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.

Note:

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

Prerequisites:

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

Schedules:
Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019

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