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COURSE NUMBER: ENVS 410
COURSE TITLE: Resource Planning and Environmental Management
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Joanne Moyer
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Study of decision processes used to conserve, develop and manage environmental resources. Consideration of approaches to the evaluation of resources, including economic, environmental and social assessment techniques. Selected Canadian and Alberta case studies of resource management issues and problems.

This course is considered a Canadian Studies course for purposes of admission to King's B.Ed. (AD).

Prerequisites: ENVS 300 and GEOG 310
REQUIRED TEXTS:
  • Mitchell, Bruce (ed.). 2015. Resource and Environmental Management in Canada, 5th edition. Don Mills: Oxford University Press.
  • Additional readings may be assigned.
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Application Essays30%
Conference Poster or Group Project30%
Discussion leader10%
Reading sheets15%
Participation15%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES: This course examines various ways in which humans plan for and/or manage the resources found in God’s creation. The focus is on contemporary concepts and methods used to conserve, develop and manage environmental resources.  We will investigate how these are applied to decision making in resource-based activities such as fisheries, agriculture, forestry, wildlife and parks.  We will also examine conflict and uncertainty in resource management and cross-cutting issues such as resource rights, gender and sustainability governance.  Case studies and field trips are emphasized.
COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Course overview
  • Resources, conflict & uncertainty
  • Global perspectives
  • First Nation's perspectives
  • Adaptive Management
  • Participation
  • Guest: Alberta Energy Regulator
  • Climate Change
  • Energy
  • Fisheries
  • Agriculture
  • Guest: Alberta's Land Use Framework
  • Governance
  • Forests
  • WD-CAG
  • Guest: Mining in global communities
  • Minerals
  • Wildlife
  • Parks
  • Local case presentations and reports
  • Water
  • Northern Canada
  • Urban


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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