Recreation Resources, Tourism, and Environmental Education

The Recreation Resources, Tourism, and Environmental Education track is designed for students focusing on the use and management of natural resources for recreation and tourism. Graduate students in this track may specialize in areas such recreational land management, resource-based tourism, planning for recreation and tourism, and the human dimensions of natural resource uses. Additionally, students may focus on environmental education and leadership for effective communication with diverse publics about natural resources.

Faculty in the Recreation Resources, Tourism, and Environmental Education Track

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Sample Coursework

The NRSM program does not prescribe specific coursework to its students, beyond a one-credit seminar (FNRM 8107). Each student, working with his or her advisor and exam committee, develops a program of coursework that meets the needs of his or her specific research project and, ultimately, his or her career goals. See below for a list of courses that are representative of coursework taken by students within this track. When developing a well-rounded degree plan, most students also consider coursework listed under other NRSM tracks (see other Area of Study webpages for examples of coursework within those tracks), or within other departments at the university. 

  • APEC 4311 - Tourism Development 
  • CI 5537 - Principles of Environmental Education
  • CI 5747 - Global and Environmental Education: Content and Practice
  • COMM 5250 - Environmental Communication 
  • EEB 5053 - Ecology Theory and Concepts
  • EPSY 5243 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation
  • EPSY 8251 - Statistical Methods in Education I
  • ESPM 5202 - Environmental Conflict Management, Leadership, and Planning
  • ESPM 5245 - Sustainable Land Use Planning and Policy
  • ESPM 5251 - Natural Resources in Sustainable International Development
  • ESPM 5261 - Economics and Natural Resources Management
  • ESPM 5811 - Environmental Interpretation
  • ESPY 5262 - Intermediate Stat Methods
  • FNRM 5101 - Park and Protected Area Tourism
  • FNRM 5146 - Sci & Pol of Global Envtl Chng
  • FNRM 5201 - Introduction to Travel and Tourism
  • FNRM 5232 - Managing Recreational Lands
  • FNRM 5259 - Visitor Behavior Analysis
  • FNRM 8203 - Research Problems: Forest Recreation
  • FNRM 8208 - Research Problems: Environmental Learning and Leadership
  • FW 5003 - Human Dimensions of Bio/Cons
  • LS 5950 - Special Topics: Psychology of Sustainability
  • OLPD 5501 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation
  • OLPD 5502 - Evaluation Theory
  • OLPD 5611 - Facilitation and Meeting Skills
  • PA 4101 - Nonprofit Management and Governance
  • PA 5011 - Management of Organization
  • PA 5111 - Financial Management in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
  • PA 5501 - Theories and Policy of Development
  • PSY 5202 - Attitudes and Social Behavior
  • PSY 5960 - Topics in Psychology: Environmental Attitudes and Behavior
  • SOC 8701 - Sociological Theory

Statistics and Related Methods Coursework