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FW 1001
ORIENTATION FW SCIENCE

Offered: Fall An introduction to professions in fisheries and wildlife science. Required of fisheries and wildlife students during their first fall term on the Tech campus.


FW 2003
ELEMENTS OF FW MANAGE

Offered: Fall Principles of fish and wildlife management for the non major, including fish and wildlife identification and the role of various natural resource organizations in conservation.


FW 3001
JUNIOR SEMINAR/FW BIOL

Fall. Restricted to junior fisheries and wildlife biology majors or by consent of instructor. Instruction and practice in methods for scientific presentation and resume preparation. Assessment of career goals. Lecture one hour.


FW 3053
FISHERIES/WILDLIFE ADM

Fall of even years. Prerequisites: FW 1001 and junior standing, or permission of instructor. Administration of fish and wildlife agencies, including organizational designs and policies, planning, directing, budgeting, personnel management, and public relations. Special consideration will be given to public, scientific, and economic considerations in the decision making process. Lecture three hours.


FW 3074
HABITAT EVALUATION

Offered: Fall of even years Introduction to aquatic and terrestrial habitat mensuration and evaluation for field biologists, with emphasis on the description and demonstration of evaluation procedures and software. Lecture two hours, laboratory four hours. $20 laboratory fee.


FW 3084
ICHTHYOLOGY

Cross-listed: BIOL 3084 Offered: Fall Prerequisite: BIOL 2124 Systematics, collection, identification, natural history, and importance of fishes. Lecture two hours, laboratory four hours. $20 laboratory fee.


FW 3114
PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY

Cross-listed: BIOL 3114 Prerequisites: BIOL 2124, 2134, and one semester of chemistry. Responses of organisms to environmental variables, bioenergetics, population dynamics, community interactions, ecosystem structure and function, and major biogeographical patterns. Lecture two hours, laboratory four hours. $20 laboratory fee.


FW 3144
ORNITHOLOGY

Cross-listed: BIOL 3144 Offered: Spring Prerequisite: BIOL 2124 An introduction to the biology of birds. The course covers aspects of anatomy, physiology, behavior, natural history, evolution, and conservation of birds. Laboratories address field identification and natural history of the birds of Arkansas. Note: Students will be expected to participate in an extended 5-7day field trip. Lecture two hours, lab four hours. $20 laboratory fee.


FW 3154
MAMMALOGY

Cross-listed: BIOL 3154 Offered: Fall Prerequisite: BIOL 2124 Taxonomy identification, ecology, and study natural history of the mammals. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours. $20 laboratory fee.


FW 3163
BIODIVERSITY/CONSERV BIO

Fall of even years. Prerequisites: FW(BIOL) 3114 and one of the following: BIOL 3004, FW(BIOL) 3084, BIOL 3094, BIOL 3134, FW(BIOL) 3144, FW(BIOL) 3154, BIOL(FW) 3224, BIOL 4044, or permission of instructor. The concepts of, processes that produce, and factors that threaten biological diversity are introduced and examined. Further emphasis is placed on unique problems associated with small population size, management of endangered species, and practical applications of conservation biology. Lecture three hours


FW 3173
BIOSTATISTICS

Offered: Fall Prerequisite: one semester of statistics. An analysis and interpretation of fisheries and wildlife data including descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, simple linear regression, correlation, goodness of fit, and contingency tables.


FW 3204
AQUACULTURE

Offered: Spring Prerequisite: BIOL 2124 or permission of instructor. Course is designed to provide students with the essentials of successful warmwater aquaculture including crayfish and alligators. Basics of cool and coldwater aquaculture are also covered. Emphasis ranges from maintenance of brood stock and culture of fingerlings to production of market size fish. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours plus several full-day field trips that may involve weekend or overnight travel. $20 laboratory fee.


FW 3224
HERPETOLOGY

Cross-listed: BIOL 3224 Offered: Spring of odd years Prerequisite: BIOL 2124. The phylogeny, classification, physiology, behavior, and distribution of reptiles and amphibians. The Laboratory will stress identification of the species found in Arkansas. Lecture two hours, laboratory four hours. $20 laboratory fee.


FW 4001
SENIOR SEMINAR/FW BIOL

Offered: Fall Prerequisites: Senior fisheries and wildlife biology major or by consent of instructor. Designed to integrate various aspects of fisheries and wildlife biology by covering current topics and to acquaint students with areas not covered elsewhere in the curriculum.


FW 4003
PRIN/WILDLIFE MANAGEMT

Offered: Spring Prerequisite: FW(BIOL) 3114 or permission of instructor. Principles of managing wildlife resources with emphasis on the history of wildlife resources in the United States, population ecology, wildlife values, and the administration of wildlife resources and resources agencies.


FW 4013
WILDLIFE TECHNIQUES

Offered: Fall Prerequisite: FW(BIOL) 3114 or permission of instructor. Instruction in current wildlife techniques including habitat evaluation and manipulation, estimation of wildlife abundance, capturing and marking, identification, aging, and scientific writing. Course is structured around a research project that requires use of popular wildlife techniques. Lecture one hour, laboratory four hours. $20 laboratory fee.


