Courses


104

ANTHRO
Fall, Spring, Summer

Cultural Anthropology and Human Diversity

3 cr. Introduction to cultural anthropology for non-majors; comparative cross-cultural consideration of social organization, economics, politics, language, religion, ecology, gender, and cultural change. Includes 25% coverage of U.S. ethnic and racial minorities. P: Open to Fr. Not for cr for those who have taken Anthro 204

106

ENVIR ST, GEOG
Fall, Spring

Environmental Geology

3 cr. Application of geology to problems resulting from the ever more intense use of the earth and its resources. Lecture and discussion. P: Not open to those who have had Geology 101, 100, or 109. Open to Fr

113

ENVIR ST
Fall

Environmental Studies: The Humanistic Perspective

3 cr. Environmental problems as approached by philosophy, literature, fine arts, history of science, and anthropology. Reflections on the past and present situation of our species and its relationship to the rest of nature offer suggestions toward possible alternative values for future.

120

ENVIR ST
Fall, Spring, Summer

Principles of Environmental Science

4 cr. Basic principles that govern the operation of the man-made environment system, its structure, and changes in time. Basic concepts, cycles, feedback loops and interlocks.
http://www.geography.wisc.edu/classes/geog120/index.html

127

ENVIR ST, GEOG
Fall, Spring

Physical Systems of the Environment

5 cr. Climatic regimes, landforms, soils, waters and life forms at the earth's surface in terms of energy-transforming processes, locational patterns, and changes through time. P: Open to Fr & not open to those with Geog 120, 123, 124, or 125 cr or ILS 132 cr
http://www.geography.wisc.edu/classes/geog127/index.html

139

ENVIR ST, GEOG
Fall, Spring

Resources and People

3 cr. Human population growth and its impact on the earth's resources, including food, energy, physical materials, water, biota, and landscapes; the geography of resource availability and the limits of the earth as producer of resources; the importance of attitudes and values in resource use.

151

BIOLOGY, BOTANY, ZOOLOGY
Fall, Spring

Introductory Biology

5 cr. First semester of a two semester course designed for majors in biological sciences. Topics include: cell structure and function, cellular metabolism (enzymes, respiration, photosynthesis), information flow (DNA, RNA, protein), principles of genetics and a survey of the five major kingdoms of organisms. P: Open to Fr. HS chem or con reg in coll chem strongly advised. Not for full credit for those who have taken Bot 100, 130; Zool 101, 102, 120; or equiv
http://www.zoology.wisc.edu/courses/151-152/index.html

152

BIOLOGY, BOTANY, ZOOLOGY
Fall, Spring

Introductory Biology

5 cr. Second semester of a two semester course designed for majors in biological sciences. Continuation of 151. Topics include: a survey of the five major kingdoms of organisms, selected topics in plant and animal physiology, the structure and dynamics of selected ecosystems, speciation and evolutionary theory. P:Botany/Zoology 151. Not for full credit for those who have taken Bot 100, 130; Zool 101, 102, 120; or equiv
http://www.zoology.wisc.edu/courses/151-152/index.html

153

ZOOLOGY
Fall, Spring

Introductory Biology

3 cr. One-semester course designed for majors in chemical and biological engineering and other engineering disciplines. Topics include: cell structure and function, cellular metabolism (enzymes, respiration, photosynthesis), information flow (DNA, RNA, protein), principles of genetics, and a survey of the five major kingdoms of organisms. P: Open to Fr. Enrollment in an undergrad engr degree progm. HS chem or con reg in coll chem strongly advised. Not for full credit for those who have taken Bot 100, 130, 151; Zool 101, 120, 151; or equiv

170

SOC
Fall, Spring

Population Problems

3-4 cr. Social, economic, and political problems affected by birth and death rates, population size and distribution, voluntary and forced migration. World ecology, limits to growth, economic development, international conflict, environmental quality, metropolitan expansion, segregation by age, race, and wealth. Policies affecting reproduction, nuptiality, morbidity, mortality, migration. P:Open to Fr & So only, until end of Fr reg period

171

ATM, OCN, ENVIR ST
Fall, Spring

Global Change: Atmospheric Issues and Problems

2-3 cr. Atmospheric problems of global significance. Greenhouse warming, ozone layer, acid rain, climate change. Study based on elementary principles of atmospheric science. Systems approach applied to changing atmospheric composition. Interactions among geochemical cycles, anthropogenic inputs and other parts of the environment.

201

ENTOM, ENVIR ST
Fall

Insects and Human Culture: A Survey Course in Entomology

3 cr. Importance of insects in man's environment, emphasizing beneficial insects, disease carriers, and agricultural pests that interfere with man's food supply. Environmental problems due to insect control agents.

