ENS6730EN - Natural Resource Administration in Global Cultures

Course description

Critically review the principles of natural resource governance. Examine the governance hierarchy in a nation other than your own. Evaluate barriers to effective natural resource governance, and propose solutions to overcome the barriers identified. Share findings in a seminar-style.

How this course benefits students

Students gain insight into the challenges to effective natural resource administration in different parts of the world, and learn from the experiences of natural resource management practitioners.

Why this course is important

Practitioners must work within and understand the limitations of existing governance hierarchies in order to be effective natural resource managers.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Environmental Studies
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. Abigail Harding, Professor of Environmental Mission

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

The Bible instructs us to be stewards of nature (Gen. 1:26-28, Gen. 2:15) and subject to governing authorities (Rom 13:1, I Peter 2:13, Titus 3:1).

Missionally driven

This course prepares missional students to be better informed and more effective stewards of creation.

Contextually informed

Learners are exposed to the contextual realities of natural resource administration in different nations and trans-nationally.

Interculturally focused

Learners gain insight into barriers to, and solutions for, effective natural resource governance in different nations.

Practically minded

Creation care is conducted within the bounds of existing natural resource governance hierarchies.

Experientially transformed

Learners are exposed to the experiences of natural resource practitioners.