Fish & Wildlife (FW)

FW251 Principles of Wildlife Conservation

Credits 3Winter

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course explores wildlife management and conservation in the United States and throughout the world. Students discuss the social and political aspects of wildlife conservation and management, wildlife ecology, population and ecosystem management, and challenges to the management of biological diversity. They examine these issues through case studies and inquiry exercises with lectures as needed to provide background. Students are expected to take an active role in class activities, including class discussions and group work. This course is recommended for all fisheries and wildlife science majors and all students interested in wildlife conservation.

FW252 Mammals: Biology and Techniques

Credits 4Fall

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course levels; and one college science course; or instructor consent.

This course is designed for students pursuing careers in natural resources management and all those interested in the biology of mammals. Students learn the traits that are common to all mammals and the origins of the evolutionary lineage called Mammalia. They also examine, in detail, the identification, biology and natural history of selected orders as well as behavioral and ecological trends of the entire class. Students discuss the management and conservation of mammals and, through laboratories, gain practical experience with techniques used to study them. The course includes several outdoor laboratories and field trips and may require time outside of scheduled lab hours. Non-sequential.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

FW253 Field Ornithology

Credits 4Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course levels; and one college science course; or instructor consent. <br> <br> This course has a mandatory weekend field trip, days/hours TBA. <br> <br>

This course is designed for students pursuing careers in natural resources management and all those interested in the biology of birds. Students investigate the evolutionary history, ecology, behavior and conservation of these amazing animals and learn to identify individuals to species by sight and sound. The course includes many outdoor laboratories and field trips, and may require time outside of scheduled lab hours. The field laboratories give practical experience with the techniques used in the study of ornithology and focus on identification of species breeding in the Pacific Northwest. Non-sequential. This course has a mandatory all-day field trip, days/hours TBA.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

FW254 Aquatic Wildlife: Biology and Techniques

Credits 4Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course levels; and one course of college biology; or instructor consent.

This course is designed for students pursuing careers in natural resources management and all those interested in the biology of aquatic organisms. It includes an overview of biology, ecology and life histories of important Pacific Northwest fish, amphibians and macroinvertebrates, with an emphasis on stream health. Labs focus on practical experience with techniques used in the study and management of these animals.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

Course fees are subject to change. Additional section fees (web, hybrid, etc.) may apply.