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Environmental Studies Course Guides

This guide highlights specific library resources for the Environmental Studies courses taught within a specific term.

Course description for Conservation & Sustainability

This course investigates the challenges and opportunities associated with integrating the twin goals of biodiversity conservation and development in the Global South. We will look at the history of international conservation, paying attention to the assumptions and power relations that have underpinned dominant approaches. We will examine the consequences of multiple conservation models and learn about conservation debates and critiques, paying attention to the political and socio-cultural contexts of these debates. Case studies from around the world will help students to gain a broad perspective on these issues. The course challenges students to think critically about the meaning of sustainable development for people and ecosystems across the Global South. Writing and research are important aspects of this class. Students will write a personal reflection essay, an analytical essay, and a research paper. We will spend class time on peer editing, discussions about writing, and learning about research methods and sources.

[Source: IWR, 11/08/2018], WCult: None; Distrib: INT

In the Library's Collections

Here are some useful subject headings for searching the online catalog. Clicking on any of these headings will lead you to resources on that subject.

Introductory reading(s)

Selected book title(s)

Finding scholarly articles and journal titles

Our collection includes journals which look at biodiversity and conservation. I've listed one title below which may be of interest. You have several options to find journal literature. You can use one of the article indexes listed below or the search box at the top of the page.

Keeping up with Environmental Science journal literature

Want an easy way to keep up with the journal literature for all facets of Environmental Studies? And you use a mobile device? You can install the BrowZine app and create a custom Bookshelf of your favorite journal titles. Then you will get the Table of Contents (ToCs) of your favorite journals automatically delivered to you when they become available. Once you have the ToC's, you can download and read the articles you want from the journals for which we have subscriptions.

You can get the app from the App Store or Google Play.

Don't own or use a mobile device? You can still use BrowZine! It's also available in a web version. You can get to it here. The web version works the same way as the app version. Find the journals you like, create a custom Bookshelf, get ToCs and read the articles you want.