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Change Graduate Major
Natural Resources - MNR

Status: Approved (Previous Version)

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1. Review - Academic Programs

Sent Back by Gary Beach Coord- Senior Curriculum / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, December 17, 2014 12:42pm

Comments

Gary Beach (Academic Programs) December 17, 2014 12:42pm

Contacts: Because this is primarily an ECampus program, Shannon Riggs from ECampus was added as a contact.

Requirements Section:

(1) Crosslist: FES 545 was changed to FES/FW 545.

(2) ECampus Only Course: Several courses that are offered only via ECampus had the following statement added: [Offered online via ECampus only].

(3) Alpha/Numeric Order:
FES 537 followed by FES 536 was changed to FES 536 followed by FES 537.
WGSS 550 followed by WGSS 525 was changed to WGSS 525 followed by WGSS 550

(4) Course Designator Change: FS 548 was changed to FES 548.

(5) Credit Hours: The credit hours were changed for the following courses:
SNR 531 (1) to SNR 531 (3)
SNR 533 (1) to SNR 533 (2)
SNR 534 (1) to SNR 534 (2)
SNR 535 (1) to SNR 535 (3)
SNR 522 (1) to SNR 522 (3)

(6) Course Title: The course title for SNR 533 was changed from:
Alternative Forest Products
to
Alternative (Nontimber) Forest Products

(7) Course Title: The course title for SNR 535 was changed from:
Sustainable Management of Aquatic/Riparian Resources
to
Sustainable Management of Aquatic and Riparian Resources

(8) Course Title: The course title for SNR 521 was changed from:
Economics of Sustainable Natural Resources
to
Economics of Sustainable Natural Resource Management

(9) Course Title: The course title for SNR 520 was changed from:
Socially Sustainable Natural Resources
to
Social Aspects of Sustainable Natural Resources

(10) Course Title: The course title for BOT 540 was changed from:
Field Methods in Vegetation Science
To
Field Methods in Plant Ecology

(11) Course Designator and Course Number: The course designator and course number for FS 523 was changed to FES 524.

Question: With regard to the Capstone Project (9) please identify the the course designator and number and then return the proposal for final approval?

Thanks,

--Gary

2. Originator Response

Gary Beach Coord- Senior Curriculum / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, December 18, 2014 9:50am

3. Review - Academic Programs

Approved by Gary Beach Coord- Senior Curriculum / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, December 18, 2014 10:08am

Comments

Gary Beach (Academic Programs) December 18, 2014 10:08am

CPS: The proposal was sent back to Academic Programs by APAA at the request of the originator, Badege Bishaw.

Capstone Project: The credit hours for the Capstone Project was changed from:
9
to
1-9

APPROVAL: From the perspective of Academic Programs, there are no other identifiable issues or problems associated with this expedited change in major proposal.

--Gary

4. Review - Catalog Coordinator

Approved by Larry Bulling Academic Wage Appt - Hourly / Office of the Registrar, December 18, 2014 10:47am

Proposal

Proposal ID: 92961
Type: Change Major/Option/Minor/Certificate
Submission Date: December 18, 2014 9:50am
Approval Date: December 18, 2014 10:47am
Effective Term: Spring 2015
Justification:
This Expedited Change Undergraduate Major Proposal wishes to drop COMM 59X from this Graduate Major. This course is currently listed as:

COMM 59X. Environmental Conflict Resolution (3)[Pending submission and approval of a proposal]

The Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society does not plan on submitting a proposal to teach this course and wishes to drop it from the Graduate Major.

Contacts: Individuals have been added as contacts. Reason: Their academic program has been identified as being impacted by this expedited change course proposal.
All other information in the Graduate Major will remain the same.

CIP # 030201 has been added to this proposal.

