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Informed by experiential education approaches, students will complete a weekend backpacking trip with instructors as part of the overall course and use reflections from these experiences, in conjunction with coursework on human-nature relationships, to critically analyse and develop a personal land ethic. The field trip explores the concept of wilderness in land ethics through a direct experience of actual wilderness. The course has a focus on bi-culturally competent and globally connected understandings of the relationships between humans and nature.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:1. Describe the historical development of land ethics. 2. Investigate environmental, bicultural and socio-cultural aspects of human-land relationships 3. Critically examine the influence of different journeys on human-land relationships. 4. Identify how particular land ethics have influenced local and global scale environmental problems.5. Develop and explore a personal land ethic informed by the research literature.6. Understand and apply risk management strategies to enhance personal and group safety.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Domestic fee $785.00
International fee $3,500.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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School of Health Sciences