Prerequisites: 38/31:192 or permission of Instructor.

This course investigates the principles and concepts underlying the designation, planning, and management of protected areas such as national and provincial park systems, ecological and biosphere reserves, and cultural and historical sites. Topics include the history and philosophy of protected areas, international classifications of wilderness and protected areas, carrying capacity, visitor management, interpretation, and ecosystem integrity. Case studies focused on the Canadian National Parks System will be used to explore these issues.

3 lecture hours per week, one term

Successors: 38:492.

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 38:384 in the BU Course Transfer Database.