FW 4014
FOREST ECOLOGY/MANAGEMT

Offered: Fall Prerequisite: FW(BIOL) 3114 An in-depth coverage of ecological interactions in forested ecosystems. Lectures cover biotic and abiotic factors that influence development and species compositions of forest stands. Wildlife habitat relationships in forested ecosystems will also be discussed. Laboratories will familiarize students with field techniques and management activities important in the major forest types of Arkansas. Lecture two hours, laboratory four hours. $20 laboratory fee.


FW 4024
LIMNOLOGY

Cross-listed: BIOL 4024 Offered: Spring Prerequisite: FW(BIOL) 3114. A study of physical and chemical processes in fresh water and their effects on organisms in lakes and streams. Laboratory sessions and field trips demonstrate limnological instrumentation and methodology. Lecture two hours, laboratory four hours. $20 laboratory fee.


FW 4034
GEOG INFO SYS/NAT RES

Spring. Prerequisites: PSY(SOC) 2053 or MATH 2163 and Computer Science elective or GEOG 4833. Use of GIS technology in wildlife and fisheries management and research. Emphasis placed on creation, maintenance, and analysis of spatially explicit data. Two hours lecture, four hours lab. $10 laboratory fee.


FW 4043
FISHERIES TECHNIQUES

Offered: Spring Prerequisites: FW(BIOL) 3114 and a computer science elective, or permission of instructor. The techniques and practices of warmwater fish management. Major emphasis will be placed on survey techniques, data collection, and data analysis techniques. Lecture one hour, laboratory four hours. $20 laboratory fee.


FW 4054
WATERFOWL ECOLOGY MANAGEMENT

Offered: Spring Prerequisite: BIOL/FW 3114. Ecology and management of North American waterfowl and their habitats. Laboratory exercises will focus on identification, life histories, sex and age determination, and abundance survey methods. Lectures and discussions will cover behavioral ecology, reproductive ecology, winter ecology, harvest management, and habitat management and conservation. Lecture two hours, laboratory four hours. $20 laboratory fee.


FW 4064
WETLAND ECOLOGY MANAGEMENT

Fall. Prerequisites: BIOL/FW 3114. An in-depth coverage of wetlands including occurrence, morphology, hydrology, soils, ecology, and regulation. The types of wetlands and their functions will be discussed, as will local, state and federal regulations pertaining to their use, management and protection. Laboratory will focus on identification of common wetland vegetation, delineation of wetland vegetation, delineation of wetland boundaries, as well as field techniques and management activities commonly used in Arkansas wetlands. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours. $20 laboratory fee


FW 4083
PRIN OF FISHERIES MGT

Offered: Fall Prerequisites: FW(BIOL) 3114, one semester of statistics, and one semester of calculus, or permission of instructor. The principles and theory of warmwater fish management with major emphasis on the human dimension in fisheries management, fishery assessment, population dynamics, and common management practices.


FW 4103
HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF FW MGMT

Offered: Spring Prerequisite: BIOL/FW 3114 (Ecology) or permission of instructor. Exploration of the complex interactions of social, political, institutional, economic and ecological processes that contribute to natural resource use and management. The primary focus is on interactions and conflict resolution among various stakeholders, resource management agencies, and wildlife and fisheries resources. Topics covered include public attitudes and expectations; agency structure and policy; values of fishes, wildlife; and public relations.


FW 4112
INTERNSHIP

Prerequisite: Consent of program director. A supervised, practical experience providing FW majors with a hands-on, professional experience related to their career interests. Approximately 200 clock hours, a proposal, a log book, and a written report are required. Note: A maximum of four credit hours is allowed for FW internship.


FW 4114
INTERNSHIP

Prerequisite: Consent of program director. A supervised, practical experience providing FW majors with a hands-on, professional experience related to their career interests. Approximately 400 clock hours, a proposal, a log book, and a written and oral report are required. Note: A maximum of four credit hours is allowed for FW internship.


FW 4881
ADVANCED TOPICS:

Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Open to junior and senior students only. Offers special instruction on fisheries and wildlife topics that are not otherwise covered in the curriculum. The primary focus of the course will vary from offering to offering, thus the course may be taken more than once. $10 laboratory fee for four credit hour class only.


FW 4882
ADVANCED TOPICS:

Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Open to junior and senior students only. Offers special instruction on fisheries and wildlife topics that are not otherwise covered in the curriculum. The primary focus of the course will vary from offering to offering, thus the course may be taken more than once. $10 laboratory fee for four credit hour class only.


FW 4883
ADVANCED TOPICS:

Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Open to junior and senior students only. Offers special instruction on fisheries and wildlife topics that are not otherwise covered in the curriculum. The primary focus of the course will vary from offering to offering, thus the course may be taken more than once. $10 laboratory fee for four credit hour class only.


FW 4884
ADVANCED TOPICS:

Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Open to junior and senior students only. Offers special instruction on fisheries and wildlife topics that are not otherwise covered in the curriculum. The primary focus of the course will vary from offering to offering, thus the course may be taken more than once. $10 laboratory fee for four credit hour class only.


FW 4951
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Departmental approval Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.


FW 4952
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Departmental approval Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.


FW 4953
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Departmental approval Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.


FW 4954
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Departmental approval Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.


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