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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Conservation/Pre-Forestry (AS.CONSF)

Upon completion of this course sequence, conservation/pre-foresty students will receive an associate in science degree.

This program follows Math Pathway #4. Math requirements for a specific major may vary from one institution to another. Please consult with an academic counselor or academic advisor to confirm the pathway that is applicable to your major and transfer institution.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
ENG-120
Composition I

ENG-120
Composition I

Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


Course Outline

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3.0
MAT-130
College Algebra

MAT-130
College Algebra

Review of the real number system, radicals, equations, and exponents, relations and functions, logarithms, complex numbers, polynomials, and theory of equations. A graphing calculator is required. A graphing calculator is required. Ask instructor for calculator recommendation.


Course Outline

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3.0
BIO-100
Bio Science I

BIO-100
Bio Science I

This course provides an introduction to the fundamental processes and structures common to all living things along with their applications to society.


Course Outline

4.0
CHM-120
Gen, Organic & Biochemistry I

CHM-120
Gen, Organic & Biochemistry I

Fundamentals of inorganic chemistry including history, atomic theory, bonding, stoichiometry, gases, solids, solutions, chemical equilibria, acids, bases, salts, pH, and electrochemistry.

Course Outline

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4.0
ECO-231
Principles of Econ I (Macro)

ECO-231
Principles of Econ I (Macro)

Focuses on the nature and method of economics, basic supply and demand analysis, national income accounting, business cycles, inflation and unemployment, fiscal policy, money and banking, and monetary policy.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

17.0
Second Semester
ENG-121
Composition II

ENG-121
Composition II

Students will learn how to find, use, assess and document research sources, producing an extended writing project based primarily on library research.


Course Outline

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3.0
BIO-116
General Zoology

BIO-116
General Zoology

An introduction to the basic concepts of animal life and its diversity. Including: taxonomy, cellular and organismic structure and function, development and economic importance.


Course Outline

*
4.0
ECO-232
Prin Economics II (Micro)

ECO-232
Prin Economics II (Micro)

Focuses on free enterprise and the economic functions of government, advanced supply and demand analysis, pricing in competitive/non-competitive markets, and pricing in resource markets.


Course Outline

3.0
MUS-150
Music in Amer History/Culture

MUS-150
Music in Amer History/Culture

A survey of the musical forms and styles in the United States from the music of the early colonists to the popular music of today. Musical forms and styles are considered in their cultural context.

Course Outline

3.0
SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

16.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
BIO-111
General Botany

BIO-111
General Botany

A survey of the plant kingdom with emphasis on evolutionary advancements and the structure and function of plants and their economic importance.


Course Outline

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4.0
BIO-160
Introduction to Genetics

BIO-160
Introduction to Genetics

An introduction to the principles of genetics with emphasis on human heredity. Included are Mendelian genetics, hereditary disorders, gene expression, genetic engineering and population genetics.

Course Outline

3.0
AGR-205
Intro/Soil Science

AGR-205
Intro/Soil Science

Application of the basics in the physical, chemical, and biological aspects in soils. Soils of Illinois and Indiana are emphasized along with concepts of fertility, conservation, and field descriptions.

Course Outline

4.0
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Humanities and Fine Arts (IAI H)

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Humanities and Fine Arts (IAI H)

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

14.0
Second Semester
MAT-125
Statistics

MAT-125
Statistics

Application of elementary principles of descriptive statistics including frequency distribution, graphical presentation, measures of center, location and variation. Elements of probability, sampling techniques, binomial and normal distribution, correlation/regression and hypothesis testing. Graphing calculator and Excel required.


Course Outline

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3.0
BIO-212
Vertebrate Zoology

BIO-212
Vertebrate Zoology

Laboratory and field course. An in-depth study of North American vertebrates with emphasis on Illinois species. Includes taxonomy, distribution, habitats, adaptation, and economic importance.


Course Outline

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3.0
BIO-130
Environmental Science

BIO-130
Environmental Science

This course examines the principles that govern natural environments and human interconnections to them. Some topics include resource use, pollution, sustainability, energy, water, food, ecology, evolution, climate change, and population. Laboratory exercises include outdoor field studies and indoor hands-on exercises.

Course Outline

Course Objective

4.0
ESC-106
Intro Geographic Info Systems

ESC-106
Intro Geographic Info Systems

Introduction to basic Geographic Information Systems (GIS) concepts, using the ArcView GIS software program. Course will focus on developing both a theoretical background in the technology and real world applications using GIS techniques.

Course Outline

4.0
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Social/Behavioral Science (IAI S)

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Social/Behavioral Science (IAI S)

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

17.0

Total Program Hours

64.0
 

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