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 our orientation course (NR 8101) and a one-credit seminar (NR 8107). Each student, working with their advisor and exam committee, develops a program of coursework that meets the needs of their specific research project and, ultimately, their 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. 

Course Typically Offered
AGRO 5121
Applied Experimental Design
Every Spring 4
APEC 4311
Tourism Development: Principles, Processes, Policies
Every Spring 3
APEC 5031
Methods of Economic Data Analysis
Every Fall 3
APEC 5032
Economic Data Analysis for Managerial and Policy Decisions
Every Spring 3
APEC 8211
Econometric Analysis I
Every Fall 4
APEC 8212
Econometric Analysis II
Every Spring 4
CI 5537
Principles of Environmental Education
Every Fall 3
CI 5747
Global and Environmental Education: Content and Practice
Every Spring 3
CI 8149
Qualitative Research: Coding, Analysis, Interpretation, and Writing
Periodic Fall 3
DES 8103
Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research
Fall Odd Year 3
EEB 5053
Ecology: Theory and Concepts
Fall Odd Year 4
EPSY 5221
Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement
Every Fall 3
EPSY 5243
Principles and Methods of Evaluation
Every Fall, Spring & Summer 3
EPSY 5244
Survey Design, Sampling, and Implementation
Every Fall 3
EPSY 5247
Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology
Every Fall 3
EPSY 5261
Introductory Statistical Methods
Every Fall, Spring & Summer 3
EPSY 5262
Intermediate Statistical Methods
Every Fall & Spring 3
EPSY 8251
Statistical Methods in Education I
Every Fall, Spring & Summer 3
EPSY 8266
Statistical Analysis Using Structural Equation Methods
Periodic Spring 3
ESPM 5202
Environmental Conflict Management, Leadership, and Planning
Every Spring 3
ESPM 5211
Survey, Measurement, and Modeling for Environmental Analysis
Every Spring 3
ESPM 5242
Methods for Environmental and Natural Resource Policy Analysis
Fall Even Year 3
ESPM 5245
Sustainable Land Use Planning and Policy
Every Fall 3
ESPM 5251
Natural Resources in Sustainable International Development
Every Fall 3
ESPM 5261
Economics and Natural Resources Management
Every Spring 4
ESPM 5603
Environmental Life Cycle Analysis
Every Fall 3
ESPM 5811
Environmental Interpretation
Every Spring 3
FNRM 5101
Park and Protected Area Tourism
Fall Odd Year 3
FNRM 5104
Forest Ecology
Every Fall 4
FNRM 5131
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for Natural Resources
Every Fall 4
FNRM 5201
Introduction to Travel and Tourism
Every Spring 3
FNRM 5232
Managing Recreational Lands
Every Spring 4
FNRM 5259
Visitor Behavior Analysis
Every Fall 3
FNRM 8207
Economic Analysis of Natural Resource Projects
Every Fall, Spring & Summer 2
FW 5003
Human Dimensions of Biological Conservation
Every Fall 3
GIS 5555
Basic Spatial Analysis
Every Fall 3
LS 5950
Special Topics
Every Fall, Spring & Summer 1.0-4.0
NR 5021
Statistics for Agricultural and Natural Resource Professionals
Every Fall 3
OLPD 5061
Ethnographic Research Methods
Every Fall & Spring 3
OLPD 5501
Principles and Methods of Evaluation
Every Fall, Spring & Summer 3
OLPD 5502
Theory and Models of Evaluation
Every Fall & Summer 3
OLPD 5528
Focus Group Interviewing Research Methods
Every Fall 1.0-3.0
OLPD 5611
Facilitation and Meeting Skills
Every Fall, Spring & Summer 1
PA 4101
Nonprofit Management and Governance
Every Fall & Spring 3
PA 5002
Introduction to Policy Analysis
Every Fall & Spring 1.5
PA 5011
Management of Organizations
Every Fall & Spring 3
PA 5031
Empirical Analysis I
Every Fall 4
PA 5035
Survey Research and Data Collection
Every Spring 1.5
PA 5041
Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysts
Every Fall 4
PA 5111
Financing Public and Nonprofit Organizations
Every Spring 3
PA 5501
Theories and Policies of Development
Every Fall 3
PA 5920
Skills Workshop
Every Fall & Spring 0.5-4.0
POL 8126
Qualitative Methods
Fall Even, Spring Odd Year 3
PSY 5202
Attitudes and Social Behavior
Periodic Spring 3
PSY 5960
Topics in Psychology
Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer 1.0-4.0
PUBH 7250
Designing and Conducting Focus Group Interviews
Every Spring & Summer 1
PUBH 7407
Analysis of Categorical Data
Every Spring 3
SOC 5811
Social Statistics for Graduate Students
Every Fall 4
SOC 8701
Sociological Theory
Every Fall 4
SOC 8801
Sociological Research Methods
Periodic Fall & Spring 4
SOC 8811
Advanced Social Statistics
Every Fall & Spring 4
STAT 5021
Statistical Analysis
Every Fall & Spring 4
STAT 5201
Sampling Methodology in Finite Populations
Every Spring 3
STAT 5302
Applied Regression Analysis
Every Fall, Spring & Summer 4
STAT 5303
Designing Experiments
Every Fall, Spring & Summer 4
STAT 5401
Applied Multivariate Methods
Periodic Fall 3
STAT 5421
Analysis of Categorical Data
Every Fall & Spring 3
STAT 5601
Nonparametric Methods
Every Fall & Spring 3
STAT 8051
Advanced Regression Techniques
Every Fall 3
STAT 8052
Applied Statistical Methods 2
Every Spring 3
STAT 8053
Applied Statistical Methods 3
Every Fall 3
STAT 8054
Statistical Methods 4
Every Spring 3