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Course Details

Course Code: EVSP341 Course ID: 3305 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

The course explores conceptually the ecological knowledge needed for wildlife conservation, including how species behavior and life history evolves and ultimately how that shapes wildlife populations. Traditional wildlife management topics will be included, along with an added emphasis on ethological implications that affect biological diversity. In addition, human behavior and its impact on wildlife populations and diversity will be studied through case studies, scientific literature, and assigned readings.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
08/31/20 - 01/29/21 02/01/21 - 03/28/21 Winter 2021 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/20 - 02/26/21 03/01/21 - 04/25/21 Winter 2021 Session D 8 Week session
10/26/20 - 04/02/21 04/05/21 - 05/30/21 Spring 2021 Session B 8 Week session
11/30/20 - 04/30/21 05/03/21 - 06/27/21 Spring 2021 Session I 8 Week session
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

LO-1 Explain the impact of individual and societal values, or conservation ethic, in determining management policy.

LO-2 Explain how general ecological principles, such as carrying capacity, competition, and predation, affect fish and wildlife populations.

LO-3 Apply knowledge of the relationships of wildlife within various habitats.

LO-4 Apply general management principles to real problems in forest, grassland, wetland and other ecosystems.

LO-5 Analyze wildlife population dynamics, demographics, genetics and structure.

LO-6 Integrate knowledge of ecological systems with management needs into a defendable position on a wildlife management issue.

LO-7 Develop a management plan for a threatened or endangered species, or an over-abundant species, with special attention to significant state and Federal legislation and regulations.

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 %
Wildlife Management Plan Proposal 13.00 %
Proposal 13.00 %
Wildlife Management Plan Literature Review 13.00 %
Literature Review Exercise 13.00 %
Wildlife Management Plan Poster 25.00 %
Poster 25.00 %
Wildlife Management Plan Final 25.00 %
FINAL Wildlife Management Plan 25.00 %

Other readings as identified in the Lessons

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

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:Wildlife Ecology, Conservation, and Management, 3rd Ed.-E-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Wiley Lib
Author:Fryxell, John M. / Sinclair, Anthony R. E. / Caughley, Graeme
Unit Cost:$72.13
Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit to locate the eReserve by course #.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.