Integrated management courses, or capstone courses, have been inserted into many forestry and natural resource college curricula. The general intent is to have the students bring together the knowledge they have gained in other courses and synthesize an holistic solution to some set of issues. At Syracuse such a course was made a required part of the senior year in the Forest Resources Management program starting in the fall of 1996. The author has taught the course almost every semester, sometimes in conjunction with others. Over the years various procedures were tried, different cases utilized, and different requirements placed on students. This is still a work in progress. However, many important lessons have been learned. These will be covered along with student reactions to different kinds of cases and procedures.
Canham, Hugh O.
"Integrated resource management courses : Lessons learned after six years,"
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues:
Vol. 9, Article 37.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol9/iss1/37