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EVSP330 - Fish and Wildlife Policies, Programs, and Issues

Course Details

Course Code: EVSP330 Course ID: 2943 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course focuses on national fish and wildlife policy, programs, and contemporary issues. Topics addressed in the course include historical and contemporary fish and wildlife policy; major fish and wildlife federal, state, and local programs; economic incentives and disincentives associated with fish and wildlife; and non-U.S. approaches to fish and wildlife issues.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session
10/28/19 - 04/03/20 04/06/20 - 05/31/20 Spring 2020 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

  • LO-1 Describe the history and philosophy of fisheries and wildlife use in the United States prior to the early 20th century.
  • LO-2 Demonstrate knowledge of the legal authorities of Federal fisheries and wildlife management in the United States.
  • LO-3 Compare public and private interests in fisheries and wildlife management.
  • LO-4 Analyze the key components of various management approaches for fisheries and wildlife conservation.
  • LO-5 Discuss incentives used for wildlife and fisheries conservation and habitat management.
  • LO-6 Summarize the protection of species and wildlife habitat via Environmental Impact Assessments and the Endangered Species Act.
NameGrade %
Forums 24.00 %
Forum 1 3.00 %
Forum 2 3.00 %
Forum 3 3.00 %
Forum 4 3.00 %
Forum 5 3.00 %
Forum 6 3.00 %
Forum 7 3.00 %
Forum 8 3.00 %
Homework 60.00 %
Homework 1 (Wk 2) 10.00 %
Homework 2 (Wk 3) 10.00 %
Homework 3 (Wk 4) 10.00 %
Homework 4 (Wk 5) 10.00 %
Homework 5 (Wk 6) 10.00 %
Homework 6 (Wk 8) 10.00 %
Final Project 16.00 %
PowerPoint Project - Due Week 7 16.00 %

Required Readings

See the Lessons section of the classroom for additional readings and weekly lecture notes

Additional Resources: Please go to the program guides in the APUS Library for additional resources:

Environmental Science: http://apus.libguides.com/environmental_science

Software Requirements

  • Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint) - American Public University System provides Microsoft Office 365 to AMU/APU students and faculty at no cost
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
Book Title:Fishing Grounds: Defining a New Era for American Fisheries Management - eBook available via the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9781559638043
Author:John Heinz Ctr
Unit Cost:$28.88

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.