Integrated Conservation Analysis Option
This option is available within the Natural Resources major at the following location:
Students pursuing this option will learn to recognize, understand, analyze and evaluate complex natural resource problems through a cross disciplinary approach. They will contribute to finding solutions to these critical issues by developing depth of knowledge in a disciplinary focus and by preparing to work on cross disciplinary teams. Students will learn to communicate their findings effectively to diverse groups and apply conflict resolution, leadership, and collaboration skills effectively.
Option Code: 735
Upon successful completion of the program, students will meet the following learning outcomes:
- Describe ecological processes, including human impacts that influence ecosystem change, natural succession and the future sustainability of natural resources.
- Characterize natural resources and be able to quantify at least one of these resources.
- Envision desired future conditions in an area to achieve a set of natural resource-related objectives, prescribe management actions needed to achieve those objectives, and evaluate success of these actions.
- Describe how the use, management, and allocation of natural resources are affected by laws, policies, economic factors (both market and non-market), and characteristics (including demographic, cultural, ethnic, and “values” differences) of private and public resource owners and users.
- Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with audiences of diverse backgrounds.
- Work effectively with, and within, interdisciplinary and diverse groups to resolve management problems and achieve management objectives.
A Specialty Option in the Natural Resources major requires a minimum of 37 credits including at least 20 upper division credits and a minimum GPA of 2.25.
|Option Requirements 1|
|NR 325||SCIENTIFIC METHODS FOR ANALYZING NATURAL RESOURCE PROBLEMS||3|
|NR 312||CRITICAL THINKING FOR NATURAL RESOURCE CHALLENGES||3|
|NR 351||*WHEN SCIENCE ESCAPES THE LAB: SCIENCE AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT||3|
|Select one course from the following that is most applicable to the disciplinary focus:||3-4|
|*NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS AND POLICY|
|*ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY|
|*INTRODUCTION TO COASTAL AND MARINE RESOURCE ECONOMICS|
|ECONOMICS OF TRADITIONAL AND RENEWABLE ENERGY|
|FOREST RESOURCE ECONOMICS I|
|ECONOMICS AND POLICY OF FOREST WILDLAND FIRE|
|ECONOMICS OF RECREATION AND TOURISM|
|Select a minimum of 25 credits from an area of disciplinary focus:||25|
Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
Up to 6 credits of appropriate internships, projects, or study abroad may be used to fulfill requirements in this option as approved by petition
- Select an area of study for disciplinary depth from Policy, Social Science/Human Dimensions or an Ecological discipline.
- Submit an academic plan for completion of the option which will be approved by the Natural Resources Program Director. The academic plan must include a minimum of 20 upper-division courses.
Option Code: 735