Natural Resource Management

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Natural Resource Management

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Studies, Natural Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description
    Exploration of natural resource problems, energy use, agriculture and food issues; Integration of ecological, economic, and institutional dimensions; application to management and policy issues at regional, national and global levels.
    Course Introduction
    This course provides an overview of the main management issues which relate to natural resources, particularly land, water, biodiversity, forests and fisheries. The range of topics covered in the course will provide graduates with a wider perspective on many national and international natural resource management issues. Students are encouraged to critically analyse NRM issues and learn how to use conflict management and other social science approaches. This provides graduates of the course with enhanced problem-solving skills when employed in multi-disciplinary teams set up by government or industry to tackle complex natural resource management issues.
    Learning Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    • draw upon an increased level of knowledge and understanding about major natural resource management issues
    • better interpret the ecological, economic and social complexity of many national and international natural resource management problems
    • better evaluate existing and proposed responses to particular natural resource management issues
    • clearly communicate to others with a wide range of backgrounds, ideas for solving complex natural resource management problems both orally and written in a professional manner.
    Class Contact
    3 Lecture hours
    Assessment Summary
    Essay: 15%
    Presentation: 5%
    Project Report: 30%
    Final Exam: 50%

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