Courses

NRRT 193  New to the Major Seminar  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description: Introduces students new to the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and Natural Resource Tourism majors to faculty, department, college and university resources, careers, research, outreach, advising resources, and other students.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Undergraduate.
Registration Information: Undergraduate standing. This is a partial semester course. Required field trips. Sections may be offered: Online. Credit not allowed for both NRRT 180A1 and NRRT 193.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

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

Course Description: Provide a broad but comprehensive understanding of the history, challenges, and practices of parks and protected areas management.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online. Required field trips.
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, Spring.
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 322  Study Abroad--Italy: Introduction to Culinary Tourism  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Overview of the culinary tourism industry applied to the leading culinary destination, Italy. Explores defining components of culinary tourism, development of this growing sector in the Tuscan area, Italian culinary attractions, festivals and events, the introduction of marketing, promotion and branding of culinary tourism, current global trends in the culinary tourism industry, related special topics and the future of the industry related to Italy.
Prerequisite: NRRT 270.
Restriction: Must not be a: Freshman.
Registration Information: Sophomore standing. Offered as Mixed Face-to-Face. Credit not allowed for both NRRT 322 and NRRT 382A.
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: Review social science concepts and research important to the way humans use and manage natural resources. Using lectures and readings on social theory and management frameworks, dissect current natural resource management issues. Case study presentations, exercises, and discussions will connect various social science approaches and theoretical frameworks to their natural resource applications.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Sophomore standing. Sections may be offered: Online.
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: No.

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 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 368  Biological and Cultural Conservation  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Explore biocultural conservation, a framework for ensuring conservation is practiced in ways that achieve both effective and just outcomes. Biocultural conservation recognizes the interconnectedness of cultural and biological diversity, and that diverse sets of knowledge are critical for increasing the resilience of social-ecological systems. Engage with the principle of biocultural conservation and apply to conservation contexts.
Prerequisite: NRRT 231.
Term Offered: Fall.
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: Explores different approaches for tourism marketing in order to develop a sound background in the field. Addresses the forces that drive change in the tourism marketplace; how marketing managers can most effectively position their services, destination and products, through a systems approach to capture today's traveler. Basic concepts and skills in tourism marketing are examined through problems and characteristics specific to tourism.
Prerequisite: NRRT 270.
Registration Information: Sophomore standing. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

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

Course Description: Applies human dimensions (recreation) research and analysis techniques to natural resource issues. Predicated on the assumption that the best way to learn research methodology and statistics is to become directly involved in the process of scientific inquiry. Consequently, a considerable amount of time is devoted to conducting research tasks (e.g., developing surveys, analyzing data).
Prerequisite: STAT 201.
Registration Information: Sophomore standing. Must register for lecture and laboratory. Sections may be offered: Online.
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 402  Cultural and Political Ecology  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Exploration of cultural and political ecology, the study of (un)equal control of, and access to, natural resources, focuses on human-environment interactions, with particular attention to the social and cultural meanings of resources. Entails the interrogation of definitions of nature and culture, interactions between society and nature, and natural resource management, access and control.
Prerequisite: NRRT 231.
Registration Information: Junior standing. Credit not allowed for both NRRT 402 and NRRT 480A1.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

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  Integrated Planning for Conservation  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Integrated planning practices within public and private lands that work at the interface of social and ecological dimensions of conservation.
Prerequisite: (NRRT 231) and (LAND 220 or LIFE 220).
Restriction: Must be a: Undergraduate.
Registration Information: Junior standing. Required field trips.
Term Offered: Spring.
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: Examines the relationship among tourists, tourist developments and the planning of tourist attractions and services. Focuses on the planning of tourist resources and programs within a geographic region, as well as at a destination and site level. Planning tools and design concepts are reviewed and analyzed. A regional strategic planning process is applied to the development of a regional tourism plan in Colorado.
Prerequisite: NRRT 270.
Registration Information: Junior standing. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

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

Course Description: Foundation in planning, organizing, and producing tourism special events and conferences. Functions and strategies necessary for effective tourism event management.
Prerequisite: NRRT 270.
Registration Information: Junior standing. Sections may be offered: Online. Credit not allowed for both NRRT 460 and RRM 460.
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: Examine the impacts of tourism from several distinct, but interrelated perspectives: social, political, economical, environmental, and technological. Limits to future tourism growth are discussed and possible strategies to mitigate impacts are detailed. Case studies are used to highlight issues discussed.
Prerequisite: NRRT 270.
Registration Information: Junior standing. Sections may be offered: Online.
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: Concepts surrounding the starting, planning, and managing of a tourism business with a small business creation and management approach. Focus is given to: (1) connections between commercial recreation/tourism and entrepreneurship, (2) starting and managing a business including selecting the form of business, raising funds, financial/marketing management, and (3) legal aspects including identifying and minimizing risks, supervision of workers and employment laws.
Prerequisite: NRRT 231 or NRRT 270.
Registration Information: Junior standing. Sections may be offered: Online.
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 475  Leadership for Conservation Action  Credits: 3 (2-0-1)

