Courses

RS 300  Rangeland Conservation and Stewardship  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Conservation and management of rangeland-ecosystem values using sustainable practices.
Prerequisite: BZ 120 or LIFE 102.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 310  Rangeland and Forest Ecogeography  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Also Offered As: F 310.
Course Description: Distribution of wildland plant communities and identification of important grasses, forbs, shrubs, and trees common to North America.
Prerequisite: BZ 101 or BZ 104 or BZ 110 or BZ 120 or LIFE 102.
Registration Information: Must have concurrent registration in RS 312. Must register for lecture and laboratory. Credit not allowed for both RS 310 and F 310.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 312  Rangeland Plant Identification Lab  Credit: 1 (0-2-0)

Course Description: Identification of characteristic grasses, forbs, and shrubs common to North American rangelands.
Prerequisite: RS 310, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: Must have concurrent registration in RS 310.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 329  Rangeland Assessment  Credit: 1 (0-3-0)

Course Description: Five-day intensive field-based course on principles of rangeland ecosystem assessment.
Prerequisite: (F 310 or RS 310) and (RS 300 and SOCR 240).
Term Offered: Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

RS 331  Wildland Plants and Plant Communities  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Distribution of non-forested wildland plant communities and important plant species in the western United States.
Prerequisite: BZ 223 or NR 220.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory. Required field trips. Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 351  Wildland Ecosystems in a Changing World  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Understanding and conserving non-forested wildland ecosystems, processes, and services under changing environmental conditions.
Prerequisite: (LIFE 320 or LAND 220 or LIFE 220) and (SOCR 240).
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory. Required field trips.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 400  Rangeland Improvements  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Improvement of rangelands through biological and cultural methods; management of improved rangelands.
Prerequisite: RS 300 or SOCR 320.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 420  Grass Taxonomy  Credits: 3 (1-4-0)

Course Description: Anatomy, morphology, and identification of grasses.
Prerequisite: BZ 223.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 432  Rangeland Measurements and Monitoring  Credits: 2 (1-3-0)

Course Description: Vegetation sampling and field measurements emphasizing applications for monitoring and adaptive management.
Prerequisite: (NR 220 and RS 300, may be taken concurrently) and (STAT 201 or STAT 301 or STAT 307).
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

RS 452  Rangeland Herbivore Ecology and Management  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Ecology and management of large ungulate herbivores including consumer functions at organismal and ecosystem levels.
Prerequisite: (RS 300) and (LAND 220 or LIFE 220 or LIFE 320).
Registration Information: Voluntary field trips.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 470  Rangeland Economics and Analysis  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Economics of rangeland resource use; analytical techniques for allocation of rangeland resources.
Prerequisite: (AREC 202 or ECON 202) and (RS 300).
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 471  Rangeland Planning and Grazing Management  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Definition of grazing management, grazing systems. Synthesis of animal, plant responses to grazing management. Structure, function of rangeland planning.
Prerequisite: RS 300 or SOCR 320.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 472  Rangeland Ecosystem Planning  Credits: 4 (1-6-0)

Course Description: Range allotment, ranch, and restoration planning.
Prerequisite: RS 471.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory. Required field trips.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 478  Ecological Restoration  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Analysis of environmental factors influencing restoration of disturbed lands and practices for successful restoration of disturbed ecosystems.
Prerequisite: (BZ 450 or LAND 220 or LIFE 220 or LIFE 320) and (SOCR 240).
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both RS 478 and NR 678.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 495  Independent Study-Rangeland Ecosystems  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 496  Group Study-Rangeland Ecosystem  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 500  Advanced Rangeland Management  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Rangeland management concepts.
Prerequisite: LAND 220 or LIFE 320 or NR 220 or LIFE 220.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 501  Range Habitat Manipulation  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Improvement of range habitats and effects on ecosystem components.
Prerequisite: RS 300 or SOCR 320.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 520  Range Issues and Policy  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Explores and evaluates current issues and policies concerning range use.
Prerequisite: RS 300 or SOCR 320.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 531  World Grassland Ecogeography  Credits: 3 (2-3-0)

Course Description: Distribution, climate, and structure of the world's major grasslands with emphasis on North America.
Prerequisite: BZ 223.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory. Required field trips. Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 532  Rangeland Ecosystem Sampling  Credits: 3 (1-3-1)

Course Description: Measurement, analysis techniques for rangeland vegetation. Applications to management emphasized.
Prerequisite: (STAT 301) and (LAND 220 or LIFE 320 or NR 220 or LIFE 220).
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both RS 532 and RS 432. Required field trips.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

RS 552  Range Animal Production and Management  Credits: 4 (3-0-1)

Course Description: Biological and ecological basis for production of meat from rangelands.
Prerequisite: LAND 220 or LIFE 320 or NR 220 or LIFE 220.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 565  Riparian Ecology and Management  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Analysis of interactions among biotic and abiotic processes as relates to the ecology and management of riparian systems, emphasizing case studies.
Prerequisite: LAND 220 or LIFE 220 or LIFE 320.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory. Required field trips.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 630  Ecology of Grasslands and Shrublands  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Distributions and climatic controls on grassland and shrubland plant communities.
Prerequisite: NR 565.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 640  Vegetation-Environment Analysis  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Multivariate analyses and ecological interpretations of vegetation communities.
Prerequisite: STAT 301.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 651  Primary Production and Decomposition  Credits: 4 (3-2-0)

Course Description: Energy transformations within primary producer compartment; dissipation of ecosystem biomass by decomposers, mineralization.
Prerequisite: BZ 440 and SOCR 100 to 481 - at least 1 course.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory. Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 693  Seminar  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 695  Independent Study-Rangeland Ecosystem  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 696  Group Study-Rangeland Ecosystem  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 698  Research  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 699  Thesis  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 793  Seminar  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 795  Independent Study-Rangeland Ecosystem  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 798  Research  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

RS 799  Dissertation  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.