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The School of the Environment is excited to announce that as of Fall 2018 all of our courses will have the prefix “SOE”.  We are retiring our old prefixes “ENVR SCI”, “GEOL”, and “NATRS”.  For a complete list of course changes >>

SOE 100 An Introduction to Our Environment: Geology, Ecology, and Environmental Stewardship 1cr. A holistic understanding of the Earth’s environment; knowledge of geology, ecology, environmental science, and human political dimensions; basic comprehension of environmental issues. (Formerly NATRS 100).

SOE 101 [PSCI] Introduction to Geology 4cr. (3-3) Introductory physical geology for non-science majors; emphasis on western US. Credit not granted for both SOE 101 and 102. (Formerly GEOLOGY 101).

SOE 102 Physical Geology 4cr. (3-3) Course Prerequisite: MATH 103, 106, 140, or 171, or concurrent enrollment in any of these. Modern concepts of earth science; mineral rock, resource, and map study. Field trip required. Credit not granted for both SOE 101 and 102. (Formerly GEOLOGY 102).

SOE 103 [PSCI] Other Worlds: Comparative Planetology of our Solar System 3 cr. Study of the geological processes and environments on planets and moons of our solar system. (Formerly GEOLOGY 103).

SOE 105 [PSCI] Natural Resources and Natural Hazards 3cr Course Prerequisite: MATH 103 or higher with a C or better, or a minimum ALEKS math placement score of 45%. Survey of key natural resources, the physical processes by which nature and society produce those resources, and the processes of related natural hazards. (Formerly ENVR SCI 102.)

SOE 110 [BSCI] The Environment, Human Life, and Sustainability 4cr. (3-3) Interactions between humans and their environment; multidisciplinary introduction to environmental concepts and concerns. (Formerly ENVR SCI 101).

SOE 204 Introduction to Measurements and Computers in Natural Resources 2cr. (1-3) Course Prerequisite: MATH 107, MATH 106/108, MATH 108 with concurrent enrollment if 106 is complete, MATH 140, MATH 171, or MATH 202. Introduction to basic concepts, field techniques and the use of spread sheets in natural resources. Field trips required. (Formerly NATRS 204).

SOE 207 Geology Field Camp 3cr. (0-9) Course Prerequisite: SOE 101; SOE 210. Introduction to geologic field methods; basic geologic mapping. (Formerly GEOLOGY 307).

SOE 210 [PSCI] Earth’s History and Evolution 4cr. (3-3) Introduction to earth’s history and evolution through observations, data collection and analysis, readings and writing exercises. Two field trips required. (Formerly GEOLOGY 210).

SOE 230 [PSCI] Introductory Oceanography 3cr. Interdisciplinary study of ocean systems: marine geology, chemistry, physics and biology; oceans’ influence on climate and response to human activity. (Formerly GEOLOGY 230).

SOE 250 [PSCI] Introduction to Earth System Science 3cr. Course Prerequisite: SOE 110 or BIOLOGY 106, each with a C or better. Earth’s fundamental systems (the geo-, atmo-, hydro-, and bio-spheres) in the context of global change. Recommended: CHEM 101 or 105. (Formerly ENVR SCI 250).

SOE 275 Rivers: Form, Function, and Management 3cr. Introduction to rivers, stream ecology, and restoration. (Formerly ENVR SCI 275).

SOE 285 The Science and Policy of Climate Change 3cr. Course Prerequisite: SOE 110. The science of the climate system; the case for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and the best policies to do so. (Formerly ENVR SCI 285).

SOE 300 Natural Resource Ecology 3cr. Ecology as applied to management of natural resource ecosystems; biological diversity, conservation biology, global climate change in natural resource ecology. Field trips required. (Formerly NATRS 300).

SOE 301 Forest Plants and Ecosystems 3cr. (2-3) Course Prerequisite: SOE 300 or concurrent enrollment. Identification and ecology of forest plants with emphasis on trees and the ecosystems in which they occur. Field trips required. (Formerly NATRS 301).

SOE 302 Arid Land Plants and Ecosystems 3cr. (2-3) Course Prerequisite: SOE 300; SOE 301. Identification and ecology of arid land plants (trees, shrubs, grasses, forbs) and the ecosystems in which they occur. Field trips required. (Formerly NATRS 302).