Cheryl
Comments: None

History

Active Version - Submitted December 18, 2014 9:50am
Version 1 - Submitted December 11, 2014 11:05am

Originators

Name Title Department/School
Badege Bishaw Senior Instructor I Forest Ecosyst & Society
Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred

Contacts

Name Title Department/School
Gregory Thompson Department Head General Agriculture
Denise Lach Director Sociology Department
Katherine Kelly Donegan Instructor Horticulture
Joseph Spatafora Distinguished Professor Ag Botany / Plant Path
Susan Shaw Professor Women/Gendr/Sxlt Studies
Jay Noller Department Head Crop and Soil Science
Selina Heppell Department Head Fisheries and Wildlife
Alena Paulenova Professor Sch Nuclear Sci & Engr
Patrick Emerson Associate Professor Economics Department
Rich Carter Professor Chemistry
Ben Mutschler Director History Department
Terina Mc Lachlain Mgr-Nat Res Prog/Advisor-Acad Forest Ecosyst & Society
Virginia Lesser Director-Survey Research Cntr Statistics (Science)
Anita Grunder Academic Wage Appt - Hourly Earth, Ocean & Atmo Sci
Shannon Riggs Director Extended Campus
Troy Hall Department Head Forest Ecosyst & Society

Liaisons

Liaison Status Required
Susan Capalbo - Senior Vice Provost-Acad Aff / Provost / Exec Vice Pres Not Contacted Yes
Rich Carter - Professor / Chemistry Not Contacted Yes
Katherine Kelly Donegan - Instructor / Horticulture Not Contacted Yes
Patrick Emerson - Associate Professor / Economics Department Not Contacted Yes
Anita Grunder - Academic Wage Appt - Hourly / Earth, Ocean & Atmo Sci Not Contacted Yes
Troy Hall - Department Head / Forest Ecosyst & Society Not Contacted Yes
Selina Heppell - Department Head / Fisheries and Wildlife Not Contacted Yes
Denise Lach - Director / Sociology Department Not Contacted Yes
Virginia Lesser - Director-Survey Research Cntr / Statistics (Science) Not Contacted Yes
Terina Mc Lachlain - Mgr-Nat Res Prog/Advisor-Acad / Forest Ecosyst & Society Not Contacted Yes
Ben Mutschler - Director / History Department Not Contacted Yes
Jay Noller - Department Head / Crop and Soil Science Not Contacted Yes
Alena Paulenova - Professor / Sch Nuclear Sci & Engr Not Contacted Yes
Susan Shaw - Professor / Women/Gendr/Sxlt Studies Not Contacted Yes
Joseph Spatafora - Distinguished Professor / Ag Botany / Plant Path Not Contacted Yes
Gregory Thompson - Department Head / General Agriculture Not Contacted Yes

Program Information

Program Title: Natural Resources - MNR 
CIP Code: 030201
College/Department or College/School: College of Forestry / Forest Ecosystems and Society 

Program Type: Graduate Major 
Original Program: Natural Resources - MNR 
Description: Updated 

The MNR is a 45-credit online degree program with curriculum organized into three sections: core (18 credits), area of emphasis (18 credits), and capstone project (9 credits). It will be taught entirely online through OSU Ecampus, although it may be possible for some students to work toward the MNR degree while in-residence at OSU. Most of the courses for the MNR degree are already taught both in-residence and online, although some modification to certain in-residence courses will be necessary to be included in the proposed online curriculum.

The MNR degree will be offered as a non-thesis option only, similar to a Master of Business Administration, Master of Agriculture, or Master of Forestry. The MNR curriculum will facilitate learning by natural resource professionals who work in settings that require cross-disciplinary competency to find solutions to natural resource problems. Integration of multiple disciplines occurs through the curriculum, assignments, and a case study project. All MNR students will integrate concepts and approaches developed throughout the entire program to complete a final case study project.

The MNR is a 45-credit online degree program with curriculum organized into three sections: core (18 credits), area of emphasis (18 credits), and capstone project (9 credits). It will be taught entirely online through OSU Ecampus, although it may be possible for some students to work toward the MNR degree while in-residence at OSU. Most of the courses for the MNR degree are already taught both in-residence and online, although some modification to certain in-residence courses will be necessary to be included in the proposed online curriculum.

The MNR degree will be offered as a non-thesis option only, similar to a Master of Business Administration, Master of Agriculture, or Master of Forestry. The MNR curriculum will facilitate learning by natural resource professionals who work in settings that require cross-disciplinary competency to find solutions to natural resource problems. Integration of multiple disciplines occurs through the curriculum, assignments, and a case study project. All MNR students will integrate concepts and approaches developed throughout the entire program to complete a final case study project.

