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Active as of Fall Semester 2014

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Introduction to Parks & Interpretation

2. Course Prefix & Number:
NATR 2201

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 2

Lecture Hours: 1

Lab Hours: 2

4. Course Description:

This is a holistic course on the importance of parks and outdoor recreation. It will discuss the basic areas of management such as natural resources, people, facilities, law enforcement, and finances. It will also touch on topics such as the foundation of outdoor recreation, psychology and the natural environment, the social aspects and economics of outdoor pursuits, and federal, state and local management policies and agencies. The course will also cover various curricula available for the naturalist (Project Wild, Project Wild Aquatic, Project Learning Tree, and Nature Scope). The class will visit or have a presentation by local park managers to see and discuss how they are used by the public. The student will prepare and teach selected topics with the class and with elementary students in the area.

5. Placement Tests Required:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

NATR 2201 - Introduction to Parks & Interpretation

All Credit(s) from the following...
Course CodeCourse TitleCredits
NATR 1200Introduction to Natural Resourcescr.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

NATR 2201 - Introduction to Parks & Interpretation

There are no corequisites for this course.