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Urban Tree Law and Management

UFOR 477: Urban Tree Law and Management is a eight (8) weeks course requiring to successfully complete instructional modules and an orientation module, Start Here, open during all the course duration. We identify this course as a 100% online course. Indeed the course is designed to include eight (8) facilitated instructional modules requiring approximately 2-3 hours per week, and will culminate with a two one hour and 1/2 (1 1/2)-hours face-to-face training to discuss key questions you may have.


No Prerequisites

Pedagogical Approach

This course is 100% online via MOODLE. Course material is presented in an asynchronous format (not live unless otherwise specified). Upon entering MOODLE, select “the Modules” to access course content. Online participation is required every week. You will be expected to complete readings, review PowerPoint slides, listen to assigned lectures, ZOOM sessions, and complete assignments for each weekly module. Modules begin on Mondays and end on Sunday at 11:59 pm (Central Standard Time). Refer to the course schedule for details regarding readings, activities, assessments, and due dates. Please check your e-mail and course announcements daily for important class information.  This course is facilitated online using the learning management platform, MOODLE.

Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes:

1.      Students will demonstrate foundation knowledge and skills in urban forestry.

2.      Students will demonstrate the ability to engage in research aimed at policy development related to urban trees.

3.      Students will demonstrate an understanding of constitutional, statutory and administrative laws, institutions and processes which establish or limit the powers of public managers.

Student Learning Outcomes:

1.      Students will comprehend the scope and importance of urban forestry

2.      Students will be able to relate to the diversity in career paths and employment opportunities in urban forestry.

3.      Students will be able to identify current trends and issues in urban tree law.


This course uses a fully online format to guide you through the learning experience of this course. We will use these strategies:

•         Written Assignments

•         Projects

•         Rubrics

•         Checklists

•         Quizzes

•         Tests

•         Self-Assessments

•         Reaction Papers

•         Media Papers

•         Book Reviews

•         Quizzes Proctored Exams

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