Carleton University - School of Public Policy and Administration
PADM-5614: Natural Resource Management
Description: The course is an introduction to the basic principles of natural resource management and the problems natural resource users face in using common pool resources. We will examine resource and environmental scarcity and the evolution of social norms, economic behaviour and institutions that govern the use of common pool resources. The course focuses to some extent on natural resource management in Canada and aboriginal peoples, but also generalizes findings to the international stage and examines case studies from various areas of the world. Specific case studies and management questions will be discussed in the context of mineral resources and fossil fuels, fisheries, water resources, forestries, wildlife management and protected areas.
Students will have a chance to explore the material and its applications in a group project, class discussions, guest lectures and a term paper of their choice. The group project is presented in class. This is a truly interdisciplinary seminar with no prerequisites. Students are encouraged to engage in a lively debate in the course.
Faculty: Stephan Schott (Fall 2012)
Source: Syllabus downloaded from http://carleton.ca/sppa/academics/course-information/2012-fall-course-outlines/ (accessed 6 January 2014)