Human Dimensions of Fish and Wildlife Management
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Academic year 2021/2022
2022-01-17 - 2022-03-23
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2021-01-18 - 2021-03-23
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2020-01-20 - 2020-03-24
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2019-01-21 - 2019-03-25
Syllabus and other information
BI1300 Human Dimensions of Fish and Wildlife Management, 15.0 CreditsSamhällsaspekter av vilt- och fiskförvaltning
SubjectsForest Science Biology
Education cycleMaster’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirementsMaster’s level (A1N)
Prior knowledgeKnowledge equivalent to 120 credits at the basic level including
- 60 credits Biology or
- 60 credits Natural Resource Management or
- 60 credits Forest Science or
- 60 credits Environmental Sciences or
- 60 credits in Political Science, or
- 60 credits Sociology, or
- 60 credits Human Geography
- English 6.
ObjectivesThe aim of the course is for students to be familiar with the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary foundation of the human dimensions field, as well as with the human aspects that characterize current issues in the sustainable governance and management of natural resources.
After completion of the course the student should be able to:
- Describe the human aspects involved in natural resource management.
- Include human aspects in the management of wildlife, fish, and other natural resources.
- Identify the basic patterns of conflict and be able to apply principles of conflict management.
- Critically examine qualitative and quantitative data regarding how humans value natural resources.
- Account for and discuss environmental communication.
- Determine when a specialist in the human dimensions of natural resources should be contacted.
ContentThis course focuses on the sustainable management of natural resources, especially fish and wildlife resources, from a contemporary human dimensions’ perspective. Participants will gain a deeper knowledge of the governance and management of fish and wildlife, why and how people value fish and wildlife, become familiar with community-related impacts on natural resources, economic considerations, conflict management, environmental communication and be able to evaluate quantitative and qualitative methods used in human dimensions research.
To fulfill the learning objectives, the course will include lectures, seminars, exercises, role plays, group assignments, study visits and literature studies, of which some will be compulsory. The student will carry out an individual project, write a report and orally present in a seminar.
Formats and requirements for examinationApproved written exams and approved participation in cumpulsory activities. If a student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
If a student has been granted targeted study support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative form of assessment.
If this course is discontinued, SLU will decide on transitional provisions for the examination of students admitted under this syllabus who have not yet been awarded a Pass grade.
For the assessment an independent project (degree project), the examiner may also allow a student to add supplemental information after the deadline for submission. For more information, please refer to the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
- If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
- If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
- If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
- For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
Other informationThe right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course instance which the student has been admitted to and registered on.
If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information, please refer to the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
Additional informationThe course is a part of the Master’s Programme - Management of Fish and Wildlife Populations but is open to other students.
SLU is environmentally certified according to ISO 14001. A large part of our courses cover knowledge and skills that contribute positively to the environment. To further strengthen this, we have specific environmental goals for the education. Students are welcome to suggest actions regarding the course’s content and implementation that lead to improvements for the environment. For more information, see webpage www.slu.se.
Department of Forest Economics