SOE 303 Environmental Geology 3cr. Course Prerequisite: SOE 101 or 102. Geological hazards and geologic problems associated with human activities. Required field trip. (Formerly GEOLOGY 303).

SOE 304 Ecosystem Field Measurements 4cr. (3-3) Course Prerequisites: SOE 204; SOE 300 or concurrent enrollment; SOE 301 or concurrent enrollment. Fixed-area sampling and analytical techniques for assessing count and continuous variables are presented; variable radius sampling methods for forests and biomass estimation procedures for grassland and shrub lands are introduced. (Formerly NATRS 304).

SOE 305 Silviculture 3cr. Course Prerequisite: SOE 204; SOE 300; SOE 301. Stand dynamics, natural regeneration methods, intermediate stand treatment, relationships of natural resource management to silvicultural practice. Field trips required. (Formerly NATRS 305).

SOE 310 Methods in Wildlife Ecology 4cr. (3-3) Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 106; BIOLOGY 107. Field and laboratory sampling techniques in wildlife research and management. (Formerly NATRS 310).

SOE 311 Modeling the Environment 4cr. (3-3) Construction and testing of computer simulation models of environmental systems. (Formerly ENVR SCI 310). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

SOE 312 [DIVR] Natural Resources, Society, and the Environment 3cr. Social views of natural resources; processes by which these views are developed and expressed; social conflict over natural resources. (Formerly NATRS 312).

SOE 315 Water and the Earth 3cr. (2-3) Course Prerequisite: CHEM 102 or 106; one of MATH 108, 140, 171, 172, 182, 201, 202, ENGR 107, or a minimum ALEKS math placement score of 70%; one of SOE 101, SOE 102, PHYSICS 101, or PHYSICS 201. Global hydrologic cycle, including rivers and weathering, groundwater, rainwater and the atmosphere, oceans, human impacts. Field research required. (Formerly GEOLOGY 315).

SOE 318 Wildlife Genetics 3cr. Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 106; BIOLOGY 107; MATH 106. Application of genetic tools for wildlife conservation and management, including forensics, detection of rare species, and population estimation. (Formerly NATRS 318). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

SOE 320 Sedimentary Petrology and Sedimentation 3cr. (2-3) Course Prerequisite: SOE 350. Sedimentary rock composition and origins applying fundamental principles of sedimentology. Field trip required. (Formerly GEOLOGY 320).

SOE 322 Geology of the Pacific Northwest 3cr. Course Prerequisite: SOE 101 or 102. Physical geology of the Pacific Northwest focusing on geological processes important in its evolution. Field trips required. (Formerly GEOLOGY 322).

SOE 335 [M] Environmental Policy 3cr. Course Prerequisite: SOE 110. Global, national, and regional environmental issues and policy. (Formerly ENVR SCI 335).

SOE 340 [M] Structural Geology 4cr. (3-3) Course Prerequisite: MATH 106; MATH 108; SOE 210. Basic understanding and techniques of working in deformed rocks in mountain belts. Field trip required. (Formerly GEOLOGY 340).

SOE 350 Mineralogy and Crystallography 4cr. (2-6) Course Prerequisite: CHEM 101 or 105; SOE 101, 102, or 210. Composition, physical properties, structure, crystallography, identification, and origin of minerals. Field trip required. (Formerly GEOLOGY 350).

SOE 390 Living on the Edge: Global Climate Change and Earth History 3cr. Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Global earth system: ocean, earth, atmosphere, biosphere, and cryosphere; human impact on the climate system; climate change data predictions; debates. (Formerly GEOLOGY 390).

SOE 402 Human Health and the Environment 3cr. Problem-solving approach to adverse effects on human health caused by contamination of environmental media or anthropogenic changes in ecosystems. (Formerly ENVR SCI 402).

SOE 403 Sampling for Terrestrial Ecosystem Management 3cr. (2-3) Course Prerequisites: SOE 204; STAT 212 or 412. Simple random sampling, stratified sampling, and sampling in proportion to importance; foundation presented for selecting a sampling scheme, implementing it in the field, and assessing variance. (Formerly NATRS 404).

