in MGIS program] or instr consent
LA 5004 - Regional Environmental Landscape Planning
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02271 - LA 3004/LA 5004
Typically offered: Every Spring
An exploration of critical regional landscape parameters affecting the growth and development of metropolitan areas. Students assess these parameters and prepare a multifunctional land use plan for a defined locale. prereq: PA 5271 or LA 5131 or FR 3131 or GEOG 3561 or GEOG 5561 or equivalent
LAW 6062 - Energy Law
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course provides an introduction to U.S. energy law. The first portion of the course introduces the nationís primary sources of energy: coal, oil, biofuels, natural gas, hydropower, nuclear, wind, solar, and geothermal energy. In doing so, it explores the physical, market, and legal structures within which these energy sources are extracted, transported, and converted into energy. The second portion of the course turns to the two major sectors of our energy economy: electricity and transportation. The third portion of the course explores case studies of hot topics in energy law and policy that highlight the complex transitions taking place in the energy system. These topics include Smart Grid development, electric vehicles, risks and benefits associated with hydraulic fracturing and deepwater drilling, and the continued role of nuclear energy. In addition to traditional textbook reading and class discussion, the course will include industry, government, and nonprofit guest speaker presentations and in-class simulated exercises.
MGMT 6033 - Managing the Strategy Process
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
How successful strategy is shaped/implemented throughout organization. Leadership challenge of continually renewing strategy/leading change to meet competitive challenges. prereq: MBA student
MGMT 6050 - Management of Innovation and Change
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
How organizations innovate/change. Focuses on innovation in wide variety of new technologies, products, programs, and services. What paths likely to lead to success/failure. prereq: MBA student
NR 5021 - Statistics for Agriculture and Natural Resource Professionals
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02358 - AnSc 3011/ESPM 3012/NR 5021/St
Typically offered: Every Fall
The primary audience for this course is graduate students in the agricultural, environmental, natural resources, and other related programs that need competence in statistics. The subject matter will be approaches and applications involving analysis of data using common statistical methods, e.g., describing and visualizing data, the design of single factor experiments, linear modeling, and the ability to examine journal articles in their field and assess their content in a critical manner. prereq: College algebra or consent of instructor.
OLPD 5061 - Ethnographic Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practice in aspects of field methodology below the level of full field study; detailed reading; analysis of studies in anthropology and education for methodological content.
OLPD 5104 - Strategies for International Development of Education Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Strategies for improving quality/efficiency of schooling in developing countries. Introduction to current research on what policy/programmatic interventions have proven most successful in increasing access, raising quality, and improving efficiency of education in developing countries. prereq: Grad student
OLPD 5501 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EdPA 5501/EPsy 5243
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to program evaluation. Planning an evaluation study, collecting and analyzing information, reporting results; evaluation strategies; overview of the field of program evaluation.
OLPD 5528 - Focus Group Interviewing Research Methods
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Students get an overview of the critical features of designing and conducting focus group interviews. Students practice moderating skills and then develop questions for a focus group project.
OLPD 5611 - Facilitation and Meeting Skills
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to the disciplines of planning and running effective meetings. Tools and methods for meeting management and evaluation are presented within the context of organization development.
PA 5002 - Introduction to Policy Analysis
Credits: 1.5 [max 1.5]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
PA 5011 - Management of Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Challenges facing higher-level managers in public and nonprofit organizations in mixed economy and democratic republic. Distinctive features of public and nonprofit management, skills necessary for effective management, manager's role as creator of public value. Lectures, case discussions.
PA 5021 - Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to tools useful for public policy. Intermediate microeconomics, macroeconomics, and concepts of international trade. prereq: [Econ 1101 or equiv] or instr consent
PA 5022 - Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II
Credits: 1.5 -3.0 [max 4.5]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis. prereq: [[5021 or equiv], public policy major] or instr consent
PA 5031 - Empirical Analysis I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis of public policy alternatives. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability/probability distributions, statistical inference. Estimation/hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution. Analysis of variance, correlation. Simple/multiple regression analysis.
PA 5035 - Survey Research and Data Collection
Credits: 1.5 [max 1.5]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to survey research methods. Emphasizes applications to policy/applied research. Research design choices (e.g., descriptive, experimental, case studies), sampling, variable specification, measurement. Conducting interviews, self-administered questionnaires. Qualitative techniques. prereq: [5031 or equiv], [major in publ policy or sci, tech, environ policy or urban/regional planning] or instr consent
PA 5041 - Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysts
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Qualitative analysis techniques, examples of application. Meet with researcher. Hands-on experience in designing, gathering, analyzing data.
