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NATRS 205 - Wildland Recreation

Credits: 4
Students learn skills needed to develop and manage wildland parks and recreational sites for private, state, and federal owners. Students visit, observe, and participate in actual projects within the growing wildland recreational industry.

Enrollment Requirement: NATRS 100  with grade of 2.0 or higher or concurrent enrollment; and instructor consent.

Course Fee: $35.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the use of common field and hand and power tools through recreation projects.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to gain insight and understanding into wildland recreation management planning and design.
  3. Demonstrate integration of knowledge from natural resource classes into recreation environment.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to recognize the differences and similarities of wildland recreation operating procedures between federal, state, county campgrounds and private parks and campgrounds.

Program Outcomes
  1. Attain a job in the Natural Resources field.
  2. Manage Forestland and Resources to attain positive outcomes.
  3. Demonstrate effective written and verbal communications between industry partners and cooperators.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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