SOE 404 [CAPS] [M] The Ecosystem 3cr. Course Prerequisite: SOE 110; BIOLOGY 106; BIOLOGY 372 or concurrent enrollment; junior standing. Ecosystem organization and processes; theory and applications to contemporary environmental problems. (Formerly ENVR SCI 404).

SOE 405 Near Surface Geophysics 4cr. (3-3) Exploration of near surface geophysics techniques as applicable, but not limited to, groundwater analysis, environmental remediation, archaeology, and natural resources detection. (Formerly GEOLOGY 405).

SOE 408 [CAPS] [M] Field Geology 3cr. (0-9) Course Prerequisite: SOE 207; SOE 340; SOE 350; senior standing. Advanced field problems and methods; data interpretation and report preparation. (Formerly GEOLOGY 408). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

SOE 411 [M] Limnology and Aquatic Ecosystem Management 3cr. (2-3) Introduction to the science and management of aquatic ecosystems, emphasizing lakes. (Formerly NATRS 411).

SOE 412 [M] Global Biogeochemistry 3cr. Cycles of biogeochemically important elements and anthropogenic changes to those cycles in terrestrial and aquatic environments on a global scale. Field trip required. Credit not granted for both SOE 412 and SOE 512. (Formerly ENVR SCI 410). Offered at 400 and 500 level.

SOE 416 Soil Processes in the Earth’s Critical Zone 3cr. Soil geochemistry and processes; theory and applications with a focus on reactions at the solid, liquid, and gaseous interface between the lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. (Crosslisted course offered as SOE 416/516, SOIL SCI 416/516). Credit not granted for both SOE/SOIL SCI 416 and SOE/SOIL SCI 516. Recommended preparation: Basic knowledge of soils (e.g. SOIL SCI 201 or equivalent; CHEM 106; PHYSICS 102). (SOE 416/516 formerly GEOLOGY 416/516). Offered at 400 and 500 level.

SOE 417 Fisheries Science and Management 3cr. Course Prerequisite: SOE 411 or BIOLOGY 412; STAT 212 or MATH 171. Background on the development of fisheries science and examination of the natural and social scientific theories and techniques applied to the management of fisheries. (Formerly ENVR SCI 417).

SOE 420 Long-term Research in Forest Ecosystems: Old-growth Forests of Yosemite National Park 3cr. Course Prerequisite: By instructor permission. Field research methods course in forest ecosystems at site in old-growth mixed-conifer forest in Yosemite National Park. Course usually runs in late May. (Formerly NATRS 420).

SOE 430 Introduction to Wildland Fire 3cr. Course Prerequisite: SOE 300; SOE 301. Physical nature and behavior of wildland fire; the fire environment; fire ecology; practice of wildland fire management. Field trip required. (Formerly NATRS 430).

SOE 431 Wildlife Nutrition 3cr. (2-3) Nutritional requirements and interactions of wildlife populations. (Formerly NATRS 431). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

SOE 435 Wildlife Ecology 4cr. (3-3) Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 372 or SOE 300; STAT 212 or 412; junior standing. The ecology of wildlife species and the contributing biological processes. Overnight field trip required. (Formerly NATRS 435/535).

SOE 438 Natural Resource and Environmental Policy and Law 3cr. Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Development, content and implementation of natural resources and environmental policy and law in the U.S. Emphasis on both historical development and current issues in this field. . Recommended preparation: SOE 312. (Formerly NATRS 438).

SOE 441 Population Ecology and Conservation 4cr. (3-3) Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 372 or SOE 300; STAT 212 or 412. Ecology, conservation, management of vertebrate populations, especially threatened and endangered species; designed for wildlife and conservation biology majors. (Formerly NATRS 441).

SOE 444 Environmental Assessment 3cr. Environmental impact statements and their national and state policy frameworks, methods of assessment, and team preparation of an impact statement. Credit not granted for both SOE 444 and SOE 544. (Formerly ENVR SCI 444/544). Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

SOE 445 Hazardous Waste Management 3cr.Environmental, technical, and political aspects of hazardous waste management; evaluative methods, risk assessment, and current management requirements. Credit not granted for both ENVR SCI 445 and ENVR SCI 545. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

SOE 446 [M] Wildlife Habitat Ecology 3cr. (2-3) Course Prerequisite: SOIL SCI 368 or concurrent enrollment. The ecology of how wildlife use, respond to, and affect resources in their environment. (Formerly NATRS 446).

