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Course Description

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This course provides an examination of resource management, focusing on public and private decision-making processes and considers techniques for evaluating resources, including Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and risk analysis. Emphasis is on the economic, social and environmental implications of resource development and use. Contemporary Canadian case studies will be presented at appropriate scales.

Note: This course can be taken individually or as a part of a certificate program.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Identify and explain the rationales for state-led resource management including conflict, uncertainty, resource collapse, common property, externalities;
  2. Identify and explain resource management strategies including command and control, adaptive management, co-management, public participation; and
  3. Critically apply course concepts in order to engage how current environmental changes and conflicts are represented in the popular media.

Course Topics

  • Institutional arrangements
  • First nations
  • Command and Control Management
  • Local ecological knowledge and co-management
  • Public participation
  • Innovations in resource management
  • Changing role of the state
  • Uncertainty and Conflict

Additional Requirements

7.50 credits including GEOG*2210

Assessment

Assessment Item Weight
Discussion and Participation 20%
Online Quiz 15%
Blog Assignments 35%
On Campus Final Exam 30%
Total 100%

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

*Course details are subject to change.

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