Parks and Protected Area Management

Description
As the Southwest continues to develop and urbanize, the demands and pressures on public lands and natural resources continues to grow. The interplay between society and natural resources is key to understanding modernity and continues to be at the center of policy issues and quality of life debates in the West. The concentration in parks and protected area management introduces students to the role of parks and protected areas, with a focus on the unique issues faced by urban-proximate natural area managers. The concentration allows students to broaden their educational experiences. Students with such concentrations as business, education, public relations, and many others might find this program a beneficial supplement to their existing program.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours which includes 12 upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00.
  • Students must be a junior in order to take 400 level courses.
  • PRM 370 is only offered in fall sessions.
  • PRM 470 is only offered in spring sessions.

Core 12 Hours Required

PRM 120 Leisure and the Quality of Life, SB (3)

PRM 370 Natural Resource Recreation Planning and Management (3) (Prerequisite: Must have completed 45 or more earned hours) (offered in fall session only)

PRM 380 Wilderness and Parks in America, SB & H (3)

TDM 480 SustainableTourism (3) (Prerequisites: PRM 120 or TDM 205 or 60 minimum hours)

Electives 6 Upper Division Hours
Select elective courses from the following:

CRD 301 Sustainable Communities (3) (Pre/Co-requisite: NLM 160 or PRM 120 (with C or better if completed); Credit is allowed for only CRD, NLM, PRM or TDM 301)

PRM 340 Outdoor Survival (3) (offered in fall session only)

PRM 470 Environmental Education and Interpretation (3) (Minimum 60 hours) (offered in spring session only)

TDM 448 Heritage and Cultural Tourism (3) (Prerequisites: TDM 205 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only TDM 448 or CRD 598 Heritage and Cultural Tourism)

TDM 494 Special Topics

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2019-20

Campus

Campus

Downtown Phoenix

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

PPPRMEMPT

College/School

College/School

Public Service and Community Solutions

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

602‐496‐0550
scrd@asu.edu

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