240

BOTANY

Plants and Man

No description available.
http://www.botany.wisc.edu/courses/botany_240/

260

BOTANY, ZOOLOGY
Fall, Spring

Introductory Ecology

3 cr. For nonbiology students: the relationships of organisms and the environment. Population dynamics and community organization, human-environment relationships, action programs. P: Open to Fr. Does not count toward Botany or Zoology major.
http://www.zoology.wisc.edu/courses/260/ZooBot260Syllabus.pdf

300

AGRONOMY
Fall

Cropping Systems

3 cr. Agronomic cropping systems of the Midwest: environmental impacts, productivity, and profitability. Cropping system diversification and sustainable agriculture. An agroecological approach, the application of ecological concepts and principles for the improvement of cropping systems is emphasized. P:Agronomy 100 or cons inst

301

SOIL
Fall

General Soil Science

4 cr Physical chemical and biological properties of soils as they affect soil-plant-water relations, soil classification and suitability for agricultural and other uses. P: Math 112 & Chem 103 or equiv

302

AGRONOMY
Fall

Forage Management and Utilization

3 cr. Establishment, management, harvesting and utilization of forage crops for use as hay, pasture and silage. Emphasis on cool season perennial grasses and legumes. P:Jr st & Agron 100 or cons inst

318

F&W ECOL
Fall

Principles of Wildlife Ecology

2 cr. Major environmental factors affecting wildlife; structure and behavior of wildlife populations; regional wildlife communities and their conservation.

319

F&W ECOL
Fall

Ecological Principles Applied to Wildlife

1 cr. This course explores ecological theory applied to wildlife research and management. Topics follow lectures in Wildlife Ecology 318, featuring terrestrial vertebrates, issues of public concern, and the applied scientific method. Assignments include mathematical, computer and graphical applications of ecological ideas. P: Wl Ecol 318 or con reg. Restricted to wildlife ecology majors

323

BIOCORE
Fall

Organisimal Biology

3 cr. Physiology course that considers how plants and animals interact with their environments to survive, obtain nutrients, exchange gases, and reproduce, also how the complex systems of neural and endocrine regulation in animals and hormonal and environmental regulation in plants allow cells and organs to communicate. P: Biocore 301 & 303; or cons inst

324

BIOCORE
Fall

Organisimal Biology Laboratory

2 cr. Students learn plant and animal physiology by collaborating on experiments, in many cases using themselves as subjects (e.g., electrocardiograms, electroencephalograms, respiration rate). Emphasis is on critical thinking required in designing and conducting experiments and in analyzing and interpreting results. P: Biocore 323 or con reg

324

ENVIR ST, SOIL SCI
Fall, Summer

Soils and Environmental Quality

3 cr. Interaction of soils with environmental contaminants and the role of soils in pollution control. P: Chem 103 & 104 or equiv; Jr st

325

ENVIR ST, GEOG
Fall

Analysis of the Physical Environment

4 cr. Selected associations of natural and human environments illustrative of the broad principles of physical geography. Practical application of data collection and the use of laboratory and field methods to Wisconsin examples employing quantitative and nonquantitative analytical methods; field trips; lab section. P: Any intro crse in phy geog or phy geol or meteor or cons inst

330

ATM OCN
Fall

Physics of the Atmosphere and Ocean I

3 cr. Physical variables, laws, characteristics and direct measurements for atmosphere and ocean. Thermodynamics and moist atmospheric processes. Basic physics of clouds, precipitation, and chemical constituents. P:Physics 208 or con reg & Math 234 or con reg

330

BOTANY
Fall

Algae

3 cr. Introduction to ecology, evolution, systematics, taxonomy, physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, and molecular biology of freshwater, terrestrial and marine algae. Lecture and lab. Lab emphasis on techniques for identification, culture, analysis of growth and reproduction, and community composition assessment. P: 5-cr intro botany crse or cons inst
http://www.botany.wisc.edu/courses/botany_330/

331

ATM, OCN, ENVIR ST, GEOG

Climatic Environments of the Past

2 cr. Climatic trends and patterns of the most recent 10,000 years. Studies based upon a wide variety of surrogate climatic information. P: Atm Ocn/Geog/Envir St 121, or Geog 120, 123, 124 or 127 or Atm Ocn 100.
http://www.geography.wisc.edu/classes/geog331/

332

ATM OCN, ENVIR ST, GEOG

The Global Warming Debate

3 cr. The global warming debate is shifting from whether warming is occurring and why top assessing consequences and policy options. Course reviews milestones in climate-change science, current state of knowledge, climate-change risks, and adaptation/mitigation strategies. Prereq> Geog/IES 120 or 127 or Atm Ocn 100 or equivs recommended. Fr permitted only with cons inst.

