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COURSE NUMBER: SUST110
COURSE TITLE:Natural Resource Management
DIVISION:Technology
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:4
CONTACT HOURS:90
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:180
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Natural Resource Management introduces key theories and concepts that will help students to interpret and engage with current issues and science related to the management of our world’s resources. It will teach students the scientific principles that guide sustainable management practices for water, minerals, forests, policy, and wildlife management. Students will discover environmental policies from around the world, practical approaches to resource dilemmas, techniques for environmental dispute resolution, and coverage of hot topics such as tradable emissions permits, solar and wind energy, recycling policies, and global environmental initiatives. Labs will give students a chance to engage with real and simulated data sets for forestry, fish, shellfish, deer, and coal management scenarios.

PREREQUISITES:
None

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • learn the abundance, source, and uses for various natural resources
  • learn about issues relating waste management and recycling
  • learn about varying roles of government in management of natural resources
  • tradeoffs between the economy and environment will be discussed
  • Concepts and definitions of sustainability will be compared and contrasted

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  • Unit One:
    • Introduction to Natural Resource Management
  • Unit Two:
    • Issues and Approaches
  • Unit Three:
    • Policies and Procedures

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
  • Homework
  • Quiz
  • Lab and Exam
STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Spring 2019

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