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NR 306 Multicultural Perspectives in Natural Resources

Welcome to NR 306 in The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Spring 2010

Instructor: Matthew Kolan

Meeting Times: 5:00-7:00pm on selected dates (see tentative shedule); includes 2-day retreat

Credits: 1

Multicultural Perspectives in Natural Resources is a seminar course preparing graduate students to understand and teach about issues of race and multiculturalism in society, natural resources, and the environment.

The seminar format engages students in self- and group-learning that integrates multicultural issues into their understanding of natural resource and environment issues. Students will work in teams, with guidance from the instructor, to identify additional appropriate reading materials, and perhaps speakers, that would inform and embellish critical current topics. In addition, students will develop a product that will be useful to individuals, the class, and the broader School community. A culminating "symposium" entitled Multicultural Perspectives in Natural Resources will be presented to the RSENR community at an appropriate time.

Course Goal
To engage the graduate students of The Rubenstein School in understanding and respecting the diverse social and cultural landscape of humanity and the implications of that diversity for issues of equity, justice, decision-making, and behavior with regard to learning, discovery, and natural resource allocation.

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