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TRAL Undergraduate Courses, Corvallis Campus

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Top TRAL 251 RECREATION RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (4) 
Overview of recreation resource management including study of land and water resources used for outdoor recreation. The planning and management of natural and cultural resources for long-term resource productivity, with a focus on rural and wildlife areas of the forest, range and coast.

Top TRAL 351 OUTDOOR RECREATION MANAGEMENT ON PUBLIC LANDS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Explores current issues and problems in outdoor recreation management on public lands and approaches to address these. Emphasis on day-to-day, field-based management of recreation resources, rather than broad-scale planning. PREREQS: TRAL 251 [C-] or FES 251 [C-]

Top TRAL 352 WILDERNESS MANAGEMENT (3) 
Wilderness as land use concept. Wilderness history, preservation, planning and management. Wilderness in the context of other land uses.

Top TRAL 353 NATURE, ECO, AND ADVENTURE TOURISM (3) 
Introduces students to natural resource-based tourism issues in both domestic and international contexts. Explores distinctions between nature, eco, and adventure tourism and other forms of tourism, positive and negative impacts, and contemporary issues such as accreditation/certification, and sustainable design.

Top TRAL 354 COMMUNITIES, NATURAL AREAS, AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduces students to macro-level community and regional issues associated with tourism in natural areas. Explores positive and negative community impacts associated with tourism, traditional government-based tourism management and policies; community-based tourism management, and partnerships and stakeholder collaboration. Domestic and international examples are used to illustrate concepts and principles.

Top TRAL 357 PARKS AND PROTECTED AREAS MANAGEMENT (3) 
Provides a broad yet comprehensive understanding of the theories, problems, and techniques of managing parks, wild and scenic rivers, wilderness, and other protected areas. Covers the evolution of policies and recent issues in management of these protected areas, in the United States and around the world.

Top TRAL 401 RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top TRAL 406 PROJECTS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top TRAL 410 INTERNSHIP (1-16) 
Full-time supervised professional experience emphasizing functional proficiency under joint sponsorship of university and agency personnel. Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: FES 251 and FES 351 and FES 356 and FOR 391 and FOR 407-Section 020 are recommended and may be taken concurrently. Departmental approval required.

Top TRAL 432 ECONOMICS OF RECREATION AND TOURISM (3) 
Applications of economic theory, concepts, and methods to outdoor recreation and nature-based tourism resources, projects and plans. Key topics include analyses of economic impacts, benefits and costs, demand and supply, and non-market valuation (e.g., revealed, stated, and benefit transfer methods). PREREQS: (AEC 350 [D-] or ECON 201 [D-] or ECON 201H [D-] ) and (ST 202 [D-] or ST 202H [D-] )

Top TRAL 456 PLANNING FOR SUSTAINABLE RECREATION (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Concepts related to the creation and design of outdoor recreation plans. Techniques for collecting data pertaining to visitor experiences and preferences. Recreation planning at several levels, both for public and private lands, with emphasis on larger scale site planning where recreation is integrated with other resource uses. Lec/lab. PREREQS: TRAL 251 [C-] or FES 251 [C-]

Top TRAL 457 PLANNING FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Examines relationships among tourists, tourism developments, and the planning of tourist attractions and services. Focuses on planning tourist resources and programs within a geographic region, as well as at both the destination and site levels. Planning tools and design concepts are reviewed, analyzed, and applied. Lec/lab. PREREQS: TRAL 251 [C] or FES 251 [C]

Top TRAL 493 ENVIRONMENTAL INTERPRETATION (4) 
Interpretation of natural and cultural features in parks, museums, and similar settings. Emphasis on learning and applying effective communication techniques in the development of brochures, exhibits, talks, museums, and visitor centers.

Top TRAL 499 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
Topics of current importance in forest resources issues, education, policies, economics, management, business, social values, silviculture, and biometrics. Topics will change from term to term. May be repeated with different topics for credit. Section 8: Social aspects of natural resource management (3 credits) graded. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Senior or graduate standing.



 
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