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Faculty of Forestry

HGSE: Haida Gwaii Semesters

HGSE 310 (3) First Nations and Canada: (Re)writing History
A survey of the history of Indigenous peoples in relation to the Canadian colonial state contrasting the Indigenous historical experience with conventional accounts of Canadian history.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 311, HGSE 312, HGSE 313, HGSE 314.
HGSE 311 (3) Law and Governance: Indigenous and European Traditions
Background on sources of Aboriginal and Canadian law; detail on section 35 of the Constitution Act; a review of relevant Canadian case law; insight on the importance of international law; and literature on governance.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 310, HGSE 312, HGSE 313, HGSE 314.
HGSE 312 (3) Perspectives on Reconciliation
Notions of reconciliation and restitution that have emerged in Canada across space and time; key principles, discourses, legal and Constitutional mechanisms, actions and actors.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 310, HGSE 311, HGSE 313, HGSE 314.
HGSE 313 (3) Reconciliation and Resource Management
Relationships and reconciliation processes between First Nations and other governments in the context of land and sea governance.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 310, HGSE 311, HGSE 312, HGSE 314.
HGSE 314 (3) Reconciliation and Communities
In-depth exploration of the communities of Haida Gwaii through community-based experiences and community service learning.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 310, HGSE 311, HGSE 312, HGSE 313.
HGSE 350 (3) Case Studies in Haida Gwaii
Integration of concepts of history, politics, First Nations, rural development, and forest ecology in natural resources management in Haida Gwaii. A core element of the Haida Gwaii Semester.
HGSE 351 (3) History and Politics of Resource Management
Historical examination of resource management in Canada and conflicts arising therefrom, with emphasis on forests. A core element of the Haida Gwaii Semester.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 350, HGSE 352, HGSE 353, HGSE 354.
HGSE 352 (3) First Nations Governance and Natural Resource Management
The political, economic, and legal environment of Aboriginal-Canadian relations and its influence on resource use and management; review of historic relationships, emerging case law, and new reconciliation frameworks. A core element of the Haida Gwaii Semester.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 350, HGSE 351, HGSE 353, HGSE 354.
HGSE 353 (3) Rainforest Ecology and Management
Ecology of the temperate rainforests of Haida Gwaii. A core element of the Haida Gwaii Semester.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 350, HGSE 351, HGSE 352, HGSE 354.
HGSE 354 (3) Diversifying Resource-Dependent Communities
Examination of the forces that restructure local economies, both historically and contemporarily; link between rural economic development and the legacy of resource development in Aboriginal communities across British Columbia. A core element of the Haida Gwaii Semester.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 350, HGSE 351, HGSE 352, HGSE 353.
HGSE 355 (3) Applied Ecology of Coastal Terrestrial Ecosystems
Processes that shape coastal terrestrial ecosystems through time and applications to current ecological reality. Part of the Haida Gwaii Fall Semester.
Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 356, HGSE 357, HGSE 358, HGSE 359.
HGSE 356 (3) Biophysical Dynamics of the Marine-Terrestrial Interface
Nutrient cycling between the marine environment and coastal forest ecosystems; how the physical characteristics of this interface affect inputs; which species play a pivotal role in driving interactions. Part of the Haida Gwaii Fall Semester.
Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 355, HGSE 357, HGSE 358, HGSE 359.
HGSE 357 (3) Ecology and Management of Island Wildlife
Unique biological attributes of island wildlife, such as subspecies, isolated populations, and distinct evolutionary pathways, with a focus on endemic species on Haida Gwaii. Part of the Haida Gwaii Fall Semester. Credit will be granted for only one of FRST 395 or HGSE 357.
Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 355, HGSE 356, HGSE 358, HGSE 359.
HGSE 358 (3) Systems Thinking for Resource Management
Introduction to systems thinking and resilience to understand dynamics of social change and innovation; use of case studies to demonstrate applications of different types of ecological knowledge, including traditional knowledge and experiential knowledge. Part of the Haida Gwaii Fall Semester.
Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 355, HGSE 356, HGSE 357, HGSE 359.
HGSE 359 (3) Ecosystem-Based Management Seminar
History, definitions, and applications of EBM; challenges of achieving both economic and environmental well-being with a focus on resource use and management on Haida Gwaii. Part of the Haida Gwaii Fall Semester.
Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
Corequisite: All of HGSE 355, HGSE 356, HGSE 357, HGSE 358.

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