Location

Cheatham 212

Event Website

http://www.cpe.vt.edu/cuenr/index.html

Start Date

27-3-2010 4:00 PM

End Date

27-3-2010 4:30 PM

Description

Managing natural resources is a complex problem involving production, ecological, social, economic and ethical systems, which affect and, in turn, are affected by the others. The proposed Master of Natural Resources (MNR) degree is designed to engage university scientists and world‐wide natural resource professionals in a process that integrates diverse perspectives about natural resource situations at the state, regional, national, and international levels. The MNR degree will assist agency and industry personnel meet their self‐improvement goals. Students will learn about the various disciplinary components that make up natural resource problems and solutions to them. The MNR curriculum is organized into three sections: core (18 credits), area of emphasis (18 credits), and capstone project (9 credits). It will be taught as a distance, online curriculum, although it may be possible for some students to work toward the MNR degree while in‐residence at Oregon State University (OSU). The MNR degree will facilitate learning by natural resource professionals who work in settings that require integrating multiple disciplines to find solutions to natural resource problems. It integrates disciplines through the curriculum, assignments, and a case study project. Students achieving the MNR degree also will integrate concepts and approaches developed throughout the entire program into a final case study project. The projected start date for the Master of Natural Resources degree is fall term of 2010. The degree will be housed in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University and will be taught using existing and new on‐line courses. We expect the degree to be self‐sufficient within three years.

Comments

Citation: Bishaw, B., P. Doescher, S. Radosevich. 2010. Instructional program for interdisciplinary master of natural resources degree, Oregon State University. UENR Biennial Conference, Session Curricula and Assessment, Paper Number 11. http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/Sessions/Cirricula/11/

 
Mar 27th, 4:00 PM Mar 27th, 4:30 PM

Instructional Program for Interdisciplinary Master of Natural Resources Degree, Oregon State University Online

Cheatham 212

Managing natural resources is a complex problem involving production, ecological, social, economic and ethical systems, which affect and, in turn, are affected by the others. The proposed Master of Natural Resources (MNR) degree is designed to engage university scientists and world‐wide natural resource professionals in a process that integrates diverse perspectives about natural resource situations at the state, regional, national, and international levels. The MNR degree will assist agency and industry personnel meet their self‐improvement goals. Students will learn about the various disciplinary components that make up natural resource problems and solutions to them. The MNR curriculum is organized into three sections: core (18 credits), area of emphasis (18 credits), and capstone project (9 credits). It will be taught as a distance, online curriculum, although it may be possible for some students to work toward the MNR degree while in‐residence at Oregon State University (OSU). The MNR degree will facilitate learning by natural resource professionals who work in settings that require integrating multiple disciplines to find solutions to natural resource problems. It integrates disciplines through the curriculum, assignments, and a case study project. Students achieving the MNR degree also will integrate concepts and approaches developed throughout the entire program into a final case study project. The projected start date for the Master of Natural Resources degree is fall term of 2010. The degree will be housed in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University and will be taught using existing and new on‐line courses. We expect the degree to be self‐sufficient within three years.

http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/Sessions/Cirricula/11