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ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (ENED)
College of Education and Human Service Professions
Health, Physical Education & Recreation
 
ENED 1000 - Introduction to Outdoor Recreation
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Credit will not be granted if already received for REC 1000; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Overview of outdoor education, including outdoor recreation, environmental education and adventure education, will be explored. The structure and role of outdoor education in contemporary society will be considered.



ENED 2000 - Technology in Outdoor Education
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Pre-Recreation or Recreation-Outdoor Education major or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
The use of technology to conduct and manage outdoor and environmental education programs. Includes basic computer hardware and software selection related to technology such as GPS, interpretation, and trail cameras guiding outdoor education and management



ENED 2300 - Teaching and Learning
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1000; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Learning in the outdoor context is explored via presentation and active consideration of philosophical and theoretical foundations of environmental and outdoor education. Teaching skills for the environmental and outdoor non-formal educational context are presented and developed; for example, instruction in basic educational methodology and accompanying field-teaching experiences is provided. Outdoor classroom management including basic risk management, student behavior management, lesson planning and use of the outdoor classroom are presented and explored.



ENED 3309 - Outdoor Leadership
(1.0 cr; Prereq-Rec 2300, PETE 3507; S-N or Aud, spring, every year)
Theories of leadership practices commonly used in outdoor education settings. Includes group development stages and techniques of group management. Concludes with preparation for 9-day field experience (EnEd 3310). This course MUST be taken in conjunction with EnEd 3310.



ENED 3310 - Outdoor Leadership Field Experience
(2.0 cr; Prereq-3309; A-F or Aud, summer, every year)
Practice, theory, and methods involved in leadership development including a detailed analysis of the qualities and roles of leaders in outdoor educational settings. recreation settings. This course will occur as a 9-day field experience.



ENED 3341 - Field Interpretive Techniques I
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Rec 2300 or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for REC 3341; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Techniques and methods used to interpret natural history of autumn and early winter environments. Emphasizes geomorphology, tree identification, and basic raptor ecology. Primarily field based at sites throughout northeastern Minnesota.



ENED 3342 - Field Interpretive Techniques II
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Rec 2300 or instructor consent, credit will not be granted if already received for EnEd 3342; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Techniques and methods used to interpret natural history of winter and spring environments. Ecology of winter, vernal ponds, spring wildflowers, biomes, and migratory birds. Primarily field based at sites throughout northeastern Minnesota.



ENED 3400 - Program Development and Evaluation in Environmental and Outdoor Education
(3.0 cr; Prereq-ENED 2300; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
This course provides an introduction to the techniques of program development and evaluation in the context of outdoor and environmental education. It is designed for those who will be working in these fields to gain skills in developing a program and conducting evaluations of program outcomes, as well as in accessing, understanding, and using existing evaluations to guide practice. The focus of this course is at a program-level, as opposed to assessing learning/outcomes at a lesson-level.



ENED 4163 - Outdoor Education Methods
(3.0 cr; Prereq-ENED 3342 or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for EDUC 4163; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Methods and theoretical basis for teaching outdoor education. Emphasis on application at outdoor sites. Weekend experience at a regional nature center required.



ENED 4300 - Therapeutic Applications of Outdoor Education
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Minimum 30 credits, no grad credit; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
The principles and practices of therapeutic outdoor education in a variety of contexts, including: wilderness therapy, residential treatment, correctional facilities, and community programs will be examined. The history, philosophy, and methodological approaches will provide a basis for learning current trends, program models, and research in the field. Professional competencies and standards related to the field will also be addressed.



ENED 4315 - Operations and Management
(4.0 cr; =[ENED 5315]; Prereq-2300 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Methods and practice of administrative processes of personnel, fiscal, and facility management. Field study and presentation of a management plan.



ENED 4410 - Ropes Course Management
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Rec 2300 or instructor consent, no Grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for Rec 4410; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Management of a ropes course as a part of an outdoor education facility. Includes ropes course elements, instructional techniques, group debriefing skills, site inspection, safety, recommend and equipment maintenance. This course will follow industry standards such as Project Adventure.



ENED 4555 - Foundations of Environmental Education
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Rec 2300 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Provides a background of skills and understanding of environmental education delivery in various educational settings, with emphasis on formal classroom audience.



ENED 4565 - Young Children, Nature, and Sustainabilty
(3.0 cr; Prereq-2300, 4555, no grad credit; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Focus on education for sustainability in an early childhood (infant-preschool age) context. Study of rational for merging education for sustainability and early childhood education, as well as recommended practices and possibilities for doing so. Also emphasized are skills for developing and implementing developmentally appropriate learning experience that support health development of young children and further education for sustainability goals.



ENED 4601 - Wilderness Philosophy
(2.0 cr; Prereq-No grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for Educ 4601; fall, every year)
People and social forces that have influenced land-use related to designated wilderness; philosophical and historical basis for wilderness management.



