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    K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2000-2002

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    Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

    John Harrington, Jr., Director
    201 Dickens Hall

    The natural resources and environmental sciences secondary major prepares students to apply broadly-based scientific knowledge to the use, management, sustainability, and quality of soil, air, water, mineral, biological, and energy resources. The NRES program offers a timely and relevant academic emphasis to broaden the environmental perspective students receive in their primary major.

    Government, corporate, and public concerns about natural resource and environmental issues abound. These concerns translate into career opportunities for individuals with interdisciplinary training on how humanity affects global functions.

    Because natural resource and environmental issues tend to be so extensive and complex, they exceed the scope of any single discipline. Students in the NRES secondary major study environmental issues from a wide base of academic viewpoints. Involvement with students and professors from other disciplines adds skills typically required in environmental careers.

    Enroll by appointment with the director or by electronic form on the webpage

    I. Entry requirements
    Students must successfully complete the following courses to become eligible to pursue the NRES secondary major. One course in the entry or block elective requirements must qualify as a life science course.

    a. Four basic science courses (or their more advanced equivalent), and

    MATH 100 College Algebra

    University General Education courseCHM 110 General Chemistry or University General Education courseCHM 210 Chemistry I

    PHYS 113 General Physics or PHYS 115 Descriptive Physics, or University General Education coursePHYS 101 and University General Education coursePHYS 103 The Physical World and lab.

    University General Education courseECON 110 Principles of Macroeconomics or University General Education courseECON 120 Principles of Microeconomics

    b. Two of the following basic NRES courses. These courses must be from different departments and total a minimum of 6 credits.

    AGRON 305 Soils
    University General Education courseAGRON 335 Environmental Quality
    BIOL 198 Principles of Biology
    BIOL 210 General Botany
    CE/BAE 551 Hydrology
    FOR 285 Introduction to Forestry
    University General Education courseFOR 375 Introduction Natural Resource Management
    University General Education courseGEOG 220 Environmental Geography I
    University General Education courseGEOG 440 Geography Natural Resources
    University General Education courseGEOL 100 Earth in Action
    University General Education courseGEOL 105 Oceanography
    University General Education courseGEOL 115 Environmental Geology
    University General Education courseGEOL 125 Natural Disasters

    II. Block elective requirements
    From the following lists, students must successfully complete a minimum of 5 courses (15 hours minimum) from at least four departments. One course must be taken from each of the designated areas (natural, applied, and social sciences/humanities), two courses must be numbered 500 or greater, and three courses must have a prerequisite. These lists are continuously being revised, See the director for the most recent version.

    Natural science courses
    AGRON 305 Soils
    AGRON 515 Soil Genesis and Classification
    BIOL 433 Wildlife Conservation
    BIOL 529 Fundamentals of Ecology
    BIOL 612 Introduction to Limnology
    BIOL 687 Microbial Ecology
    University General Education courseGEOG 221 Environmental Geography II
    University General Education courseGEOG 535 Fundamentals of Climatology
    GEOL 305 Earth Resources
    GEOL 399 The Mountain Environment
    GEOL 506 Geology and Environment
    GEOL 520 Geomorphology
    GEOL 711 Water Resource Geochem.
    GEOL 611 Hydrogeology
    University General Education courseLAR 322 Environmental Issues and Ethics

    Applied science courses
    AGRON 330 Weed Management
    University General Education courseAGRON 335 Environmental Quality
    AGRON 501 Range Management
    AGRON 635 Soil Conservation and Management
    AGRON 645 Soil Microbiology
    AGRON 746 Physical Properties of Soil
    ATM 558 Soil Erosion/Sed. Pollution
    ATM 653 Irrigation Practices
    ATM 661 Water and Waste in the Environment
    BAE 521 Energy in Biological Systems
    BAE 530 Natural Resources Engineering
    BAE 651 Air Pollution Engineering
    BAE 690 Non-Point Pollution Engineering
    BAE 705 Irrigation and Drainage
    BIOL 303 Ecology of Environmental Problems
    BIOL 684 Wildlife Management
    BIOL 696 Fisheries Management
    CE/BAE 551 Hydrology
    CE 552 Hydraulic Engineering
    CE 563 Environmental Fundamentals
    CE 565 Waste and Wastewater Engineering
    CE 766 Wastewater Engineering/Biological Processes
    CHE 650 Hazardous Waste Engineering Seminar
    CHE 715 Biochemical Engineering
    EVET 230 Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
    EVET 270 Hazardous Waste Management
    GEOG 705 Remote Sensing of Environment
    GEOL 730 Petroleum Geology
    GEOL 605 Exploration Geophysics
    RRES 575 Management of Water Resources

    Social science/humanities courses
    AGEC 525 Natural Resources and Environmental Economics
    ECON 527 Environmental Economics
    ENGL 680 Environment in American Literature
    University General Education courseGEOG 440 Geography Natural Resources
    GEOG 718 Geography of Public Lands
    GEOG 720 Geography of Land Use
    GEOG 725 Geography of Water Resources
    GEOG 730 World Agricultural Systems
    GEOG 760 Human Impact on Environment
    GEOG 770 Perception of Environment
    HIST 511 Environmental History
    HIST 563 Global Environmental History
    LAR 720 Public Lands and Natural Resource Law
    LAR 741 Environmental Law
    LAR 758 Land Resource Information Systems
    LAR 759 Land Resource Evaluation
    PHILO 595 Environmental Ethics
    PLAN 315 Introduction to Planning
    PLAN 590 Problem Planning: Solid Waste Management
    SOCIO 536 Environmental Sociology
    SOCIO 701 Environment and Development in Latin America

    III. Capstone course requirement
    All students must successfully complete the NRES capstone course. This course should be scheduled during the senior year.

    University General Education courseDAS 582/DEN 582/GENAG 582 Natural Resources/Environmental Sciences Project

    University General Education courseUniversity general education credit.

    Topics within Secondary Majors:
    dAmerican Ethnic Studies dInternational Studies dWomen's Studies
    dGerontology dLatin American Studies   
    dIndustrial and Labor Relations dNatural Resources and Environmental Sciences   
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    Kansas State University
    November 10, 2000