Event Title

Centers of Excellence or Academic Enigmas? A Discussion of the Pros and Cons of Establishing Applied Social Science Departments in Natural Resource Colleges

Location

Doyle / High County Conference Center

Event Website

http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol12/

Start Date

3-16-2004 10:00 AM

End Date

3-16-2004 11:00 AM

Description

Variously called Departments of Environment and Society, Environmental Social Science, Society and Conservation, and Conservation Social Sciences, several Natural Resource Colleges around the country have recently created departments focusing on the social sciences. Several more are in the process of creating such units. The goal of these departments is to promote scholarship and creativity, educational curricula, and outreach programs relating to the social dimensions of conservation and environmental protection. Ultimately it is hoped such departments will advance our understanding and management of complex ecological social systems and enhance human-environment interactions.

Comments

Session 9. Administrative/Leadership Aspects of Teaching and Learning. Recommended Citation: Hollenhorst, Steve; Freimund, Wayne; and Sharik, Terry (2004) "Centers of excellence or academic enigmas? A discussion of the pros and cons of establishing applied social science departments in natural resource colleges," Natural Resources and Environmental Issues: Vol. 12, Article 39. Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol12/iss1/39

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Centers of Excellence or Academic Enigmas? A Discussion of the Pros and Cons of Establishing Applied Social Science Departments in Natural Resource Colleges

Doyle / High County Conference Center

Variously called Departments of Environment and Society, Environmental Social Science, Society and Conservation, and Conservation Social Sciences, several Natural Resource Colleges around the country have recently created departments focusing on the social sciences. Several more are in the process of creating such units. The goal of these departments is to promote scholarship and creativity, educational curricula, and outreach programs relating to the social dimensions of conservation and environmental protection. Ultimately it is hoped such departments will advance our understanding and management of complex ecological social systems and enhance human-environment interactions.

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