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Tribal Natural Resource Stewardship, Economics, and Law Postbaccalaureate Certificate

American Indian Studies
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
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Contact Information
1123 University Drive, 110 Cina Hall, Duluth, MN 55812 218-726-8771
  • Program Type: Post-baccalaureate credit certificate/licensure/endorsement
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2022
  • Length of program in credits: 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Tribal Nat Res Stewardship Postbaccalaureate Cert
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The Tribal Natural Resource Stewardship, Economics, and Law Postbaccalaureate Certificate is designed to meet the professional and leadership needs of individuals interested in Tribal natural resources and environmental programs considering multiple perspectives regarding economic value and exchange of decision-making affecting the natural resources of Tribal Nations. The courses in this program provide a transdisciplinary area of study that aims to address the connections between human economies and natural ecosystems. The courses will cover topics including the roles of Tribal resource and environmental managers, modes of market and non-market resource valuation and uses for those valuations. Practical areas of study will include sustainability, pollution control, benefit-cost analysis, air and water quality, waste management and conservation, both on and off of Reservations.
Program Delivery
  • completely online (all program coursework can be completed online)
Prerequisites for Admission
Bachelorís degree from an accredited institution
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum grade of C is required for A-F graded courses applied to the minor.
Required Courses (12 credits)
Take the following courses:
MTAG 5530 - Federal Indian Law I (3.0 cr)
TRES 5101 - Tribal Natural Resource Program Management 1 (3.0 cr)
TRES 5102 - Tribal Natural Resource Program Management 2 (3.0 cr)
TRES 5301 - Tribal Natural Resource Economics (3.0 cr)
 
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MTAG 5530 - Federal Indian Law I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course examines the formulation, implementation, and evolution of Indian policy from pre-colonial times to the self-governance era. This course provides a chronological framework and theoretical context in which policies, programs, and events can be seen interacting with each other to produce the cumulative body of treaties, statutes, and court decisions. Students analyze major federal Indian policies that define indigenous/federal political relationship, examining the views and attitudes of policy-makers and gauging the reactions of indigenous nations to those policies. prereq: MTAG 5320, MTAG student or instructor consent
TRES 5101 - Tribal Natural Resource Program Management 1
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course is the first in a series of two that will examine topics and issues that a natural resource manager will face in the day-to-day operation of a comprehensive tribal natural resource and environmental management program in Indian County. These courses will provide an overview of a tribal natural resources director's basic functions and responsibilities, the types of programs and projects that trial natural resources department might implement, the agencies and other sources that provide funding and the knowledge and skills that a director will need to operate an overall successful program. These courses will be taught from a practical, on-the-ground perspective to facilitate an understanding of the realities and typical circumstances that a tribal natural resource program director encounters. pre-req: admission to MTRES program or instructor consent
TRES 5102 - Tribal Natural Resource Program Management 2
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This second course in tribal natural resource management will delve into greater detail on man of the topics covered in the first course and focus on case studies and evaluation of day operation of a comprehensive tribal natural resource and environmental management program in Indian Country. This course will address aspects of intergovernmental relations with other tribes and with federal, state, local and other agencies. pre-req: TRES 5101
TRES 5301 - Tribal Natural Resource Economics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Through consideration of multiple perspectives regarding value and exchange, this course pursues micro- and macroeconomic analyses of natural resources under tribal stewardship. Key topics can include modes of valuation, resource markets, sustainability, pollution control, benefit-cost analysis, air and water quality, waste management, and conservation. pre-req: admission to MTRES program or instructor consent