FW 311 - Piedmont Wildlife Ecology and Management (3 credits, summer)
Students register for NCSU summer school but live, learn, and work in an off-campus forest environment. The objectives of the summer camp program are to: 1) Provide instruction in ecosystem concepts, structure and function of plant and animal communities, management practices, and practical field skills; 2) Expand practical knowledge in a variety of subjects related to the curriculum to enhance their ability to understand and apply subjects covered in the advanced professional courses; 3) Enhance abilities as professionals to work in teams and to assume positions of leadership; 4) Introduce students to a variety of realistic work environments and practices to enable them to better evaluate forestry or fisheries/wildlife management as a career.
FW 353 - Wildlife Management (3 credits, fall)
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to wildlife management. Students will be exposed to a broad overview of a variety of topics within the wildlife management discipline. Also, students will learn about the historical development of wildlife management from anecdotal, observational practices to modern, scientific approaches used around the world. Topics covered will include principles of population analysis, management, protection, and conservation, aesthetic, sport, and food values in urban, rural and wilderness areas, and ethics of hunting and trapping. Contradictory objectives challenging modern wildlife managers will be discussed.
FW 610 - Special Topics - Graduate Level Book Class (1 credit, fall)
Each week, graduate students will engage in an in-depth discussion of a book focused on wildlife and conservation issues.
Fall 2015 - Four Fish (Paul Greenberg)
- American Catch (Paul Greenberg)
Fall 2014 - Playing God in Yellowstone (Alston Chase)
Fall 2013 - Spillover (David Quammen)
Fall 2012 - The Flight of the Iguana (David Quammen)
- A Briefer History of Time (Stephen Hawking)
Fall 2011 - In a Dark Wood (Alston Chase)
Fall 2010 - The Omnivore's Dilemma (Michael Pollan)
Fall 2009 - Monsters of God (David Quammen)
Fall 2008 - Guns, Germs, and Steel (Jared Diamond)
Fall 2007 - Consilience (E. O. Wilson)