How does language help us develop our relationship with nature and determine the rights of access and ownership?
This course explores three basic principles about:
1. Property rights and access to the environment - Hunter-gatherers vs agriculturalists
2. Hierarchy of property rights
3. More people, less erosion
In the discussion we consider the importance of language. Worldwide there is a trend for a few languages to dominate national and international communication. However, if local languages are lost, then the subtlety of our relationship to the environment where we live is lost too.
This course explores the different ways that nature is perceived by different types of societies and the impact of property rights on natural resource management.
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Learn the fundamentals of environmental studies as you explore global and local communities and determine solutions to environmental challenges. This environmental studies course is intended to introduce you to some of the basic principles in environmental studies, and how those are manifested in urban, rural and natural areas throughout the world.
MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses – enable students around the world to take university courses online. This guide, by the instructors of edX’s most successful MOOC in 2013-2014, Principles of Written English (based on both enrollments and rate of completion), advises current and future students how to get the most out of their online study, covering areas such as what types of courses are offered and who offers them, what resources students need, how to register, how to work effectively with other students, how to interact with professors and staff, and how to handle assignments. This second edition offers a new chapter on how to stay motivated. This book is suitable for both native and non-native speakers of English, and is applicable to MOOC classes on any subject (and indeed, for just about any type of online study).