This course will be taught by Donald Hodges, a professor of forestry, wildlife, and fisheries. Professor Hodges academic interests include forest economics and policy. Class will be held Tuesdays from 12:40 – 1:30.
Forests and Sustainability introduces students to the basic concepts of sustainability in the context of forested ecosystems. The course is focused on developing an awareness of multicultural perspectives, and specifically how sustainability and efforts to enhance sustainability are viewed in different cultures. Emphasizing the ecological, economic, and social aspects of sustainability, class discussions and projects will explore how a sustainability framework can be applied to practical problems of forest use and protection, both locally and globally.