The Nelson Institute offers more than 100 courses, some independently and others in conjunction with UW-Madison's schools and colleges. Courses numbered 100 to 699 are open to undergraduate students, while those numbered 300 to 999 are open to graduate students.
The Course Guide is a new (in June 2009) online clearinghouse for information about courses across the campus. It is available to everyone with a UW-Madison NetID by logging into My UW and clicking the Course Guide tab. Those without a NetID can use the public Course Guide. In addition, it is accessible from the online Undergraduate Catalog.
Nelson Institute courses are listed under "Environmental Studies" and indicated by the prefix "ENVIR ST."
Features of the Course Guide include:
- Official course information
- Current and future term/semester information
- Links to the class schedules
- Links to department Web sites
- Browse by course title, subject and school/college
- Course detail including time/day/room information
By 2010, additional features will include browsing by instructor, the ability to create and save lists of favorite courses and create semester plans, advanced search capabilities, and a class schedule builder.
Nelson Institute course syllabi are available from our Academic Programs Office in 70 Science Hall or from the course instructors. Some are available on course Web sites.
Many other academic departments at UW-Madison offer courses related to natural resources and the environment. These courses are listed, along with those of the Nelson Institute, in the Course Guide.
New Course Announcements
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