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Rethinking Resource Management - GEOP340

This unit challenges students seeking careers in geography, environmental management and planning to examine the social, political, economic and cultural consequences of resource management decisions. Using local, international and global case studies, many drawing on the experiences of Indigenous peoples, this unit offers students new ways of seeing resource management systems, new ways of thinking about the geopolitics of resources, and a range of practical skills and applied examples. It requires students to engage with ethical and practical questions, and deals with institutional decision making and social theory relevant to environmental management and planning. Students have opportunities in this unit to pursue in depth, specific interests in particular resource conflicts.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 Online - Session 1, Online

Staff Contact(s): Professor Jessica McLean

(39cp at 100 level or above) including (GEOS265 or ENV267 or GEOS267Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ENVG321, ENVG340, GEOS303, GEOS310, GEOS321
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Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Geography and Planning

Faculty of Arts

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