SOE 450 [M] Conservation Biology 3cr. Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Patterns of biological diversity, factors producing changes in diversity, values of diversity, management principles applied to small populations, protected areas, landscape linkages, biotic integrity, restoration, legal issues and funding sources. (Formerly NATRS 450/550).

SOE 454 [CAPS] [M] Restoration Ecology 3cr. (2-3) Course Prerequisite: Senior standing. Ecological principles used to restore biological communities; ecological processes and species on degraded landscapes. (Formerly NATRS 454).

SOE 460 Biotechnology and the Environment 3cr. Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 106, 107, or 120; 3 credit hours CHEM. Benefits, regulations, and human and environmental impacts of biotechnology used for crop protection, agricultural and energy production, and environmental remediation and management. (Crosslisted course offered as ENTOM 460, SOE 460). (SOE 460 formerly ENVR SCI 460).

SOE 461 Watershed Management 3cr. Principles and practices of management of forest and rangelands for protection, maintenance, and improvement of water resource values. Field trip required. Recommended preparation: SOE 204 or sufficient background in spreadsheets. (Formerly NATRS 460/560).

SOE 463 Water in the Environment 3cr.Course Prerequisite: One semester of MATH 140, 171, PHYSICS 101, 201, or 205. Water flows in the natural environment, including cloud formation, rainfall, evaporation, infiltration, groundwater, river flows, lakes, estuaries, mixing, and erosion. (Formerly ENVR SCI 463).

SOE 464 [M] Landscape Ecology 3cr. (2-3) Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Linkages between spatial patterns and processes in a variety of landscapes and the qualitative tools used in the investigation of these linkages. (Formerly NATRS 464).

SOE 465 Aquatic Microbial Ecology 2cr. Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 372. Biological, ecological and environmental impact of microbes in aquatic systems. (Formerly ENVR SCI 465).

SOE 470 Introduction to Economic Geology 3cr. (2-3) Course Prerequisite: SOE 340; SOE 350. Genesis, evolution and tectonic setting of ore deposits combining theory, description, and detailed hand specimen analysis. Field trip to major mining districts. (Formerly GEOLOGY 470). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

SOE 471 International Wildlife Conservation 3cr. Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. A broad survey of international wildlife conservation that touches on biological, social, and political aspects of wildlife management; focus on understanding the unique challenges that are encountered in the international arena. (Formerly NATRS 470).

SOE 474 Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 4cr. (3-3) Course Prerequisite: MATH 171; CHEM 101 or 105; CHEM 102 or 106; PHYSICS 102 or 201; SOE 101, 102, or 210; junior standing. Earth’s operations as described by sub-disciplines of geology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics; earth’s composition as related to solar system formation.

SOE 475 Groundwater 3cr. (2-3) Course Prerequisite: CE 317 or SOE 315; MATH 140 or concurrent enrollment, or MATH 172 or 182 or concurrent enrollment. Introduction to groundwater occurrence, movement, quality, and resource management, emphasizing physical and biogeochemical principles. Field trip required. (Crosslisted course offered as SOE 475, CE 475). (SOE 475 formerly GEOLOGY 475). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

SOE 483 Sustainability: Applied Improvement or Promotion Projects 3cr. Course Prerequisite: Minimum 3 credits of [PSCI] or [BSCI]; senior standing. An applied multidisciplinary introduction to sustainability; classroom learning followed with an applied sustainability improvement or promotion project for Washington State University. (Formerly ENVR SCI 483).

SOE 485 Disturbance Ecology 3cr. (2-3) Course Prerequisite: SOE 204; SOE 301; SOE 302 or concurrent enrollment. Fire, disease, and other disturbances are primary drivers of structure and composition in terrestrial ecosystems; study of management of insect outbreaks and fungal organisms in combination with fire and other disturbances. (Formerly NATRS 485).

