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 Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

 

Environment, Ecosystems and Natural Resources

§  Environmental management and natural resource management

§  Ecosystem approach to natural resource management

 

Natural Resource Management

§  Models and principles

§  Elements in the process of NRM

 

Problem definition in NRM

§  Data collection and interpretation

§  Remote sensing Practices

§  Integrative processing and modelling (GIS)

§  Methods of NRM

Problem definition and recognition

§  Methods of management: Intervention; Planning; Regulation, socio-economic and political change

Case studies   

§  Managing arid and semi-arid rangelands

§  Management of landscapes

 

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Hands-on work in the industry

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes