ESP 605: Citizen Participatn & Sustainable Comm

Synonym:

71200 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Tania Schusler

Credits:

3

Seats:

18

Semester:

Fall 2010

Meeting Schedule:

Thursdays 9/2 - 12/9 (8:00AM-10:59AM)

Description:

(formerly Social Aspects of Conservation and Development)
Competency Areas Spring 2010 and earlier: Civic Ecology
Competency Areas Fall 2010: Methods or elective
Restricted to all ES students who entered SP10 and CB students who entered FA09 from July 13 – August 2; open to all ES students August 3.

Environmental issues feature scientific uncertainty and complexity, as well as diverse stakeholder values. As conservationists, resource managers, educators and advocates, how can we effectively engage citizens in the process of creating environmentally healthy, culturally rich, and economically strong communities though collective decision-making and actions? This course combines theory and practice to increase students’ understanding of sustainable community development; citizen participation; collaboration; scientific, local, practical and indigenous knowledge; and analytic-deliberative processes. U.S. and international case studies in conservation, sustainability and community education are used to illustrate and critique theoretical concepts. Students will develop practical skills in specific methods of stakeholder engagement.