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  • Undergraduate Courses (100-499)
  • Graduate Courses (500-999)
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  • Natural Resources          Water Science
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In the event the prerequisites or corequisites listed on this web page do not match those in the UNL catalog, the prerequisites in the catalog have precedence. The prerequisites/corequisites and course objectives listed here are those approved by the School of Natural Resources Faculty.

NRES 104 - Climate in Crisis - On-line Course
Climate in Crisis (3 cr II) Lec. 3. Past, present and future climate change. Climate science basics in the context of global changes (such as global warming, droughts, deforestation) that impact Earth and its inhabitants. Future climate change scenarios and possible impacts.
NRES 108 - Earth's Natural Resource Systems Laboratory - On-line Course
Introduction to Earth's natural resource systems. Interactions between the geosphere (solid earth) and the hydrosphere. The atmosphere and biosphere over many different spatial and temporals scales, and role of humans as part of the system.
NRES 111 - Natural Resource Conservation in Society - On-line Course
Explore and distinguish the values, civics, and stewardship within a dynamic human dominated world. Students will discuss and critically analyze current issues related to conservation of natural resources. (Course cross-listing: None.)
NRES 220 - Principles of Ecology - On-line Course
Principles of Ecology (BIOS 220) (3 cr) Lec 3. Prereq: 4 hrs BIOS; MATH 101 or 103. NRES/BIOS 220 is not open to students who have completed BIOS 207. NRES/BIOS 220 will not count toward a major in biological sciences. Ecology as a quantitative discipline that integrates the life and earth sciences to understand the dynamics of natural and managed ecosystems. (Course cross-listing: BIOS/NRES 220.)
NRES 289 - People and the Land: Human Environmental Interactions on the Great Plains - On-line Course
Explore human environmental interaction on the Great Plains. Samples a variety of Great Plains cultures and time periods to explore past use of the Great Plains environment. Evaluation of attributes and related data critical to the operation of past social-ecological systems with reference to changing climatic/ecological dynamics, human environmental impacts, and the sustainability of various indigenous and western modes of land use on the Great Plains. Investigate knowledge of these processes and how they can be of relevance to contemporary issues of Great Plains land management and resource utilization. (Course cross-listing: GEOG/NRES 289.)
NRES 319 - Fundamentals of Environmental Sampling - On-line Course
Prereq: SOIL 153; WATS 281; CHEM 105 or 109; Recommend STAT 218. Development of sampling plans and quality assurance project plans (QAPP). Stepwise procedures for correct sampling of soil-air-water environments. Data quality assessment.
NRES 361 - Soils, Environment and Water Quality - On-line Course
Soils, Environment and Water Quality (AGRO, GEOL, WATS 361) (3 cr II) Lec 3. Prereq: PHYS 141 or equivalent, one year chemistry, one semester biology and one of the following: AGRO 153 or GEOL 101 or CHEM 116 or 221. Selected soil properties that influence environmental and water quality. Waste site selection criteria, cleanup and remedial action, as well as federal regulations. Particular contaminants discussed vary but can include radioactive materials, pesticides, oil, sewage, nitrates, as well as other organic and inorganic materials. Identifying processes and role soil plays in modifying waste. Effects of particle soil properties on contaminant movement and attenuation. (Course cross-listing: AGRO/GEOL/NRES/SOIL/WATS 361.)
NRES 370 - Basic and Applied Climatology - On-line Course
Basic and Applied Climatology (METR 370) (3 cr) Lec 3. Prereq: METR 200. Processes that give rise to spatial and temporal differences in climate. Various interrelationships between humans and climate. Influence of climate on building styles, the economy, water resources, human health, and society. Humans' inadvertent and purposeful modification of the atmosphere. (Course cross-listing: METR/NRES 370.)
NRES 385 - Women, Gender and Science - On-line Course
Historical roles of women as scientists. Societal constructs of gender in science. Feminist critiques of scientific methodology and interpretation. (Course cross-listing: AGRI/NRES/WMNS 385.)
NRES 402 - Aquatic Insects - On-line Course
Aquatic Insects (NRES 402/802; BIOS 485/885) (2 cr I) Lec 2. Prereq: 12 hrs biological sciences or permission. Offered fall semester of odd-numbered calendar years. Biology and ecology of aquatic insects. (Course cross-listing: BIOS 485/885, ENTO/NRES 402/802.)
NRES 413 - Environmental Leadership - On-line Course
Environmental Leadership (NRES 413/813) (3 cr) Lec 3. Major leaders in conservation and ecology that emphasizes agricultural and cultural issues and relationships with the environment. (Course cross-listing: ALEC 410/810, NRES 413/813.)
NRES 422 - Laboratory Earth: Earth's Changing Systems - On-line Course
Fundamental concepts related to understanding Earth's changing natural systems in the past, present and the future. Specific emphasis on the cycling of matter and energy, the relationship between human activity and environmental change, and the consequence of these relationships. (Course cross-listing: NRES 422/822.)
