GEOG 357

Parks and Protected Areas

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

Formerly: 455; 459A and 459B

An investigation of the principles and concepts underlying the designation, planning and management of protected areas such as national and provincial park systems. Topics include: the history and philosophy of protected areas; international classifications and examples; role of native peoples; carrying capacity; visitor management; interpretation; ecosystem integrity; ecosystem management; and a variety of case studies. Students should be prepared to undertake one or more weekend field trips; a fee for each field trip may be applied.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of GEOG 357, GEOG 455, GEOG 459A, GEOG 459B.


Undergraduate course in Geography offered by the Department of Geography in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018

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