GES3350 - Resource evaluation and management
6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Arts
Leader(s): Christian Kull
Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)
National and international conflicts over the use of natural resources, eg. rainforest destruction, land degradation, pressure on water supplies and common property resources. Analysis of resource disputes, including socio-political aspects and debate over causes and trajectories. Different management approaches used to solve environmental problems, e.g. role of the state, communities, protected areas, and indigenous people.
Students successfully completing this unit will be expected to:
- Analyze the theoretical and empirical bases of resource management issues
- Appreciate the complex, intertwined nature of ecological, social, and political factors underlying resource management issues
- Recognize, apply, and distinguish between the main explanatory theories
- Be able to construct analytical arguments relevant to resource management issues in good quality writing.
Written work: 55% (2500 words)
Tutorial participation: 25%
3 hours (2 lectures and 1 tutorial) per week
A second-year sequence in geography or permission