U​niversity of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

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​​​International Resource Management

College of Natural Resources
Sue Kissinger, Coordinator of Advising and Recruitment
Room 180, College of Natural Resources
UW - Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 346-4081

 
 
 

Introduction

The minor in International Resource Management is designed to promote global awareness of environmental issues: acid rain, deforestation, overpopulation, etc. Through this minor, you will gain the technical skills, language training and foreign travel experience necessary to work in the United States and abroad.
 

Why Study International Resource Management at UWSP?

Program strengths include an integrated resource management curriculum, the intern program, field-oriented instruction, small upper-level class size, intensive academic advising, summer field camp and optional field study in Germany, Poland, Costa Rica, Australia and Africa.
 

High School Preparation

To prepare for a minor in International Resource Management, high school students should focus on courses in biology, environmental studies, foreign language, computer science and communication.
 

Department Features

The courses for this minor are taught by faculty members from the College of Natural Resources and the departments of Anthropology, Foreign Language, Sociology, Political Science, and Geography. The College of Natural Resources also has an excellent relationship with representatives from the Peace Corps. (For more information about the Peace Corps, visit their website at http://www.peacecorps.gov/home.html).
 

Employment Opportunity

Opportunities include volunteer positions, internships, temporary and permanent employment overseas and in the United States with a variety of public sector agencies and private corporations. Opportunities are excellent for volunteer positions with the Peace Corps.
 

Sample Program of Study​

Required Courses for the International Resource Management minor: 22 credits

  • NR 323 - International Resource Management, 3 credits
  • NR 381 - Internship in Natural Resources 
    or NR 475 - International Environmental Studies Seminar 
    or Study Abroad in a non-English speaking country
  • Completion of one foreign language beyond the second semester (102 level)
  • Three credits from the following:
    • Soc 270 - Minority Groups
    • Soc 310 - Social Psychology
    • Soc 322 - Culture and Personality
    • Soc 343 - Cultural Perspectives of Family
    • Soc 355 - Environmental Sociology
    • Soc 357 - Sociology of Planning

  • Three credits from the following:
    • Econ 342 - Environmental Economics
    • Econ 362 - Economic Development
    • Econ 365 - International Economics
    • Geo 113 - World Regional Geography, 3 credits
      or Geo 120 - Cultural Geography, 3 credits

  • Three credits from the following:
    • Anth 335 - Peoples of South America
    • Comm 345 - Small Group Communication
    • Intl 101 - Introduction to International Studies
    • Econ 362 - Economic Development
    • Geo 300 - Africa
    • Geo 301 - Middle America
    • Geo 327 - Asia
    • Geo 328 - Europe
    • Geo 340 - Processes of Environmental Degradation
    • Geo 368 - Biogeography
    • Hist 220 - Middle East Since 1798
    • NR 301 - Foundation of Environmental Education 1
    • NR 478 - Environmental Issues Investigation and Action
    • Phil 380 - Environmental Ethics
    • Psyc 240 - Psychology of Gender

  • Non-CNR majors are also required to take the following courses:
    • NR 150 - People, Resources and the Biosphere, 3 credit
    • NR 151 - Ecological Basis for Natural Resource Management, 3 credits
    • NR 250 - Introduction to Fisheries, Forestry and Wildlife Resources, 4 credits, 
      or NR 251 - Introduction to Soil and Water Resources, 4 credits​

​Graduates at Work

Peace Corps Volunteers in:
Romania
Tanzania
Guatemala
The Gambia
Cameroon
Belize
Nepal
China
Ukraine
Philippines