Introduction to the causes, dynamics, and consequences of natural resource conflicts as well as the range of procedural interventions used to manage conflict. Specific cases of environmental conflict and alternative dispute resolution procedures are examined. Emphasis on developing skills to effectively analyze, manage, and resolve natural resource conflicts. Offered: W.
This course is designed to give students an introduction to the causes, dynamics, and consequences of natural resource conflicts, as well as an understanding of the range of possible intervention tools that can be used to manage conflict. The course will help students identify the range of skills necessary to effectively manage conflict, and strengthen their understanding of the possibilities offered by alternative means of dispute resolution methods, as well as some of the constraints on the use of the process. By applying concepts to actual cases, students will build a framework for analyzing and managing environmental and natural resource conflicts.
Course instruction uses a mixture of lecture, discussion, and case analysis to illustrate key points and themes.
Reading weekly assignments and preparing for class discussion and analysis each week. Ability to think critically and analyze, good writing and communication skills.
Class Assignments and Grading
Assignments include several written case analyses, role playing exercises, and a final exam.
Grades assigned based on written assignments, class participation, and final exam.