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Last approved: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:02:02 GMT

Last edit: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:57:11 GMT

Change Type
Major
NR (Natural Resources)
511
032365
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Managing Natural Resources in an Arena of Conflict
NR Conflict Management
College of Natural Resources
Forestry (15FOR)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
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Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
NR595Fall 20148
Course Delivery
Distance Education (DELTA)
Online (Internet)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
15
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Mary Lou Addor
Director
Full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC1010NoCourse will be delivered through Webex, Google and Moodle.

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Public policy issues, such as management of natural resources, are pervasive with conflicts. Surpassing political, jurisdictional, institutional, and geographic boundaries, natural resources and environmental issues can represent multiple dimensions of uncertainties and complexities. Effective management of public issues then is an important task (and topic) for natural resource professionals who are often required to develop management strategies to resolve or at best, reduce the level of the conflict. This course examines theories and approaches for managing natural resource conflict, with emphasis on the field of public or alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and its spectrum of collaborative approaches. Undergraduate degree or instructor approval required.

This is a distance education, graduate level conflict management course related to multi-party natural resource management conflict that is not currently being offered.  


No

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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of Humanities and Social SciencesJerrell CoggburnPublic Administration (PA) offers courses--namely, PA 513 Organizational Behavior, PA 535 Problems Solving for Public Managers, and PA 532 Negotiations and Contract Mgt--which cover aspects of conflict management that are also covered in the NR 595 Conflict Management for Natural Resources being considered for listing as a regularly numbered NR course. Faculty who reviewed the proposed course noted that it focuses on resolving conflict, largely within the context of disputes over water policy, environmental conflict, and the like. Some of the foundational readings on conflict management are similar (though not identical) to what is used in PA, and the application of those concepts--which constitutes the bulk of the proposed course--is decidedly NR. Given that, and the fact that the proposed course is designed expressly for online delivery (where PA courses are not offered online), the PA does not have concerns about the proposed course proceeding
This course will be taught as part of a current workload. No additional resources are being requested.

The Managing Natural Resources in an Arena of Conflict is designed for natural resource professionals and planners, including those involved in public administrative roles. Using the course materials (readings, both assigned and supplementary, case studies, web-based discussions, exercises, exams, and lectures), students become familiar with the theory and practice of conflict management within a natural resource context. 


Student Learning Outcomes

Following the completion of the course, students should be able to 1) describe their personal approach to managing conflict; 2) describe the power and sources of conflict including the characteristics of managing difficult natural resources and ecological issues; 3) comprehend the spectrum of approaches to resolve or reduce the level of conflict; 4) examine and describe the significance of assessing a situation including the dimensions of conflict;  5) understand and critique the principles and design of alternative dispute resolution processes; 6) explain the role and value of process managers; 7) assess an multi-party process (actual or case study);  and 8) describe current trends in managing natural resources conflicts. 


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Participation30Weekly online class lecture/presentations (15)
Weekly online class discussion (15)
Exam30Comprehensive Mid-Term
Project40Mini- Assignments (10)
Situation Analysis Paper (30)
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
See syllabus3hoursLecture/Discussion/Reading
mlnosbis 2/26/2016: Suggest consultation with Public Administration DGP- Jerrell Coggburn, jcoggburn@ncsu.edu.

ghodge 3/16/2016 I have edited the contact 15 lecture 30 discussion. These are to be the hours on a weekly basis. I changes these to weekly. I changed the category of discussion to a second lecture. According to the contact hour guidelines discussions are limited to 50 minutes a week and carry no credit. Reading the syllabus I think for the CIM form these would be better characterized as a second lecture. If department agrees, and we have the consultation, then ready for ABGS review.

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-Is there a scheduled time for discussion that equates to the number of contact hours listed? Response: There is not a scheduled time for discussion. The students are expected to dedicate at least an hour and half of time for discussion each week which will be evaluated based on the content of their response. Students are expected to post original material and responded to students comments over the course of the week as well as address instructor probes. We will verbally set the expectation, along with what is provided on the syllabus, during the first day of class setting the basic parameters of two original post and at least 3 well thought out responses. Students will understand that those numbers are subject to change based on the extent of each response.
-Some topical overlap with Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (MIE), but the context and specificity gives this course a lot of room to develop with little chance of conflict with MIE. Approve.

4/15/2016: Administrative Board noted that a consultation with the Communications DGP (Andrew Binder, arbinder@ncsu.edu) is required because of overlapping content with communications courses. Please obtain consultation and note the results in the consultation summary section of this form.
mladdor (Thu, 31 Mar 2016 12:27:09 GMT): "Public Administration (PA) offers courses--namely, PA 513 Organizational Behavior, PA 535 Problems Solving for Public Managers, and PA 532 Negotiations and Contract Mgt--which cover aspects of conflict management that are also covered in the NR 595 Conflict Management for Natural Resources being considered for listing as a regularly numbered NR course. Faculty who reviewed the proposed course noted that it focuses on resolving conflict, largely within the context of disputes over water policy, environmental conflict, and the like. Some of the foundational readings on conflict management are similar (though not identical) to what is used in PA, and the application of those concepts--which constitutes the bulk of the proposed course--is decidedly NR. Given that, and the fact that the proposed course is designed expressly for online delivery (where PA courses are not offered online), the PA does not have concerns about the proposed course proceeding." With apologies for the delay, Jerrell D. Coggburn Professor, Chair, and Director of Graduate Programs Department of Public Administration School of Public & International Affairs North Carolina State University Campus Box 8102 Raleigh, NC 27695-8102 Phone: 919-515-1888 Fax: 919-515-7333 jcoggburn@ncsu.edu
jmdiaz2 (Wed, 04 May 2016 19:03:16 GMT): Response from Andrew Binder (DGP, Communications) Hi John, I apologize for the delay. Below is my summary of our assessment. Let me know if you need anything more from me! In my role as DGP, I have reviewed the course proposal and consulted with one faculty member in my program, Dr. Jessica Jameson. The proposed course focuses on the nexus of natural resources issues, public discourse, and conflict. These last two areas show some overlap with Department of Communication course offerings, such as COM 536 Environmental Communication and COM 527 Organizational Conflict Management, but not to the point of representing duplication. The focal context of natural resources, which is very prominent in the objectives and student learning outcomes for the proposed course, makes the course clearly distinct from our offerings. The Department of Communication therefore supports the course action. - Andy
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