ENED 4996 - Outdoor Education Internship
(12.0 cr; Prereq-Recreation-Outdoor education major, instructor consent; no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for Rec 4996; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Supervised field experience in outdoor education.



ENED 5100 - Research Design and Methods in the Social Sciences
(3.0 cr; Prereq-graduate student or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
An overview of the designs, methods, and processes used in social science research. Course content includes the following topics: Developing a purpose statement and research questions; conceptualization, operationalization, and measurements of variables' choosing and using human research subject; experimental research' survey research



ENED 5163 - Outdoor Education Methods
(3.0 cr; Prereq-MEd candidate or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Methods and theoretical basis for teaching outdoor education. Emphasis on application at outdoor sites. Weekend experience at a regional nature center required



ENED 5164 - Environmental Education In-Service Training
(0.5 - 10.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for Educ 5164; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Environmental education methods, materials, and curricula for educators wishing to enhance their environmental education training.



ENED 5165 - Theories and Models in Outdoor Education
(2.0 cr; Prereq-instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for Educ 5165; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Overview of theoretical foundations of outdoor education. Definitions of terms related to outdoor education, historical antecedents, future adventure education, social and psychological benefits of outdoor education.



ENED 5167 - Research and Issues in Outdoor Education
(2.0 cr; Prereq-Credit will not be granted if already received for Educ 5167; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Research literature and related issues pertaining to outdoor education, including research design and methods. Application of research to specific issues.



ENED 5315 - Operations and Management
(4.0 cr; =[ENED 4315]; Prereq-Certificate or Master of Environmental Education student; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Methods and practice of administrative processes of personnel, fiscal, and facility management. Involves annual operations and long-range management with sustainability of agency natural resources. Field study and presentation of a long-range management plan are included requirements.



ENED 5325 - Sustainability Issues Investigation
(2.0 cr; Prereq-instructor consent; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
The study of resolving environmental problems that affect sustainability. This includes issue identification; building an effective team of investigators; and, study of the issue to the point of making recommendations to resolve the issue of sustainability management and education.



ENED 5343 - Advanced Field Interpretive Techniques
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3341 or 3342 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, summer, every year)
Techniques and methods used to interpret the natural and cultural history of unique field sites; For example, Isle Royale National Park. Specific, in-depth topics of natural and cultural history will be emphasized. Techniques for field site investigation and field based interpretation as an educational approach will be investigated.



ENED 5495 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; summer, every year)
Treatment of topics not included in regular curriculum or in-depth treatment of topics associated with normal curricular offering.



ENED 5555 - Environmental Education for Practicing Educators
(2.0 cr; Prereq-Credit will not be granted if already received for Educ 5555; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Provides information base for informed decision making about environmental issues. Develops knowledge, skills, attitudes, motivation, and commitment to work individually and collectively toward sustaining a healthy world environment.



ENED 5560 - Current Research and Issues
(3.0 cr; Prereq-grad student or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Examines research literature and related issues pertaining to outdoor education including disciplines of science, environmental experiential, and adventure education. Trends in research, teaching, plus research design and methods.



ENED 5625 - Program Development and Evaluation
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
A comprehensive approach to program development will be applied to youth-based environmental education programs. Course is designed for those working in supervisory capacities to gain skills in designing, implementing, and evaluating environmental education programs.



ENED 5800 - Sustainability Education: Methods and Strategies
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Minimum 60 credits or Environmental Education Certificate or Graduate student or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, summer, every year)
Methods and lesson strategies connected to current definitions, theories, and practices of teaching sustainability practices and management. Sustainability of the natural environment from the effects of outdoor education and nature-based tourism is an underestimated aspect of sustainability practices. Pedagogical approaches to teach sustainable practices for the natural environment will be the primary focus of this course. Students will be able to apply this course to other sustainability practices such as sustainable energy or food practices.



ENED 5850 - Classroom Applications
(2.0 cr; Prereq-MEd candidate or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Understanding the formal classroom environment: scope and sequence, management, assessment, and standards for applications pertinent to audience and setting in environmental education.



ENED 5855 - Programming for School Systems
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5850, Educ 5850 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
The relationship between environmental education and the formal school system (P-12) will be examined. Instructional approaches that use the environment as a context for helping students develop essential content and skills in the core academic disciplines will be emphasized.



ENED 5990 - Research Project
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Instructor consent; S-N only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Faculty-supervised research project required for MEd



ENED 5991 - Independent Study
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Certificate or Masters Environmental Education student, instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Directed independent study or projects in a particular area of interest. Approved degree program plan should be completed before course is taken by graduate students.



ENED 5992 - Readings in Environmental Education
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Certificate or Master Environmental Education student or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Special complementary readings and discussion in advanced or graduate student's field of interest in environmental or outdoor education. Readings exceed the scope and/or offering of regular courses.



ENED 5998 - Outdoor Education Seminar
(1.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-instructor consent, credit will not be granted if already received for Rec 4998; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Facilitated discussions and presentations of contemporary recreation research, curricula, and/or issues.



 
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