Environment and Natural Resources Seminar

Objectives

a) To recognize the importance of the interdisciplinary approach in the analysis of the environmental problems;
b) To understand the characteristics of environmental degradation and the use of natural resources at different scales;
c) To evaluate the effect of the globalization in the state of the environment and exploration of the natural resources;
d) To analyse the advantages and disadvantages of environmental and economic policies, actions and measures;
e) To analyse the state of the environment and natural resources in Portugal.

General characterization

Code

711041060

Credits

12.0

Responsible teacher

Maria José Leitão Barroso Roxo

Hours

Weekly - Available soon

Total - 336

Teaching language

Portuguese

Prerequisites

None

Bibliography

BROWN, L. (2006). Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble. Nova Iorque: Earth Policy Institute. 365p.

CRAIG, J.R; VAUGHAN, D.J; SKINNER, B.J (2006) - Recursos de la Tierra, Pearson, Madrid, 635p.

CAÑADAS, Luisa Vicedo (2009) - Planificacion y gestion Recursos naturales VOL I e II, UP de Valencia,

FILIPE, J. A; COELHO, M.F; FERREIRA,M.A. (2007) - O Drama dos Recursos Comuns, Edi. Sílabo, 297p.

MATHER, A. S; CHAPMAN, K. (2002) Environmental Resources, Longman, 274 p.

Outros elementos bibliográficos serão fornecidos aos alunos durante as aulas.

 

Teaching method

Presentation of the subjects by the teacher in the classroom, stimulating the general debate of problems and the fieldwork.
Development of methodologies of scientific team work.

Evaluation method

a group written work, with 1-2 oral presentations(70%), an individual written report (30%)

Subject matter

The Curricular Unit is structured on six main subjects:
1) Introduction to global environmental questions
2) The geography of the natural resources
3) The management and use of the natural resources and environmental implications
4) The environment in Portugal - diagnostic
5) The use of the natural resources in the country
6) Future perspectives

Programs

Programs where the course is taught: