Natural Resource Management
University of Queensland
Area of Study
Environmental Studies, Natural Sciences
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units2
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewCourse DescriptionExploration 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 IntroductionThis 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 ObjectivesAfter successfully completing this course you should be able to:
Class Contact3 Lecture hoursAssessment SummaryEssay: 15%Presentation: 5%Project Report: 30%Final Exam: 50%
- 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.
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