Spring 2018 Wilderness Management Distance Education course

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Date and Time:

Monday, February 5, 2018, 8:00am to Friday, May 25, 2018, 5:00pm

Registration Deadline:

Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 3:00pm


NRSM 404 and NRSM 560 lay the groundwork for all other courses in the Program. This course provides a broad perspective of what wilderness is and how the idea developed, and exposes the student to some of the differing values, ethics, and expectations of wilderness held by society. It offers an account of the origins of the wilderness idea, tracing the beginnings of the conservation movement from the Greek philosophers to today.

In this course, you will examine the early history of wilderness preservation that ultimately led to federal protection in the Wilderness Act and subsequent legislation, including how each agency applies these laws. NRSM 404/560 is an excellent course for managers and students interested in obtaining a firm academic foundation in wilderness philosophy and ethics.

To register: