Land, People and Economies
This course introduces you to the fundamental principles of people-land relationships, and explores the multiple dimensions including biophysical-ecological, socio-cultural as well as economic contexts.
|Prerequisites and Restrictions|| You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
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.
Dr Shannon Page
Head of Department
Department of Environmental Management[email protected]
Dr Thomas M R Maxwell
Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences[email protected]