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 Course Title:   Introduction to Natural Resources

 Title Abbreviation:   INTRO/NATURAL RESOURCES

 Department:    ENVC

 Course #:    104

 Credits:    1

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    1

 CIP:    ?

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2013


 Course Description  

Introduction to natural resource agencies and institutions, including career opportunities; i.e. the role of the technician in forestry, fisheries, agriculture and parks.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 11

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the type of employment they can expect.
  2. Understand the purpose and function of each discipline.
  3. Understand how to communicate with different cultures.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.3 Identify and evaluate the relationships among different perspectives within a field of study and among different fields of study.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.2 Understand, value and respect human differences and commonalities as they relate to issues of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and culture.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.5 Develop self-monitoring and self-advocacy skills to effect positive life changes.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the development and impact of technology in human experience (history, global, and local).
10.4 Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of technology in one’s personal and professional life.

Course Contents

  1. Introduction to the course.
  2. Purpose and function of National Park Service.
  3. Purpose and function of National Forest Service.
  4. Purpose and function of State Park Service.
  5. Purpose and function of Department of Natural Resources.
  6. Purpose and function of Department of Fish and Wildlife.
  7. Purpose and function of County and City Parks Departments.
  8. Tribal organizations.
  9. Non-governmental groups.
  10. Communication with other social groups and cultures.