Curriculum

Courses Taught By HDNR Faculty

NR Courses

NR CoursesCourse Description
NR 120 Environmental CommunicationStudents will become informed and critical thinkers regarding environmental change, human society, and the sustainability of natural resources from local to global sources.
NR 220 Natural Resource Ecology and Measurements Ecology of Rocky Mountains ecosystems. Basic measurements and integrated management of natural resources.
NR 310 Ecosystem Services and Human Well-Being Life-supporting and life-fulfilling benefits that nature provides to humans; theory, case studies, and policy.
NR 375 Environment and Natural Resources LeadershipEnvironment and natural resources leadership history, skills, and styles. Creation of leadership path and organization prescriptions.
NR 382B Travel Abroad: Social-Ecological Field Methods in BelizeSocial and ecological field methods commonly used in natural resource management.
NR 387 Internship 1Preparation for field experience in natural resources management.
NR 400: Public Relations in Natural ResourcesThis course examines how communication shapes public opinion and understanding of natural resource issues.
NR 440 Applications in Conservation PlanningConservation planning method applications that integrate natural resources by conservation organizations and government agencies.
NR 510 Ecosystem Services: Theory and Practice Theory and application of ecosystem services drawing upon ecological, economic, and institutional analysis.
NR 541 Conservation Policy, Finance, and GovernanceOverview of conservation policy, finance and governance issues at the local, national, and international levels.
NR 543B Catalyzing Change: Collaborative Conservation Collaborative communication theories, methods and tools to effectively create change in the field of conservation.
NR 544D Conservation Methods: Spatial Information
NR 544E Conservation Methods: Integrative Field Work
NR 545B Multilevel Views: Society and Conservation- GlobalMyriad and often opposing views of societal and environmental problems across cultures and across scales.
NR 549A Conservation and Systems LeadershipConservation leadership development by exposure to leadership models, theories, case studies, assessments and trainings.
NR 549B Conservation and Systems Leadership: FieldEffective environmental leadership across cultures through exposure to leadership models, theories, case studies, assessments and trainings.
NR 562 Ecosystem Services in a Changing World Understanding of ecosystem services and global change.
NR 564 Systems Thinking and BiodiversitySocial-ecological systems and the implication of social-ecological systems thinking for biological diversity conservation efforts.
NR581-A5: Evidence-Based ConservationThis course takes a critical look at the rise and adoption of evidence-based practice and policy in conservation.

