Credit: 3 graduate
Instructor(s): James Pritchard
Course DescriptionThe course examines major natural resources laws, emphasizing the federal model. A
modified case study approach is used to review legislation and related court cases
governing natural resources, including water, minerals, timber, range, wildlife, recreation,
Meeting Place and Times
Participants login 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 at least 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
Dr. James Pritchard is an environmental historian, and the author of Preserving Yellowstone’s Natural Conditions (University of Nebraska Press), now out in a paperback second edition. He taught
at Iowa State University for 23 years, in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology
& Management, and the Landscape Architecture Department. Pritchard also is affiliated
with MSU’s Ivan Doig Center for the Study of the Lands and Peoples of the North American
West, where he recently completed a Historical Resource Study for Devils Tower National
Monument, National Park Service. In spare hours, he is singing with the Symphonic
Choir, biking around town, or out Nordic skiing!
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.
Adams, David A. Renewable Resource Policy: The Legal-Institutional Foundations.
Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2007, 1993.
ISBN: 9781597261739; E-book: ISBN: 9781610913102.
- Internet access
- A device and browser that pass the system check for Brightspace LE, MSU's learning management system.
This course uses a learning management system. You will learn more closer to the course
For More Information
For course information: Please contact Marni Rolston 406-994-2029
How to Register
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