PA 5101 - Management and Governance of Nonprofit Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theories, concepts, and real world examples of managerial challenges. Governance systems, strategic management practices, effect of funding environments, management of multiple constituencies. Types of nonprofits using economic/behavioral approaches. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PA 5122 - Law and Public Affairs
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Overview of evolution of American legal system. Role of courts, legislatures, and political actors in changing law. How law is used to change public policy. prereq: Grad or instr consent
PA 5242 - Environmental Planning, Policy, and Decision Making
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Theory and practice. Ethical, legal, and institutional frameworks relative to a range of environmental issues. Innovative environmental decision making informed by collaboration, conflict resolution, adaptive management, and resilience thinking. prereq: Grad or instr consent
PA 5251 - Strategic Planning and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Theory and practice of strategic planning and management for public and nonprofit organizations and networks. Strategic planning process, management systems; stakeholder analyses. Tools and techniques such as purpose expansions, SWOT analyses, oval mapping, portfolio analyses, and logic models.
PA 5253 - Designing Planning and Participation Processes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory/practice of design, implementation, evaluation of planning/participation processes. Types of planning. Stakeholders, including underrepresented groups. Costs/benefits of participation. Participant roles. Planning/participation tools/techniques. prereq: Major or minor in urban/regional planning or instr consent
PA 5271 - Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to GIS. Applications in public planning and policy analysis. Operational skills in GIS software. Mapping analysis of U.S. Census material. Local/state government management/planning. Spatial statistical analysis for policy/planning. prereq: Major in urban/regional planning or instr consent
PA 5311 - Program Evaluation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Principal methods, primary applications of evaluation research as applied to policies/programs in health/human services, education, or the environment. Conducting evaluations. Becoming a critical consumer of studies. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PA 5501 - Theories and Policies of Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
What makes some countries wealthier than others, one group of people healthier and more educated than another? How does the behavior of rich nations affect poor nations? Origins of development thought, contemporary frameworks and policy debates. Economic, human, and sustainable development. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PA 5503 - Economics of Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Economic growth, inequality, poverty, rural/urban labor markets, risk/insurance. Investments in human capital, credit markets, gender/household economics, governance/institutional issues. Microfinance, conditional cash transfers, labor/education policies. prereq: PA 5501 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in PA 5501
PA 5721 - Energy and Environmental Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Impact of energy production/consumption choices on environmental quality, sustainable development, and other economic/social goals. Emphasizes public policy choices for energy/environment, linkages between them. prereq: Grad or instr consent
PA 5722 - Environmental and Resource Economics Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01860
Typically offered: Every Spring
Public policy associated with natural resource use and environmental protection. Develops/applies economic concepts/methodologies/policy mechanisms. Principles of environmental/resource economics. Issues related to renewable/nonrenewable resources and environmental pollution. Focuses on scientific/political aspects of policy. prereq: [Intermediate microeconomics, intermediate policy analysis, grad student] or instr consent
PA 5741 - Risk, Resilience and Decision Making
Credits: 1.5 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Interplay between risk analysis, decision making, and policy in the context of new and emerging technologies, environmental and human well-being, risk and resilience. Assessment methods; risk management processes, issues and methods; role/treatment of uncertainty; factors in decision making; risk-based rule making; public values; risk communication and perception. Scientific, technical, social, political, and ethical issues. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PA 5790 - Topics in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Selected topics.
PA 5890 - Topics in Foreign Policy and International Affairs
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Selected topics.
PA 5920 - Skills Workshop
Credits: 0.5 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics on public policy or planning skills. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
PA 8790 - Advanced Topics in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Selected topics.
POL 5315 - State Governments: Laboratories of Democracy
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Pol 4315W/5315
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Political behavior, governmental institutions, and public policies in American states. Comparison among states, between state and national government. Emphasizes Minnesota. prereq: grad student or instr consent
POL 8126 - Qualitative Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Qualitative methods in social science. Hands-on training through fieldwork projects. Interviewing, participant observation, narrative interpretation, ethical problems. Issues of gender/race in fieldwork. prereq: Grad student
PSY 5202 - Attitudes and Social Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Theory/research on social psychology of beliefs/attitudes. Persuasion principles. prereq: 3201 or instr consent
PSY 5960 - Topics in Psychology
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Special course or seminar. Topics listed in Class Schedule. prereq: PSY 1001, [jr or sr or grad student]
PUBH 7250 - Designing and Conducting Focus Group Interviews
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Interactive, intensive overview of focus group procedures for public/non-profit environments. Practical approaches to determining appropriate use of focus groups. Design options, developing questions, recruiting participants, moderating. Analyzing/reporting results.
