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  • Academic Learning Compact - Natural Resource Conservation

    The natural resource conservation major provides a broad education in the ecological, economic and social aspects of forest and natural resources and their management. The individualized nature of the major allows you to create a curriculum specific to your interests.

    Additional information is available from your major's website.

    Before Graduating You Must

    • Pass the forest resources and conservation competency exam, given in five parts. One part will be given in each of these required courses:
      • FNR 3131C Dendrology of Forest Plants
      • FNR 3410C Natural Resource Sampling
      • FNR 4040C Natural Resource Communication
      • FNR 4623C Integrated Natural Resource Management
      • FNR 4660 Natural Resource Policy and Economics
    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

    Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)

    1. Demonstrate competency in biology/ecology, quantification, policy/administration and management of natural resources.
    2. Analyze, interpret, synthesize and communicate information and data, including the use of mathematical and statistical methods.
    3. Solve novel problems in natural resource management.
    4. Create, interpret and analyze written text, oral messages and multi-media presentations.

    Table Key: I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4
    FOR 3153C I I R I
    FOR 3200C I I I I
    FOR 3202 I   R R
    FOR 4754C R R    
    FNR 3131C I     I
    FNR 3410C I I    
    FNR 4623C R R A A
    FNR 4660 I   R R
    Exit Exam A A    

    Assessment Types:
    Group project, presentation and final exam.

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