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EVSP505 - Wildlife Management

Course Details

Course Code: EVSP505 Course ID: 4134 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course examines the principles of managing wildlife resources with emphasis on the history of wildlife resources in the United States, population ecology, wildlife values, and the administration of wildlife resources and resources agencies.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

  • LO-1 Apply ecological concepts and principles to problems in wildlife management and conservation.
  • LO-2 Discriminate between the various methods of estimating population abundance, growth, and survivorship.
  • LO-3 Assess the habitat requirements of both common and threatened and endangered species.
  • LO-4 Assess the role of collaborative efforts in the management of wildlife populations.
  • LO-5 Apply the concept of ecosystem management to wildlife conservation and management activities.
  • LO-6 Analyze regulations and issues (social, economic, ethical, and ecological) in the management and conservation of wildlife populations.
NameGrade %
Forums 24.00 %
Forum: Week 1 3.00 %
Forum: Week 2 3.00 %
Forum: Week 3 3.00 %
Forum: Week 4 3.00 %
Forum: Week 5 3.00 %
Forum: Week 6 3.00 %
Forum: Week 7 3.00 %
Forum: Week 8 3.00 %
Assignments 52.00 %
Assignment 1 - Video Presentation 13.00 %
Assignment 2 - Life History 13.00 %
Assignment 3 - Wildlife Disease (Or Optional Climate Change) 13.00 %
Assignment 5 - Management 13.00 %
Assignment 4 9.00 %
Assignment 4 - Population Modeling Exercise 9.00 %
Final Project 15.00 %
Final Project - Species Management Plan Review 15.00 %

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:

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:Conservation of Wildlife Populations: Demography, Genetics, and Management, 2nd ed.- ebook available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780470671498
Publication Info:Wiley
Author:L. Scott Mills
Unit Cost:$70.16

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.