Courses

NRRT 100  Foundations of Recreation and Tourism  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Current concepts, terminology, suppliers, and the social, economic, and personal benefits from recreation, leisure, and tourism.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 231  Principles-Parks/Protected Area Management  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Tools and strategies used by managers in parks and protected areas.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 262  Principles of Environmental Communication  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Principles of environmental communication, education, and interpretation for managing natural and cultural resources.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 270  Principles of Natural Resource Tourism  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Tourism and private commercial outdoor recreation industry in America.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 301  Conservation Leadership  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Approaches to conservation leadership.
Prerequisite: NRRT 262 and NRRT 231.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 320  International Issues-Recreation and Tourism  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: History, development, and preservation of international parks, preserves, tourist and historical sites.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 321  Travel Abroad-Marine Ecotourism-Bahamas  Credits: 3 (1-3-1)

Course Description: Environmental and socio-cultural aspects of marine ecotourism in the Bahamas.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Minimum GPA 2.500; 3 credits in natural sciences. Passport and ability to swim will be required.
Term Offered: Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 330  Social Aspects of Natural Resource Management  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Conceptual frameworks of human dimension research and its application to resource management decisions.
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 331  Management of Parks and Protected Areas  Credits: 3 (2-3-0)

Course Description: Comprehensive assessment of problems confronted by park professionals and the techniques and tools applied to their solution.
Prerequisite: NRRT 231 and NRRT 330.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 340  Principles in Conservation Planning and Mgmt  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Social, economic, legal, and ecological concepts that shape planning and management frameworks within conservation.
Prerequisite: NRRT 231.
Registration Information: Required field trips.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 350  Wilderness Leadership  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Practical and philosophical aspects of wilderness usage including safety, group dynamics, and backcountry skills.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

NRRT 351  Wilderness Instructors  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Preparation to safely lead and instruct groups in outdoor wilderness programs; further refine skills including judgement and leadership.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

NRRT 360  Group Decision Making in Natural Resources  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Theoretical, critical, and practical approaches to group decision making, collaboration, and teamwork related to natural resource management.
Prerequisite: NRRT 262.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 361  Natural Resources and the Media  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Representations of the environment in the media and strategies for effective media relations about natural resource issues.
Prerequisite: NRRT 262.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 362  Environmental Conflict Management  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Theoretical, critical and practical approaches to negotiation, mediation and conflict management strategies related to natural resources.
Prerequisite: NRRT 262.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 363  Outdoor Recreation Programming  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Develop administrative and program planning skills for private, public, and nonprofit recreation tourism organizations.
Prerequisite: NRRT 231 or NRRT 270.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 370  Managing Tourism in the E-Commerce Era  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: E-commerce foundations, business models, and practices in the recreation and travel industry.
Prerequisite: NRRT 270.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 371  Techniques in Interpretation  Credits: 3 (2-1-0)

Course Description: Intermediate techniques in interpretation including exhibit design and construction, personal program development and visitor studies.
Prerequisite: NRRT 262.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 372  Tourism Promotion  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Planning, development, and implementation of marketing programs specifically applied to the recreation, travel, and tourism industries.
Prerequisite: NRRT 270.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 375  Budgeting and Revenue Resources  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Budget development, presentation, types, techniques; computer-aided budgeting using spread sheets; revenue generating sources.
Prerequisite: NRRT 231 or NRRT 270.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 376  Human Dimensions Research and Analysis  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Application of human dimensions (recreation) research and analysis techniques to natural resource issues.
Prerequisite: STAT 201.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 384  Supervised College Teaching  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: A maximum of 10 combined credits for all 384 and 484 courses are counted towards graduation requirements.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 400  Environmental Governance  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Theory and practice of prevalent environmental governance approaches in diverse social and environmental contexts.
Prerequisite: NRRT 231.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 401  Collaborative Conservation  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Guiding principles and practices for effectively engaging stakeholders in conservation issues and natural resource management.
Prerequisite: NRRT 231 or NRRT 262.
Registration Information: Required field trips. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

