Conservation Science

Conservation Science Course Descriptions

CVSC 231 Conservation Science Discussion
Credit Hours:
1

Presentation and discussion of important conservation issues in conservation science. Conservation science majors must take this course or 431 at least once. Either course may be repeated for additional credit.

CVSC 331 Conservation Biology
Credit Hours:
4

Provides an in-depth examination of the major issues and challenges that define this exciting new discipline. The course places a great deal of emphasis on exploring the role and limitations of science in addressing contemporary conservation problems. The course design includes lecture, laboratory, and field trips.

CVSC 431 Topics in Conservation Science
Credit Hours:
1

A team-taught seminar course that uses readings from recently published articles and focused discussion to explore important conservation issues. Conservation science majors must take this course or 231 at least once. Either course may be repeated for credit.

CVSC 437 Conservation Science Research Seminar I
Credit Hours:
3

Involves a discussion of a series of scientific papers covering a conservation topic. In addition, students search the biological literature related to the topic, prepare two literature reviews, and submit a scholarly research proposal at the end of the semester. Prerequisite: CVSC 331 or permission of instructor.

CVSC 438 Conservation Science Research Seminar II
Credit Hours:
2

Involves field, laboratory, or library research on a conservation problem. Prerequisite: CVSC 437

CVSC 439 Conservation Science Research Seminar III
Credit Hours:
2

Involves field, laboratory, or library research on a conservation problem. Prerequisite: CVSC 438

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