PUBH 7407 - Analysis of Categorical Data
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Contingency tables, odds ratio, relative risk, chi-square tests, log-linear models, logistic regression, conditional logistic regression, Poisson regression, matching, generalized linear models for independent data. SAS/S-Plus used throughout. prereq: 7405, [Stat 5102 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Stat 5102 or Stat 8102 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Stat 8102]
SCO 8735 - Supply Chain Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Research on forecasting, inventory control, materials requirements planning, just-in-time manufacturing, aggregate planning, scheduling, routing, sequencing, and dispatching in manufacturing and service industries. Research papers and methods are discussed. prereq: Business admin PhD student or instr consent
SOC 5811 - Social Statistics for Graduate Students (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02148
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will introduce statistical measures and procedures that are used to describe and analyze quantitative data in sociological research. The topics include (1) frequency and percentage distributions, (2) central tendency and dispersion, (3) probability theory and statistical inference, (4) models of bivariate analysis, and (5) basics of multivariate analysis. Lectures on these topics will be given in class, and lab exercises are designed to help students learn statistical skills and software needed to analyze quantitative data provided in the class. Soc 5811 is intended for new graduate students, undergraduate honors students, and students pursuing the Sociology BS degree. prereq: Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for Soc 3811 (Soc 5811 offered Fall terms only). Undergraduates with a strong math background are encouraged to register for 5811 in lieu of 3811. Soc majors must register A-F. 5811 is a good social statistics foundation course for MA students from other programs.
SOC 8701 - Sociological Theory
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Traditions of social theory basic to sociological knowledge, their reflection and expansion in contemporary theory, their applications in selected areas of empirical research. Sample topics: social inequality, social organization and politics, family organization and social reproduction, social order and change, sociology of knowledge and religion.
SOC 8801 - Sociological Research Methods
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Multiple objectives of social research and how they inform research design. Conceptualization and measurement of complex concepts. Broad issues in research design and quantitative and qualitative approaches to data collection and management. prereq: Grad soc major or instr consent
SOC 8811 - Advanced Social Statistics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Statistical methods for analyzing social data. Sample topics: advanced multiple regression, logistic regression, limited dependent variable analysis, analysis of variance and covariance, log-linear models, structural equations, and event history analysis. Applications to datasets using computers. prereq: recommend 5811 or equiv; graduate student or instr consent
SOIL 5611 - Soil Biology and Fertility
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02333
Typically offered: Every Fall
Properties of microorganisms that impact soil fertility, structure, and quality. Nutrient requirements of microbes and plants, and mineral transformations in biogeochemical cycling. Symbiotic plant/microbe associations and their role in sustainable agricultural production. Biodegradation of pollutants and bioremediation approaches. prereq: Biol 1009 or equiv, Chem 1021 or equiv; Soil 2125 recommended
STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Intensive introduction to statistical methods for graduate students needing statistics as a research technique. prereq: Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: : 3011; College algebra or instr consent; Stat course recommended
STAT 5201 - Sampling Methodology in Finite Populations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Simple random, systematic, stratified, unequal probability sampling. Ratio, model based estimation. Single stage, multistage, adaptive cluster sampling. Spatial sampling. prereq: 3022 or 4102 or 5021 or 5102 or instr consent
STAT 5302 - Applied Regression Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Simple, multiple, and polynomial regression. Estimation, testing, prediction. Use of graphics in regression. Stepwise and other numerical methods. Weighted least squares, nonlinear models, response surfaces. Experimental research/applications. prereq: 3022 or 4102 or 5021 or 5102 or instr consent
STAT 5303 - Designing Experiments
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Analysis of variance. Multiple comparisons. Variance-stabilizing transformations. Contrasts. Construction/analysis of complete/incomplete block designs. Fractional factorial designs. Confounding split plots. Response surface design. prereq: 3022 or 4102 or 5021 or 5102 or instr consent
STAT 5401 - Applied Multivariate Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Bivariate and multivariate distributions. Multivariate normal distributions. Analysis of multivariate linear models. Repeated measures, growth curve and profile analysis. Canonical correlation analysis. Principal components and factor analysis. Discrimination, classification, and clustering.
STAT 5421 - Analysis of Categorical Data
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Varieties of categorical data, cross-classifications, contingency tables. Tests for independence. Combining 2x2 tables. Multidimensional tables/loglinear models. Maximum-likelihood estimation. Tests for goodness of fit. Logistic regression. Generalized linear/multinomial-response models. prereq: 5302 or instr consent
STAT 5601 - Nonparametric Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Order statistics. Classical rank-based procedures (e.g., Wilcoxon, Kruskal-Wallis). Goodness of fit. Topics may include smoothing, bootstrap, and generalized linear models. prereq: 3022 or 4102 or 5021 or 5102 or instr consent
STAT 8051 - Advanced Regression Techniques: linear, nonlinear and nonparametric methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Linear/generalized linear models, modern regression methods including nonparametric regression, generalized additive models, splines/basis function methods, regularization, bootstrap/other resampling-based inference. prereq: Statistics grad or instr consent
STAT 8052 - Applied Statistical Methods 2: Design of Experiments and Mixed -Effects Modeling
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Design experiments/analyze data with fixed effects, random/mixed effects models. ANOVA for factorial designs. Contrasts, multiple comparisons, power/sample size, confounding, fractional factorials. Computer-generated designs. Response surfaces. Multi-level models. Generalized estimating equations (GEE) for longitudinal data with non-normal errors. prereq: 8051 or instr consent
STAT 8053 - Applied Statistical Methods 3: Multivariate Analysis and Advanced Regression
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: PhD student in stat or DGS permission and 8052
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Standard multivariate analysis. Multivariate linear model, classification, clustering, principal components, factor analysis, canonical correlation. Topics in advanced regression. prereq: PhD student in stat or DGS permission and 8052
STAT 8054 - Statistical Methods 4: Advanced Statistical Computing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: STAT 8053 or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Optimization, numerical integration, Markov chain Monte Carlo, related topics. prereq: STAT 8053 or instr consent
WRIT 5051 - Graduate Research Writing Practice for Non-native Speakers of English
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Graduate-level writing techniques/formats for summaries, critiques, research, and abstracts. Persuasion, documentation, structure, grammar, vocabulary, field-specific requirements. Writing through several drafts, using mentor in specific field of study. Revising/editing to meet graduate standards. Discussions. prereq: Grad student
WRS 5101 - Water Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01827 - PA 5723/WRS 5101
Typically offered: Every Spring
Socio-cultural, legal, and economic forces that affect use of water resources by individuals/institutions. Historical trends in water policy, resulting water laws in the United States. Institutional structures whereby water resources are managed at federal, state, and local levels.
AGRO 5121 - Applied Experimental Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Agro 5121/Ent 5121
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of sampling methodologies, experimental design, and statistical analyses. Methods/procedures in generating scientific hypotheses. Organizing, initiating, conducting, and analyzing scientific experiments using experimental designs and statistical procedures. prereq: Stat 5021 or equiv or instr consent
APEC 5031 - Methods of Economic Data Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Statistical and econometrics techniques for applied economists. Theory and application of multivariate regression model using data sets from published economic studies. Emphasis on use of statistical techniques to understand market behavior. prereq: Math 1271, Stat 5021, knowledge of matrix algebra
APEC 5032 - Economic Data Analysis for Managerial and Policy Decisions
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Statistical and econometric methods for the analysis of large data sets to support managerial and policy decisions. Methods for organizing, accessing, and ensuring the quality of data. Estimation techniques include panel data methods, limited dependent variable models, and time series analysis. Clarity of reporting and design of procedures for maintaining and updating data estimates. prereq: 5031 or instr consent
APEC 8211 - Econometric Analysis I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Classical multiple linear regression, stochastic regressors, heteroscedasticity, autocorrelated disturbances, panel data, discrete dependent variables. prereq: [[Stat 4102 or Stat 5102], Ph.D. student] or instr consent
APEC 8212 - Econometric Analysis II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Second semester of econometrics for Ph.D. students. Specification tests, instrumental variables, heteroscedasticity, panel data, simultaneous equations, bootstrap methods, limited dependent variable models, semiparametric estimation, econometrics of program evaluation, general method of moments, time series, hazard models. prereq: 8211 or equiv or instr consent
BBE 5513 - Watershed Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of engineering principles to managing surface runoff from agricultural, range, and urban watersheds. Design of facilities and selection of land use practices for controlling surface runoff to mitigate problems of flooding and degradation of surface-water quality. prereq: 3023, upper div CSE
BBE 5523 - Ecological Engineering Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01673