333

BIOCORE
Spring

Biological Interactions

3 cr. Biological systems do not operate in isolation but are characterized by interactions at all levels of organization. This capstone course helps students build on and integrate the knowledge they have gained in the previous three semesters while addressing current research in topics such as signaling pathways and genetic disease. P:Biocore 301, 303, and 323; or cons inst

338

GEOG
Spring

Biogeography

3 cr. This course takes an ecosystems approach to understand how physical (climate, geologic history, soils) and biological (physiology, evolution, extinction, competition, dispersal) factors affect the distribution of terrestrial biomes, ecosystem types, and biodiversity. Attention will be focused on the relative importance of these factors at different spatial scales and levels of organization. Importance will be given to the role of disturbance, and in particular to recent human-driven climatic and land-cover changes, as well as biological invasions, on differences in past and present day species distribution.

339

ENVIR ST, GEOG
Fall, Spring, Summer

Environmental Conservation

3-4 cr. Ecological and cultural background of conservation, problems of resource and environmental quality management, and pressing issues of population, food, energy, and pollution.

342

ENTOM
Fall

Insect Ecology

3 cr. Ecology of insects as individuals, populations, and components of communities and ecosystems. Emphasis on interactions of insects with their biotic and abiotic environment. P: Entom/Zool 302 or course in zool; Math 112 or equiv

343

AAE, ECON, ENVIR ST
Spring

Environmental Economics

3-4 cr. Microeconomic principles underlying the use of natural resources such as air, water, forests, fisheries, minerals and energy. These principles are applied in the examination of pollution control, preservation vs. development, deforestation, and other environmental issues. P: Econ 101 or equiv, or cons inst

360

ENVIR ST, F&W ECOL, ZOOLOGY
Fall, Summer

Extinction of Species

3 cr. A comprehensive treatment of the ecology, causes, and consequences of species extinction. Ecology and problems of individual species, habitat alteration and degradation, socio-economic pressures and conservation techniques and strategies. P: So st. An intro biology course strongly recommended.

367

BSE, ENVIR ST
Fall, Summer

Renewable Energy Systems

3 cr. Students will learn about the state-of-the-art in renewable energy applications including biomass for heat, electric power and liquid fuels as well as geo-energy sources such as wind, solar, and hydro power. Students will do engineering calculations of power and energy availability of renewable energy sources and learn about requirements for integrating renewable energy sources into production, distribution and end-use systems. P:College algebra, college-level phys sci crse

370

AGRONOMY, BOTANY, SOIL SCI

Grassland Ecology

3 cr. Understand factors driving global, continental, regional, and local distribution of grasslands. Discuss how management affects provision of grassland ecosystem goods and services. Compare and contrast plant community and ecosystem dynamics in native prairie and intensively managed pastures. P: Intro crse in Agronomy, Botany, or Soil Sci; or Bot/Zoo/Biol 151-152; or Biocore 301 or 333

374

HORT
Fall

Tropical Horticulture

2 cr. Fall semester colloquia on tropical ecology and crops follwed by two-week long winter break (January) field trip to Costa Rica and Nicaragua. P: So st

375

ENVIR ST
Fall, Spring

Field Ecology Workshop

3 cr. Lecture labs wholly in field for intensive study of behavior of plants and animals and their relationship to environments and human impacts. Individual and group observations, measurements, interpretation, reports, typing personal experience with specifics to basic principles.Pre-Reqs: Some basic biology & ecology recommended; cons inst

375

F&W ECOL
Fall

Complexity and Consevation of White-Tailed Deer

No description available.

377

ENVIR ST, GEOG
Fall, Spring

An Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

4 cr. Design, implementation and use of automated procedures for storage, analysis and display of spatial information. Covers data bases, information manipulation and display techniques, software systems and management issues. Case studies. Meets with Civil & Environmental Engineering 357. P: Intro crse in envrnmtl or mapping sci and an intro crse in computer programming or computer concepts
http://solim.geography.wisc.edu/axing/teaching/geog377/index.html

377

AGRONOMY
Spring

Cropping Systems of the Tropics

3 cr. Crops and cropping systems of the tropics. The environmental requirements of the major crops, their botany, and how they fit into local farming systems will be emphasized. For students with broad interests in tropical agriculture and food production. P:Intro crse in botany or cons inst

400

ENVIR ST
Summer

Special Topics in the Environment: Fieldcraft and Field Methods for Environmental Researchers

1-4 cr. Topics vary each term, within the scope of the environmental biological sciences. These may encompass areas such as conservation biology, environmental ecology, issues in ethnobotany and tropical ecology, environmental health, ecotoxicology, biodiversity, endangered resources, biological systems analysis, and field studies. P: So st. Authorization may be required

400

ENVIR ST
Summer

Special Topics in the Environment: UW-NOLA Sustainable Restoration

1-4 cr. Topics vary each term, within the scope of the environmental biological sciences. These may encompass areas such as conservation biology, environmental ecology, issues in ethnobotany and tropical ecology, environmental health, ecotoxicology, biodiversity, endangered resources, biological systems analysis, and field studies. P: So st. Authorization may be required

400

ENVIR ST

Special Topics in the Environment: Evaluation of Dairy Agro-Ecosystems

No description available.

401

ENVIR ST
Fall

Special Topics: Introduction to Environmental Remote Sensing

No description available.

401

F&W ECOL
Fall

Physiological Animal Ecology

3 cr. Physiological adaptation and function in wild animals, primarily birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians. Focus on interactions between animals and their environment, and relationships between animal physiology and the ecology and dynamics of populations. P: Jr st and basic zoology course

402

ENVIR ST
Fall

Special Topics: Community Environmental Scholars Seminar

No description available.

402

ENVIR ST
Fall

Special Topics: Environmental Strategy and Sustainability

No description available.

402

ENVIR ST
Fall

Special Topics: Business & Social Side of Sustainability

No description available.
http://www.botany.wisc.edu/courses/botany_402/

402

BOTANY, F&W ECOL

Dendrology

2 cr. Identification, ranges, uses, and some ecological characteristics of evergreen and deciduous woody plants, both native and cultivated; lab and field work. P: A 5 cr intro college crse in bot or equiv

411

ENVIR ST, GEOSCI
Fall

Energy Resources

3 cr. Sources, availability of fuels. Energy conversion and efficiency. Consumption patterns and trends. Environmental consequences of energy production and use. Policy considerations and alternatives. P: Crse in college level math & a crse in phy sci or cons inst

441

ENVIR ST, PHILOS
Fall, Spring, Summer

Environmental Ethics

3-4 cr. Adequacy of ethical theories in handling such wrongs as harm to the land, to posterity, to endangered species, and to the ecosystem itself. Exploration of the view that not all moral wrongs involve harm to humans. Inquiry into the notion of the quality of life and the ethics of the "lifeboat" situation. P: 3 cr philos or envir studies, or Grad st in IES

449

ECON, ENVIR ST, POLI SCI, URB R PL
Summer

Government and Natural Resources

3-4 cr. Problems of public policy and administration for development and use of natural resources.

455

BOTANY, F&W ECOL
Fall

The Vegetation of Wisconsin

4 cr. Ecology of Wisconsin plant communities: floristic composition, community structure; relationship to history, climate, soil, and geology; response to human perturbation. Lecture and lab. P: Botany 100, or Botany 130, or Botany/Zoology 151-152, or Biocore 313

460

BOTANY, F&W ECOL, ZOOLOGY
Fall, Spring, Summer

General Ecology

4 cr. Ecology of individual organisms, populations, communities, ecosystems, landscapes, and the biosphere. The interaction of organisms with each other and their physical environment. These relationships are studied, often in quantitative terms, in both field and laboratory settings; lecture and lab. P: Intro crse in botany & zoology, or Bot/Zoo 151-152, or Biocore 301 or 333; for biol sci majors only.
http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/courses/460/

460

ENVIR ST, GEOG, HISTORY
Fall, Spring, Summer

American Environmental History

4 cr. Survey of interactions among people and natural environments from before European colonization to present. Equal attention to problems of ecological change, human ideas, and uses of nature and history of conservation and environmental public policy.

502

ENVIR ST, POP HLTH
Fall

Air Pollution and Human Health

3 cr. Toxicologic, controlled and epidemiologic studies on major air pollutants. Overview of study methods, lung physiology and pathology; air pollution sources, types, meteorology, sampling methods, controls and regulations. P: Jr st, a course in biology

506

ENVIR ST
Fall, Spring

Modeling and Analysis of Environmental Systems

3 cr. Systems modeling; applications to environmental problems; systems methods.

