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Fall 2002 Course Descriptions

All courses below are approved to be taught in Fall 2002; however, some (or all) may not be offered this term.  The course numbers that are offered this term link to the Schedule of Classes.  The complete list below is a good indicator of what may be offered over the next few years (contact department about offerings).  For explanations of course elements see the Key to Course Descriptions.

Renewable Natural Resources (RNR )  Department Info

RNR 135 -- Conservation of Natural Resources  (3 units)
Description:  Conservation and multiple use of renewable natural resources, including forest, watershed, range, wildlife, and recreation; history of forest and range use and its present status.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RNR 193 -- Internship  (1-8 units)
Description:  Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RNR 194 -- Practicum  (1-3 units)
Description:  The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RNR 199 -- Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RNR 200 -- Foundations in History and Policy  (3 units)
Description:  Historical and philosophical developments in natural resources management; social, political, and economic factors affecting natural resource use; the role of natural resource managers in today's society.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RNR 202 -- Native Plant Taxonomy  (3 units)
Description:  Plant classification, identification, nomenclature, with emphasis on the grass, rose, legume, sunflower, lily, pine, and other plant families containing important plants of deserts, grasslands and forests of Arizona. Use of dichotomous keys and recognition of family characteristics will be emphasized.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RNR 271 -- Natural Resources Computer Applications  (3 units)
Description:  Application of microcomputer software for management of renewable natural resources. Includes spreadsheets, data base management systems, and statistical programs with emphasis on the introduction to geographic information systems and their applications.
Prerequisite(s):  MATH 160 or MATH 263; prior computer experience. Open to majors only.
Typical structure:  2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 293 -- Internship  (1-8 units)
Description:  Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RNR 294 -- Practicum  (1-8 units)
Description:  The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RNR 299 -- Independent Study  (1-5 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RNR 308 -- Environmental Photojournalism  (3 units)
Description:  Students will explore issues in sustainability by first researching an area (such as environmental justice, toxic waste, or environmental racism) and begin to formulate a position. Students will document this issue using photography and written journals, producing a final project, which can be in the form of a pamphlet, magazine, or book.
Identical to:  AISD 308; AISD is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RNR 316 -- Natural Resources Ecology  (3 units)
Description:  Principles of plant, animal, and community ecology important to the understanding and management of renewable natural resources.
Prerequisite(s):  ECOL 182, RNR 202; Concurrent registration, SWES 200, SWES 201.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RNR 321 -- Natural Resources Measurements  (3 units)
Description:  Study of basic land, weather, hydrologic and vegetation measurements, and recreation use and animal census techniques employed in management of natural resources; methods, instrumentation, data analysis, presentation and interpretation of results.
Prerequisite(s):  RNR 271, MATH 110.
Typical structure:  2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 375 -- Economics of Land and Water in the American West  (3 units)
Description:  Economic analysis of natural resource issues, policies and management. Case studies focus on water supplies, public and tribal lands, river basins, recreation, and wildlife resources in the western U.S.
Prerequisite(s):  AREC 217 or ECON 201A.
Identical to:  AREC 375; AREC is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RNR 377 -- Economics of Environmental Resource Conservation  (3 units)
Description:  Application of economic concepts to the management of environmental resources. Interdependence between environmental quality and economic activities is examined through discussion of property rights, economic incentives, externalities, and the design of sustainable environmental policies.
Prerequisite(s):  open to majors only.
Identical to:  AREC 377; AREC is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 384 -- Natural Resources Management Practices  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to resource management practices used to achieve societal goals. Includes practices used to produce water, wood, forage, wildlife and other renewable resources; to protect water, soil, wilderness and scenic attractions; and to mitigate the adverse impacts of management and land-use activities on the environment.
Prerequisite(s):  basic ecology course, RNR 316 or RA M 382.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 393 -- Internship  (1-8 units)
Description:  Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RNR 394 -- Practicum  (1-8 units)
Description:  The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RNR 399 -- Independent Study  (1-5 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RNR 403 -- Applications of Geographic Information Systems  (3 units)
Description:  General survey of principles of geographic information systems (GIS); applications of GIS to issues such as land assessment and evaluation of wildlife habitat; problem-solving with GIS.
Prerequisite(s):  one of MIS 111, ABE 120, RNR 271 or equivalent.
Identical to:  GEOG 403.
May be convened with:  RNR 503.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RNR 406L -- Conservation Biology in the Field  (1 unit)
Description:  Problem-solving, discussion, and field trips (binoculars required).
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  Concurrent registration, ECOL 406R.
Identical to:  ECOL 406L; ECOL is home department.
May be convened with:  RNR 506L.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RNR 406R -- Conservation Biology  (3 units)
Description:  Biological principles applied to protection and recovery of threatened and endangered species and the processes whtich link species in natural ecosystems. Biological basis for conservation laws and regulations. Distribution, valuation and sustainable production of biodiversity benefits for humanity.   This is a Writing Emphasis Course.
Prerequisite(s):  satisfaction of the upper-division writing proficiency requirement; ECOL 182, ECOL 302; Concurrent registration, ECOL 406R.
Identical to:  ECOL 406R; ECOL is home department.
May be convened with:  RNR 506R.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RNR 416A -- Computer Cartography  (3 units)
