Spring Semester, Distance Learning

Distance learning provides flexibility to return home, head to your project site early, or manage your course schedule as you need to. Many students remain in Madison to join our in-person, yet virtually accessible, discussions weekly.

9 Credits

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Environmental Conservation Professional Practice (3 credits)

This course provides an online environment for the development and practice of the skills needed to be an environmental conservation professional and leader. It will help students analyze options and make good professional conservation judgments in complex and uncertain environmental, political, and economic settings. It will also give students the tools needed to assess and revise those judgments.

The course will include exercises on the politics of environmental decisions, internal and external communication strategies, and program development and assessment strategies. The course builds on earlier classes’ discussions of online communication and presentation skills.

Tools Topics in Environmental Conservation (6 credits)

In the tools topics course you will take all six 1-credit modules below. Each module is 5 weeks in length, and modules are spread out across the 15-week semester.

First 5-week session:

  • Mapping and Collecting Data
  • Legislative Procedures and Agency-Based Conservation

Second 5-week session:

  • Conservation GIS
  • Conservation Grant Writing

Third 5-week session:

  • Adaptation Strategies
  • Conservation Planning — Part 2