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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.
Please note that the timetable has not been finalised.
Scheduled days and times will be confirmed, following review, on 5th November.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Domestic fee $799.00
International fee $3,600.00
* 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