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Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management

This course focuses on the sustainable management of natural resources from a contemporary human dimensions’ perspective. Participants will gain a deeper knowledge of

  • the governance and management of natural resources,

  • why and how people value natural resources,

  • become familiar with society-related impacts on natural resources,

  • economic considerations of natural resource management,

  • conflict management and how to understand conflict resolution on national or international levels,

  • environmental communication and its role in natural resource management, and

  • be able to evaluate quantitative and qualitative methods used in human dimensions research.

To fulfil the learning objectives, the course includes lectures, seminars, exercises, group assignments, and literature studies. The student will carry out an individual project, write a report and orally present in a seminar.

Further the course includes active participation in seminars and guest lectures.

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Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Conservation and Management of Fish and Wildlife Populations - Master's Programme Forest Ecology and Sustainable Management - mastersprogramme Conservation and Management of Fish and Wildlife (MSc) Forest Science - Master's Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 26170 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level (G1F)
Subject: Economics
Course code: NA0201 Application code: SLU-30241 Location: Umeå Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Forest Economics Pace: 100%