University of Illinois: Fall 2018 Online Graduate Courses


Date and Time:

Monday, August 27, 2018, 7:00pm to Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 10:00pm

Registration Deadline:

Friday, August 24, 2018, 6:00pm

University of Illinois ONLINE Graduate-level Courses- Fall 2018

NRES 403: Watersheds and Water Quality

Credit Hours: 3 (CRN 65583)

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm CST (Aug. 28 - Dec 12)

Explore the biological, geochemical, and physical responses of watershed systems to pollution and anthropogenic changes. An emphasis will be placed on technical analyses necessary to establish policy aimed at preserving and restoring streams, lakes, rivers, and wetlands. This course is particulary useful to AP Biology and Environmental Science teachers, water resource managers and water quality monitors, environmental consultants and restoration ecologists. (Students must attend both nights).

NRES 419: Environments and Plant Ecosystems

Credit Hours: 3 (CRN 56727)

Tuesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 pm CST (Aug 28 - Dec 12)

If you are interested in understanding concepts relevant to conservation or restoration ecology and how natural and modified ecosystems are being affected by (and, in turn are affecting) global environmental changes, this course is for you! Using an interdisciplinary approach (physics, biology, geology, and geography), the course will explore factors that control terrestrial ecosystems (including energy, light and water) and how different systems respond to disturbance, which affects global dynamics.


NRES 499: Human Dimensions of Invasive Species

Credit Hours:3 (CRN 70876)

Asynchronous (Aug 27 - Dec 12)

The introduction of non-native species for agriculture and biological control is commonly motivated by aesthetic or economic interests. In recent years, some of these exotic species have become global issues making headline news. This course examines the human dimensions of non-native plants and animals in the United States, from nineteenth century to the present, including numerous insect pests and the current controversy about Asian carp in the Midwest. This course will appeal to AP History, Environmental Science, Biology and Economics teachers.

Tuition and Fees: $686/credit hour

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By registering as a non-degree seeking student, these courses may be taken individually. Registration:  

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