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AGS 122 Natural Resources and Conservation
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#:  None
AGEC: Global/International Awareness   Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry   Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
Cross-Listed:


Description: The conservation and multiple use of natural resources including recreation, water, forestry, range, soils, wildlife, fossil and alternative fuels.

Prerequisites: ENG101

Corequisites: ENG102 must be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite.

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Examine and explain the concept of natural resources. Topic supported by instructor and peer feedback during class time discussion groups.
2. (Analysis Level) Contrast conservation and preservation as they relate to natural resources management. Topic supported by instructor and peer feedback during class time discussion groups.
3. (Comprehension Level) Explain the differences between nonexhaustable, renewable, and exhaustible natural resources. Topic supported by instructor and peer feedback during class time discussion groups.
4. (Comprehension Level) List and describe the major types of soil erosion and describe sources of and management methods for controlling soil erosion. Topic supported by instructor and peer feedback during classtime discussion groups.
5. (Analysis Level) Outline the history of rangelands in the United States and explain the importance of rangeland management. Topic supported by instructor and peer feedback during class time discussion groups.
6. (Comprehension Level) Explain the components of the hydrologic cycle, including agricultural and industrial uses of water. Topic supported by instructor and peer feedback during class time discussion groups.
7. (Comprehension Level) Describe the various methods of forestry management including forest fire strategies. Topic supported by instructor and peer feedback during class time discussion groups.
8. (Comprehension Level) Identify and describe the habitat and game management requirements for wildlife. Topic supported by instructor and peer feedback during class time discussion groups.
9. (Comprehension Level) Discuss the history of the National Park System and recreational possibilities on public lands. Topic supported by instructor and peer feedback during class time discussion groups.
10.(Comprehension Level) Explain the use and value of alternative energy sources. Topic supported by instructor and peer feedback during class time discussion groups.
11. (Synthesis Level) A minimum of 5,000 words by completing the writing assignments.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
US Department of Agriculture: Natural Resources Conservation Service: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/home