Course Description: Develop knowledge and skills important for leading others to achieve positive outcomes in conservation. Fundamental leadership and systems-thinking principles are applied to analyze case studies in conservation, and determine courses of action that positively affect conservation. Through building self-awareness, exploring leadership strategies, and systems-thinking, skills are gained to make a difference in socio-ecological systems.
Prerequisite: NRRT 340.
Restriction: Must be a: Undergraduate.
Registration Information: Junior standing. Must register for lecture and recitation.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

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[4-12] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: NR 377.
Registration Information: Junior standing. Sections may be offered: Online.
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 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 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: Introductory 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 relevant 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.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
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: None.
Registration Information: Graduate standing. This is a partial semester course. Offered as an online course only.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 545  Culinary Tourism  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Aspects of tourism concepts and assessment of the culinary sector in relation to the supply and demand experience attributes. Explores frameworks related to the culinary community, policy, and training dimensions, and reviews case studies specific to new and ongoing culinary tourism oriented opportunities.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate.
Registration Information: Graduate standing. This is a partial semester course. Sections may be offered as Mixed Face-to-Face or Online. Credit not allowed for both NRRT 545 and NRRT 580A2.
Terms Offered: Fall, 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, may be taken concurrently.
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: Review social science concepts and research important to the management and conservation of natural resources. Examine current conservation issues, and how those issues can be addressed through an understanding of human thought and behavior.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online or Mixed Face-to-Face.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 608  Nature, Outdoor Recreation--Human Well-being  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Investigate the importance of spending time and travelling outdoors in nature for human well-being. Examine the scientifically proven physical, cognitive, emotional, and social benefits that result from time spent in nature, and how these are achieved through tourism. Immersion in nature is linked to positive conservation outcomes. Examine the role of nature and wellness in achieving tourism and conservation outcomes.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to the Master of Tourism Management program. 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 609  Tourism and Conservation  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Provides the landscape view that situates how tourism, conservation, and natural resource management come together. Examine the history of public lands and protected areas around the world. Explore the evolution of the relationship between tourism and conservation, and the way in which different international agreements on biodiversity and climate change affect tourism and conservation.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to the Master of Tourism Management program. 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 610  Tourism and Conservation Management  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Tourism and conservation management practices necessary for the delivery of quality tourism experiences while advancing a sound conservation ideology and goals. This includes an evaluation of conceptual tools commonly used in tourism and visitor management. The role and importance of tourism outfitters and guides is also highlighted, with attention given to concessions management, permitting, and other special use authorization on public lands and protected areas.
Prerequisite: NRRT 609, may be taken concurrently.
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 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 624  Tourism Accounting Fundamentals  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Introduction to tourism accounting. Topics include basics of financial accounting within a tourism context, introduction to basic finance, economic concepts, and the development, interpretation, and analysis of financial statements for tourism businesses.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to the Master of Tourism Management program. 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 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 630  Protected Areas and Global Conservation  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Study international categories of protected areas, including those outlined by the World Conservation Union (IUCN). Targets and methods associated with biodiversity conservation help evaluate conservation progress. Explore the economic benefits of protected areas and apply fundamentals of conservation biology (e.g., population dynamics, species niches, and habitat requirements) to the design and management of protected areas.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to the Master of Park and Protected Area Management program. Offered as an online course only.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 631  Protected Area Planning and Management  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Successful protected area management is facilitated by forward-thinking systems design, efficient allocation of resources, and timely and appropriate responses to changes in conditions, all of which rely on effective planning. Develop the tools to apply planning frameworks in diverse contexts, gain competence at participatory planning methods, development of implementation schedules, adaptive management, and evaluation of management effectiveness.
Prerequisite: NRRT 630, may be taken concurrently.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to the Master of Park and Protected Area Management program. Offered as an online course only.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 632  Public Use and Recreation in Protected Areas  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Develops the full range of skills and tools needed to reap the benefits of visitation while controlling its negative effects on natural resources, adjacent communities, or other visitors. Addresses issues of tourism planning at the national, regional, and unit levels, tourism value chains, management of private concessions, public use zoning, and techniques for onsite management of visitors.
Prerequisite: NRRT 631, may be taken concurrently.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to the Master of Park and Protected Area Management program. Offered as an online course only.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 633  Protected Areas and Resource Management  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Focus on evolving natural and cultural resource management challenges. Address competing use challenges through management of biodiversity, timber, and non-timber forest products, water, agriculture and grazing, and mineral resources, along with management of cultural sites and resources and restoration of degraded landscapes and seascapes. Learn methods for monitoring changes in biodiversity, buffer zone, and corridor management.
Prerequisite: NRRT 631, may be taken concurrently.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to the Master of Park and Protected Area Management program. Offered as an online course only.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 634  Protected Area Policy and Finance  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: The complex nature of many environmental challenges means protected area managers need to understand key actors, processes, and institutions involved in policy, governance and finance at multiple scales. Examine these connections and the many ways protected areas agencies generate revenue, access and use government budgets, and obtain additional resources from other sources to be able to fulfill their mandates.
Prerequisite: NRRT 631, may be taken concurrently.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to the Master of Park and Protected Area Management program. Offered as an online course only.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 635  Infrastructure Management in Protected Areas  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Develop skills to plan, create, manage, and maintain infrastructure in protected areas. Acquire hands-on experience in the planning and implementation of on-the-ground projects, development strategies, site analysis, contractor and volunteer management, as well as monitoring and maintenance programs. Explore technologies that can help managers achieve goals (i.e. GIS, telemetry, camera traps, drones, SMART, etc.).
Prerequisite: NRRT 631, may be taken concurrently.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to the Master of Park and Protected Area Management program. Offered as an online course only.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 636  Social Context of Protected Areas  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Focus on concepts defining sociocultural dimensions inherent to protected area management including gender, culture, community, organization, stakeholders, and networks. Cases on biosphere reserves, sacred sites, indigenous territories, transboundary protected areas, extractive reserves, and urban protected areas. Analyses of social and political conflicts, human rights controversies, safeguards, and application of free, prior, and informed consent.
Prerequisite: NRRT 631, may be taken concurrently.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to the Master of Park and Protected Area Management program. Offered as an online course only.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 637  Leadership, Management, and Protected Areas  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Explore and contrast key leadership, management concepts, and approaches in the protected area context. Critical topics covered in case studies and coursework include team cohesion and leadership development, inclusivity and equity, the role of volunteers and managing volunteer programs, institutional hiring options, and the role of capacity development. Emerging leadership/management topics linked to protected area management are considered.
Prerequisite: NRRT 631, may be taken concurrently.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to the Master of Park and Protected Area Management program. Offered as an online course only.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 638  Protected Area Data and Decision-Making  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Presents social science methods for collecting and analyzing data to inform management decisions, especially when working with buffer zone communities and stakeholders. Understand the importance of information collected from the public, including traditional ecological knowledge. Learn data-driven management techniques and conduct ethical social science research in consideration of cultural differences and inherent biases.
Prerequisite: NRRT 631, may be taken concurrently.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to the Master of Park and Protected Area Management program. Offered as an online course only.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 639  Threats and Frontiers in Protected Areas  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Examine emerging threats and new frontiers in protected area management. Issues such as climate change, invasive species, novel ecosystems, mega-development projects, and exclusivity are addressed alongside recent developments such as protection of night skies and natural sounds. Apply tools such as scenario and action planning to evaluate proposed mitigation strategies including compensation for ecosystem services, citizen science, and decarbonization.
Prerequisite: NRRT 631, may be taken concurrently.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to the Master of Park and Protected Area Management program. Offered as an online course only.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

