REM 602 - Professional Planning Practice: Advanced Seminar (5)
A professional planning seminar covering planning practice and planning ethics. This course includes an internship requirement. Prerequisite: Eight REM courses or permission of instructor.
REM 607 - Indigenous Governance and Resource Relationships (5)
Explores diverse Indigenous perspectives on governance, resource, land and water management, intergovernmental relations and economic development in the context of contemporary settler colonialism in Canada. Skills include critical thinking, anti-colonial, economic, political and policy analyses.
REM 621 - Ecological Economics (5)
Introduction to economic concepts for management of the environment and specific natural resources. Key issues are definitions of sustainability, the substitution capability between human-made and natural capital, and the appropriate application of economics to sustainable development analysis and policies. Equivalent Courses: MRM621 MRM662.
REM 646 - Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Systems (5)
Evaluation and application of current methodologies for social, economic, and biophysical impact assessment and the ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems. Equivalent Courses: MRM646.
REM 661 - Special Topics in Resources Management (5)
The purpose of this course is to provide students with practical skills and knowledge that they can apply as resource management professionals in a broad range of policy, planning and decision making contexts. They will learn how to apply critical thinking, decision structuring and facilitation practices to messy real-world problems in order to support decisions that are inclusive, transparent, informed and defensible. Rooted in the theory and practice of Structured Decision Making and the broader field of decision analysis, the course will emphasize tools and methods for dealing with difficult value-based conflicts and trade-offs, as well as methods for dealing with complexity and uncertainty in technically intensive decisions. Students will be challenged to integrate and apply learnings from other REM courses (such as collaborative planning, policy analysis and conflict resolution) through exposure to real-world planning and decision making case studies presented by experienced practitioners. Case studies will be drawn from contemporary resource management challenges in water and land use planning, landscape restoration, conservation management/species recovery planning, cumulative effects and environmental impact assessment, sustainable urban planning, Indigenous planning and government-to-government shared decision making. The course is designed to appeal to students with both quantitative and qualitative skills and interests, and assignments are designed to allow students to explore areas of particular interest to them.
REM 801 - Principles of Research Methods (5)
Students will develop skills and insight into the design, implementation and analysis of interdisciplinary research in natural resource and environmental management. This will help prepare students to carry out their own research projects. Students who entered REM during or prior to the Fall 1994 term and who have received credit for any one of MRM 601, 611 or 621 may not take REM 801 for credit. Equivalent Courses: MRM801.
REM 611 - Population and Community Ecology (5)
A review of population, community, and ecosystem ecology; implications of these areas for methods of resource management and environmental assessment. Equivalent Courses: MRM611.
REM 631 - Climate Change and Environmental Management (5)
Reviews how climate change is impacting multiple facets of earth system (e.g atmosphere, oceans, and freshwater systems). Examines challenges faced by environmental managers as they attempt to mitigate or adapt to these changes.
REM 641 - Environmental and Planning Law (5)
A practical introduction to the legal system that governs the use and protection of natural resources and the environment in Canada. The course also includes an overview of the law that governs land use planning in British Columbia. Prerequisite: Enrollment in a REM graduate program or permission of the department. Students with credit for MRM 641 may not take this course for further credit.
REM 643 - Environmental Conflict and Dispute Resolution (5)
This course examines theoretical aspects of conflict and dispute resolution in natural resource management settings and is designed to assist students in understanding the nature of environmental conflict and the role of environmental dispute resolution (EDR) techniques. Equivalent Courses: MRM660 MRM662.
REM 644 - Public Policy Analysis and Administration (5)
Analysis of methods of policy-making and problem solving with particular emphasis on natural resource issues. Topics include goal setting, problem definition, program scheduling, policy evaluation, policy implementation and public administration. A practical analysis of the structure and processes surrounding major contemporary policy issues. Equivalent Courses: MRM644.
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REM 664 - Directed Studies (5)
Special topics in areas not currently offered within the offerings of the resource and environmental management program.
REM 665 - Directed Studies (5)
REM 690 - Practicum I
First term of work experience in the School of Resource and Environmental Management's Co-operative Education Program. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Equivalent Courses: MRM690.
REM 691 - Practicum II
Second term of work experience in the School of Resource and Environmental Management's Co-operative Education Program. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: Students must have completed at least one term's courses and permission of REM's co-op co-ordinator.
REM 697 - MRM Thesis (18)
Thesis course for the MRM - thesis stream degree. It is an In Progress/Complete course; students can enroll in consecutive terms until it is complete.
REM 699 - Research Project (6)
A research project dealing with a specific interdisciplinary problem in resource management, administration or allocation. The study must result in the preparation of a formal paper and the presentation of a seminar. It is an In Progress/Complete course; students can enroll in consecutive terms until it is complete. Students with credit for MRM 699 may not take this course for further credit.
REM 898 - Thesis Proposal
Students will present and orally defend their proposal before an approved oral examination committee. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. It is an In Progress/Complete course; students can enroll in consecutive terms until it is complete.
REM 899 - PhD Thesis (18)
It is an In Progress/Complete course; students can enroll in consecutive terms until it is complete. Students with credit for MRM 899 may not take this course for further credit.