Description:  Introduces the principles of map design, production and analysis.
Identical to:  GEOG 416A; GEOG is home department.
May be convened with:  RNR 516A.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RNR 416B -- Geographic Information Systems for Geography and Regional Development  (3 units)
Description:  contact department.
Identical to:  GEOG 416B; GEOG is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 417 -- Geographic Information Systems for Natural Resources  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to the application of GIS and related technologies to natural resource management. Conceptual issues in GIS database design and development, analysis, and display.
Typical structure:  2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.
Identical to:  GEOG 417, SWES 417.
May be convened with:  RNR 517.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RNR 419 -- Cartographic Modeling for Natural Resources  (3 units)
Description:  Computer techniques for analyzing, modeling, and displaying geographic information. Development of spatially oriented problem design and the use of logic are applied to the use of GIS programs. Emphasis on applications in land resources management and planning.
Prerequisite(s):  RNR 417 or RNR 517.
Identical to:  GEOG 419.
May be convened with:  RNR 519.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 420 -- Advanced Geographic Information Systems  (3 units)
Description:  Examines various areas of advanced GIS applications such as dynamic segmentation, surface modeling, spatial statistics, and network modeling. The use of high performance workstations will be emphasized.
Prerequisite(s):  RNR 419.
Typical structure:  2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.
Identical to:  GEOG 420.
May be convened with:  RNR 520.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 422 -- Resource Mapping  (3 units)
Description:  Use of computer technologies to map and inventory natural environments; integration of global positioning systems, remote sensing, and geographic information systems.
Typical structure:  2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.
Identical to:  GEOG 422.
May be convened with:  RNR 522.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 437 -- Modeling Natural Systems  (3 units)
Description:  Techniques for conceptualization, parameterization, programming, analysis and validation of computer simulation models of natural and managed systems. Process-oriented modeling methodologies emphasized.
Prerequisite(s):  MATH 113, MATH 124 or MATH 125; RNR 316, computer programming skills.
May be convened with:  RNR 537.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RNR 438 -- Fire Ecology  (3 units)
Description:  Ecological role and use of prescribed fire in forest and range ecosystems; fire history; concepts and specific fire effects on vegetation, wildlife, soils and watersheds.
Prerequisite(s):  RNR 316 or RA M 382; basic ecology course.
May be convened with:  RNR 538.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 476 -- Environmental Law and Economics  (3 units)
Description:  A complex set of laws has developed to control the environmental risks posed by potentially polluting activities. In this course, a survey and an economic evaluation are presented of major environmental legislation designed to protect air, land and water resource quality.
Prerequisite(s):  ECON 300 or ECON 361.
Identical to:  AREC 476; AREC is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 478 -- Global Change  (3 units)
Description:  Analysis of the entire Earth system through an examination of how its component parts and their interactions have changed in the past and may be expected to change in the future.
Prerequisite(s):  upper-division standing, introductory course work in biological and physical sciences.
Identical to:  GEOS 478; GEOS is home department.
May be convened with:  RNR 578.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RNR 480 -- Natural Resources Policy and Administration  (3 units)
Description:  Resource policy formation; ethics of resource use; administration and organization for resource management; analysis of present policy and trends.
Prerequisite(s):  RNR 200.
May be convened with:  RNR 580.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 481 -- Environmental Policy  (3 units)
Description:  Role of government in management of energy, natural resources and environment; process and policy alternatives; special attention to the Southwest.
Prerequisite(s):  POL 201.
Identical to:  PA 481; PA is home department.
May be convened with:  RNR 581.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 483 -- Geographic Applications of Remote Sensing  (3 units)
Description:  Use of aircraft and satellite imagery for monitoring landforms, soils, vegetation and land use, with the focus on problems of land-use planning, resource management and related topics.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Prerequisite(s):  2 units of remote sensing or equivalent.
Identical to:  GEOG 483; GEOG is home department.
May be convened with:  RNR 583.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 485 -- Natural Resources Management and Economics  (4 units)
Description:  Introduction to decision-making techniques for natural resources management and planning; includes modeling, economic theory, benefit-cost analysis, input-output analysis, and management science techniques.  This is a Writing Emphasis Course.
Prerequisite(s):  satisfaction of the upper-division writing proficiency requirement; AREC 375 or AREC 350; RNR 271, RNR 384.
Typical structure:  3 hours laboratory, 3 hours lecture.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RNR 489A -- Advanced Environmental Interpretation  (2 units)
Description:  Advanced training and experience in communication of natural history and environmental principles to the public. Students must be available for some weekend field work.
Prerequisite(s):  12 units in biology or renewable natural resources.
May be convened with:  RNR 589A.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RNR 489B -- Advanced Environmental Interpretation  (2 units)
Description:  Advanced training and experience in communication of natural history and environmental principles to the public. Students must be available for some weekend field work.
Prerequisite(s):  12 units in biology or renewable natural resources.
May be convened with:  RNR 589B.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RNR 490 -- Remote Sensing for the Study of Planet Earth  (3 units)
Description:  A multidisciplinary course delineating the physical basis of electromagnetic remote sensing, the concepts of information extraction, and applications pertinent to earth systems science.
Identical to:  REM 490; REM is home department.
May be convened with:  RNR 590.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 493 -- Internship  (1-8 units)
Description:  Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

