Graduate Courses

Fall 2022*

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 613 - Methods in Fisheries Assessment (5)

Introduction to fishing methods, fisheries ecosystems and the effects of fishing. Application of models of fish population dynamics, methods of data analysis and the quantification of uncertainty. Introduction to selected methods for providing scientific advice on the productivity and status of fish stocks. Focus will be primarily on biological aspects of fisheries assessment while illustrating how these interface with economic, social and institutional concerns of managers. Equivalent Courses: MRM613.

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 642 - Sustainable Community Planning and Regional Development (5)

Theory and techniques of regional analysis; planning models and their application to key resource sectors. Equivalent Courses: MRM642.

REM 698 - Field Resource Management Workshop (3)

An intensive field course introducing students to the diversity of issues and viewpoints concerning management of natural resources. Problem areas will include forestry, mining, fisheries and wildlife management, energy, recreation and land use planning. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Equivalent Courses: MRM698.

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.

Spring 2023*

REM 601 - Social Science of Natural Resources Management (5)

An introduction to the relevance of social science perspectives, data and analytical tools in resource management, especially as these complement, supplement or critique perspectives from natural science or economics. Equivalent Courses: MRM601.

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 625 - Risk Assessment and Decision Analysis for Management of Natural Resources (5)

Use of quantitative methods of risk assessment and decision analysis to explicitly take uncertainty into account when making decisions in management of natural resources. Methods of quantifying uncertainty and the resulting risks. Examples from management of forests, wildlife, fisheries, water resources, energy, and toxic chemicals. Communicating information about uncertainties and the resulting risks to resource managers, the public, and scientists. Advantages and limitations of various quantitative methods. Includes computer laboratories. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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.

REM 658 - Research Methods and Models for Sustainability (5)

Theory, background, and practical experience in the use of a range of methods and models related to environment, sustainability, and energy, with the aim of demonstrating how more environmentally and socially sustainable trajectories can be achieved. Techniques include: simulation modelling, optimization modelling, survey design, statistical analysis, discrete choice modelling, and qualitative research methods. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

REM 668 - Special Topics (3)

Special Topics in areas not currently offered within the offerings of the resource and environmental management program.

Fall 2023*

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 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 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 642 - Sustainable Community Planning and Regional Development (5)

Theory and techniques of regional analysis; planning models and their application to key resource sectors. Equivalent Courses: MRM642.

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.

*Subject to change.

In every term

REM 664 - Directed Studies (5)

Always available.
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

Always available.
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

Always available.
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)

Always available.
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)

Always available.
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

Always available.
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)

Always available.
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.