Practicum Natural Resource Conflict Resolution
Adjunct Professor Matthew McKinney
This three-credit practicum is the capstone experience of the Natural Resources Conflict Resolution Program. It provides students practical experience in conflict assessment, process design, multi-party negotiation, facilitation and mediation, and the examination of current issues related to collaboration and conflict resolution. Students may design their own practicum in consultation with the Chair of the NRCR Program, or participate in an annual practicum organized and convened by the Chair of the NRCR Program. Individual projects may be conducted year-round. The focus of the annual practicum changes but is typically based upon some geographical area where numerous natural resourceissues converge. It is available to students that are enrolled in the program and have completed the core classes in natural resource conflict resolution and negotiation. In any given semester, students conducting a practicum meet on a regular basis to discuss progress, problems, and lessons learned. Students may also take the practicum credit under NRSM 579 or ENST 579.