Resource Administration & Mgt  

RAM 805 - Ecotourism: Managing for the Environment
Credits: 4.00
Ecotourism by definition embraces both the environment and economics. A comprehensive framework for planning and managing ecotourism in order to both maximize the potential benefits and minimize the potential costs for people and the environment. Conducted in a seminar format, case studies used to assess the role of ecotourism in the sustainable development of natural resources. Prereq: introduction to tourism. (Also offered as TOUR 705.)

RAM #820 - Community-Based Natural Resource Management: Lessons from the Field
Credits: 3.00
Guest lectures by extension agents and practitioners from a variety of natural resource-based fields, including: agriculture, forestry, marine resources, planning, and community/economic development. The goal is to expose students to the theoretical and practical aspects of community outreach in the natural resources arena. Prereq: CD 415, EREC 411, NR 401 or permission from instructor. Participation in outreach project is required.

RAM 867 - Social Impact Assessment
Credits: 4.00
A cross-disciplinary perspective on the issues, problems, and methods of Social Impact Assessment (SIA). The analytic approach and theoretical framework provided applied to the assessment of very diverse events--changes in the natural environment, local economy, or dominant technology. SIA is required of most U.S. and Canadian federal and state sponsored projects that come under the National Environmental Protection Act, to include tourism, park and recreation development, highways, reservoirs, timber production, hazardous waste disposal, as well as policy issues. SIA is also required for all projects funded by international donor agencies such as USIA, the World Bank, and private international development agencies.

RAM 877 - Topics in Community Planning
Credits: 4.00
Advanced treatment of the concepts and tools required for effective local and regional planning to guide land use, capital investment in infrastructure, and organization for service delivery. Prereq: CEP 614 or permission. (Also offered as CEP 777.) (Offered every other year.)

RAM 896 - Investigations
Credits: 2.00 to 4.00
A) Resource Administration; B) Resource Management; C) Resource Policy; D) Public Laws and Resources. Prereq: permission. May be repeated.

RAM 898 - Directed Research
Credits: 4.00 to 6.00
Hours and credits to be arranged. Not available if credit obtained for RAM 899. A year-long course; an IA grade (continuous course) given at the end of the first semester. Prereq: permission. Cr/F.

RAM 899 - Master's Thesis
Credits: 1.00 to 10.00
May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credits. Cr/F.

RAM 900 - Resource Administration and Management Internship
Credits: 4.00
Practical administrative and management experience in an area of professional interest. Open only to graduate students in the RAM program. Cr/F.

RAM 911 - Natural and Environmental Resource Management
Credits: 4.00
Fundamental economic, aesthetic, and ethical principles involved in the management of natural resources. Ways to apply these principles in the formulation and evaluation of resource management policies, including the management of specific renewable resources, soils, water, forests, and wildlife. Prereq: permission. (Also offered as RECO 911.) (Offered every other year.)

RAM 993 - Natural and Environmental Resources Seminar
Credits: 2.00
Presentation and discussion of recent research, literature, and policy problems in the natural and social sciences influencing resource use. (Also offered as RECO 993.) Cr/F.