Courses Catalogue

Principles Of Natural Resource Management

COURSE CODE: ENV1201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Environmental Management, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

Introduction to Natural Resource Management (NRM). Ecosystem approach to NRM. Data sources and interpretation for NRM. Physical, socio-economic, cultural, political and geographic specificity of NRM. Principles and processes of NRM. Case studies and practical examples in contrasting situations.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

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

§  introduce the principles for "successful" NRM

§  discuss the process of recognizing and defining NRM issues within an ecosystem management framework

§  explore the techniques of collecting, handling and interpreting NR data

§  consider a range of management methods and their applicability in different situations

 

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

A student completing the course is expected to:

§  develop the ability to relate principles of NRM to successful NRM planning

§  assess what data is needed for specific NRM projects and how to gather it and analyze it.

§  describe a range of management methods and gauge their appropriateness to the solution of particular problems

§  gain exposure to comprehensive NRM projects 

§  develop the ability to critically evaluate NRM projects