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Risk Analysis for Introduced Species and Genotypes Minor

Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
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Contact Information
Department of Entomology, Room 219 Hodson Hall, 6125B, 1980 Folwell Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108
  • Program Type: Graduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 6
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 13
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
The minor in risk analysis for introduced species and genotypes is available to master's (M.A. and M.S.) and doctoral students. The minor provides an interdisciplinary curriculum that addresses all phases of risk analysis pertaining to the introduction of exotic species and novel genotypes. The curriculum is based on collaborative learning and includes a survey course, discussions, a problem solving practicum, and a cooperative learning practicum. The minor complements major programs in applied economics; applied plant sciences; conservation biology; ecology, evolution, and behavior; entomology; natural resources science and management; plant biological sciences; and water resources science.
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.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Masters
ISG Core Courses
The master's minor requires 6 graduate credits from the core curriculum; ISG 8001 must be taken two times for 1 credit each time.
ISG 5010 - Risk Analysis for Introduced Species and Genotypes (3.0 cr)
ISG 5020 - Risk Analysis Modeling for Introduced Species and Genotypes (1.0 cr)
ISG 8001 - Discussions in Introduced Species and Genotypes (1.0 cr)
Doctoral
ISG Doctoral Minor
In addition to the 10-credit core listed, a 3-credit decision analysis or quantitative modeling course from another program is required. ISG 8001 must be taken twice for one credit.
ISG 5010 - Risk Analysis for Introduced Species and Genotypes (3.0 cr)
ISG 5020 - Risk Analysis Modeling for Introduced Species and Genotypes (1.0 cr)
ISG 8001 - Discussions in Introduced Species and Genotypes (1.0 cr)
ISG 8021 - Problem Solving Practicum in Risk Analysis (3.0 cr)
ISG 8031 - Cooperative Learning Practicum (1.0 cr)
 
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ISG 5010 - Risk Analysis for Introduced Species and Genotypes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analytic-deliberative model of Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA). Components of ERA. Risk characterization. Evaluation of risk management decision processes. Use-risk communication, multi-stakeholder deliberation techniques. Cases. prereq: Grad student or [sr, instr consent]
ISG 5020 - Risk Analysis Modeling for Introduced Species and Genotypes
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Four-day workshop. Role/mechanics of mathematical modeling within ecological risk assessment. Integrated exercises, cases. prereq: [5010 or equiv], instr consent
ISG 8001 - Discussions in Introduced Species and Genotypes
Credits: 1.0 [max 10.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Forum for presentation of dissertation proposals, results from ISG practica, discussion of environmental risk assessment topics. Focuses on ongoing research or key publications on introduced species/genotypes.
ISG 5010 - Risk Analysis for Introduced Species and Genotypes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analytic-deliberative model of Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA). Components of ERA. Risk characterization. Evaluation of risk management decision processes. Use-risk communication, multi-stakeholder deliberation techniques. Cases. prereq: Grad student or [sr, instr consent]
ISG 5020 - Risk Analysis Modeling for Introduced Species and Genotypes
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Four-day workshop. Role/mechanics of mathematical modeling within ecological risk assessment. Integrated exercises, cases. prereq: [5010 or equiv], instr consent
ISG 8001 - Discussions in Introduced Species and Genotypes
Credits: 1.0 [max 10.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Forum for presentation of dissertation proposals, results from ISG practica, discussion of environmental risk assessment topics. Focuses on ongoing research or key publications on introduced species/genotypes.
ISG 8021 - Problem Solving Practicum in Risk Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Students address real-world problems in environmental risk analysis of introduced species and genotypes, with faculty guidance and in consultation with public/private partner, and apply societal deliberation and scientific/policy analysis. prereq: 5010, 5020
ISG 8031 - Cooperative Learning Practicum
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Cooperative learning techniques. Scenario planning, decision cases. Students develop/test cooperative learning exercises for environmental risk assessment based on their research experience in 8021. Linking research to teaching. prereq: 8021