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NATRS 180 - Natural Resources Measurement

Credits: 6
Application of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry to the solution of tree measurement, surveying, mapping, and orienteering problems. Requires calculator with trigonometric functions and capabilities.

Enrollment Requirement: MATH 70  with a grade of 2.0 or higher and instructor consent.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the application of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and trigonometry to solve area, volume, tree measurement, surveying, mapping and orienteering problems.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency using measurement tools including dot grids, engineer’s scale, calculator, maps, tables and graphs.
  3. Practice for field applications and procedures by successfully solving (on paper and in Excel) mathematical natural resources based applications.
  4. Practice logical sequential reasoning by showing steps used to solve a problem.
  5. Demonstrate forest measurement methods and equipment use including forest product measurements including scaling, cruising and inventory equations.

Program Outcomes
  1. Attain a job in the Natural Resources field.
  2. Manage Forestland or Resources to attain positive outcomes.
  3. Demonstrate effective written and verbal communications between industry partners and cooperators.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.

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