Course Details

Country: Costa Rica
Institution: Universidad Veritas
Course Title: Environmental Impact and Social Development
Course Number: ENV 3005
Course Description: This course is an introduction to the study of major environmental problems and social issues confronting modern society. Students will examine ecosystems, population patterns and dynamics; use and misuse of resources; population and environmental quality; environmental citizenship, economic incentives and Costa Rican initiatives in eco-tourism. Introduce the student to environmental problems and their socio-economic implications in Latin America, using Costa Rica as an example. Study current and actual cases about conservation and management of biodiversity and wildlife. Visit different scenarios where the relationship between environment and society will be studied. As well the course provides an overview of environmental impact assessment to design, evaluate, and replicate sustainable projects and programs. The course develops the tools to assess natural resources protection, improvements in population health, positive social impacts and poverty reduction, and economic appraisal that includes sustainability measures at least cost. Students practice assessment methods at project and strategic levels. Integrated
Language: English
Approved Equivalent: EVPP 377
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