Checklist of education requirements for cornell university and the natural resources major



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CHECKLIST OF EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR

CORNELL UNIVERSITY AND THE NATURAL RESOURCES MAJOR

120 Academic Credits are required for graduation




REQUIRED COURSES within CALS DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS

Applied Ecology or Resource Policy Management Concentration

(14 courses; 47 credits)




Course

Title

Semester

Credits

Physical and Life Sciences (6 courses; 21-22 credits)



BIOEE 1780

Evolutionary Biology and Diversity (or recommended equivalent)

F/S

4



BIOG 1500

Investigative Biology Laboratory

F/S

2



CHEM 1560 or

CHEM 2070 or



AP credit

Introduction to General Chemistry

General Chemistry I

AP Chemistry, score 5


F


4




CHEM 1570 or

CHEM 2080



Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry

General Chemistry II



S

3-4



MATH 1106 or

MATH 1110 or AP credit



Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences

Calculus I

AP Calculus, score 4 or 5


S

F/S


3-4



One course in Statistics: NTRES 3130 Biological Statistics I or AEM 2100, STSCI 2100, ILRST 2100: Introductory Statistics or AP Statistics (score 4 or 5)

F/S

4

Social Sciences and Humanities (5 courses, 16 credits; AP credit accepted)














One course in category SBA or KCM (elective of your choice)

One course from category CA, HA, LA, or FL (elective of your choice)

One course in Diversity (category D)

One course in Economics (choices listed below)

One course in Ethics (see choices below)




Economics choices

AEM 2500: Environmental and Resource Economics (recommended for NTRES majors)

ECON 1110: Introductory Microeconomics

ECON 1120: Introductory Macroeconomics


Ethics choices

NTRES 3320: Introduction to Ethics and Environment

BSOC 2061/PHIL 2460/ or STS 2061: Ethics and the Environment

3

3



3
4

4


Written and Oral Expression (3 courses, 9 credits; AP credit accepted, score of 4 or 5)



Two writing courses -- Choose from: First Year Writing Seminars, or COMM 2310, 3020, 3030, 3040; ENGL 2800, 2810, 2880, 2890, 3820-3850, 3880; SOC 3620


6



One course in oral expression -- Choose from the following:

COMM 2010: Oral Communication; ENTOM 3350: Naturalist Outreach Practicum;



ILRLR 2300: Argumentation and Debate; THETR 3300: Acting in Public: Performance in Everyday Life; BIOAP 6100: By Scientific Design: Skill Building for a Career in the Life Sciences


3




REQUIRED CORE COURSES within MAJOR for

Applied Ecology or Resource Policy Management Concentrations

(10 courses; 32-34 credits)

Course

Title

Semester

Credits

YEAR 1: two courses (6 credits)



NTRES 1101

Intro to the Science and Management of Environmental and Natural Resources (for first-year students only; all others exempt)

F


3



NTRES 2010

Environmental Conservation (or Environmental Science AP score: 5)

S

3

YEAR 2: three courses (11 credits)






NTRES 2100

Introductory Field Biology

F

4



NTRES 2201

Society and Natural Resources

S

3



NTRES 2830

DNA, Genes and Genetic Diversity

S

4

YEAR 3 and 4: Three core courses (9 credits)



NTRES 3100

Applied Population Ecology

F

3



NTRES 3300

Natural Resources Planning and Management

F

3



BIOEE 3610

Advanced Ecology [transfer students may need intro ecology to take]

F

3

Two additional courses from the electives or advanced courses in Natural Resources, at least one of which must be an advanced course (4000-level). Electives and advanced courses may also be taken in other relevant departments (e.g., BIO units – especially BIOEE, BIOPL; AEM, CRP, EAS, SES, STS, etc.) to complete requirements. Students cannot double count courses here (i.e., from distribution requirements). Consult with your advisor to determine appropriate courses. [Note:  = alt year]




3000-level course elective (list course here: ___________________________________)

NTRES 3030

NTRES 3110

NTRES 3130

NTRES 3220

NTRES 3240

NTRES 3250

NTRES 3260

NTRES 3311

NTRES 3320

NTRES 3330



Introduction to Biogeochemistry

Fish Ecology, Conservation & Management (lecture)

Biological Statistics I (cannot double count for statistics)

Global Ecology and Management

Ecological Management of Water Resources

Forest Management and Maple Syrup Production 

Applied Conservation Ecology

Environmental Governance

Introduction to Environmental Ethics

Ways of Knowing: Indigenous & Local Ecological Knowledge



F

S

F



F

S

S



S

F

F



F

3

3

4



4

3

3



3

3

4



3




4000-level advanced course (list course(s) here: _________________________________)

NTRES 4100

NTRES 4110

NTRES 4120

NTRES 4130

NTRES 4200

NTRES 4220

NTRES 4240

NTRES 4260

NTRES 4280

NTRES 4300

NTRES 4320

NTRES 4330

NTRES 4340

NTRES 4440

NTRES 4560

NTRES 4800

NTRES 4850


Conservation Biology: Concepts & Techniques

Quantitative Ecology & Management of Fisheries Resources 

Wildlife Population Analysis: Techniques and Models 

Biological Statistics II

Forest Ecology

Wetland Ecology

Landscape Impact Analysis 

Practicum: Forest Farming Agroforestry

Principles and Practices of Applied Wildlife Science 

Environmental & Natural Resources Policy Processes

Human Dimensions of Coupled Social-Ecological Systems

Applied Environmental Philosophy

International Conservation: Communities & Mgmt of World’s Natural Res.

