SOC-3355 Cultural Diversity in Conservation Enforcement - 3.00 credits

Canada's diverse cultural heritage presents many challenges when resource management is considered. Cultural tradition often influences the perspective that individuals have to the conservation and management of natural resources. This course will examine the different cultural groups present in Canada with regard to their perspectives on natural resource use. Particular attention will be given to the Aboriginal culture and how it relates to resource use within the Canadian legal framework. This course will also explore the relationship between cultures other than the typical Euro-centric Caucasian culture and natural resource law enforcement in Canada. Students will learn how different cultures relate to natural resource law enforcement and will understand why these differences may exist. Instruction (3.0). Equivalent to: SOC-355.