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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.

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FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
GEN
ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.


Course Outline

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GEN
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

*
3.0
GEN
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
GEN
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
GEN
CHM-120
General, Organic and Biochemistry I

CHM-120
General, Organic and 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
GEN
ECO-231
Principles of Economics I (Macro)

ECO-231
Principles of Economics 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
GEN
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

*
3.0
ELE
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
GEN
ECO-232
Principles of Economics II (Micro)

ECO-232
Principles of 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
ELE
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
GEN
COM-111
Intro to Speech Communication

COM-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
ELE
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

*
4.0
GEN
MUS-150
Music in American History & Culture

MUS-150
Music in American 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
ELE
ESC-106
Introduction to Geographic Info Systems

ESC-106
Introduction to 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
GEN
HIS-153
History/Culture of Third World

HIS-153
History/Culture of Third World

The course will introduce the student to history and culture in the third world from ancient civilizations to the modern era. This course will focus upon broad themes in history and culture and will examine those themes in each major historical era.

Course Outline

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GEN
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IAI Humanities

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IAI Humanities

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

14.0
Second Semester
GEN
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

*
3.0
ELE
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
GEN
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
ELE
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
GEN
POS-160
American National Government

POS-160
American National Government

The fundamental principles of the American Government are summarized. Such topics as federalism, civil liberties, citizenship, parties and elections, the Presidency, Congress, Judiciary, and national policies and politics are discussed within the framework of the American Constitutional system.

Course Outline

OR
GEN
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IAI Social/Behavioral Science

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IAI Social/Behavioral Science

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

17.0

Total Program Hours

64.0
Suggested Electives
ESC-114
Adv Geographic Info Systems

ESC-114
Adv Geographic Info Systems

This course provides an introduction to advanced applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) using ArcView and ArcInfo. Focus will be placed on technician level issues associated with data capture and accuracy associated with developing accurate information for geodatabase development.

Course Outline

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3.0
ANT-200
General Anthropology

ANT-200
General Anthropology

The course provides an introduction to cultural and physical anthropology. Human and animal behavior is studied by using the comparative method. Some of the topics covered are: religion, magic, kinship, sex roles, human evolution, race, archeology and primates.

Course Outline

3.0
GEO-140
World Geography

GEO-140
World Geography

This course is about the world's great realms, surveyed and discussed in geographic perspective. It links human society and culture to the world's natural environment and climates.

Course Outline

3.0
 
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Suggested Electives
ESC-114
Adv Geographic Info Systems

ESC-114
Adv Geographic Info Systems

This course provides an introduction to advanced applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) using ArcView and ArcInfo. Focus will be placed on technician level issues associated with data capture and accuracy associated with developing accurate information for geodatabase development.

Course Outline

*
3.0
ANT-200
General Anthropology

ANT-200
General Anthropology

The course provides an introduction to cultural and physical anthropology. Human and animal behavior is studied by using the comparative method. Some of the topics covered are: religion, magic, kinship, sex roles, human evolution, race, archeology and primates.

Course Outline

3.0
GEO-140
World Geography

GEO-140
World Geography

This course is about the world's great realms, surveyed and discussed in geographic perspective. It links human society and culture to the world's natural environment and climates.

Course Outline

3.0
×
Suggested Electives
ESC-114
Adv Geographic Info Systems

ESC-114
Adv Geographic Info Systems

This course provides an introduction to advanced applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) using ArcView and ArcInfo. Focus will be placed on technician level issues associated with data capture and accuracy associated with developing accurate information for geodatabase development.

Course Outline

*
3.0
ANT-200
General Anthropology

ANT-200
General Anthropology

The course provides an introduction to cultural and physical anthropology. Human and animal behavior is studied by using the comparative method. Some of the topics covered are: religion, magic, kinship, sex roles, human evolution, race, archeology and primates.

Course Outline

3.0
GEO-140
World Geography

GEO-140
World Geography

This course is about the world's great realms, surveyed and discussed in geographic perspective. It links human society and culture to the world's natural environment and climates.

Course Outline

3.0
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