NRRT 425  Communication for Tourism  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Exploration and practical application of communication theories, concepts, and techniques for successful communication in the context of tourism industry practice.
Prerequisite: NRRT 372.
Registration Information: Junior standing.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 431  Protected Areas, Working Lands, Livelihoods  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Management practices of protected areas and working lands that work at the interface of ecological, human, and economic dimensions.
Prerequisite: (NRRT 231) and (LAND 220 or LIFE 220).
Registration Information: Required field trips.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

NRRT 432  Foundations of Forest Recreation  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description: History, philosophy, role, and sources of information of the Forest Service and National Forest System.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor required. Offered as a correspondence course only.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 433  Meeting Needs of Recreation Users  Credits: 4 (0-0-4)

Course Description: Visitor behavior, communications and conflicts, working with volunteers, programs, partnerships, quality service, and role of interpretive services.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor. Offered as a correspondence course only.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 434  Recreation Special Uses and Appeals  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Special use benefits, authorities, planning, terms and conditions, administration and kinds, appeal review, discretionary review and decisions.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor. Offered as a correspondence course only.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 435  Trails, Facility Design, Operation, Maintenance  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Trail planning, development, maintenance; recreation site planning, design operation, maintenance; visitor and resource protection.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor required. Offered as a correspondence course only.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 436  Recreation, Visual, Cultural Resource Management  Credits: 2 (0-0-2)

Course Description: Economic analysis, recreation opportunity spectrum, visual and cultural resource management.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor required. Offered as a correspondence course only.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 437  Off-Road Vehicle, River, and Winter Recreation  Credits: 2 (0-0-2)

Course Description: History, authorities, planning, management, and coordination of off-road, river, and winter recreation.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor required. Offered as a correspondence course only.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 438  Management of Wilderness  Credits: 2 (0-0-2)

