AGRI 2330
Wildlife and Conservation Management

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Course Description: Principles and practices used in the production and improvement of wildlife resources. Aesthetic, ecological, and recreational uses of public and private lands.
    2. Lab:  No required laboratory.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
    1. Explain basic ecological principles of population dynamics, habitat, succession, and ecosystems.
    2. Describe how these ecological principles can be applied to manage wildlife populations and habitat.
    3. Contrast wildlife management strategies for different purposes (i.e. recreation, conservation, and preservation).
    4. Use critical thinking and scientific problem-solving to make informed decisions about wildlife and natural resources management strategies.
    5. Discuss the impact of current trends and societal issues on wildlife and increased demands on natural resources.
  3. Course Requirements
    1. Six Major Exams – 600 points
    2. Current Events Research – 100 points
    3. Wildlife Habitat Management Plan – 300 points
    4. Comprehensive Final Exam – 200 points
  4. Information On Books
    1. Wildlife and Natural Resource Management; 3rd Edition; Deal, Kevin H.
      ISBN-13:  9781435453975
      ISBN-10:  1435453972
  5. Other Policies, Procedures and important dates.  Please refer to the WTC Catalog for the following:
    1. Campus Calendar
    2. Final exam schedule
    3. How to drop a class
    4. Withdrawal information
    5. Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
    6. Class Attendance
    7. Students with disabilities
  6. Course Content and Tentative Schedule*

Week 1

Introduction

Week 2

Chapter 1 – The History of Wildlife Management in America

Week 3

Chapter 2 – The Importance of Natural Resources

Week 4

Chapter 3 – Conservation: Wise Use of Natural Resources

Week 5

Exam #1, Teddy Roosevelt

Week 6

Chapter 4 – The Administration of Wildlife Management
Chapter 5 – Habitat Requirements of Wildlife

Week 7

Exam #2
Chapter 6 – The Human Impact on Wildlife Habitat

Week 8

Chapter 7 – Wildlife and American Sport Hunting
Chapter 8 – Modern Wildlife Management

Week 9

Exam #3
Habitat Diorama (Exam #4)

Week 10

Chapter 9 – Modern Waterfowl Management
Chapter 10 – Endangered Species

Week 11

Chapter 11 – Wildlife Parks and Zoos
Exam #5

Week 12

Wildlife ID

Week 13

Chapter 22 – Freshwater Habitats and Their Management
Exam #16

Week 14

Wildlife Management Plan

Week 15

Wildlife Management Plan Due, Review for Final Exam

Week 16

Final Exam

 

*The above schedule, policies, procedures and assignments in this course are subject to change.

 

Last Modified: October 5, 2017