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ERSC303 - Conservation of Natural Resources


This course examines the ways in which modern economies use and conserve natural resources, and how the use of those resources impacts the environment. Resources are defined not just by their physical properties. They are, in part culturally defined. This necessitates investigating how cultures conceptualize resources, how economies value resources and what political and social institutions have been created to manage resource use. The extraction and use of resources has consequences for societies and their physical environment. This course explores these consequences through a survey of the major categories of resources and the issues associated with their extraction, use and conservation. It also examines the prospects for establishing more sustainable resource management. Prerequisite: GEOG103





Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
09/24/18 - 03/01/19 03/04/19 - 04/28/19 Winter 2019 Session D - 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Natural Resource Conservation: Management for a Sustainable Future, 10th ed - the VitalSource e-book is provided inside the classroom
ISBN: 9780132251389
Publication Info: VS-Pearson
Author: Chiras
Unit Cost: $174.18
Electronic ISBN: 9781269590785
Electronic Unit Cost: $37.80