RNR 493H -- Honors Internship  (1-6 units)
Description:  Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

RNR 493L -- Legislative Internship  (1-12 units)
Description:  Working experience at the Arizona State Legislature; responsibilities draw upon student's area of major expertise and include preparing written and oral reports, summarizing legislative proposals, and providing information to legislators and legislative committees. Participating programs include but are not limited to: architecture, economics, English, geography and regional development, history, hydrology, journalism, management, management information systems, marketing, political science, psychology, public administration, secondary education, sociology, statistics, and urban planning. Students in other programs are eligible and should consult the department head or, in the case of the James E. Roger's College of Law, the dean, for appropriate arrangements.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 494 -- Practicum  (1-8 units)
Description:  The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RNR 497B -- Desert Ecosystems  (1 unit)
Description:  The practical application of theoretical learning within a group setting and involving an exchange of ideas and practical methods, skills, and principles.
May be repeated:  for credit 3 times (maximum 4 enrollments).
May be convened with:  RNR 597B.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 498 -- Senior Capstone  (1-3 units)
Description:  A culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. Senior standing required.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RNR 498H -- Honors Thesis  (3 units)
Description:  An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course as a two-semester sequence. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis.
May be repeated:  for a total of 9 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RNR 499 -- Independent Study  (1-5 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

RNR 499H -- Honors Independent Study  (1-5 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

RNR 503 -- Applications of Geographic Information Systems  (3 units)
Description:  General survey of principles of geographic information systems (GIS); applications of GIS to issues such as land assessment and evaluation of wildlife habitat; problem-solving with GIS. Graduate-level requirements include completion of a project on the use of GIS in their discipline or an original GIS analysis (100 points) in coordination with the instructor.
Identical to:  GEOG 503.
May be convened with:  RNR 403.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RNR 506L -- Conservation Biology in the Field  (1 unit)
Description:  Problem-solving, discussion, and field trips (binoculars required). Graduate-level requirements include participation as team leaders. Two 3-day weekend trips March-April. Binoculars required.
Course includes 1 or more field trips.
Identical to:  ECOL 506L; ECOL is home department.
May be convened with:  RNR 406L.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RNR 506R -- Conservation Biology  (3 units)
Description:  Biological principles applied to protection and recovery of threatened and endangered species and the processes whtich link species in natural ecosystems. Biological basis for conservation laws and regulations. Distribution, valuation and sustainable production of biodiversity benefits for humanity. Graduate-level requirements include a research paper.
Identical to:  ECOL 506R; ECOL is home department.
May be convened with:  RNR 406R.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RNR 512 -- Recreational Dimensions of Natural Resource Management  (3 units)
Description:  Human perception, value and behavioral aspects of outdoor recreation; sociological dimensions of the recreational experience in wildland recreation settings and activities; development of sociological concepts and theories employed to understand recreation behavior; and computer-based models for recreation.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RNR 514 -- Cost-Benefit Analysis  (3 units)
Description:  Theoretical bases and empirical techniques. Consumer-producer surplus; social and private costs; macroeconomic distortions; non-market goods; uses in policy analysis.
Prerequisite(s):  ECON 361, MATH 113.
Identical to:  AREC 514; AREC is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 516A -- Computer Cartography  (3 units)
Description:  Introduces the principles of map design, production and analysis. Graduate-level requirements include an instructor approved 5-8 page paper on a related topic and analytical cartography demonstrating scholarly analysis in contemporary analytical cartography.
Identical to:  GEOG 516A; GEOG is home department.
May be convened with:  RNR 416A.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RNR 516B -- Geographic Information Systems for Geography and Regional Development  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to GIS and related technologies for Geography and Regional Development. Fundamentals of GIS data structures, spatial sampling strategies, GIS design and implementation, software options, GIS analysis functions, spatial statistics, GIS ethics, and social science applications.
Identical to:  GEOG 516B; GEOG is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 517 -- Geographic Information Systems for Natural Resources  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to the application of GIS and related technologies to natural resource management. Conceptual issues in GIS database design and development, analysis, and display. Graduate-level requirements include a thorough bibliographic review and a scholarly paper on a current application of geographic information systems in the student's major field.
Identical to:  GEOG 517, SWES 517.
May be convened with:  RNR 417.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RNR 519 -- Cartographic Modeling for Natural Resources  (3 units)
Description:  Computer techniques for analyzing, modeling, and displaying geographic information. Development of spatially oriented problem design and the use of logic are applied to the use of GIS programs. Emphasis on applications in land resources management and planning. Graduate-level requirements include a research paper.
Identical to:  GEOG 519.
May be convened with:  RNR 419.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 520 -- Advanced Geographic Information Systems  (3 units)
Description:  Examines various areas of advanced GIS applications such as dynamic segmentation, surface modeling, spatial statistics, and network modeling. The use of high performance workstations will be emphasized. Graduate-level requirements include a more extensive project and report.
Identical to:  GEOG 520.
May be convened with:  RNR 420.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 522 -- Resource Mapping  (3 units)
Description:  Use of computer technologies to map and inventory natural environments; integration of global positioning systems, remote sensing, and geographic information systems. Graduate-level requirements include a detailed report on the application of resource mapping to a specific problem in natural resource management.
Identical to:  GEOG.
May be convened with:  RNR 422.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 523 -- Ecological Plant Geography  (3 units)
Description:  A systematic examination of ecological determinants and processes influencing the spatial pattern of plant assemblages and ecosystems; an overview of community and biome distributions. Two year cycle.
Identical to:  GEOG 523; GEOG is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RNR 527 -- Artificial Intelligence in Resource Management  (3 units)
Description:  Use of artificial intelligence as it applies to natural resources, including knowledge representation, problem solving, expert systems, feature recognition, neural networks, and genetic algorithms. Examples will be derived from current applications using various techniques to address management problems.
Prerequisite(s):  computer programming skills.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RNR 531 -- Dryland Forest Management  (3 units)
Description:  Utilization and management of forest resources in dry environments; biophysical and socio-economic issues related to the development of forest commodities and amenities.