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of ecological engineering to design of remediation systems. Artificial ecosystems, ecosystem/wetland restoration, constructed wetlands, biological engineering for slope stability, waste treatments. Restoring ecological service of watersheds. prereq: [[CHEM 1022 or CHEM 1062, CHEM 1066], BBE 3012, grad student] or instr consent
BBE 5535 - Assessment and Diagnosis of Impaired Waters
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01756
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Assessing impaired waters and developing TMDL for conventional pollutants. Preparing/communicating legal, social and policy aspects. TMDL analysis of real-world impaired waters problem. Field trip to impaired waters site. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
BBE 8013 - Parameter Estimation in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Procedures for estimating parameter values and parameter uncertainty from experimental data. Values and interpretation of linear and nonlinear models using ordinary and weighted least-square methods. Design of experiments. Application to biosystems and agricultural engineering problems. prereq: Stat 3021 or equiv, computer programming course
BBE 8513 - Hydrologic Modeling of Small Watersheds
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: [3012 or CEGE 3502], hydrology course
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Study/representation of hydrologic processes by mathematical models. Stochastic meteorological variables, infiltration, overland flow, return flow, evapotranspiration, channel flows. Approaches for model calibration/evaluation. prereq: [3012 or CEGE 3502], hydrology course
CEGE 4501 - Hydrologic Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Hydrologic cycle: precipitation, evaporation, infiltration runoff. Flood routing through rivers and reservoirs. Statistical analysis of hydrologic data and estimation of design flows. Open channel flow, flow through conduits. Detention basin design, hydraulic structure sizing, estimation of risk of flooding. prereq: 3502
CEGE 4512 - Open Channel Hydraulics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: CSE or grad, 3502 or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theories of flow in open channels, including gradually varied and rapidly varied flows, steady and unsteady flows. Computational methods for unsteady open channel flows, applications to flood routing. Introduction to moveable bed mechanics. prereq: CSE or grad, 3502 or instr consent
CEGE 5541 - Environmental Water Chemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 3501, Chem 1021, Chem 1022
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to water chemistry. Physical chemical principles, geochemical processes controlling chemical composition of waters, behavior of contaminants that affect the suitability of water for beneficial uses. prereq: 3501, Chem 1021, Chem 1022
CEGE 8506 - Stochastic Hydrology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: Stat 3021 or equiv or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Analysis and synthesis of hydrologic series and systems; derived distributions; uncertainty and risk analysis; flood frequency analysis; multivariate time series analysis; correlation and spectral analysis; series of long-range dependence; linear estimation; geostatistics; sampling networks; hydrologic forecasting. prereq: Stat 3021 or equiv or instr consent
CEGE 8511 - Mechanics of Sediment Transport
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01346
Prerequisites: 3502 and 4501 or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Particle motion in fluids. Criteria for incipient motion. Formulations for bedload and suspended load. Bedform mechanics and hydraulic resistance relations. Channel stability, aggradation and degradation, alluvial stream morphology. prereq: 3502 and 4501 or instr consent
CEGE 8561 - Analysis and Modeling of Aquatic Environments I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: One sem grad work or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to hydrologic transport and water quality simulation in natural water systems. Deterministic, process-oriented water quality model development. Mixed cell models, advection, turbulent diffusion/dispersion. Chemical/biological kinetics in water quality models. Application of water quality models to management problems. prereq: One sem grad work or instr consent
CEGE 8562 - Analysis and Modeling of Aquatic Environments II
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Prerequisites: One sem grad work or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Models for transport/transformation of pollutants, nutrients, particulates, ecosystems, etc., from recently completed theses, articles, or research in progress. Students review assigned recent papers, make presentations, and analyze a topic of their choice. prereq: One sem grad work or instr consent
CEGE 8601 - Introduction to Stream Restoration
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Background material required to participate in a stream restoration project. How to assimilate geologic, hydrologic, and ecological data at watershed and reach scales to plan a restoration project and evaluate/critique existing stream restoration projects.
CI 8149 - Qualitative Research: Coding, Analysis, Interpretation, and Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
How to code/analyze field notes. Individual/group interviews, multimedia using NUDIST NVivo software. Students interpret analyzed material and complete an article length document that includes a review of related research/methodology. prereq: [8133, 8148, grad student, completion of a qualitative research study] or instr consent
DES 8103 - Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
A scientific approach to qualitative research. Methods/strategies combined to explore complex research questions.