510

ENVIR ST, ZOOLOGY
Spring

Ecology of Fishes

3 cr. Interactions of fishes with their physical, chemical, and biotic environment; physiological ecology, community ecology and fisheries sciences. Lake Mendota perch fishery and Shedd Aquarium field trips. P:1 yr biol & chem & Jr st.
http://limnology.wisc.edu/courses/zoo510/

511

ENVIR ST, ZOOLOGY
Spring

Laboratory for Ecology of Fishes

2 cr. Anatomy and taxonomy of Wisconsin fishes and projects in fish ecology. P: Zool 510 or con reg.
http://limnology.wisc.edu/courses/zoo511/

513

ENVIR ST, HIST SCI, MED HIST
Spring

Environment and Health in Global Perspective

3 cr. Explores the historical relationships between environmental change and human health from the 17th through the 20th century. Topics include colonialism and disease, medical geography, urban pollution and reform, workplace hazards, environmental risk, and the anti-toxics and environmental justice movements. P: Jr st

515

FAM COM, JOURN, L SC COM
Fall, Spring

Public Information Campaigns and Programs

3 cr. Design, production and evaluation of communication programs aimed at informing and educating publics about agricultural, environment, science, health and human ecology issues. P: L Sc Com 111 or 130, Sr st & cons inst

515

ENVIR ST, F&W ECOL
Fall, Spring

Renewable Resources Policy

3 cr. Historical and philosophical basis for and principal laws relating to forest, wildlife and related resources; roles of science and values in natural resources policy making; the policy process; the main federal and state renewable resource management agencies; ethics and professionalism. P: Forestry 410 or Wl Ecol 379 or cons inst

520

ATM OCN/ENVIR ST
Irregular

Bioclimatology

3 cr. Meteorology and climatology as they relate to problems in biology and agricultural production. P:Jr st and 1 crse in either basic biology or basic meteorology

523

ENVIR ST, PHILOS
Fall, Spring

Philosophical Problems of the Biological Sciences

3 cr. Problems raised by genetics, evolutionary theory, and taxonomy: patterns of explanatory force and dispensability of teleology; objectivity of taxonomy. P: 3 cr of philos or 3 cr in a biological science

523

GEOG, GEOSCI
Fall, Spring

Quaternary Vegetation Dynamics

3 cr. Geographic responses of plant species and terrestrial ecosystems to late-Quaternary environmental change, particularly changes in climate and carbon dioxide. Quarternary vegetation dynamics are relevant to understanding vegetational responses to the 21st-century climate change. Laboratory section emphasizes multivariate data analysis and vegetational modeling. P:Jr st & Geog 120/127 or equiv

528

ATM OCN, ENVIR ST, GEOG
Fall, Spring

Past Climates and Climatic Change

3 cr. Climatic change throughout geologic time, especially in the last 10 millennia; mechanisms of change, evidence, and criteria, paleogeography and paleoclimatology, climate models. P:Jr st or one year calculus-based college physics or introduction to weather and climate; or cons inst

532

ATM OCN, SOIL SCI
Fall

Environmental Biophysics

3 cr. Plant-environment interactions with particular reference to energy exchanges and water relations. Models are used to provide a quantitative synthesis of information from plant physiology, soil physics, and micrometeorology with some consideration of plant-pest interactions. P: Intro calc, Physics 103, Botany 130 & comp programng; or cons inst

535

ZOOLOGY
Spring, Alternate

Ecosystem Analysis

3 cr. Introduction to current quantitative approaches for analyzing ecosystems. Includes hand-on experience with ecosystem modeling and parameter estimation. P:1 yr calculus & a majors course in ecology; or Grad st.
http://limnology.wisc.edu/courses/zoo535/

537

ENVIR ST, GEOG
Fall, Summer

Culture and the Environment

4 cr. Geographic approaches to culture-nature relationships, including human perception of, use of, and adaptation to the physical environment, with emphasis on traditional subsistence systems; selected topics from contemporary and historical sources. P: Geog/IES 339 or equiv

539

ENVIR ST
Fall

Air Resources Science and Policy

3 cr. Overview of modern scientific methods, state-of-understanding, and current policy problems related to weather prediction, climate change, air pollution, and energy use. Problem sets, discussion, final paper with drafts. P: So st or cons inst

540

ENTOM, ZOOLOGY
Fall, Alternate

Theoretical Ecology

3 cr. Introduction to theoretical ecology, including hands-on experience in computer modeling. For students with ecology background; does not require a strong math background. 3-credit option requires project and consent of instructor. P:1 year calculus, Zoo/Bot 260, Zoo/Bot/For 460 or equiv, & Jr st.
http://www.zoology.wisc.edu/courses/540/Zoo540F07syllabus.pdf

548

ZOOLOGY
Summer, Alternate

Ecology of Rivers and Streams

4 cr. Physical, chemical, and biological processes of streams and rivers. Consideration of scientific aspects of current river management issues. Field and laboratory methods commonly used by stream ecologists and investigation of southern Wisconsin streams and rivers. P: Chem 103, 104 or equiv; Zool 315 or equiv; Zool 460 or equiv strongly recommended.
http://limnology.wisc.edu/courses/zoo548/

