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Resource management

Complete course descriptions can be found in the Grenfell Campus section of the Calendar. The University Calendar is the authority for all course information.

1000 Introduction to Sustainability

This course examines historical and contemporary models of resource management and decision making as well as the supporting theoretical basis for an interdisciplinary approach to natural resources that includes ecological, economic, social and political perspectives. Case studies will be presented from Newfoundland and Labrador, across Canada, and around the world.
CR: the former EVST 1000, former SRMG 2000

2000 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

This course explores the structure, design, science, and applications of digital geospatial information and geospatial technologies. These include Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Remote Sensing (i.e. 3S technology), and the Geoweb such as Google Earth, Location Based Services (LBS). Students will also gain exposure to hands-on exercise and analysis on the current GIS software.
LH: 3
PR GEOG 1050 or ENVS 1000 or EASC 1002
CR: the former EVST 2000, GEOG 2195

2001 Introduction to Systems Thinking

This course exposes students to complex system dynamics that challenge our understanding of environmental and resource management. It is designed to help students develop a systems’ intuition for analyzing environmental and resource management problems and provide the skills needed to better understand complex interactions within and among natural and human systems. It covers the introduction of basic structure and behavior of systems and key interrelationships in social-ecological systems.
PR ENSU 1000
CR the former SRMG 2001

2200 Outdoor Pursuits - Fall

This course introduces the theoretical rationale and practical skills needed to demonstrate basic proficiency in several of the following activities: minimal-impact camping, wilderness cooking, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, navigating with map and compass, outdoor safety, search and rescue, and group management. The major focus of this course will be the practical application of learned skills. 
CR: the former EVST 2210
AR: attendance is required
OR: 3 hours of practicum per week

2201 Outdoor Pursuits - Winter

This course introduces the theoretical rationale and practical skills needed to demonstrate basic proficiency in several of the following activities: navigating with map and compass, outdoor safety, search and rescue, group management, cross-country skiing, telemark skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, winter camping, and winter survival techniques. The major focus of this course will be the practical application of learned skills.  
CR: the former EVST 2220
AR: attendance is required
OR: 3 hours of practicum per week

3000 Human Dimensions of Resource Management

explores how human attitudes and beliefs can be incorporated into resource and environmental management decisions and strategies. While this course will focus on the human aspects of resource and environmental management, it will also highlight the importance of integrating ecological dimensions into management efforts.
PR: ENSU 2001

​3001 Application of Geographic Information Systems

This course exposes students to the application of GIS in environmental and resource management through the
use of real world, locally-relevant case studies. The topics cover spatial data acquisition, spatial data creation, spatial data interpolation, and simulation of the distribution of flow of mass, energy, goods, services, animals and people in a spatially-explicit manner. In addition to laboratory assignments, students will complete a major term project.
CR: the former EVST 3001;
PR: ENSU 2000
LH: 3

4000 Integrated Approaches to Resource Management and Decision Analysis

This course exposes students to approaches from natural and social sciences for natural resource management and decision making. Natural resource management involves decision making in a complex array of biophysical, social and economic environments consisting of the allocation of resources, formulation of policies, and manipulations of natural systems. The course presents methodological and practical aspects of planning and management using a case-based approach with regional, national and international perspectives.
PR: ENSU 3000 or permission of the program chair

4010 Seminar in Environment and Sustainability

This is a senior seminar in which selected environmental issues will be examined from several disciplinary perspectives.
CR: the former EVST 4010 and the former SRMG 4010
PR: ENSU 3000 or permission of program chair

4100 Remote Sensing

This discusses the physical principles on which remote sensing is based and the types of measurements being made. Understanding how remote sensors work at the conceptual level is the key to understanding the type of information that can be obtained. The topics covered include collection, manipulation and processing of remotely-sensed data, and the applications of these data in environmental and resource management.
CR: the former SRMG 4000
PR: ENSU3001
LH: 3

4200 Contemporary Issues in Environmental Studies

This course provides a detailed, comprehensive investigation of selected environmental problems that may include the following issues: risk assessment, indigenous peoples’ perspectives on the environment, energy policy, water governance, parks planning & management, political ecology, natural resource policy and administration, and environmental justice.
PR: ENSU 3000

4201 Environmental Assessment

This course provides a thorough consideration of the environmental effects of a project and takes into account potential and probable impacts on the environment as well as people. Other areas of emphasis include cumulative impacts, socio-economic impacts, sustainability assessments, and Strategic Environmental Assessments of policies, plans, and programs.
PR: 60 credit hours completed
CR: the former EVST 4000

​4901-4910   Special Topics in Environment and Sustainability

Topics to be announced.
PR Enrollment in 3rd or 4th year of the Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability Degree program​

​4950 Independent Research Project – Environmental Studies

​This is a course that requires students to conduct independent research in environmental studies under the supervision of a faculty member. Students will prepare a major paper based upon their independent research.
PR: ENSU 3000, GEOG 3222, SOCI 3040
CR: the former EVST 4950

​4960 Independent Research Project – Resource Management

This is a course that requires students to conduct independent research in resource management under the supervision of a faculty member. Students will prepare a major paper based upon their independent research.
PR: ENSU 3000, ENSU 3101, GEOG 3222
CR: the former SRMG 4950
 

Chair, Resource Management

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office:
Phone: (709) 639-2732
Email: rscott@grenfell.mun.ca