WLDM 310: Wildlife Management Techniques
Field and laboratory techniques used in wildlife management and research. Determining age and food habits, population analysis, habitat analysis, and introduction to research.
WLDM 311: Wildlife Diseases
Basic mechanisms of diseases as they occur in wildlife populations; interplay of habitat requirements, individual physiological requirements and disease producing mechanisms of various wildlife species.
WLDM 375: Conservation of Natural Resources
Principles and philosophies associated with the development, management, and use of natural resources are studied in the relationship to the ecological and social implications inherent in management alternatives involving the natural environment and use of renewable natural resources.
WLDM 385: Fish and Wildlife Laws and Administration
A review and analysis of state and federal laws and international treaties and conventions affecting fish and wildlife; their application and administration. The organizational structure of state, federal and international agencies; their objectives, policies and practices.
WLDM 399:Cooperative Education
Designed to offer students the opportunity to integrate academic study with work experience that is applicable to their major or minor.
WLDM 401: Population Dynamics
An introduction to population biology, including models of simple population growth, competition, and predator-prey interactions; demographic rates and life tables; and techniques for estimating demographic parameters.
WLDM 405: Urban Wildlife and Fisheries
Urban wildlife and fisheries trains students to establish and maintain diverse, self-sustaining urban wildlife and fish populations at levels in harmony with ecological, social and economic values of the human community. Includes discussions on conservation education as a tool for furthering urban wildlife and fish appreciation.
WLDM 426:Big Game Ecology and Management
Survey of distribution and life histories of North American big game species. Productivity, food habits, economic significance and management will be examined. Will include a study of current management strategies employed on deer farms in North America with a focus on the Texas deer industry and impacts on traditional wildlife management.
A field course in which students capture, measure, and mark animals; collect descriptive measures of vegetation that characterize wildlife habitat components; and record field observations using a journal. This course requires a one-week field trip at student’s expense.
WLDM 484: Internship
Formally arranged and approved on-the-job training with a cooperating sponsor in government or private sectors of the wildlife management or natural resources field.
A review of current issues and developments in wildlife management and natural resources; professional opportunities and responsibilities; individual investigations and reports using scientific and popular literature.
WLDM 486: Problems
Individualized study of current topics in wildlife management, natural resource management or a supporting discipline. Specific content and credit dependent upon student's interests, needs, and depth of study.
WLDM 490: Special Topics
Selected topics in wildlife and natural resource management.
WLDM 590:Special Topics
Selected topics in the wildlife sciences.