Curriculum and Syllabi


Please scroll down to the FWCB section in the CSU Catalog for more details about the courses listed below.

BIO320 or LIFE320 (Ecology)(Syllabi)
Interrelationships among organisms and their environments using conceptual models and quantitative approaches.

FW104 Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Essentials of wildlife ecology as a foundation for understanding issues on the origins, management and conservation of biodiversity

FW104 Wildlife Ecology and Conservation - ONLINE
Essential of wildlife ecology as a foundation for understanding issues on the origins, management and conservation of biodiversity.  This is an on-line course.

FW111 Basic Outdoor Skills in Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
Introduction and development of basic outdoor skills.

FW180a1 FWCB New-to-the-major Seminar
Seminar designed to introduce students new to the FWCB major to concepts, research, faculty, careers and other students in FWCB.

FW204 Introduction to Fishery Biology (Fall Semesters)
Exposure to sampling techniques, agencies, and topics in fishery biology careers.

FW260 Principles of Wildlife Mgmt (Syllabi)
Ecology principles applied to conservation and management of fish /wildlife resources. Quantitative methods, socioeconomic factors, population dynamics.

FW300 Ichthyology (Spring Semesters)
Biology of fishes: anatomy, taxonomy, physiology, behavior, ecology, evolution, and zoogeography.

FW301 Ichthyology Laboratory (Spring Semesters)
Anatomy, taxonomy, evolution, and ecology of North American freshwater fishes. 

FW370 Design of Wildlife Projects
Design, analysis, and evaluation of wildlife projects; lab exercises in design and data analysis; preparation and presentation of project proposals.

FW375 Field Wildlife Studies
Field trip to see wildlife management and habitats and to discuss problems and practices with professional ecologists and resources managers. 

FW382 Travel Abroad - Wildlife Ecology/Conservation - Baja CS, Mexico (Winter Semesters)
Understanding the natural history of the fish and wildlife species, wildlife management and conservation history, wildlife management practices between the U.S. and another country and integration of ecology principles into management actions unique to an international location.

FW400 Conservation of Fish in Aquatic Ecosystems (Fall Semesters)   (class website
Ecological processes that create habitat and biotic template for fish in aquatic ecosystems; human effects; strategies for conserving fishes.

FW401 Fishery Science (Fall Semesters)  (class website)
Theory, philosophy, and applications for study and management of fishery resources.    Fall 2016

FW402 Fish Culture (Spring Semesters)  (class website)
Principles and practices to produce food, bait, and sport fishes.

FW405 Fish Physiological Ecology (Spring Semesters)  (class website)
Physiological ecology of fishes; functional adaptations and adjustments used to cope with environmental and physiological states. 

FW455 Principles of Conservation Biology
Review of efforts to study and conserve biological diversity, focused on fish and wildlife populations.

FW467 Wildlife Disease Ecology (Fall Semesters)  
Ecological, epidemiological, and evolutionary principles to understand the impace that disease has on fish and wildlife population and, in turn, the impace wildlife disease has on humans.

FW469 Conservation in Mgmt of Large Mammals
Ecology and management of large wild mammals with emphasis on North American species both hunted and non-hunted. FW471 Wildlife Data Collection and Analysis

FW471 Wildlife Data Collection and Analysis - (Capstone Course for Wildlife Concentration majors)
Analysis methods used in wildlife management and research; adaptive resource management with emphasis on learning through field and computer labs.

FW475 Conservation Decision Analysis
Structured approaches to conservation and management of vertebrates; articulating objectives, developing management options, and predicting outcomes.

FW477/677 Habitat for Wildlife 
Wildlife habitat evaluation, classification, and improvement; management of natural and altered environments for wildlife; wildlife indicator species.

FW573 Travel Abroad - Wildlife Ecology/Conservation (Offered Through Education Abroad)
Study tour of various overseas ecosystems and natural resources conservation programs; discussions with local ecologists/managers.

NR400 Public Relations in Natural Resources  (see the Natural Resources Course Catalog)
Effective public relations and public information programs applicable to natural resource professions.