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What students say: "Wilderness and Civilization gives an often sought after but seldom found holistic perspective of the work as it exists between humans and nature."
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College of Forestry and Conservation

Wilderness and Civilization Program Courses

EARLY DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS FEBRUARY 14, 2014
Regular Deadline April 1, 2014
APPLY NOW! CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION!

Interdisciplinary Coursework

Wilderness and Civilization is truly interdisciplinary, drawing from a range of courses in the sciences andhumanities. Students study wilderness and the human-nature relationship from a variety of perspectives including literature, policy, art, ecology, economics, and Native American studies. Faculty use a variety of teaching techniques, combining seminar-style discussions, group projects and presentations, extensive reading and writing, lectures, and examinations. These assignments encourage students to connect their studies to personal experience and develop their own values and ethics.

Combining Wilderness & Civilization with a Major in Resource Conservation

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Students analyze data from a plant monitoring study

2014-2015 Program Course Schedule: Semester-Plus Plan

Fall 2014 (17 credits)

  • Wilderness and Civilization, NRSM 373, 3 credits
  • The Ecology of Literature/Honors, LITL 280, 3 credits
  • Ecological Perspectives of Native Americans, NASX 303EX (meets non-western requirement), 3 credits
  • Conservation Ecology/Honors; NRSM 271N, 3 credits
  • Wildland Conservation Policy and Governance, NRSM 370S, 3 credits
  • Wilderness and Civilization Field Studies I, NRSM 273, 2 credits

Wintersession 2015 (3 credits)

One-week intentsive 300-level art coursejust before spring semester.

Spring 2015 (4 credits)

  • Wilderness and Civilization Field Studies II, NRSM 273, 1 credit
  • Internship/Service Learning, NRSM 398, 2 credits
  • Wilderness Issues Lecture Series, NRSM/ENST 371, 1 credit

Course Syllabi (Examples of previous years)

Wilderness and Civilization I, NRSM 373 Fall
Wilderness and Civilization Field Studies I, NRSM 273 Fall
Wilderness & Civilization Field Studies II, NRSM 273 Spring
Conservation Ecology, NRSM 271N
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Literature and the Environment, LIT 273^
Ecological Perspective of Native Americans, NASX 303EX**
Wildland Conservation Policy and Governance, NRSM 370S
Montana Wilderness Policy and Politics, NRSM 423
Internship / Service Learning, NRSM 398
Wilderness Issues Lecture Series, NRSM/ENST 371
Dream Solutions (course alternates every year between a 300-level art course and a 300-level music course)

^ Fulfills honors requirement
* Fulfills upper division writing requirement
** Fulfills non-western course requirement

Completion of the program leads to a minor in Wilderness Studies. Students interested in the program are encouraged to contact their advisor to see how these courses might also fulfill requirements within their major.

EARLY DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS FEBRUARY 14, 2014
Regular Deadline April 1, 2014
APPLY NOW! CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION!

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Students study grassland ecology on Mt Sentinel

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Professor Paul Alaback photogaphs alpine flora in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area
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Students study riparian ecology in the Clearwater National Forest