Core Competencies (Student Learning Outcomes):
In addition to averaging at least 70% for the overall course grade, students must show:
- Ability to define wildlife management, describe how wildlife management has developed over the past century, and discuss the fundamental biological, ecological and behavioral factors that impact free-roaming animals.
- Proficiency in developing a quantitative life table of demographic data to predict growth and other population parameters for wildlife populations.
- Mastery of knowledge of environmental factors and demographic factors that affect population growth, harvesting, and ecological relationships with other wildlife species.
- Ability to analyze a wild animal’s use of physical space and use quantitative approaches to measure and evaluate an animal’s home range area.
- Mastery of knowledge of the habitat requirements of wild animals in North America and the principle management methods used in various habitat types for wildlife populations.
- Demonstrate ability to collect reliable field data and literary information to write a research paper on wild animal behavior and a term paper on a wild animal’s life history traits and management methods