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Policy and Administration

FOR 480 POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (3) FOR 480 syllabus (Please note that syllabi are subject to change and this may not be the most current syllabus.)

This course deals with public policy that relates to the use and management of natural resources and examines historical developments, present laws, and likely future trends.  Students should have completed coursework in forestry careers and in the social or behavioral sciences.  Course objectives include the ability to:  1) explain the history of forestry, especially in the United States, and distinctive stages in its development, 2) describe the influence of markets, interest groups, and national and local governments on development of natural resource policy, 3) discuss the importance, changes, and differences in management of natural resources on  

public and  private lands, 4) make reasonable predictions of the influence of the global economy on forestry  in the United States and throughout the world, and 5) appreciate the necessity of meaningful professional codes of ethics.  Evaluation methods include quizzes, exams, and oral presentations.  This course is offered every fall.