NRRT Courses

NRRT CoursesCourse Description
NRRT 231 Principles-Parks/Protected Area Management Tools and strategies used by managers in parks and protected areas.
NRRT 262 Principles of Environmental CommunicationPrinciples of environmental communication, education, and interpretation for managing natural and cultural resources.
NRRT 270 Principles of Natural Resource Tourism Tourism and private commercial outdoor recreation industry in America.
NRRT 301 Conservation Leadership Approaches to conservation leadership.
NRRT 320 International Issues-Recreation and TourismHistory, development, and preservation of international parks, preserves, tourist and historical sites.
NRRT 321 Travel Abroad-Marine Ecotourism-Bahamas Environmental and socio-cultural aspects of marine ecotourism in the Bahamas.
NRRT 330 Social Aspects of Natural Resource Management Conceptual frameworks of human dimension research and its application to resource management decisions.
NRRT 340 Principles in Conservation Planning and ManagementSocial, economic, legal, and ecological concepts that shape planning and management frameworks within conservation.
NRRT 350 Wilderness Leadership Practical and philosophical aspects of wilderness usage including safety, group dynamics, and backcountry skills.
NRRT 351 Wilderness Instructors Preparation to safely lead and instruct groups in outdoor wilderness programs; further refine skills including judgement and leadership.
NRRT 362 Environmental Conflict Management Theoretical, critical and practical approaches to negotiation, mediation and conflict management strategies related to natural resources.
NRRT 372 Tourism PromotionPlanning, development, and implementation of marketing programs specifically applied to the recreation, travel, and tourism industries.
NRRT 376 Human Dimensions Research and AnalysisApplication of human dimensions (recreation) research and analysis techniques to natural resource issues.
NRRT 384 Supervised College Teaching
NRRT 400 Environmental Governance Theory and practice of prevalent environmental governance approaches in diverse social and environmental contexts.
NRRT 401 Collaborative ConservationGuiding principles and practices for effectively engaging stakeholders in conservation issues and management.
NRRT 431 Protected Areas, Working Lands, LivelihoodsManagement practices of protected areas and working lands that work at the interface of ecological, human, and economic dimensions.
NRRT 440 Applications in Environmental CommunicationApplication of tools and techniques for communicating to audiences about issues related to conservation, environment and sustainability.
NRRT 442 Tourism PlanningPlanning for regional tourism resources and programs.
NRRT 460 Event and Conference PlanningFoundation in planning, organizing, and producing special events and conferences. Functions and strategies necessary for effective event management.
NRRT 463 Non-Profit Administration in ConservationRole of NGOs in protected-area management and conservation education; models for development, including grant writing, in conservation.
NRRT 470 Tourism ImpactsSocial, cultural, physical, and economic impacts of tourism; techniques for assessing impacts.
NRRT 471 Starting and Managing Tourism EnterpriseAspects of starting and managing a tourism enterprise.
NRRT 473 Ski Area Management Ski area management; history and trends, ski area operations, human resource management, environmental issues, liability, resort planning and design.
NRRT 487 Internship Prep Guide Internship Guide
NRRT 495A Independent Study: Administration
NRRT 495B Independent Study:Management
NRRT 495C Independent Study:Interpretation
NRRT 505 Environmental Education History and Theory
History and theories, planning and instruction; outcomes, historical events; ecological literacy; experiential learning models.
NRRT 506 Methods in Environmental Education Research
Research methods and designs; literature reviews, needs assessments and program evaluation of environmental education in informal settings.
NRRT 507 Environmental Education Planning
Informal learning theory; evaluation models focused on education in informal settings such as nature centers, zoos, etc.
NRRT 508 Current Issues in Environmental Education
Impact of current events, legislation, demographic changes, and other events on informal environmental education.
NRRT 509 Science Education in Informal Settings
Theory, application of teaching environmental science in informal settings--nature centers, zoos, etc. Inquiry, safety, group management, experience.
NRRT 520 Perspectives on Ski Area Management Introduction to the history of skiing, the ski industry, and ski area management around the world.
NRRT 521 Sustainable Ski Area Management Examines sustainability issues that relate specifically to ski resort development and management.
NRRT 522 Ski Area Operations and Human Resources Examines ski area operations and services.
NRRT 523 Strategic Ski Area Marketing and Management Examines strategic management and marketing concepts within a ski area context.
NRRT 524 Ski Area Finance and Investment Examines finance and investment considerations relevant to ski area operations and management.
NRRT 525 Ski Area Planning and Development Examines the various planning and design considerations for ski area development and expansion.
NRRT 550 Ecotourism Concept of ecotourism, impacts associated with ecotourism, and role of education/interpretation in mitigating these impacts.
NRRT 565 Research-Human Dimensions Natural Resources
Theory, research, literature review, hypothesis development, scientific writing, proposal development.
NRRT 600 Tourism Industry Concepts and Practices Primary conceptual issues on contemporary tourism important to comprehend the practice of tourism.
NRRT 601 Tourism Quantitative Analysis I Statistical techniques used by researchers to inform and support tourism decision-making.
NRRT 602 Tourism Quantitative Analysis II Explores the domestic and international sources of data and their applications for decision-making in tourism.
NRRT 605 Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Theory Application of theories and conceptual approaches from social sciences to study of recreation behavior and natural resource issues.
NRRT 610 Natural Resource Management and Tourism Connection between the management of tourism resources and the changing conditions of the natural world.
NRRT 615 Sustainable Tourism Development Foundation
Theory, practice, history, terminology, and issues surrounding sustainable tourism development.
NRRT 620 Organizational Management in TourismConcepts of organizational management in the context of tourism.
NRRT 625 Communication/Conflict Management in Tourism Negotiation tools for effective organizational communication/conflict management in tourism.
NRRT 650 Financial Management in TourismConcepts in financial management applied to travel and tourism organizations.
NRRT 655 Tourism Marketing Concepts and Applications Marketing processes as they apply to travel and tourism.
NRRT 660 Law and Legal Liability in TourismConcepts in legal liability and business law in the context of travel and tourism.
NRRT 662 Global Tourism Policy Major global policies, trends, and challenges facing the travel and tourism industry.
NRRT 665 Survey Research and Analysis Survey research, design, and analysis in human dimensions of natural resources.
NRRT 666 Qualitative Research
Qualitative approaches to tourism research and techniques from a range of disciplinary backgrounds; methodological aspects.
NRRT 671 Strategic Management for Travel and Tourism Factors, tools, and techniques for strategic management of a travel and tourism business or organization.
NRRT 679A Current Topics in Nature Based Tourism Current topics in nature-based travel and tourism.
NRRT 679B Current Topics in Nature Based Tourism Current topics in nature-based travel and tourism.
NRRT 695A Independent Study: Administration
NRRT 695B Independent Study: Management
NRRT 695C Independent Study: Interpretation
NRRT 698 Research
NRRT 699 Thesis
NRRT 765 Applied Multivariate AnalysisApplication and interpretation of multivariate statistics to human dimensions in natural resources, recreation, and tourism.
NRRT 784 Supervised College Teaching
NRRT 798 Research
NRRT 799 Dissertation