Prerequisite(s):  6 units of upper-division WS M or consent of instructor.
Identical to:  WS M 531.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 532 -- Agroforestry  (3 units)
Description:  Ecological and socioeconomic factors related to the planning and implementation of agroforestry systems.
Prerequisite(s):  6 units of upper-division WS M or consent of instructor.
Identical to:  WS M 532.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RNR 537 -- Modeling Natural Systems  (3 units)
Description:  Techniques for conceptualization, parameterization, programming, analysis and validation of computer simulation models of natural and managed systems. Process-oriented modeling methodologies emphasized. Graduate students will do an expanded project and report.
May be convened with:  RNR 437.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RNR 538 -- Fire Ecology  (3 units)
Description:  Ecological role and use of prescribed fire in forest and range ecosystems; fire history; concepts and specific fire effects on vegetation, wildlife, soils and watersheds. Graduate-level requirements include a research report on the ecological impacts of fire in a specific vegetation type.
May be convened with:  RNR 438.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 546 -- Principles of Research  (3 units)
Description:  Philosophy of science and the principles of conducting research, including formulation of problems, problem analysis, study plans, and preparation of manuscripts for publication.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RNR 555 -- Advanced Applied Plant Ecology  (3 units)
Description:  Discussion of advanced topics in plant ecology, with emphasis on applied ecology of terrestrial ecosystems.
Prerequisite(s):  basic ecology and statistics.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 565 -- Advanced Natural Resources Management and Economics  (3 units)
Description:  Advanced decision-making methods with an emphasis on public land issues. Topics include linear, goal, and integer programming; decision analysis; cost-benefit analysis; non-market valuation; input-output analysis.
Prerequisite(s):  RNR 485 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Typical structure:  3 hours laboratory, 2 hours lecture.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 575 -- Economics of Natural Resource Policy  (3 units)
Description:  Theory and application of economic concepts needed to evaluate resource laws and policies; including welfare economics, externalities, public goods and valuation methodologies. Case studies focus on the American West and include federal and state environmental, water, and land policies.
Prerequisite(s):  ECON 300 or ECON 361.
Identical to:  AREC 575; AREC is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 576 -- Advanced Natural Resource Economics  (3 units)
Description:  Advanced economic theory and analysis of environmental and natural resource issues.
Prerequisite(s):  ECON 361, MATH 113.
Identical to:  AREC 576; AREC is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 578 -- Global Change  (3 units)
Description:  Analysis of the entire Earth system through an examination of how its component parts and their interactions have changed in the past and may be expected to change in the future. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research paper on a topic selected by the student and instructor.
Identical to:  GEOS 578; GEOS is home department.
May be convened with:  RNR 478.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RNR 580 -- Natural Resources Policy and Administration  (3 units)
Description:  Resource policy formation; ethics of resource use; administration and organization for resource management; analysis of present policy and trends. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth policy analysis paper.
May be convened with:  RNR 480.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 581 -- Environmental Policy  (3 units)
Description:  Role of government in management of energy, natural resources and environment; process and policy alternatives; special attention to the Southwest. Graduate-level requirements include additional readings and a substantial research paper of at least 25 pages in length.
Identical to:  PA 581; PA is home department.
May be convened with:  RNR 481.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 583 -- Geographic Applications of Remote Sensing  (3 units)
Description:  Use of aircraft and satellite imagery for monitoring landforms, soils, vegetation and land use, with the focus on problems of land-use planning, resource management and related topics. Graduate-level requirements include the completion of a project report.
Identical to:  GEOG 583; GEOG is home department.
May be convened with:  RNR 483.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 589A -- Advanced Environmental Interpretation  (2 units)
Description:  Advanced training and experience in communication of natural history and environmental principles to the public. Students must be available for some weekend field work. Graduate-level requirements include development and presentation of an original interpretive program. Students must be available for some weekend field work.
May be convened with:  RNR 489A.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 589B -- Advanced Environmental Interpretation  (2 units)
Description:  Advanced training and experience in communication of natural history and environmental principles to the public. Students must be available for some weekend field work. Graduate-level requirements include development and presentation of an original interpretive program. Students must be available for some weekend field work.
May be convened with:  RNR 489B.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 590 -- Remote Sensing for the Study of Planet Earth  (3 units)
Description:  A multidisciplinary course delineating the physical basis of electromagnetic remote sensing, the concepts of information extraction, and applications pertinent to earth systems science. Graduate-level requirements include an additional term paper.
Identical to:  REM 590; REM is home department.
May be convened with:  RNR 490.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 593 -- Internship  (2-8 units)
Description:  Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