The MNR is a 45-credit online degree program with curriculum organized into three sections: core (18 credits), area of emphasis (18 credits), and capstone project (9 credits). It will be taught entirely online through OSU Ecampus, although it may be possible for some students to work toward the MNR degree while in-residence at OSU. Most of the courses for the MNR degree are already taught both in-residence and online, although some modification to certain in-residence courses will be necessary to be included in the proposed online curriculum.

The MNR degree will be offered as a non-thesis option only, similar to a Master of Business Administration, Master of Agriculture, or Master of Forestry. The MNR curriculum will facilitate learning by natural resource professionals who work in settings that require cross-disciplinary competency to find solutions to natural resource problems. Integration of multiple disciplines occurs through the curriculum, assignments, and a case study project. All MNR students will integrate concepts and approaches developed throughout the entire program to complete a final case study project.

Requirements: Updated 

Core Courses

18 credits are required from three thematic areas. These must be courses that are not already being used to satisfy units in the area of emphasis.

Theme: Overview/Introduction (3)

MNR 511. Introduction to Sustainable Natural Resources (3) [Offered online via ECampus only]

Theme: Ecology/Production (6)

CSS 599. Special Topics in Crop Science and Social Science (1–3)
FES 536. Carbon Sequestration in Forests (2)
FES 537. Belowground Ecosystems (3)
FES/FW 545. Ecological Restoration (4)
FES 548. Biology of Invasive Plants (3)
FW 527. Principles of Wildlife Diseases (4)
FW 535. Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3)
FW/HSTS 570. Ecology and History: Landscapes of the Columbia Basin (3) [Offered online via ECampus only]
FW 579. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
FW 581. Wildlife Ecology (4)
MNR 530. Tropical Forest Ecology and Management (3) [Offered online via ECampus only]
RHP 583. Radiation Biology (3)
RHP 588. Radioecology (3)
SNR 530. Ecological Principles of Sustainable Natural Resources (3) [Offered online via ECampus only]
SNR 531. Sustainable Silviculture (3) [Offered online via ECampus only]
SNR 532. Planning Agroforestry Projects (2) [Offered online via ECampus only]
SNR 533. Alternative (Nontimber) Forest Products (2) [Offered online via ECampus only]
SNR 534. Reduced Impact Timber Harvest (2) [Offered online via ECamus only]
SNR 535. Sustainable Management of Aquatic and Riparian Resources (3) [Offered online via ECampus only]

Theme: Human Systems (6 credits from at least 3 of the 5 areas)

Economics
AEC/AREC 534. Environmental and Resource Economics (3)
SNR 521. Economics of Sustainable Natural Resource Management (3) [Offered online via ECampus only]

Policy
FW 620. Ecological Policy (3)
GEO 599. Special Topics (1–3)
PS 575. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 577. International Environmental Politics and Policy (4)

Sociology
ANS/FES/FW/SOC 585. Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
SOC 526. Social Inequality (4)
SOC 580. Environmental Sociology (4)
SOC 581. Society and Natural Resources (4)
SNR 520. Social Aspects of Sustainable Natural Resources (3) [Offered online via ECampus only]

Ethics
PHL 540. Environmental Ethics (3)
PHL 543. World View and Environmental Values (3)
SNR 522. Basic Beliefs and Ethics in Natural Resources (3) [Offered online via ECampus only]
WGSS 525. Gender and Technology (3)
WBSS 550. Ecofeminism (3)

Communication
FES 593. Environmental Interpretation (4)
GEO 518. Geosciences Communication (3)
PS 515. Politics and the Media (4)

Theme: Methodology (select 3 credits)

BOT 540. Field Methods in Plant Ecology (4) [Offered online via ECampus only]
CH 590. Computer Programming for Scientists (3)
FES 524. Natural Resources Data Analysis (4)
GEO 565. Geographic Information Systems and Science (3)
GEO 580. Advanced GIS Applications in the Geosciences (4)
ST 511. Methods of Data Analysis (4)
ST 512. Methods of Data Analysis (4)

Area of Emphasis (18 credits)

Students may select a certificate listed below or design their own option. A certificate may not be used to satisfy core requirements.

