Individuals desiring something a bit different that is also applied might find a number of Forestry courses appropriate to their related study in Ecological Anthropology, or Forensic Anthropology. Read on!
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Forestry is the application of science and management tactics in the forest to achieve social objectives, and to that end can be considered a social science. If you have an interest in the forested environment consider taking a forestry course as an elective. Note that the professors are somewhat flexible in adapting some of the learning outcomes and evaluation metrics to accommodate non-forestry students. Course list includes:
FRST 235 (2) Forest Ecology II: Ecosystems & Management
A study of the application of ecological concepts and principles to forest resource management.
FRST 351 (3) Forest Pathology
An overview of plant pathology as it relates to the forest trees of BC. The focus is on the forest health agents that can have great environmental or economic impact.
FRST 242 (3) Integrated Resource Management
An introduction to the integration of all forest resource values in forest management planning. Topics include soil, water, biodiversity, old growth, fisheries, wildlife, recreation, cultural and heritage values, visual landscapes, forest certification, monitoring and ecosystem based management.
FRST 352 (3) Forest Entomology
(** thus far the most popular course for social science students**)
An introduction to the significant impacts insects have on forests in BC. Topics include insect biology, ecological significance, social and economic impacts, diagnostics, and management options.