University of Illinois: Summer 2019 Online Graduate Courses


Date and Time:

Monday, May 13, 2019, 6:30pm to Thursday, August 1, 2019, 9:30pm

The University of Illinois' Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences is offering the following online graduate level courses for Summer 2019.

NRES 416: Forest Biology (3 credit hours)

Tuesdays 6:30 - 9:30* pm CDT (May 13 - Aug 1)

Increase your understanding of the interaction between biotic and abiotic components of forests as they relate to the structure, composition, health and function of forest ecosystems. Topics will include biogeochemical processes, genecology of trees, regeneration of forests, plant and animal disease interactions, and forest and landscape ecology. Great course for arboriculturists, landscape managers, park rangers, urban foresters, environmental educators, and timber resource managers.


NRES 472: Environmental Psychology (4 credit hours)

Thursdays 6:30 - 9:45* pm CDT (May 13 - Aug 1)

Interested in how people are affected by nature? How they decide on the value of natural resources? The most effective ways to work for change? This course covers the theory and research in environmental psychology. Topics include environmental perception, cognition, experience, values and emotion, perceived environmental quality, environmental hazards and risk perception, and conservation attitudes and behavior. Recommended for educators, environmental consultants and anyone interested in human behavior related to natural or built environments.


NRES 598: Principles of Environmental Toxicology (3 credit hours)

Asynchronous (May 13 - Aug 1)

A comprehensive examination of environmental contaminant pathways, fate and effect of toxic substances resulting from human activities, and the ecosystem effects of contaminants. Topics include an introduction to basic principles of toxicology, disucssion of differences in species' responses to toxicants, survey of major classes of toxicants, environmental exposures, toxicants in consumer products, ecotoxicology, and remediation of contaminated systems. Appropriate for educators and citizen scientists who want to know more about current environmental toxicology situations.

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