Utah State University Administered Courses
In Spring 2021, we began offering a sequence of five, short-courses, that parallel the modularized workshop curriculum (available for free, self-pacing here). These short-courses differ from the workshop curriculum in that:
- These courses are taken for University Credit (for matriculated USU students) or University Continuing Education Units
- These courses use the same curriculum, but are augmented by more in-depth class discussions, quizzes and homework assignments
- These courses are assessed, and you will receive feedback and a letter grade based on your assessed work.
The LTBPR Spring Series of courses meet weekly on Tuesdays from 13:30 to 15:30 (hybrid F2F), and the Design and Implementation have mandatory Saturday Field Trips in addition (see Spring 2021 for dates).
|Course #||Course Title||Number of Meetings||Pre-Requesite|
|WATS/CEWA 5620♣||Introduction to Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration of Riverscapes||Meets 3 times remotely||NA|
|WATS/CEWA 5621♣||Science and Case Studies of Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration of Riverscapes||Meets 3 times remotely||WATS 5620|
|WATS/CEWA 5622♣||Planning Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration of Riverscapes||Meets 3 times remotely||WATS 5620|
|WATS/CEWA 5623♣||Designing Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration of Riverscapes||Meets 3 times remotely, with mandatory Saturday Design Field Trip||WATS 5620 & 5622|
|WATS/CEWA 5624♣||Implementing Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration of Riverscapes||Meets once remotely, with mandatory Construction Field Trip on a Saturday||WATS 5620|
♣ Course numbers pending; Note for Spring 2021, these were offered as WATS 6900 and CEWA 5700 Special Topics
Make it Count
Through our USU Restoration Consoritum we offer professional CEU credit hours as well as undergraduate or graduate matriculated student regular credit hours through the USU registrar. To earn these credits, one needs to both pay the regular tuition and submit assignments, which are formally asssessed. By contrast, if you just want a Certificate of Participation (suffices for some professional development and training requirements), we issue these at participant request for all our workshops.
Professional Continuing Education Units
Our University offers professional continuing education units (CEUs) where 1 CEU is roughly 10 contact hours). These are available through the CEWA (Continueing Education WAtershed) course prefix and include special topics (CEWA 5700) as well as the Low-Tech Series (CEWA 5620-5624) .
CERP - Compliant
Our program and the LTPBR curriculum are undergoing a review by the Society of Ecological Restoration so that these courses will count towards their Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner Program.