Course List - Riverland

Natural Resources Conservation

Required Core Courses (16 credits)

  Course # Course Name Credits  
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BIOL1010
Principles of Environmental Science (Goal 3 & 10)

This course covers general ecological principles related to human impacts on the environment. Environmental problems including population, land use, resources, energy, water pollution, and air pollution will be addressed.         

MnTC (Goals 3/NS and 10/PE); (3 Cr - 2 lect, 1 lab) 

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LENR1100
Introduction to Global Positioning System (GPS)

This course provides students with an overview of portable global positioning systems (GPS). The course familiarizes students with GPS and GPS applications. This course will also enable students to locate given positions and safely return to the point of origin. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)

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LENR1110
Wildlife Identification

This course provides the students a comprehensive overview of small game, big game, birds, and fish for the purpose of proper identification. It prepares students to identify wild game in the field as required of a Conservation Officer. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in the Law Enforcement and/or Criminal Justice program or be a graduate with a degree in Law Enforcement and/or Criminal Justice. (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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LENR1120
Minnesota Environmental Statutes

This course familiarizes students with the various Minnesota Department of Natural Resources game and fish laws established to protect various species and the environment. Students are introduced to the hunting and fishing laws through the use of state regulation books for the given seasons. It also covers statutes protecting the environment. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in the Law Enforcement and/or Criminal Justice program or be a graduate with a degree in Law Enforcement and/or Criminal Justice. (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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LENR1150
Field Experience for Environmental Conservation

This course familiarizes students with the different aspects and varied duties of the role of a Conservation Officer. Students job shadow conservation officers. Students also volunteer at the many regional environmental facilities available to them such as the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center, Helmer Myre State Park, Eagle Bluff Environmental Center, and the state fish hatchery in Lanesboro. Students experience the diversity and demands of our rich environmental gifts. 150 hours of volunteer time as well as classroom time will be needed to complete this course. (5 Cr - 0 lect, 5 lab)

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Last Updated: December 7, 2011