Summer: May 10 - June 18, 2021
Credit: 3 graduate
Instructor(s): Lora Soderquist
Students will likely be professionals already working in some area of environmental
science, management or policy. They will learn how to use Holistic Management as a
systems thinking approach to the analysis and solution phases of complex problems
involving natural and human resource management . This course goes beyond the undergraduate
level by asking students to identify, analyze and report on current literature and
real cases where Holistic Management and systems thinking are effective, and by conducting
and reporting on independent field observations of natural and human resource management
related to systems thinking and Holistic Management.
Meeting Place and Times
Participants log in to the course at a time of day that best fits their schedule.
It is necessary to connect at least 4 - 6 times per week and spend 8 - 10 hours per
week while the course is in session, either online or offline working on course related
assignments, to stay current and successfully complete this 3 credit graduate course.
Lora Soderquist, MS.
Lora Soderquist is a faculty member in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences at
Montana State University where she has worked extensively with this course and Introductory
Soils. Additionally, she has worked with seminomadic herding families in Mongolia,
and is an independent land management consultant managing private and public lands
throughout the West.
Must have a Bachelors degree
8-10 hours per week. If you are unfamiliar with this field of study and/or method
of delivery, you may require more time.
Tuition and Fees
See the Online Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid page.
If you are also taking a face-to-face course, please refer to the MSU Fee Schedules.
- Holistic Management: A commonsense revolution to restore our environment, 3rd Ed
Author(s): Allan Savory, Jody Butterfield
Publisher: Island Press, November 2016
Hardcover ISBN: 9781610917421
Paperback ISBN: 9781610917438
Price $40 new hardcover, $18 new paperback
- Internet access
- A device and browser that pass the system check for Brightspace LE, MSU's learning management system.
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How to Register
You must be accepted as a student to Montana State University to take this course.
Learn how to apply.
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