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Conservation Social Sciences
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 441139
Moscow, ID 83844-1139
Required program courses will give you a solid educational foundation by studying natural resources and their effective management. This is couples with courses in the psychology of outdoor recreation, including a strong emphasis in communication, management and business. An internship (CSS 498) or a season of approved work experience is also required in our program. This will give you greater insight into the practical application of outdoor recreation and tourism.

Course Requirements include university requirements and the following

 

CNR CORE REQUIREMENTS
NR 101 (frosh only) 1 Exploring Natural Resources (1 cr)
FOR/REM 221 Ecology (3 cr)
CSS/FOR 235 Society & Natural Resources (3 cr)

 

CSS CORE REQUIREMENTS
CSS 287 (Fall) Foundations of Conservation Leadership & Management (3 cr)
CSS 304 (Summer) Conservation Social Sciences Field Studies (3 cr)
CSS 310 (Fall) Social Research Methods in Conservation (4 cr)
CSS 383 Ecosystem Service Economics (3 cr)
CSS 385 (Fall) Conservation Management & Planning I (4 cr)
CSS 386 (Spring) Conservation Management & Planning II (4 cr)
CSS 387 (Fall) Environmental Communication Skills (3 cr)
CSS 489 (Spring) Personalities & Philosophies in Conservation (2 cr)

In addition 14-15 credits (if not chosen above) are required and can be chosen from the list below. It’s important to note that it is required to take at least 2 disciplines with at least 2 courses in one discipline:

AgEc 477 Law, Ethics, and the Environment (3 cr)
Anth 329 North American Indians (3 cr)
Anth 410 Research Methods in Anthropology (3 cr)
Anth 428 Social and Political Organization (3 cr)
Anth 462 Human Issues in International Development (3 cr)
Comm 331 Conflict Management (3 cr)
Comm 335 Intercultural Communication (3 cr)
Comm 433 Organizational Comm. Theory and Research (3 cr)
CSS 364 Politics of the Environment (3 cr)
CSS 462 Natural Resource Policy (3 cr)
CSS 481 (Spring) Conservation Leadership (3 cr)
CSS 486 Public Involvement in Natural Resource Management (3 cr)
CSS 487 Environmental Education (3 cr)
CSS 490 Wilderness and Protected Area Management (3 cr)
CSS 493 International Land Preservation and Conservation Systems (3 cr)
CSS 498 Internship (3-6 cr)
Econ 385 Environmental Economics (3 cr)
Econ 407 Public Finance (3 cr)
Econ 441 Labor Economics (3 cr)
Econ 447 Economics of Developing Countries (3 cr)
EnvS 479 Introduction to Environmental Regulations (3 cr)
EnvS 482 Natural Resource Policy and Law (3 cr)
For 408 Community/Urban Forestry (2 cr)
For 484 Forest Policy and Administration (2 cr)
Geog 330 Urban Geography (3-4 cr)
Geog 350 Geography of Development (3-4 cr)
Geog 360 Population Dynamics and Distribution (3-4 cr)
Geog 420 Land, Resources, and Environment (3 cr)
Hist 424 American Environmental History (3 cr)
JAMM 350 Public Relations Writing and Production (3 cr)
JAMM 444 Mass Media and Public Opinion (3 cr)
JAMM 452 Public Relations Campaign Design (3 cr)
JAMM 458 Public Relations Case Studies and Issues Mgmt (3 cr)
Phil 452 Environmental Philosophy (3 cr)
Phil 472 Social and Political Philosophy (3 cr)
PolS 275 American State and Local Government (3 cr)
PolS 333 American Political Culture (3 cr)
PolS 428 American Political Thought (3 cr)
PolS 440 International Organizations and Law (3 cr)
PolS 451 Public Administration (3 cr)
PolS 454 Public Organization Theory (3 cr)
PolS 480 Politics of Development (3 cr)
Psyc 305 Developmental Psychology (3 cr)
Psyc 320 Introduction to Social Psychology (3 cr)
Psyc 325 Cognitive Psychology (3 cr)
Soc 313 Collective Behavior (3 cr)
Soc 340 Social Change & Globalization (3 cr)
Soc 343 Political Sociology (3 cr)
Soc 414 Development of Social Theory (3 cr)
Soc 423 Social Class & Stratification (3 cr)
Soc 424 Sociology of Gender (3 cr)
Soc 427 Racial and Ethnic Relations (3 cr)
Soc 450 Dynamics of Social Protest (3 cr)

You can also review our Resource Recreation and Tourism Curriculum Checksheet for more information.