EEB 5053 - Ecology: Theory and Concepts
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Classical and modern mathematical theories of population growth, interspecific interactions, ecosystem dynamics and functioning, with emphasis on underlying assumptions and on effects of added biological reality on robustness of predictions, stability, interspecific interactions, ecosystem structure and functioning. prereq: Biol 3407 or instr consent
EEB 5601 - Limnology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced introduction to description/analysis of interaction of physical, chemical, and biological factors that control functioning of life in lakes and other freshwater aquatic environments. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
EEB 5609 - Ecosystem Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Regulation of energy and elements cycling through ecosystems. Dependence of cycles on kinds/numbers of species within ecosystems. Effects of human-induced global changes on functioning of ecosystems. prereq: [Biol 3407 or Biol 5407] or instr consent
EEB 8601 - Introduction to Stream Restoration
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01305 - CE 8601/EEB 8601/Geo 8601
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Science/policy behind stream restoration. How to evaluating/critiquing a stream restoration project. Assimilate geomorphic, hydrologic, and ecological data at watershed and reach scales to plan a restoration project. Developing a monitoring/assessment program for an existing or future restoration project. prereq: Grad student in [CE or GEO or EEB or WRS or FW or BAE or FR or HORT or ENR or LA or SRSE] or instr consent
EEB 8602 - Stream Restoration Practice
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01295
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Field experience, group design project. Students provide a stream restoration context for each other's elective coursework, complete critical assessments of stream restoration projects, and design a stream restoration site. prereq: CE 8601 or GEO 8601
EPSY 5221 - Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts, principles, and methods in educational/psychological measurement. Reliability, validity, item analysis, scores, score reports (e.g., grades). Modern measurement theories, including item response theory and generalizability theory. Emphasizes construction, interpretation, use, and evaluation of assessments regarding achievement, aptitude, interests, attitudes, personality, and exceptionality.
EPSY 5244 - Survey Design, Sampling, and Implementation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey methods, including mail, phone, and Web-based/e-mail surveys. Principles of measurement, constructing questions/forms, pilot testing, sampling, data analysis, reporting. Students develop a survey proposal and a draft survey, pilot the survey, and develop sampling/data analysis plans. prereq: [5221 or 5231 or 5261 or equiv], [CEHD grad student or MEd student]
EPSY 5247 - Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to qualitative methods of inquiry. Contrasting different research traditions (e.g., case study, phenomenology, ethnography, social interactionism, critical theory). Practice with field notes, observations, and interviewing. Use of NVIVO to track/code data. prereq: Grad student
EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 3264/5231/5261/5263
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Application of statistical concepts/procedures. Graphs, numerical summaries. Normal distribution, correlation/regression analyses, probability, statistical inferences for one or two samples. Hypothesis tests, Chi-square tests. Conceptual understanding/application of statistics.
EPSY 5262 - Intermediate Statistical Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Application of statistical concepts/procedures. Analysis of variance, covariance, multiple regression. Experimental design: completely randomized, block, split plot/repeated measures. prereq: 3264 or 5261 or equiv
EPSY 8261 - Statistical Methods in Education I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02313
Prerequisites: 3264 or 5261 or equiv
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Statistical Methods in Education I is the first course in an entry-level, doctoral sequence for students in education. This course covers estimation and hypothesis testing with a particular focus on ANOVA and an introduction to multiple linear regression. Prepares students for EPSY 8252/8262. prereq: 3264 or 5261 or equiv
EPSY 8262 - Statistical Methods in Education II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02314
Prerequisites: [EPSY 8251, 8261 or equiv]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Statistical Methods in Education II is the second course in an entry-level, doctoral sequence for students in education. This course focuses on multiple linear regression and provides an introduction to linear mixed models. prereq: [EPSY 8251, 8261 or equiv]
EPSY 8266 - Statistical Analysis Using Structural Equation Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 8265, [8252 or equiv]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Quantitative techniques using manifest/latent variable approaches for analysis of educational/social science data. Introduction to structural equation modeling approaches to multiple regression, factor analysis, path modeling. Developing, estimating, interpreting structural equation models. prereq: 8265, [8252 or equiv]
ESCI 4401 - Aqueous Environmental Geochemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02198 - ESci 4401/ESci 8401
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
General principles of solution chemistry applied to geology. Solution-mineral equilibria. Redox processes in natural waters. Geochemistry of hydrothermal fluids. Environmental geochemistry.
ESCI 4702 - General Hydrogeology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theory of groundwater geology, hydrologic cycle, watershed hydrology, Darcy's law, governing equations of groundwater motion, flow net analysis, analog models, groundwater resource evaluation/development. Applied analysis of steady and transient equations of groundwater motion and chemical transport. Chemistry of natural waters. prereq: [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in CHEM 1062, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in CHEM 1066, MATH 1271, PHYS 1201] or instr consent
ESCI 4703 - Glacial Geology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Formation and characteristics of modern glaciers; erosional and depositional features of Pleistocene glaciers; history of quaternary environmental changes in glaciated and nonglaciated areas. Field trips and labs. prereq: 1001 or instr consent
ESCI 5205 - Fluid Mechanics in Earth and Environmental Sciences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Flow equations in conservation of mass, energy, momentum. Fluid flow in oceans, lakes, rivers, atmosphere. Flow of Earth's mantle/outer core. Wave propagation. Porous medium flow in soils/fractures. Diffusive, advective, dispersive transfer of heat. Microbes with subsurface fluids. prereq: MATH 2263 or instr consent
ESPM 4216 - Contaminant Hydrology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles of contaminant transport in percolate solution and in overland flow. Hydrologic cycle, percolation/runoff processes, contaminant transport, leachate sampling methods, remediation technologies, scale effects on runoff water quality, tillage technologies, control of sediment/chemical losses. Discussions mostly descriptive, but involve some computations.
ESPM 5061 - Water Quality and Natural Resources
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Recent literature in field. Complements 4061. Ecology of aquatic ecosystems, how they are valuable to society and changed by landscape management. Case studies, impaired waters, TMDL process, student engagement in simulating water quality decision making.
ESPM 5071 - Ecological Restoration
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ecological/physiological concepts for revegetation of grasslands, wetlands, forests, and landscapes. Plant selection, stand establishment/evaluation. State/federal programs that administer restoration/reclamation. Field trips. prereq: [One college course in ecology, one college course in [plant science or botany]] or instr consent
ESPM 5111 - Hydrology and Water Quality Field Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ENR 3111/5111
Prerequisites: Grad student or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Integrates water quality, surface/groundwater hydrology. Case studies, hands-on field data collection, calculations of hydrological/water quality parameters. Meteorological data, snow hydrology, stream gauging, well monitoring, automatic water samplers. Designing water quality sampling program. Geomorphology, interception, infiltration. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ESPM 5211 - Survey, Measurement, and Modeling for Environmental Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ENR 3211/5211
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to survey, measurement, and modeling concepts/methods for study of natural resources and environmental issues. Emphasizes survey design for data collection, estimation, and analysis for issues encompassing land, water, air, vegetation, animal, soil, and human/social variables.
ESPM 5241 - Natural Resource and Environmental Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ENR 3241W/5241
Typically offered: Every Spring
Political processes at play in management of environment and how disagreements are addressed by different stakeholders, private-sector interests, government agencies and institutions, communities, and nonprofit organizations. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ESPM 5242 - Methods for Environmental and Natural Resource Policy Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01230 - ESPM 4242/ESPM 5242
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Methods, formal and informal, for analyzing environmental and natural resource policies. How to critically evaluate policies, using economic and non-economic decision-making criteria. Application of policy analysis principles/concepts to environmental/natural resource problems. Recognizing politically-charged environment in which decisions over use, management, and protection of these resources often occur. prereq: grad student
ESPM 5261 - Economics and Natural Resources Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00362 - ESPM 3261/ESPM 5261
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Microeconomic principles in natural resource management. Tools to address market failure, project analysis, and evaluation. Economic/financial considerations. Benefit/cost analysis methods/examples. Valuation/assessment methods for property/resources. Managing renewable natural resources.
ESPM 5295 - GIS in Environmental Science and Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of geographic information science and technologies (GIS) in complex environmental problems. Students gain experience in spatial data collection, database development, and spatial analysis, including GNSS and field attribute collection, image interpretation, and existing data fusion, raster/vector data integration and analysis, information extraction from LiDAR data, DEM conditioning and hydrologic analysis, neighborhood analysis, bulk processing and automation, and scripting. Problems vary depending on topics, often with extra-University partners. *Please note that students should have completed a semester-long, introductory lab/lecture GIS course at the graduate or undergraduate level before enrolling in this course, e.g., FNRM 5131. We do not require any given course because students come from varied universities and backgrounds. That said, we assume a knowledge commensurate with a comprehensive introductory course. Students seeking a first course are directed to FNRM 5131. If you have questions regarding your capabilities, please contact the instructor prior to enrolling.
