Environmental Sustainability and Socioeconomic Values – Australia

SFS 3020

Environmental Sustainability and Socioeconomic Values – Australia

4 credits

This course provides insight into the broad social context surrounding natural resources to determine effective approaches to resource management. Students explore the sociocultural context of resource management including: hierarchies and power structures; formal and informal decision-making processes; value systems relevant to natural resources, including religious factors and environmental ethics; past and present uses of natural resources; economic factors (local, regional, external); ownership patterns; attitudes and other factors that effect change and their historical basis; and legal basis for enforcement of environmental policy. Students are also introduced to major constituencies that effect conservation (NGO conservation groups, economic interests, etc.) and their underlying philosophies.

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Rainforest to Reef

14 Weeks
16 Credits
Fall 2024
Sep 4 - Dec 8
Spring 2025
Jan 27 - May 2
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