NRES 498 - Special Topics: Earth and Geospatial Technology Applications - On-line Course
Online instructin (Course cross-listing: None.)
NRES 498 - Special Topics in Natural Resources: Stochastic Downscaling: Applications in Agriculture - On-line Course
Special topic in natural resources (Course cross-listing: NRES 498/898.)
NRES 802 - Aquatic Insects - On-line Course
Aquatic Insects (NRES 402/802; BIOS 485/885) (2 cr I) Lec 2. Prereq: 12 hrs biological sciences or permission. Offered fall semester of odd-numbered calendar years. Biology and ecology of aquatic insects. (Course cross-listing: BIOS 485/885, ENTO/NRES 402/802.)
NRES 809 - Laboratory Earth: Earth and Its Systems - On-line Course
Laboratory Earth: Earth and Its Systems (3 cr) Lec, lab. The earth as a system and the "real world" applications of fundamental physical science processes in this system. Interaction of energy and matter in the geosphere, in the hydrosphere, and in the atmosphere. The earth's relationships to the sun, moon, and other astronomical objects in the solar system. (Course cross-listing: .)
NRES 813 - Environmental Leadership - On-line Course
Environmental Leadership (NRES 413/813) (3 cr) Lec 3. Major leaders in conservation and ecology that emphasizes agricultural and cultural issues and relationships with the environment. (Course cross-listing: ALEC 410/810, NRES 413/813.)
NRES 814 - Laboratory Earth: Earth Natural Resource Systems - On-line Course
Laboratory Earth: Earth's Natural Resource Systems (3 cr) Lec, lab. Fundamental concepts in the Earth and physical sciences in the understanding of Earth's natural resource systems. Rock and mineral, water, soil, and energy resources. Social factors, human dependence, and the impact of these on natural resource systems
NRES 822 - Laboratory Earth: Earth's Changing Systems - On-line Course
Fundamental concepts related to understanding Earth's changing natural systems in the past, present and the future. Specific emphasis on the cycling of matter and energy, the relationship between human activity and environmental change, and the consequence of these relationships. (Course cross-listing: NRES 422/822.)
NRES 830 - Laboratory Earth: Climate Research Applications - On-line Course
Lec, lab. Designed for science educators. *NRES 830 is offered fall semesters. Climate-change issues serve as a context to develop research questions and design a discete, locally oriented research project through which they define a problelm, analyze data, and develop conclusions to potentially impact decision-making in their community.
NRES 832 - Laboratory Earth: Human Dimensions of Climate Change - On-line Course
Lec, lab. Designed for science educators. *NRES 832 is offered spring semesters. Examine science behind global climate change. Use primary data sets to understand the implications for climate change at global and regional/local scales. Focus on potential impacts on human systems including drought, sea level rise, severe weather and populations most likely to be impacted by climate change.
NRES 883 - Ecological Economics - On-line Course
Ecological Economics (AECN *883) (3 cr I) Lec 3, rec. Prereq: AECN 141 or ECON 212 or equivalent A synthesis across the notion of "utility" as represented in traditional environmental and natural resource economics, "ecology" in ecological economics, and "community" in behavioral economics. Ideas from thermodynamics with a focus on renewable resources. Development, organization, and enhancement of eco-business, eco-industry, eco-government and eco-communities. (Course cross-listing: AECN/NRES 883.)
NRES 898 - Special Topics in Natural Resources: Stochastic Downscaling: Applications in Agriculture - On-line Course
Special topic in natural resources (Course cross-listing: NRES 498/898.)
NRES 907 - Agricultural Climatology - On-line Course
Agricultural Climatology (3 cr II) Lec 2, lab 2. Prereq NRES 808; BIOM *801 or equivalent or permission. Offered spring semester of odd-numbered calendar years. Analysis and use of climatological data as applied to agricultural activities and the use of climatological information to assist in decision making. (Course cross-listing: AGRO/HORT/NRES 907, METR 952.)
WATS 361 - Soils, Environment and Water Quality - On-line Course
Soils, Environment and Water Quality (AGRO, GEOL, WATS 361) (3 cr II) Lec 3. Prereq: PHYS 141 or equivalent, one year chemistry, one semester biology and one of the following: AGRO 153 or GEOL 101 or CHEM 116 or 221. Selected soil properties that influence environmental and water quality. Waste site selection criteria, cleanup and remedial action, as well as federal regulations. Particular contaminants discussed vary but can include radioactive materials, pesticides, oil, sewage, nitrates, as well as other organic and inorganic materials. Identifying processes and role soil plays in modifying waste. Effects of particle soil properties on contaminant movement and attenuation. (Course cross-listing: AGRO/GEOL/NRES/SOIL/WATS 361.)