Master of Natural Resources Contact: Badege Bishaw
Geographic Information Science (GIScience) Contact: Kuuipo Walsh
Marine Resources Management (MRM) Contact: Michael Harte
Sustainable Natural Resources (SNR) Contact: Badege Bishaw
Water Conflict Management and Transformation (WCMT) Contact: Lynette de Silva
Fisheries Management Contact: Dan Edge or Selina Heppell
OR
Design own option (no certificate) Contact: Badege Bishaw

Capstone Project (1-9 credits)

Choose one option below:

Option 1: MNR 560. Master’s Case Study (1-9) [Offered online via Ecampus only]
Option 2: 6–7 credits of MNR plus 2–3 credits from an independent study project that was completed as part of an 18-credit graduate certificate.

Core Courses

18 credits are required from three thematic areas. These must be courses that are not already being used to satisfy units in the area of emphasis.

Theme: Overview/Introduction (3)

MNR 511. Introduction to Sustainable Natural Resources (3)

Theme: Ecology/Production (6)

CSS 599. Special Topics in Crop Science and Social Science (1–3)
FES 537. Belowground Ecosystems (3)
FES 536. Carbon Sequestration in Forests (2)
FES/FW 545. Ecological Restoration (4)
FS 548. Biology of Invasive Plants (3)
FW 527. Principles of Wildlife Diseases (4)
FW 535. Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3)
FW/HSTS 570. Ecology and History: Landscapes of the Columbia Basin (3)
FW 579. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
FW 581. Wildlife Ecology (4)
MNR 530. Tropical Forest Ecology and Management (3)
RHP 583. Radiation Biology (3)
RHP 588. Radioecology (3)
SNR 530. Ecological Principles of Sustainable Natural Resources (3)
SNR 531. Sustainable Silviculture (1)
SNR 532. Planning Agroforestry Projects (2)
SNR 533. Alternative Forest Products (1)
SNR 534. Reduced Impact Timber Harvest (1)
SNR 535. Sustainable Management of Aquatic/Riparian Resources (1)

Theme: Human Systems (6 credits from at least 3 of the 5 areas)

Economics
AREC/AEC 534. Environmental and Resource Economics (3)
SNR 521. Economics of Sustainable Natural Resources (3)

Policy
FW 620. Ecological Policy (3)
GEO 599. Special Topics (1–3)
PS 575. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 577. International Environmental Politics and Policy (4)

Sociology
ANS/FES/FW/SOC 585. Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
SOC 526. Social Inequality (4)
SOC 580. Environmental Sociology (4)
SOC 581. Society and Natural Resources (4)
SNR 520. Socially Sustainable Natural Resources (3)

Ethics
PHL 540. Environmental Ethics (3)
PHL 543. World View and Environmental Values (3)
SNR 522. Basic Beliefs and Ethics in Natural Resources (1)
WGSS 550. Ecofeminism (3)
WGSS 525. Gender and Technology (3)

Communication
COMM 59X. Environmental Conflict Resolution (3)[Pending submission and approval of a proposal]
FES 593. Environmental Interpretation (4)
GEO 518. Geosciences Communication (3)
PS 515. Politics and the Media (4)

Theme: Methodology (select 3 credits)

BOT 540. Field Methods in Vegetation Science (4)
CH 590. Computer Programming for Scientists (3)
FS 523. Natural Resources Data Analysis (4)
GEO 565. Geographic Information Systems and Science (3)
GEO 580. Advanced GIS Applications in the Geosciences (4)
ST 511. Methods of Data Analysis (4)
ST 512. Methods of Data Analysis (4)

Area of Emphasis (18 credits)

Students may select a certificate listed below or design their own option. A certificate may not be used to satisfy core requirements.

Master of Natural Resources Contact: Badege Bishaw
Geographic Information Science (GIScience) Contact: Kuuipo Walsh
Marine Resources Management (MRM) Contact: Michael Harte
Sustainable Natural Resources (SNR) Contact: Badege Bishaw
Water Conflict Management and Transformation (WCMT) Contact: Lynette de Silva
Fisheries Management Contact: Dan Edge or Selina Heppell
OR
Design own option (no certificate) Contact: Badege Bishaw

Capstone Project (9 credits)

Choose one option below:

Option 1: MNR 560. Master’s Case Study (9)
Option 2: 6–7 credits of MNR plus 2–3 credits from in independent study project that was completed as part of an 18-credit graduate certificate.

Core Courses

18 credits are required from three thematic areas. These must be courses that are not already being used to satisfy units in the area of emphasis.