548

F&W ECOL, SURG SCI
Fall

Diseases of Wildlife

3 cr. Occurrence, principles, concepts and significance of disease in wildlife. P: Jr st

550

F&W ECOL
Fall

Forest Ecology

3-4 cr. Integrative study of processes in terrestrial ecosystem which affect emergent properties of energy and water flow and nutrient cycling. Special attention given to interactions between plants and soils. Implications for impacts of management and pollution loading discussed throughout. P: Five credit botany course

553

HIST SCI, MED HIST, POP HLTH
Fall

International Health and Global Society

3 cr. Major problems in international health from 1750 to the present. Focus on disease epidemiology and ecology; political economy of health; migration; quarantine; race, ethnicity, and health care; international health research; cross-cultural healing; mental and maternal health; growth of international health organizations. P: Jr or Sr st, or cons inst

561

F&W ECOL
Fall

Wildlife Management Techniques

3 cr. Preparation of collections, analyses of food habits, sex and age determinations, censuses, trapping and banding, planting food and cover, research techniques. P: Cons inst

565

F&W ECOL, LAND ARC, ZOOOGY

Principles of Landscape Ecology

2 cr. Landscape ecology emphasizes the importance of spatial patterns at broad scales. Concepts and applications are emphasized, especially for seniors and graduate students in applied natural resource fields. The course is also a prerequisite for Zoology/Forest Ecology 665, Advanced Landscape Ecology. Lecture format with discussion. P: Botany/Zoology/Forest 460, or Forest 550, a crse in stats, & cons inst.
http://landscape.forest.wisc.edu/courses/Landscape565spr09/index.htm

575

BOTANY
Fall

Biodiveristy Conservation & Sustainable Development in China

No description available.

575

BOTANY
Fall

Historical Ecology

No description available.

590

F&W ECOL
Fall

Integrated Resource Management

3 cr. Resource management planning in state and federal land management agencies. Students apply principles by working in teams to develop a management plan for a real property by inventorying resources; developing management objectives and alternatives; and analyzing their ecological, social and institutional implications.

600

ENVIR ST
Fall, Spring

Environmental Studies Certificate Seminar

3 cr. Investigation of a selected complex interdisciplinary environmental problem, e.g., desertification; energy in an age of scarcity; world hunger. Readings, papers, individual and team research, intensive discussions. P: Sr st & enrollment in the Envir Studies Certificate Program; authorization required

602

PL PATH
Fall

Ecology, Epidemiology and Control of Plant Diseases

3 cr. Environmental factors in the development and spread of diseases, pathogen variability, genetics of disease resistance, and principles of disease control. P: Knowledge equiv to that obtained in Pl Path 300, Botany 332, Stat 571, Math 212, & Pl Path 616 or cons inst

651

BOTANY, ENVIR ST, F&W ECOL, ZOOLOGY
Spring

Conservation Biology

3 cr. The application of ecological and genetic principles to problems concerning genetic, species, and community diversity. Topics include the hazards of rarity, choice and monitoring of indicator species, population viability analysis, habitat fragmentation, reserve design, and population recovery programs. P: An ecology crse (eg, Botany/Zool 460) and genetics (eg, Genetics/ Zool 466).
http://www.zoology.wisc.edu/courses/651/651.htm

666

LAND ARC
Fall

Restoration Ecology

3 cr. Philosophy and techniques in the use of native vegetation for landscape purposes. Application of current knowledge in restoration and maintenance of native plant communities. Lecture, lab and field. P: Land Arc 365 or cons inst

668

ENVIR ST, URB R PL
Fall, Summer

Green Politics: Global Experience, American Prospects

3 cr. An examination of the writings and activities of green parties and movements around the globe in order to assess the potential of an explicit, radical environmental politics for the United States. P: Jr st or cons inst

677

ZOOLOGY
Spring

Ecology Internship

2 cr. A seminar course to provide support and structure for undergraduates interested in gaining hands-on experience working as a volunteer with local environmental, ecological or conservation groups. P: Recommended for Jr & Sr; graded on a letter basis; requires written cons inst.
http://www.zoology.wisc.edu/courses/677/677syllabusS07.htm

691

ENVIR ST

Senior Thesis

No description available.

699

ENVIR ST

Directed Study

No description available.

