Course Descriptions 113 FISH AND WILDLIFE (FWLD) FWLD 121 Introduction to Fish and Wildlife Management (3CR) Fall; Pre: None Field and laboratory methods used in game management. Census methods, history of management in legislation, law enforcement and careers in wildlife management. FWLD 122 Wildlife and Fisheries Techniques (3CR) Spring; Pre: None Provide a basic understanding of the biological principles involved in wildlife management. Upland game, waterfowl, big game, fisheries, and non-game. FWLD 243 Ornithology (4CR) Spring; Pre: None An introduction to the biology, classification, and identification of birds. Students will be required to use binoculars in this class and must provide this equipment on their own. FWLD 260 Fish and Wildlife Law (3CR) Spring; Pre: None The course introduces students to laws that protect and conserve fish, wildlife, and natural resources including federal and state laws (primarily ND laws). Included are other jurisdictional laws such as tribal laws and laws concerning border crossings. This course will discuss how laws are created and enforced. The course will also study court cases involving wildlife laws. Instructional methods include lecture, class discussions, and guest speakers. FWLD 296 Field Studies-Wildlife (1 to 3 CR) Fall, Spring; Pre: Departmental Consent An intensive examination of a research topic in wildlife. The subject of investigation is designed to meet the specific needs of individual students on an independent study basis. FORESTRY (FORS) FORS 250 Diseases of Trees & Shrubs (3CR) Fall; Pre: None In Diseases of Trees & Shrubs, students will learn how to properly diagnose and treat specific diseases, abiotic disorders, and insect pests which attack woody plants. FORS 255 Urban Trees and Shrubs (4CR) Fall; Pre: None A study of nomenclature, identification, and landscape characteristics of native and introduced deciduous and evergreen woody plants. FORS 260 Parks and Urban Greenspaces (3CR) Fall; Pre: None Students will explore the benefits of parks and innovative ways to incorporate parks and greenspace into cities. Such as building trails on abandoned train tracks, establishing community gardens, removing parking, and adding rooftop gardens. FORS 263 Urban Forest Management (3 CR) Spring; Pre: None Students will learn the principles of effective urban forest management including planning, cultural practices, organization, financial management and regulations affecting the management of urban trees. FORS 265 Arboricultural Practices (3CR) Fall; Pre: None Students will learn about the different types of climbing equipment and how it is used for pruning and tree removal. They will also be introduced to industry safety and quality standards, as well as how to recognize potential hazards and how to use these skills to create a safe work environment. FORS 273 Arboriculture I (3CR) Fall; Pre: None Students taking arboriculture will learn how to properly care for trees and shrubs. They will also learn about the biology, development, and growth of woody plants. A main focus of this course will be on modern principles of plant health care.