Theme: Overview/Introduction (3)

MNR 511. Introduction to Sustainable Natural Resources (3)

(3) [Offered online via ECampus only]

Theme: Ecology/Production (6)

CSS 599. Special Topics in Crop Science and Social Science (1–3)
FES 537. Belowground Ecosystems (3)
FES 536. Carbon Sequestration in Forests (2)
FES 537. Belowground Ecosystems (3)
FES/FW 545. Ecological Restoration (4)
FS FES 548. Biology of Invasive Plants (3)
FW 527. Principles of Wildlife Diseases (4)
FW 535. Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3)
FW/HSTS 570. Ecology and History: Landscapes of the Columbia Basin (3)
(3) [Offered online via ECampus only]
FW 579. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
FW 581. Wildlife Ecology (4)
MNR 530. Tropical Forest Ecology and Management (3)
(3) [Offered online via ECampus only]
RHP 583. Radiation Biology (3)
RHP 588. Radioecology (3)
SNR 530. Ecological Principles of Sustainable Natural Resources (3)
(3) [Offered online via ECampus only]
SNR 531. Sustainable Silviculture (1)
(3) [Offered online via ECampus only]
SNR 532. Planning Agroforestry Projects (2)
(2) [Offered online via ECampus only]
SNR 533. Alternative (Nontimber) Forest Products (1)
(2) [Offered online via ECampus only]
SNR 534. Reduced Impact Timber Harvest (1)
(2) [Offered online via ECamus only]
SNR 535. Sustainable Management of Aquatic/Riparian Resources (1)

Aquatic and Riparian Resources (3) [Offered online via ECampus only]

Theme: Human Systems (6 credits from at least 3 of the 5 areas)

Economics
AREC/AEC

AEC/AREC
534. Environmental and Resource Economics (3)
SNR 521. Economics of Sustainable Natural Resources (3) Resource Management (3) [Offered online via ECampus only] Policy

FW 620. Ecological Policy (3)
GEO 599. Special Topics (1–3)
PS 575. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 577. International Environmental Politics and Policy (4)

Sociology

ANS/FES/FW/SOC 585. Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
SOC 526. Social Inequality (4)
SOC 580. Environmental Sociology (4)
SOC 581. Society and Natural Resources (4)
SNR 520. Socially Social Aspects of Sustainable Natural Resources (3) (3) [Offered online via ECampus only] Ethics

PHL 540. Environmental Ethics (3)
PHL 543. World View and Environmental Values (3)
SNR 522. Basic Beliefs and Ethics in Natural Resources (1)
WGSS 550. Ecofeminism (3)
(3) [Offered online via ECampus only]
WGSS 525. Gender and Technology (3)


WBSS 550. Ecofeminism (3)
Communication
COMM 59X. Environmental Conflict Resolution (3)[Pending submission and approval of a proposal]

FES 593. Environmental Interpretation (4)
GEO 518. Geosciences Communication (3)
PS 515. Politics and the Media (4)

Theme: Methodology (select 3 credits)

BOT 540. Field Methods in Vegetation Science (4)
Plant Ecology (4) [Offered online via ECampus only]
CH 590. Computer Programming for Scientists (3)
FS 523. FES 524. Natural Resources Data Analysis (4)
GEO 565. Geographic Information Systems and Science (3)
GEO 580. Advanced GIS Applications in the Geosciences (4)
ST 511. Methods of Data Analysis (4)
ST 512. Methods of Data Analysis (4)

Area of Emphasis (18 credits)

Students may select a certificate listed below or design their own option. A certificate may not be used to satisfy core requirements.

Master of Natural Resources Contact: Badege Bishaw
Geographic Information Science (GIScience) Contact: Kuuipo Walsh
Marine Resources Management (MRM) Contact: Michael Harte
Sustainable Natural Resources (SNR) Contact: Badege Bishaw
Water Conflict Management and Transformation (WCMT) Contact: Lynette de Silva
Fisheries Management Contact: Dan Edge or Selina Heppell
OR

Design own option (no certificate) Contact: Badege Bishaw

Capstone Project (9 (1-9 credits)

Choose one option below: Option 1: MNR 560. Master’s Master’s Case Study (9)
(1-9) [Offered online via Ecampus only]
Option 2: 6–7 credits of MNR plus 2–3 credits from in an independent study project that was completed as part of an 18-credit graduate certificate.

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