Course Description: Forest Service role, management principles, legislative differences, components, public education, visitor management, and wilderness management skills.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor required. Offered as a correspondence course only.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 439  Open Space and Natural Area Management  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Acquisition of, planning for, and management of local government and private open space and natural areas.
Prerequisite: NR 440 or NRRT 331.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 440  Applications in Environmental Communication  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Application of tools and techniques for communicating to audiences about issues related to conservation, environment and sustainability.
Prerequisite: NRRT 262.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 441  Spatial Analysis of Protected Areas  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Spatial analytical techniques used in planning and managing protected areas, including locating, managing, and assessing parks.
Prerequisite: NRRT 231.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 442  Tourism Planning  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Planning for regional tourism resources and programs.
Prerequisite: NRRT 270.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 457  Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation in America  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Overviews the supply and demand of off-highway vehicle recreation.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Offered as a correspondence course only.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 458  Planning for Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Develop working knowledge of the planning tools, concept, and process for off-highway vehicle recreation.
Prerequisite: NRRT 457.
Registration Information: Offered as a correspondence course only.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 459  Managing Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Developing working knowledge of the management tools, techniques, trends, and challenges with off-highway vehicle recreation.
Prerequisite: NRRT 457.
Registration Information: Offered as a correspondence course only.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 460  Event and Conference Planning  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: RRM 460.
Course Description: Foundation in planning, organizing, and producing special events and conferences. Functions and strategies necessary for effective event management.
Prerequisite: NRRT 270 or RRM 101.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both NRRT 460 and RRM 460. S
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 462  Environmental Communication-Natural Resources  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Exploration and application of theories, concepts, and techniques for successful environmental communication in natural resources.
Prerequisite: NRRT 262.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 463  Non-Profit Administration in Conservation  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Role of NGOs in protected-area management and conservation education; models for development, including grant writing, in conservation.
Prerequisite: NRRT 231 and NRRT 262.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 470  Tourism Impacts  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Social, cultural, physical, and economic impacts of tourism; techniques for assessing impacts.
Prerequisite: NRRT 270.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 471  Starting and Managing Tourism Enterprise  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Aspects of starting and managing a tourism enterprise.
Prerequisite: NRRT 231 or NRRT 262 or NRRT 270.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 473  Ski Area Management  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Ski area management; history and trends, ski area operations, human resource management, environmental issues, liability, resort planning and design.
Prerequisite: NRRT 270.
Registration Information: Senior standing.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 483  Off-Campus Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 487  Internship  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 495A  Independent Study: Administration  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 495B  Independent Study:Management  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 495C  Independent Study:Interpretation  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 496  Group Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 499  Senior Thesis  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Independent research project culminating in thesis presented to faculty mentor.
Prerequisite: None.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 504  Water-Based Recreation  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Identify issues and management strategies for recreation utilization of water resources.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor required.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 505  Environmental Education History and Theory  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: History and theories, planning and instruction; outcomes, historical events; ecological literacy; experiential learning models.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Upper-division course in natural resources. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 506  Methods in Environmental Education Research  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Research methods and designs; literature reviews, needs assessments and program evaluation of environmental education in informal settings.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Upper-division course in natural resources. Offered as a correspondence course only.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 507  Environmental Education Planning  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Informal learning theory; evaluation models focused on education in informal settings such as nature centers, zoos, etc.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: One upper-division course in natural resources, biological sciences, or ecology. Offered as a correspondence course only.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 508  Current Issues in Environmental Education  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Impact of current events, legislation, demographic changes, and other events on informal environmental education.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: One upper-division course in natural resources, biological sciences, or ecology. Offered as a correspondence course only.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 509  Science Education in Informal Settings  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Theory, application of teaching environmental science in informal settings--nature centers, zoos, etc. Inquiry, safety, group management, experience.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Upper division course in natural resources or related field. NOTE: This course does not count toward State teacher licensure.
Terms Offered: Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 520  Perspectives on Ski Area Management  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Introduction to the history of skiing, the ski industry, and ski area management around the world.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Bachelor’s degree required. This is a partial semester course. Offered as an online course only.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 521  Sustainable Ski Area Management  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Examines sustainability issues that relate specifically to ski resort development and management.
Prerequisite: NRRT 520, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course. Sections may be offered: Online. Offered every Spring term and every other Fall term.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 522  Ski Area Operations and Human Resources  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Examines ski area operations and services.
