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Last approved: Thu, 02 Jun 2016 15:36:36 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 02 Jun 2016 15:36:36 GMT

Change Type
Major
NR (Natural Resources)
512
032336
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Land Use Policy & Management
Land Use Policy & Mgmt
College of Natural Resources
Forestry (15FOR)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
1
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
NR 595Spring 20161
Course Delivery
Distance Education (DELTA)
Online (Internet)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture1.5
Discussion1.5
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Dr. Susan Moore
Extension Associate Professor
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.
Restriction: undergraduate degree or instructor approval
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Graduate course reviewing the history, formation and implementation of major natural resource laws and policies that impact land uses. This course will provide an overview of federal laws and policies that affect decision making by land managers. Weekly lectures will be followed by student presentations of a selected case study of their choosing in the final weeks of the course. Current natural resource / land management (including forestry, air, water, wildlife, climate change and energy) programs and institutions are discussed, analyzed and related to current land use and management policy challenges.

This is a distance education, graduate level policy course not currently being offered. 


No

Is this a GEP Course?
GEP Categories

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Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
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Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of Natural ResourcesJerrell 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.

Land Use Policy and Management (distance ed) will familiarize students with policy history, political processes, natural resource and land management policy and law; and how policy is implemented and influences decision making regarding natural resource issues that affect land uses. Students will learn to create common policy documents.


Student Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, students should be able to 1) articulate the history of natural resource policy and how its analytical framework is set; 2) describe in writing how major natural resource policy is made and demonstrate use of common writing documents in policy implementation; 3) describe significant environmental policies and laws affecting land use and management in the USA; and 4) explain the role of policy in emerging natural resource conservation issues and strategies.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Participation30Weekly online class lecture, and guided weekly web-based discussion.
Project50This is a case study review broken down as follows: Powerpoint presentation = 20, White paper = 10, One-pager = 10, Action memorandum = 10.
Exam20Comprehensive mid-term
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
See syllabus3 hoursLecture/Discussion/Reading
Various experts will be invited to guest lecture on appropriate topics.

mlnosbis 3/8/2016: Title is inconsistent throughout the form. New course proposals require consultation, suggest consultation with Public Administration DGP Jerrell Coggburn, jcoggburn@ncsu.edu.

ghodge 3/16/2016 Edit CIM form for consistent course name and provide consultation since course discussed public policies. COMMENT: okay to reference syllabus for topics/schedule and not include in CIM form

3/21/2016: Consultation notes added above.

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-Is enrollment of 1 student correct for the past offering? Response: That is correct. We have some issues listing the course as a special topics course, which resulted in VERY limited time for marketing. At the time the course was being offered in conjunction with Texas A&M University who had another 8 graduate students enrolled.
-Should course length be 16 weeks? Response: Yes the course should be 16 weeks and we will be adding an additional week to the syllabus to cover land use trends
-Syllabus shows the course only meets 1.5 hours per week? Response: Syllabus indicates 1.5 hours of required online lecture, 30 minutes of additional readings, and 60 minutes of expected discussion, totaling 3 hours.
forestry (Tue, 16 Feb 2016 22:32:17 GMT): Your learning out comes need to express a measurable action. Understanding something is not a measureable action, but discuss, or articulate, or write, etc... are actions that you can evaluate. For example you outcomes could be changed to express a measurable action: After completing this course, students should be able to 1) orally articulate the history of natural resource policy and .........; 2) describe in writing how major natural resource policy is made ....... ; 3) describe significant environmental policies and laws in the USA; and 4) explain the role of policy in emerging natural resource conservation issues and strategies.
forestry (Tue, 16 Feb 2016 22:41:38 GMT): I made changes to the learning outcomes. check to make sure they are correct. Also read over the course description and edit as you see fit. The changes to the learning outcomes I could not edit in your NR policy pdf. Could you make sure that they are the same words in both. (Changes to course descriptions should also be the same in both documents.)
forestry (Tue, 16 Feb 2016 22:43:15 GMT): Rollback: I put comments at end of course action. Nothing of substance, but minor stuff to insure consistency.
semoore4 (Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:55:58 GMT): Hi, the name of the course was recommended by our College Curriculum Committee. I updated the doc to make it consistent, and have send to Jerrell Coggburn for consultation. I also replaced the uploaded syllabus with a revised version.
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