700

STAT
Fall, Occasional

Applied Time Series Analysis, Forecasting and Control I

3 cr. Theory and application of discrete time series models illustrated with forecasting problems. Principles of iterative model building. Representation of dynamic relations by difference equations. Autoregressive integrated Moving Average models. Identification, fitting, diagnostic checking of models. Seasonal model application to forecasting in business, economics, ecology, and engineering used at each stage, which the student analyzes using computer programs which have been specially written and extensively tested. P: Stat 310 or equiv

707

ENVIR ST
Fall

Professional Skills for Global System Anaylsis

1 cr. Trains students in interdisciplinary skills needed to research environmental sustainability and vulnerability in linked human, non-human natural systems. Instruction involves communication simulations, facilitation training, cross-disciplinary listening exercises, and other hands-on activities. Content is linked with Environmental Studies 506. P: Con reg in Envir St 506 or cons inst

713

ENVIR ST, HIST SCI, MED HIST
Fall, Occasional

Studies in Environment and Health

1 cr. Advanced readings in primary and secondary literature of environment and health, with emphasis on current historiographic issues. P: Grad st, or con reg in Hist Med 513 or cons inst

719

CIV ENGR, ENVIR ST, URB R PL
Summer, Occasional

Water Resources Management Practicum

5 cr. Interdisciplinary team of students and staff working with agency personnel, citizen groups, and/or private sector representatives on the analysis of a contemporary, problem-oriented water resource issue. Physical, biological, economic and social aspects of the issue analyzed. Comprehensive written report results, practicum's findings and management recommendations. P: Envir St/Civ Engr/Urb R Pl 718 or cons inst

725

ZOOLOGY
Spring, Alternate

Ecosystem Concepts

No description available.
http://limnology.wisc.edu/courses/zoo725/

749

C&E SOC, CONSERV, F&W ECOL, LAND ARC, SOC
Fall, Occasional

Social Policy and Management of National Parks and Protected Areas

3 cr. Explores the relationship of social policy to the formation and management of U.S. National Parks in the past, present and future. Implications of social policy for park systems and preserves throughout the world are addressed. P: Grad st or cons inst

753

MED HIST
Fall, Occasional

International Health and Global Society

1 cr. Advanced readings that examine major problems in modern international health. Focus on epidemiology and disease ecology; political economy of health; migration; quarantine; international health research; cross-cultural healing; mental and maternal health; growth of international health organizations. P: Grad st & con reg in Med Hist 553

799

F&W ECOL
Fall, Spring, Occasional

Practicum in Forestry and Wildlife Ecology Teaching

1-3 cr. Instructional orientation to teaching at the higher education level in the agricultural and life sciences, direct teaching experience under faculty supervision, experience in testing and evaluation of students, and the analysis of teaching performance. P: Grad st & cons inst

808

ENVIR ST
Fall

Integrated Research Methods and Professional Skills: Humans and the Global Environment

4 cr. Trains students to conduct research, review alternatives, and promote solutions to environmental problems through team-based projects. Teams integrate research across scales and disciplines and learn to present and publicize their ideas to peers, media, and the public. P: Envir St 506, Envir St 707, Envir St 806, Envir St 807 or cons inst

809

ENVIR ST, PUB AFFR, URB R PL
Fall, Occasional

Introduction to Energy Analysis and Policy

3 cr. Interdisciplinary seminar for the Energy Analysis and Policy Curriculum. Strategy and policy problems in energy policy, both national and international. P:Grad st & admission to Energy Anal and Policy curric or cons inst

840

F&W ECOL
Fall

Metapopulations and Other Advanced Topics

3 cr. Explore the use of metapopulation models in ecology and conservation. The course will review population dynamics, present the concepts of metapopulations and the implications to wildlife management and conservation biology. P: A basic crse in population dynamics

843

ENVIR ST, URB R PL
Fall, Occasional

Land Use Policy and Planning

3 cr. Critical evaluation and analysis of land use policies and programs in relation to comprehensive planning and growth management issues in the U.S. The role of legislative and judicial processes and emerging public land use social values and philosophies in the development, regulation, and effectuation of innovative land use policies. Alternative land policy and growth guidance systems of select European countries. P: Grad st or cons inst

865

ENVIR ST, URB R PL
Fall, Occasional

Water Resources Institutions and Policies

3 cr. Governmental processes and policies for water resources management: major substantive problems and issues; political processes of decision making; problems of governmental organization and intergovernmental arrangements. P: Grad st

875

F&W ECOL
Fall

Special Topics: Historical Ecology

No description available.

875

F&W ECOL
Fall

Special Topics: Remote Sensing of Ecosystems

No description available.

875

F&W ECOL
Fall, Spring

Special Topics: EcoLunch

No description available.