Prerequisite: NRRT 520, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course. Sections may be offered: Online. Offered every Spring term and every other Fall term.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 523  Strategic Ski Area Marketing and Management  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Examines strategic management and marketing concepts within a ski area context.
Prerequisite: NRRT 520, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course. Sections may be offered: Online. Offered every Spring term and every other Fall term.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 524  Ski Area Finance and Investment  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Examines finance and investment considerations relevant to ski area operations and management.
Prerequisite: NRRT 520, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course. Sections may be offered: Online. Offered every Spring term and every other Fall term.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 525  Ski Area Planning and Development  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Examines the various planning and design considerations for ski area development and expansion.
Prerequisite: NRRT 520, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course. Sections may be offered: Online. Offered every Spring term and every other Fall term.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 530  Insight into the Adventure Tourism Industry  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Definitions of adventure tourism, and relevant leisure, outdoor education, and tourism theories and frameworks are discussed and critically examined. Key stakeholders are identified, along with current and future trends, opportunities, and challenges. The need for sustainable practices and cross-cultural understanding and communication within adventure tourism is also emphasized.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course. Offered as an online course only.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 531  Building an Adventure Tourism Enterprise  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Entrepreneurial skills and know-how to successfully build an adventure tourism enterprise. As most adventure tourism businesses are small-to-medium enterprises, there is a need for students to understand the fundamentals of how to develop an adventure tourism concept and turn it into a successful business.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course. Offered as an online course only.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 532  Leading the Adventure Tourism Experience  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Skills and knowledge to successfully plan and lead an adventure tourism experience. Focus is given to leadership and facilitation strategies, guiding standards and best practices, and the importance of environmental and cultural education and interpretation for guests. This is in addition to quality programming and logistics, ensuring guest safety through risk mitigation, emergency planning and crisis management, public relations, and guest management.
Prerequisite: NRRT 530, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course. Offered as an online course only.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 533  Adventure Tourism Policy and Planning  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Key stakeholders and policies that influence the adventure tourism industry. This involves a detailed examination of adventure tourism standards and regulations, in addition to broader government policies that influence the environment within which the adventure tourism industry is situated. As many adventure tourism ventures operate on public lands, the role of public land agencies and their relationships with adventure tourism operators are also closely examined.
Prerequisite: NRRT 530, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course. Offered as an online course only.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 534  Applications in the Outdoor Products Industry  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Outdoor products industry and the various steps involved in developing an outdoor product and bringing it to market. Focus is placed on identifying and understanding the outdoor products consumer, product development processes, product aesthetics and functionality, the unique characteristics of branding, selling, and distributing outdoor products, current and future trends, and the diverse career opportunities that exist within the outdoor products industry.
Prerequisite: NRRT 530, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course. Offered as an online course only.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 541  Overview & Trends of Agritourism Management  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Agritourism sector concepts and emerging business opportunities. Identify and assess agritourism sector data describing industry supply and demand attributes and examine key distinguishing aspects of agritourism enterprise. Regulatory frameworks and policy, community and economic development dimensions, and review case studies specific to new agritourism oriented opportunities.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Graduate standing. This is a partial semester course. Offered as an online course only. Required field trips.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 542  Spatial & Community Dimensions of Agritourism  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Advanced analysis methodology and the use of data in enterprise valuation, market analysis and the assessment of the agritourism sector. Distinguishing aspects of agritourism supply and economic development dimensions that target tourism demand enhancement. Creative market assessment methods are employed to illustrate concepts and analysis, including spatial, economic impact and trip evaluation techniques.
Prerequisite: NRRT 601.
Registration Information: Graduate standing. This is a partial semester course. Offered as an online course only.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 548  Agritourism Enterprise Management  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Examines the role of agritourism in the agricultural economy and provides students with frameworks to identify and assess opportunities for agritourism development. Focusing on determinants of business success and the role and importance of comprehensive business planning. Students will develop and present a comprehensive business plan for a prototype agritourism business as a requirement of this course.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Graduate standing. This is a partial semester course. Offered as an online course only.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 550  Ecotourism  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Concept of ecotourism, impacts associated with ecotourism, and role of education/interpretation in mitigating these impacts.
Prerequisite: NRRT 470.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 565  Research-Human Dimensions Natural Resources  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Theory, research, literature review, hypothesis development, scientific writing, proposal development.
Prerequisite: None.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 600  Tourism Industry Concepts and Practices  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Fundamental tourism theories and concepts that lay the groundwork for understanding tourists and the tourism industry. Based on the interdisciplinary nature of tourism studies, covers the broad range of fundamental theories and interrelated concepts that guide decision-making in the tourism industry. Focuses on several key themes aimed to capture the primary areas of conceptual thinking and analysis in contemporary tourism.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course. Sections offered as Mixed Face-to-Face or Online.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 601  Tourism Quantitative Analysis I  Credits: 2 (1-2-0)