NRRT 640  Protected Area Communication  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Communicate effectively with diverse protected areas audiences through effective message planning and dissemination, audience analysis, development of specific communication strategies, communication outreach and engagement, and evaluation of communication efforts. Specific approaches such as thematic interpretation, environmental education, engaging the media, and social media are developed with detailed content, case studies, and student projects.
Prerequisite: NRRT 631, may be taken concurrently.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to the Master of Park and Protected Area Management program. Offered as an online course only.
Term Offered: Fall.
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: NRRT 624.
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  Marketing Tourism Products and Destinations  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Marketing theories, concepts, and applications 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 656  Tourism Digital and Social Media Marketing  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Provides best practices on how to communicate across digital and social media platforms for tourism businesses and destination. Learn about trend analysis and big data role in influencing campaign delivery. Examine platforms, capabilities, and articulate appropriate goals for social and digital tourism campaigns. Critically evaluate campaign objectives, identify relevant markets and develop tourism campaigns.
Prerequisite: NRRT 655.
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 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: 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 (2-0-0)

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: 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 677  Project Mgmt and Tourism Event Planning  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Applies project management knowledge and skills to the planning of tourism events. Event planning, logistics, and management best practices are discussed within the context of leisure, cultural, sporting, lifestyle and business meetings and events.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to the Master of Tourism Management program. 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 678  Tourism Leadership  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Introduction to the fundamentals of leadership theory and different leadership styles. Apply this knowledge at an individual, organizational, and community level within a tourism context. The role of leadership in service excellence, crisis and change management, and sustainability is examined, with a focus on providing the necessary skills to develop resilient tourism industry leaders.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to the Master of Tourism Management program. 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 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.