Courses Catalogue

Highland And Mountain Resource Management

COURSE CODE: ENV3205
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Environmental Management, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

 

TOPIC

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DEFINITION OF CONCEPTS

  • Defining Mountains
  • Types of mountains
  • Formation of mountains

 

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THE STATE OF MOUNTAINS AND THEIR RESOURCES

  • Functions of mountains.

 

3

THE MOUNTAIN ENVIRONMENT

  • Mountains and climate
  • Mountain Vegetation
  • Mountain geomorphology.
  • Glacial processes in mountains.

 

9

MOUNTAIN PEOPLES, VULNERABILITY OF MOUNTAIN PEOPLE

 

6

SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROBLEMS FACED BY THE MOUNTAIN PEOPLE

 

6

LAND USE IN MOUNTAIN AREAS

 

3

ENVIRONMENT ISSUES IN MOUNTAINS AND HIGHLANDS

  • Water Management
  • Soil Loss
  • Endangered Species
  • Plant and tree cover
  • Climate change
  • How to overcome these environmental issues.
  • Sustainable Mountain Development

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SUSTAINABLE MOUNTAIN DEVELOPMENT

 

3

GLOBAL INITIATIVES TO SUSTAINABLE MOUNTAIN AREA MANAGEMENT

  • Global initiatives to sustainable mountain management
  • FAO's Work on Sustainable Mountain Development and Watershed Management
  • Local initiatives to sustainable mountain management.

 

6

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE MOUNTAIN MANAGEMENT

  • Policy and governance
  • Financial mechanisms and economic development
  • Natural resource management
  • International cooperation and processes
  • Knowledge, capacity and awareness

 

6

AGENDA 21, CHAPTER 13 (1992) A-21

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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