Course Description: Statistical techniques used by researchers to inform and support tourism decision-making. Emphasis is placed on understanding data manipulation techniques and what statistics are appropriate for addressing applied decision–making problems.
Prerequisite: STAT 312.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course. Sections may be offered as Mixed Face-to-Face or Online.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 602  Tourism Quantitative Analysis II  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Quantitative analysis methods to specific tourism problems. Students explore visitor intercept techniques and identify other local, regional, national and international institutional data sources, including “Big Data” analytic engines. Using these sources, students estimate destination demand, supply and economic impact as well as perform competitive analysis in a variety of settings.
Prerequisite: NRRT 601.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course. Sections may be offered as Mixed Face-to-Face or Online.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 605  Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Theory  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Application of theories and conceptual approaches from social sciences to study of recreation behavior and natural resource issues.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 610  Natural Resource Management and Tourism  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Explores nature-based tourism and the planning and management of experiences and impacts. Review the tourism system as it is applied in the natural resource setting, define and describe outdoor recreation motivations, describe the covenants and institutions that govern international development globally, and apply the measurement of supply, demand, and economic impact in the natural-based tourism realm. Apply these techniques in comprehensive planning and compliance activities.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course. Sections may be offered as Mixed Face-to Face or Online.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 615  Sustainable Tourism Development Foundation  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Theory, practice, history, terminology and issues surrounding sustainable tourism development. Sustainable tourism planning and management are examined in the context of sustainable livelihoods. A comprehensive survey of sustainable tourism components – including indicators of sustainability, community participation, poverty alleviation, alternative tourism, governance and power, and socio-environmental responsibility – will be covered from a systems thinking perspective.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course. Sections offered as Mixed Face-to-Face or Online.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 620  Organizational Management in Tourism  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Application of management concepts to tourism organizations. Topics include managing ethics, diversity, and globalization; planning, decision-making, and competitive advantage; organizational structure and design; leading individuals and groups, and controlling communication and information technology. Discussions, exercises, and case studies will allow students to apply management principles to the tourism organizations.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course. Sections offered as Mixed Face-to-Face or Online.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 625  Communication/Conflict Management in Tourism  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Managerial communication skills and negotiation tools and their implications for effective organizational communication and management of potential conflicts faced by managers in the tourism industry.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course. Sections offered as Mixed Face-to-Face or Online.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 650  Financial Management in Tourism  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Apply financial concepts to the management of tourism businesses. Financial accounting aspects of finance, including development and analysis of financial statements are covered. Management accounting aspects of finance include forecasting and budgeting; analysis of profit, and profitability; and working capital management. Application of capital budgeting techniques, time value of money, and business valuation are emphasized.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course. Sections offered as Mixed Face-to-Face or Online.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 655  Tourism Marketing Concepts and Applications  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Marketing theories and concepts and their application within a travel and tourism organizational context. The travel and tourism industry has unique characteristics that create a variety of problems and opportunities specific to that industry and important for tourism marketing professionals.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course. Sections offered as Mixed Face-to-Face or Online.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 660  Law and Legal Liability in Tourism  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Concepts of legal liability, business law, and risk management to travel, tourism, and hospitality organizations. Topics include contract law; agency law; business organization and formation; torts and legal liability; employment law and labor-management relations, and the protection of organization assets through risk management.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course. Sections offered as Mixed Face-to-Face or Online.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 662  Global Tourism Policy  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Major international policies, trends, and challenges facing tourism. Provides an understanding of policies, programs, and regulations and how international tourism is affected.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course. Sections may be offered as Mixed Face-to-Face or Online.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 665  Survey Research and Analysis  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Survey research, design, and analysis in human dimensions of natural resources.
Prerequisite: NRRT 565 and STAT 301.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Graduate cooperative program, Professional.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 666  Qualitative Research in NRRT  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Qualitative approaches to tourism research and techniques from a range of disciplinary backgrounds; methodological aspects.
Prerequisite: NRRT 565.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 671  Strategic Management for Travel and Tourism  Credits: 2 (0-0-2)

Course Description: Factors, tools, and techniques for strategic management of a travel and tourism business or organization.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Graduate standing. Offered as an online course only. This is a partial semester course.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 679A  Current Topics in Nature Based Tourism  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description: Current topics in nature-based travel and tourism.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Graduate standing. Students will enroll for this course during both the Fall and Spring semesters.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 679B  Current Topics in Nature Based Tourism  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description: Current topics in nature-based travel and tourism.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Graduate standing. Students will enroll for this course during both the Fall and Spring semesters.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 695A  Independent Study: Administration  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 695B  Independent Study: Management  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 695C  Independent Study: Interpretation  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 695D  Independent Study: Landscape Planning  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 698  Research  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 699  Thesis  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 765  Applied Multivariate Analysis  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Application and interpretation of multivariate statistics to human dimensions in natural resources, recreation, and tourism.
Prerequisite: NRRT 665.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 784  Supervised College Teaching  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 798  Research  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 799  Dissertation  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.