BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ENRT-110 - Introduction to Natural Resources - 3.00 Credits

ENRT-110 - Introduction to Natural Resources - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
The goal of this course is to provide students with an overview of the natural resources sector and current ecology and management issues. It serves as an introductory core course in the Environment Resources Technology Program, but is tailored for all students with an interest in natural resources. The lectures and field labs in the course provide a general overview of how scientific inquiry and knowledge can be integrated with First Nations, economic and cultural values to provide a basis for understanding the natural resource sector. The subject areas will include: forestry, wildland recreation, wildlife, mining, fisheries, rangeland, hydrology, and First Nations traditional ecological knowledge.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Environmental Resource Technician Certificate - Year 1 Fall
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2024 (September - December)
  • Prerequisites : None
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Master's degree in a related field. Bachelor's degree in a related field with experience will be considered.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • define key terminology and concepts for each subject area;

  • describe and identify key specimens from field lab exercises;

  • describe how various ecosystem processes work as presented in lectures;

  • develop an understanding of the role First Nations in the Resource Sector;

  • explain how species diversity and ecosystem functions may be impacted by climate change; and

  • describe and understand the importance of natural resources sustainability.
  • Text and Materials: There is no required text. Required materials will be distributed in class or posted electronically.
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved December 11, 2013.
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    T1:00PM - 4:00PM04 Sep 202418 Dec 2024