RNR 593L -- Legislative Internship  (1-9 units)
Description:  Working experience at the Arizona State Legislature; responsibilities draw upon student's area of major expertise and include preparing written and oral reports, summarizing legislative proposals, and providing information to legislators and legislative committees. Participating programs include but are not limited to: architecture, economics, English, geography and regional development, history, hydrology, journalism, management, management information systems, marketing, political science, psychology, public administration, secondary education, sociology, statistics, and urban planning. Students in other programs are eligible and should consult the department head or, in the case of the James E. Roger's College of Law, the dean, for appropriate arrangements.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 594 -- Practicum  (1-8 units)
Description:  The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RNR 595B -- Public National Resource Management  (2 units)
Description:  The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Research projects may or may not be required of course registrants.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 595C -- Human Dimensions in Renewable Natural Resources  (3 units)
Description:  The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Research projects may or may not be required of course registrants.
Usually offered:  Fall.

RNR 596M -- Conservation Biology  (1 unit)
Description:  The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
May be repeated:  for credit 5 times (maximum 6 enrollments).
Identical to:  ECOL 596M; ECOL is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 597A -- Natural Resource Conservation Workshop  (1 unit)
Description:  The practical application of theoretical learning within a group setting and involving an exchange of ideas and practical methods, skills, and principles.
May be repeated:  for credit 2 times (maximum 3 enrollments).
Usually offered:  Summer.

RNR 597B -- Desert Ecosystems  (1 unit)
Description:  The practical application of theoretical learning within a group setting and involving an exchange of ideas and practical methods, skills, and principles.
May be repeated:  for credit 3 times (maximum 4 enrollments).
May be convened with:  RNR 497B.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 599 -- Independent Study  (1-5 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

RNR 613 -- Applied Biostatistics  (4 units)
Description:  Introductory and advanced statistical methods and their applications in ecology. Focuses on how research design dictates choice of statistical models; explores principles and pitfalls of hypothesis testing.
Typical structure:  3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.
Identical to:  ENTO 613, INSC 613.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 693 -- Internship  (2-8 units)
Description:  Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RNR 694 -- Practicum  (1-8 units)
Description:  The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RNR 694A -- Teaching in Renewable Natural Resources Studies  (1-3 units)
Description:  The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.
May be repeated:  for a total of 4 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RNR 694B -- Teaching in Range Management  (1-3 units)
Description:  The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.
May be repeated:  for a total of 4 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RNR 694C -- Teaching in Watershed Management  (1-3 units)
Description:  The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.
May be repeated:  for a total of 4 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RNR 694D -- Teaching in Wildlife and Fisheries Science  (1-3 units)
Description:  The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.
May be repeated:  for a total of 4 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RNR 696A -- Renewable Natural Resources  (1-2 units)
Description:  The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
May be repeated:  for a total of 4 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RNR 696D -- Ecosystem Management  (1 unit)
Description:  The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Usually offered:  Spring.

RNR 699 -- Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

RNR 900 -- Research  (1-8 units)
Description:  Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

RNR 909 -- Master's Report  (1-8 units)
Description:  Individual study or special project or formal report thereof submitted in lieu of thesis for certain master's degrees.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

RNR 910 -- Thesis  (1-8 units)
Description:  Research for the master's thesis (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or thesis writing). Maximum total credit permitted varies with the major department.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

RNR 920 -- Dissertation  (1-9 units)
Description:  Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

RNR 930 -- Supplementary Registration  (1-9 units)
Description:  For students who have completed all course requirements for their advanced degree programs. May be used concurrently with other enrollments to bring to total number of units to the required minimum.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

 

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