SOE 491 Senior Seminar 1cr. Course Prerequisite: Senior standing. Recommended preparation: Certification in a science, mathematics, or engineering program. (Formerly ENVR SCI 491).

SOE 492 Special Topics V 1-3cr. May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Specialized topics within the discipline; content will vary each term. Open to all SOE majors. (Formerly ENVR SCI 492). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

SOE 495 Undergraduate Internship V 1-12cr. May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Course Prerequisite: By interview only. Practical experience in appropriate agencies; for career students in earth science, environment and ecosystem science, forestry, and wildlife. (Formerly ENVR SCI 495).

SOE 498 Seminar 1cr. May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 3 hours. Research papers presented by students, faculty, and visiting scientists on geological research. Credit not granted for both SOE 498 and SOE 598. (Formerly GEOLOGY 498/598). Offered at 400 and 500 level. S, F grading.

SOE 499 Special Problems V 1-4cr. May be repeated for credit. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. (Formerly ENVR SCI 499). S, F grading.

SOE 501 Graduate Skills Seminar 1cr. Seminar designed to introduce first year graduate students to the science graduate program; roles and responsibilities of graduate students, teaching assistants and researchers. Formerly ENVR SCI 501). S, F grading.

SOE 505 Geodynamics 4cr. (3-3) Overview of topics in geodynamics including conductive and convective heat transfer, mantle convection, plate flexure, faulting, and plate tectonics. Recommended preparation: Calculus and introductory physics.

SOE 510 Species Distribution Modeling 3cr. Theory and application of species distribution models, including niche, occupancy, and spatial capture-recapture models; manipulation of spatial data and software packages (ArcGIS, R, MaxEnt, PRESENCE). (Formerly ENVR SCI 510). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

SOE 512 [M] Global Biogeochemistry 3cr. Cycles of biogeochemically important elements and anthropogenic changes to those cycles in terrestrial and aquatic environments on a global scale. Field trip required. Credit not granted for both SOE 412 and SOE 512. (Formerly ENVR SCI 410). Offered at 400 and 500 level.

SOE 516 Soil Processes in the Earth’s Critical Zone 3cr. Soil geochemistry and processes; theory and applications with a focus on reactions at the solid, liquid, and gaseous interface between the lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. (Crosslisted course offered as SOE 416/516, SOIL SCI 416/516). Credit not granted for both SOE/SOIL SCI 416 and SOE/SOIL SCI 516. Recommended preparation: Basic knowledge of soils (e.g. SOIL SCI 201 or equivalent; CHEM 106; PHYSICS 102). (SOE 416/516 formerly GEOLOGY 416/516). Offered at 400 and 500 level.

SOE 520 Radiation Instrumentation 3cr. (2-3) Methods for analysis of radiation and radiative materials, including use of radiation monitoring equipment and analysis of instrument data. (Formerly ENVR SCI 520).

SOE 521 Uses and Regulation of Radiation 3cr. Uses and regulation of radiation and radioactive materials in medicine, industry, power production, and scientific research. Required preparation: ENVR SCI 406. (Formerly ENVR SCI 521).

SOE 524 Advanced Topics in Sedimentology 3cr. (2-3) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Modern aspects of sedimentary rocks. Field trip required. (Formerly GEOLOGY 520). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

SOE 531 Fundamentals of Environmental Toxicology 3cr. Fundamentals of toxicology; environmental fate and biological deposition and effects of natural products, drugs, food chemicals, and pollutants. (Formerly ENVR SCI 531).

SOE 532 Applied Environmental Toxicology 3cr. Course Prerequisite: SOE 531 or PHARMSCI 505. Overview of the field of environmental toxicology; interactions of zenobiotics with natural systems. (Formerly ENVR SCI 532).

SOE 535 Integrated Water Resources Science and Management 3cr. Introduction to the physical, social, and cultural drivers that shape how water is managed within the larger environmental and human landscape. (Formerly ENVR SCI 535).

SOE 540 Agroecology 3cr. Social and ecological aspects of agriculture and human food systems. (Formerly ENVR SCI 540).

