This concentration enables students to draw on materials from the biophysical, sociocultural, and socio—demographic arenas to solve problems using an integrated, collaborative framework. Students will develop the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders affected by natural resource and environmental change issues and be able to interact with a broad array of public and private entities.
As population grows, economic conditions of nations change, new technologies emerge, new scientific discoveries alter our perceptions of the world and create new opportunities, and the impacts of environmental changes manifest themselves in different ways around the globe there is an increasing demand for resources. The changes in the environment and the differential endowments of resources alter relations among nations economically, strategically, and culturally.
Students wishing to receive attestation certifying the depth of their specialization in this particular area will be required to successfully complete at least four of the courses from the list appended below.
Please note that this list will be reviewed from time to time depending on the available course offerings at any given time. Students should check the availability of these courses with the SIA academic advisor and the individual course instructors. Students should also determine if there are pre-requisites for enrolling in a particular course.
- Energy, International Security, and the Global Economy — INTAF 810 (3 credits)
- Integrated Perspectives in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment — HDNRE 574 (3 credits) (Work submitted by SIA students must address international issues.)
- Ethical Issues in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment — HDNRE 575 (3 credits)
- GIS Based Socio-Ecological Landscape Analysis — ANTH 555 or FOR 565 (3 credits)
- Human Dimensions in Natural Resources and the Environment Colloquium — HDNRE 590 (1 credit)
- Extractive Industries in Africa — AFR 464 (3 credits)
- Political Economy of Energy and Extractive Industries in Africa — AFR 534 (3 credits)
- International Economic Development and Agriculture — AEREC 550 (3 credits)
- Social Organization of Traditional Societies — ANTH 556 (3 credits).
- Classical Ecology — ECLGY 510 (2 credits)
- Elements of Forest Ecosystem Management — FOR 410 (3 credits)
- Agroforestry: Science, Design, and Practice — FOR 418 (3 credits)
- Silviculture — FOR 421 (3 credits)
- Human Dimensions of Natural Resources — FOR 450W (3 credits)
- Forest Management and Planning — FOR 466W (3 credits)
- Forest Geography — GEOG 411 (3 credits)
- Human Use of Environment — GEOG 430 (3 credits)
- Geography of Water Resources — GEOG 431 (3 credits)
- Human Dimensions of Global Warming — GEOG 438W (3 credits)
- Property and the Global Environment — GEOG 439 (3 credits)
- African Resources and Development — GEOG 444 (3 credits)
- Energy Geography — GEOG 497E (3 credits)
- Natural Resources: Origins, Economics and Environmental Impact — GEOSC 451 (3 credits)
- Law of the Sea — INTER 952 (2 credits)
- Introduction to Mining Operations — MNG 401 (1 credit)
- Introduction to Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction — P N G 411 (1 credit)
- Environmental Law — RP&EL 960 (3 credits)
- Water Law & Policy — RP&EL 967 (3 credits)
- Natural Resources Law — RP&EL 988 (3 credits)
- Natural Resources Conservation and Community Sustainability — SOILS 422 (3 credits)
- Fishery Management — W F S 463W (3 credits)
- Water Economics and Policy — ERM 497