Course Descriptions

WFA 6223 Wildlife Plant Identification
(Prerequisite: BIO 1134 and BIO 1144 or equivalent). Two hours lecture. Four hours laboratory alternate weeks. Identification, taxonomy, ecology, and management of wildlife food and cover plants


WFA 6393 Urban Wildlife Ecology
(Prerequisites: Junior or higher standing, Grade C or better in WFA 3133, and/or Instructor Consent). Three hours lecture. Investigations of traditional wildlife conservation, ecology and management principles as they pertain to urban environments with an emphasis on species natural histories and urban ecosystem characteristics


WFA 6513 Current Topics in Human-Wildlife Interactions
(Prerequisites: Junior or higher standing, Grade of C or better in WFA 3133, and/or Instructor Consent). Three hours lecture. Investigations and related discussions regarding current topics and past trends in human-wildlife interactions emphasizing the role of wildlife damage management by wildlife biologists


WFA 6623 Conservation Biology
Three hours lecture. Theory and applications of conservation biology, measures of biodiversity, ecological geography, measures and treatments of decline


WFA 8343 Concepts in Ecology and Natural Resource Management
Three hours lecture. A forum to discuss current literature and theory that advances the study of community ecology and its application to natural resource management


WFA 8463 Human Dimensions of Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation
Three hours lecture: Theory, measurement and application of human dimensions in wildlife and fisheries conservation, with emphasis on how people value wildlife, how they want wildlife to be managed, and how they affect or are affected by wildlife and wildlife management decision making.


WFA 8713 Program Development and Evaluation for Conservation Educators
Three hours lecture. Development and evaluation of conservation education outreach programs and activities for varied audiences across; learning levels abilities, and cultural environments


WFA 8723 Conservation Education Outreach Techniques
Three hours lecture. Theory and practice for establishing effective conservation education and outreach programs


WFA 8733 Conservation Leadership, Management, and Communication
Three hours lecture. Theory, best practices, and enhancement of skills in leadership, management, and communication for conservation educators with an emphasis on volunteer management but applicable to management of all organizational employees


WFA 8743 Aquatic Biodiversity Conservation
Three hours lecture. Taxonomy, biodiversity, ecology, conservation and management matters of freshwater, tidal, and open ocean systems and application of knowledge to design and evaluate outreach educational materials related to aquatic systems


WFA 8753 Terrestrial Biodiversity Conservation
Three hours lecture. Taxonomy, biodiversity, ecology, evolutionary biology, conservation and management matters of terrestrial biomes and application of knowledge to design and evaluate outreach educational materials related to terrestrial systems


WFA 8763 Capstone Project for Conservation Education
Three hours lecture. Preparation for final comprehensive exam and establishment of a conservation education entity partnership for development, delivery, and evaluation of a conservation education project


BIO 8053 Comprehensive Study of Animals
(Prerequisites: BIO 6023 or consent of instructor). Three hours video and online. Study of invertebrate and vertebrate animals, including reproduction, development, physiology, behavior, ecology and evolution. (Intended for K-12 science teachers. Course cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements in a non-distance degree program)