SOE 541 Orogenic Systems 3cr. (2-3) Detailed analysis of the construction of mountain belts. Field trip required. Recommended preparation: B.S. in Geology or related field. (Formerly GEOLOGY 541). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

SOE 542 Extensional Tectonics 3cr. Case study of Western US Basin and Range Province to explore processes and dynamics of extensional tectonics. Field trip required. Recommended preparation: B.S. in Geology or a related field.

SOE 544 Environmental Assessment 3cr. Environmental impact statements and their national and state policy frameworks, methods of assessment, and team preparation of an impact statement. Credit not granted for both SOE 444 and SOE 544. (Formerly ENVR SCI 444/544). Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

SOE 545 Hazardous Waste Management 3cr. Environmental, technical, and political aspects of hazardous waste management; evaluative methods, risk assessment, and current management requirements. Credit not granted for both ENVR SCI 445 and ENVR SCI 545. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

SOE 548 Applied Spatial Ecology 3cr. Foundational research principles in spatial ecology applied to new data; production of methods and results sections suitable for publication, using R and GIS programming. Recommended preparation: Introductory-level experience with R and ArcGIS.

SOE 555 System Dynamics Models of Environmental Systems 3cr. Analysis of environmental system dynamics; development and uses of simulation models using the Stella software on Macintosh. (Formerly ENVR SCI 550). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

SOE 556 Foraging Ecology of Herbivores 2cr. Synthesis of foraging behavior concepts including nutritive quality of forages, digestive and metabolic constraints, and diet and habitat selection. (Formerly NATRS 556). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

SOE 560 Advanced Igneous Petrology 3cr. (2-3) Origin, evolution, and tectonic significance of igneous rocks. Field trip required. (Formerly GEOLOGY 560). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

SOE 562 Watershed Biogeochemistry 3cr.Sources, transformations, fates and impacts of biogeochemically important compounds as they move downstream through watersheds to the coastal zone. (Formerly GEOLOGY 562).

SOE 577 Advanced Environmental Hydrology 3cr. Principles, dynamics, interactions, and calculations of water flow in the environment (rivers, lakes, groundwater, soil and plant water, atmospheric boundary layer). Recommended preparation: college-level physics, multivariate calculus, and introduction to hydrology. (Formerly ENVR SCI 577).

SOE 583 Radiogenic Isotopes and Geochronology 3cr. Radiogenic isotopes and their uses as chronometers (radiometric dating) and as tracers of earth evolution and differentiation. (Formerly GEOLOGY 583). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

SOE 584 Stable Isotope Geochemistry 3cr. Principles and applications of isotope geochemistry in the geological sciences. (Formerly GEOLOGY 584). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

SOE 592 Advanced Topics in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences V 1-4cr. May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 hours. Course Prerequisite: By instructor permission. (Formerly ENVR SCI 592).

SOE 593 Graduate Seminar in Earth and Environmental Sciences 1cr. May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 hours. (Formerly ENVR SCI 593).

SOE 594 Environmental and Natural Resources Issues and Ethics 3cr. Ethical systems applied to natural resources; issues of professionalism and ethics in natural resource management. (Formerly NATRS 594). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

SOE 597 Advanced Topics in Geology V 1-4cr. May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Topics of current interest in geology. (Formerly GEOLOGY 597).

SOE 598 Seminar 1cr. May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 3 hours. Research papers presented by students, faculty, and visiting scientists on geological research. Credit not granted for both SOE 498 and SOE 598. (Formerly GEOLOGY 498/598). Offered at 400 and 500 level. S, F grading.

SOE 600 Special Projects or Independent Study V 1-18cr. May be repeated for credit. Independent study, special projects, and/or internships. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor before enrolling in 600 credit, which cannot be used toward the core graded credits required for a graduate degree. (Formerly ENVR SCI 600). S, F grading.

SOE 700 Master’s Research, Thesis, and/or Examination V 1-18cr. May be repeated for credit. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their master’s research, thesis and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 700 credit. (Formerly ENVR SCI 700). S, U grading.

SOE 702 Master’s Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination V 1-18cr. May be repeated for credit. Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master’s degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. (Formerly ENVR SCI 702). S, U grading.

SOE 800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination V 1-18cr. May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to a School of the Environment PhD program. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their doctoral research, dissertation and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 800 credit. (Formerly ENVR SCI 800). S, U grading.