Courses Catalogue

Environment, Natural Resources And Development

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Doctor of philosophy of development studies programme
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

The central theme in this course is that natural resources are part and partial of the development process. The course will expound on the concept of natural resources in contributing to development or/ under development of individuals or nations at personal, local, national, regional and international levels. The course will enable students grasp the concept that natural resource management and decisions that are central in influencing and shaping the course of development. 


Course Objectives

By the end of this course, the students should be able to:

·         Demonstrate their knowledge of the environment and types of natural resources or ecosystems.

·         Analyse and comprehend  the rationale for exploitation and management of natural resources

·         Identify and analyze the key political, economic and social aspects in influencing and shaping the course of natural resource management for development.

·         Identify the requirements for effecting natural resource utilization and sustainable institutional or natural resource governance frameworks.


Learning Outcomes

On completing this course, students are expected to explain and also spearhead efforts to conserve the environment and natural resources, minimise their exploitation and propose ways of effectively utilising and governing natural resources.