Land, People and Economies
You’ll get to grips with a raft of land-based issues that are current in Aotearoa-New Zealand and around the world. These include the major drivers of land use change, and the ensuing biophysical, ecological, social, cultural and economic implications.
A field trip is planned for this course, which you are expected to attend. More information will be shared in lectures and online through the course LEARN page.
|Prerequisites and Restrictions|| You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
|Available semesters||Semester 1 2023|
What you will learn
After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:
- Describe the biophysical, ecological, social, cultural and economic dimensions that influence relationships between people and land.
- Accurately explain the nature of land rights.
- Identify and describe major factors that drive land-use change.
- Discuss natural resources in the light of their sustainable use and the impacts of their over-exploitation.
- Locate and evaluate information from a range of disciplinary perspectives to assess and respond to a land-based issue.
- Communicate your understanding of land issues in a range of media formats.
- Apply interpersonal skills, including an ability to relate to people from a wide range of backgrounds and communities.
- Demonstrate that you appreciate multiple perspectives (including your own) regarding people-land relationships.
- Display appropriate organisation and time management skills in your study, blended learning and delivery of assignments.
- Build a basis for independent, life-long learning.