Resource Management and Environmental Law

Stream Ecology 

Global Seminar: Building Sustainable Environments & Secure Food Systems

Case Studies in International Ecoagriculture and Environmental Conservation


F

S

S



S

F

F



S

F

S



S

S

S



F

S

F



S

S


4

4

3



4

3

3



3

2

3



3

3

3



4

3

4



3

3



Students Name                                Students Advisor                          

Expected Date of Graduation                               

CHECKLIST OF EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR

CORNELL UNIVERSITY AND THE NATURAL RESOURCES MAJOR

120 Academic Credits are required for graduation




REQUIRED COURSES within CALS DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS

Environmental Studies Concentration

(15 courses; 49 credits)

Course

Title

Semester

Credits

Physical and Life Sciences (5 courses, 18 credits)



BIOEE 1780

Evolutionary Biology and Diversity (or recommended equivalent)

F/S

4



BIOG 1500

Investigative Biology Laboratory

F/S

2



CHEM 1560 or

CHEM 2070 or

AP/Transfer credit


Introduction to General Chemistry

General Chemistry

AP Chemistry with score of 5


F

4



MATH 1110 or MATH 1106 or

AP/Transfer credit



Calculus I

Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences

AP Calculus with score of 4 or 5


F/S

3-4



One course in Statistics (options listed below)

NTRES 3130 Biological Statistics I



or AEM 2100, STSCI 2100, ILRST 2100: Introductory Statistics

or AP Statistics (score 4 or 5)

F/S

4

Social Sciences and Humanities (5 courses, minimum of 16 credits; AP credit accepted)














NTRES 3311 – Environmental Governance (SBA)

Economics: AEM 2500 (Environmental Resource Economics OR ECON 1110 (Intro Microeconomics) (SBA)

One course from category CA, HA, LA, or FL (elective of your choice)

One course in Diversity (category D)

One course in Ethics (options listed below)

NTRES 3320 (Intro to Ethics and Environment)

or BSOC 2061/PHIL 2460/STS 2061 (Ethics and the Environment)


Written and Oral Expression (3 courses, 15 credits; AP credit accepted, score of 4 or 5)



Two writing courses -- Choose from: First Year Writing Seminars or COMM 2310, 3020, 3030, 3040; ENGL 2800, 2810, 2880, 2890, 3820-3850, 3880; SOC 3620
Course 1: ______________________________ Course 2: ______________________________

6



One course in oral expression -- Choose from the following:

COMM 2010; ENTOM 3350; ILRLR 2300; THETR 3300; BIOAP 6100: By Scientific Design: Skill Building for a Career in the Life Sciences


Course: ________________________________

3



Two additional writing or oral communication courses (i.e., COMM 2760, 2850, 3020, 3030, 3040, 3100; ENG 2880-2890, 3810, 3880, ENTOM 3350)
Course 1: ______________________________ Course 2: ______________________________

6




REQUIRED CORE COURSES within MAJOR for

Environmental Studies (ES) Concentration

(11 courses; 35-41 credits)

Course

Title

Semester

Credits

YEAR 1: two courses



NTRES 1101

Intro to the Science and Management of Environmental and Natural Resources (for first-year students only; all others exempt)

F


3



NTRES 2010

Environmental Conservation (or Environmental Science AP score: 5)

S

3

YEAR 2: three courses






NTRES 2100

Introductory Field Biology

F

4



NTRES 2201

Society and Natural Resources

S

3



NTRES 2830

DNA, Genes and Genetic Diversity

S

4

YEAR 3 and 4: Students must take a minimum of six upper-division courses comprising a self-defined theme related to conservation (details below). The theme should speak to a general intellectual interest or social problem and be developed, in writing, with the guidance of the student’s faculty advisor. In addition to articulating their academic interests, students are required to identify, in writing, potential courses at the time their theme goes on file with their advisor. Courses count toward student’s theme if they relate to this overarching question or interest. Definition and rationale of students theme can and should be updated over time. Students cannot double count courses required courses for the major here (i.e., ethics, economics, etc.).

The six-course theme should be comprised of at least two 3000-level or above courses (3-4 credits each) in each of the following categories:



Natural Science: biological and physical sciences (e.g., NTRES 4200, NTRES 4220, NTRES 4560, and many other courses meeting "Distribution Requirements" for graduation under the "Other Physical/Life Sciences" category in the Courses of Study)

Course 1: _____________________________ Course 2: _________________________________





Social Science and Analytical Skills: economics, political economy, policy sciences, logic, computer programming, GIS, statistics (i.e., courses meeting Social Sciences distribution, identified in the Courses of Study as SBA, e.g., NTRES 3311; and courses requiring extensive use of mathematical or statistical skills, computing skills, and higher-level reasoning and logic, e.g., NTRES 3100, NTRES 3130, CSS 4110, CSS 4200)

Course 1: _____________________________ Course 2: _________________________________





Humanities: history, literature, philosophy, ethics, arts, foreign languages (i.e., courses identified in the Courses

of Study as CA, HA, KCM, LA, or FL)

Course 1: _____________________________ Course 2: _________________________________

Examples of areas within which themes might be developed include environmental law, environmental education, environmental journalism/communication, environmental advocacy, and green business. Appropriate courses for themes can be drawn from a wide variety of departments, including Natural Resources, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Neurobiology and Behavior, Crop and Soil Sciences, Applied Economics and Management, Development Sociology, Communications, Anthropology, Philosophy, History, Psychology, Government, and City and Regional Planning.


Students should work with their advisors to develop a theme that intrigues them and to identify potential courses that will stimulate and challenge them while addressing an overarching question or issue. Start by exploring the Courses of Study under the departments listed above. This process itself will open student’s minds to the many perspectives from which problems in environment and conservation can be approached.






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