Urban Forest Landscapes Option
This option is available within the Natural Resources major at the following locations:
This option will help students understand the complexities surrounding the culture and management of urban forest ecosystems. It includes an examination of the economic, social, and environmental benefits and values of trees in urban areas, and the relationship between people and trees.
Option Code: 685
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|
|BOT 440||FIELD METHODS IN PLANT ECOLOGY||4|
|or GEOG 360||GISCIENCE I: GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND THEORY|
|Urban Forest Foundations|
|BOT 341||PLANT ECOLOGY||3-4|
|or BOT 451||PLANT PATHOLOGY|
|or FES 412||FOREST ENTOMOLOGY|
|or FOR 413||FOREST PATHOLOGY|
|FES 350/HORT 350||URBAN FORESTRY||3|
|FES 445/FW 445||ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION||4|
|FES 447/HORT 447||ARBORICULTURE||4|
|FES 455/HORT 455||URBAN FOREST PLANNING, POLICY AND MANAGEMENT||4|
|FW 462||ECOSYSTEM SERVICES||3|
|or FW 418||URBAN ECOLOGY|
|HORT 315||SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES: MAINTENANCE, CONSERVATION, RESTORE||4|
|ANTH 481||*NATURAL RESOURCES AND COMMUNITY VALUES||3|
|or SOC 481||*SOCIETY AND NATURAL RESOURCES|
|AEC 432||ENVIRONMENTAL LAW||4|
|or FOR 461||FOREST POLICY ANALYSIS|
|or PS 475||ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POLICY|
|GEOG 451||PLANNING PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES FOR RESILIENT COMMUNITIES||4|
|or GEOG 452||ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT|
Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
Writing Intensive Course (WIC)
Up to 6 credits of appropriate internships, projects or study abroad may be used to fulfill credit requirements in this option as approved by petition.
Option Code: 685