875

AGROECOL
Fall

Special Topics: Intro to Integral Ecology

1-4 cr. This course number provides for opportunities to develop and test possible new courses, or to accommodate visiting scholars who may wish to offer a course.

875

AGROECOL
Fall

Special Topics: Milking Machines

1-4 cr. This course number provides for opportunities to develop and test possible new courses, or to accommodate visiting scholars who may wish to offer a course.

879

ZOOLOGY

Advanced Landscape Ecology

No description available.
http://www.zoology.wisc.edu/courses/879/879_descrip08_web.htm

881

AAE, ENVIR ST, PUB AFFR, POP HLTH
Fall

Benefit-Cost Analysis

3 cr. This course will present the welfare economics underpinnings for evaluating the social benefits and costs of government activities. Issues such as uncertainty, the social discount rate, and welfare weights will be discussed; case studies from the environmental, social policy, and agricultural areas will be studied. P: Grad st, Pub Affr 818 & 880 or Pop Hlth 875 & at least one crse in econ or cons inst

900

ENVIR ST
Fall

Seminar: Governance of Global Energy Problems

No description available.

900

ENVIR ST
Fall

Seminar: Sustainable Development

No description available.

900

ENVIR ST
Fall

Seminar: Environmental History and Political Ecology of Latin America & Caribbean

No description available.

901

F&W ECOL
Fall, Occasional

Colloquium in Forestry & Forest Products

No description available.

903

ENTOM
Fall

Seminar in Evoloutionary Entomology

1 cr. Presentation from the original literature on developments in the evolution, ecology, behavior and/or systematics of insects.P; Grad st

911

ATM OCN, BOTANY, CIV ENGR, ENVIR ST, GEOSCI, ZOOLOGY
Spring, Occasional

Limnology and Marine Science Seminar

1 cr. Sections in various fields of zoological research. P: Grad st in limnology & marine sci grad prgm or cons inst

948

C&E SOC, SOC
Fall, Occasional

Seminar: Environmental Sociology

3 cr. Examines topics such as theories of environment and society, the treadmill of production, environmental movements, political ecology, environmental justice, consumption, ecological modernization, sustainability, environmental risk, and the sociology of environmental science. P: Cons inst

950

BOTANY

Seminar: Analyzing Community Change

No description available.
http://www.botany.wisc.edu/courses/botany_950/

950

BOTANY
Fall

Seminar - Plant Ecology: Ecology of Plant Functional Traits

No description available.

950

BOTANY
Spring

Seminar - Plant Ecology: Paleoecology

No description available.

951

BOTANY
Fall

Plant Ecology Journal Review

1 cr.

956

Zoology
Fall 2012

Ecology of Habitat Structure

Habitat structure, the physical arrangement of objects within the space that organisms occupy, has the potential to alter the dynamics of life and death. As a result, habitat structure is likely to have implications that are far-reaching in many ecological systems and across a diverse array of taxa (e.g. microbes, plants, animals). We will discuss how habitat structure affects important ecological processes, such as habitat selection, individual survival and reproduction, population dynamics, and interactions among species. In addition to discussing how habitat structure plays a role in these basic ecological processes, we will also discuss how habitat structure may be an important, yet unappreciated, component of conservation biology, restoration ecology, biological invasions, and the ecology of disease.

957

ZOOLOGY

Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics of Colonizing Populations

No description available.

970

CIV ENGR, ENVIR ST
Spring, Occasional

Colloquium in Transportation Management and Policy

1 cr, Current issues, case studies, research, and literature dealing with transportation management and policy development. P: Grad st or cons inst

971

C&E SOC, SOC
Fall

Seminar-Topics in Demography and Ecology: Mortality and Aging

No description available.

971

C&E SOC, SOC
Fall

Seminar-Topics in Demography and Ecology: Migration and Migrants

3 cr.

975

ENVIR ST
Fall

Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development Seminar

No description available.

976

ENVIR ST
Spring

Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development Seminar

No description available.

980

ATM OCN, BOTANY, ENVIR ST, F&W ECOL, GEOG, GEOSCI, ZOOLOGY
Occasionally

Earth System Science Seminar

1 cr. Topics in earth system science. Emphasis on the coupling between atmospheric, oceanic and land surface systems, involving physical geochemical and biological processes, and including interactions with human systems. P: Grad st.

990

ENVIR ST
Fall, Spring, Summer

Research

1-12 cr.

995

BOTANY
Fall, Summer

Research - Plant Ecology

1-12 cr.

997

C&E SOC, SOC
Summer

Research: Dempgraphy and Ecology Trainees

No description available.

999

ENVIR ST

Advanced Independent Study

No description available.

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