ESPM 5402 - Biometeorology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
This course examines the interactions between the atmosphere and the Earthís surface. We will discuss the principles of the surface energy and radiation balance, air motion in the atmospheric boundary layer, land surface parameterization for climate models, boundary layer budgets, and field research methods. The course aims to achieve exemplary learning through hands-on activities and examining recent field studies conducted in natural and managed ecosystems. prereq: MATH 1271, PHYS 1201, STAT 3011, [instr consent]
ESPM 5555 - Wetland Soils
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00673
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Morphology, chemistry, hydrology, formation of mineral/organic soils in wet environments. Soil morphological indicators of wet conditions, field techniques of identifying hydric soils for wetland delineations. Peatlands. Wetland benefits, preservation, regulation, mitigation. Field trips, lab, field hydric soil delineation project. prereq: SOIL 1125 or 2125 or equiv or instr consent; concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in SOIL 4511 recommended
ESPM 5575 - Wetlands
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ENR 3575/5575
Typically offered: Every Spring
Freshwater wetland classification, wetland biota, current/historic status of wetlands, value of wetlands. National, regional, Minnesota wetlands conservation strategies. Ecological principles used in wetland management. prereq: 3575, [sr or grad student or instr consent]
ESPM 5603 - Environmental Life Cycle Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01075 - ESPM 3603/ESPM 5603
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts, major issues relating to inventory and subsequent analysis of production systems. Production system from holistic point of view, using term commonly used in industrial ecology: "the metabolic system." prereq: [Math 1142 or [Math 1271, Math 1282]], [Econ 1101 or ApEc 1101]
ESPM 5703 - Agroforestry in Watershed Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ENR 3703/5703
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Biological, physical, and environmental attributes of agroforestry as pertains to watershed management. Coupling production with watershed protection benefits. Implications for policy, economics, and human dimensions in sustainable development. Examples/case studies from North America and developing countries. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ESPM 5811 - Environmental Interpretation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02374
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theories of interpretation, nonformal teaching pedagogy. Interpretive talks, walks, and programs. Camp leadership. Oral presentation. Newsletter development. Website design. Development of self-guided trail guides, brochures, and exhibits. Planning, evaluation. Interpretive work in private, state, or federal agencies. Hands-on experience.
FNRM 5114 - Hydrology and Watershed Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02342
Typically offered: Every Fall
Hydrologic cycle and water processes in upland/riparian systems. Applications of hydrological concepts to evaluate impacts of forest and land management activities on water yield, streamflow, groundwater erosion, sedimentation, and water quality. Concepts, principles, and applications of riparian/watershed management. Regional/national/global examples. Forest ecosystems.
FNRM 5131 - Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for Natural Resources
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00369
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Geographic information systems (GIS), focusing on spatial data development and analysis in the science and management of natural resources. Basic data structures, sources, collection, and quality; geodesy and map projections; spatial and tabular data analyses; digital elevation data and terrain analyses; cartographic modeling and layout. Lab exercises provide practical experiences complementing theory covered in lecture. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
FNRM 5153 - Forest Hydrology & Watershed Biogeochemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
This rigorous course examines hydrology and biogeochemical cycling in forested watersheds. Topics include role of forests in hydrologic processes (precipitation, runoff generation, and streamflow) and exports (sediment, carbon, and nitrogen). Readings from primary literature, active discussion participation, research/review paper. prereq: [Basic hydrology course, one course in ecology, and one course in chemistry [upper div or grad student]] or instr consent
FNRM 8101 - Research Problems: Physiological Ecology
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 10.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance. prereq: instr consent
FNRM 8102 - Research Problems: Forest-Tree Genetics
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance.
FNRM 8103 - Research Problems: Forest Hydrology
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance.
FNRM 8104 - Research Problems: Forest Ecology
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance.
FNRM 8105 - Research Problems: Silviculture
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance.
FNRM 8106 - Research Problems: Urban Forestry--Biology and Management
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance.
FNRM 8201 - Research Problems: Forest Economics
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent research under faculty guidance.
FNRM 8202 - Research Problems: Forest Biometry and Measurements
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]