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Marine Fisheries Policy Version 3 A Junior/Senior Colloquium Place: Blake 131, Lipman Drive, Cook College Campus Time: Fridays, 9:15-12:15 a.m. (periods 1 and 2); plus two fieldtrips (9/24; 10/15) Brief Description :   A Junior/Senior Colloquium and EPIB Capstone Course that offers multi-disciplinary  perspectives on societal issues concerning food systems and the environment.  This colloquium focuses on  fisheries, fishing communities, and marine conservation, from the perspectives of biology and biological  oceanography, economics, anthropology, and public policy.  “Human ecology” refers to the holistic,  interdisciplinary perspective being taken, that includes people as major actors in ecological systems, for  better and for worse.   Overall goal: Recognition of coastal regions and oceans as critical components of our world, worthy of our attention not only because of their beauty and the wealth of resources they provide but also because of the challenges they present to our notions of being able to control, manage, and protect the environment around us. Required books: Corson, Trevor. 2004. The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fishermen and Scientists Are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean . New York: Harper Perennial. ISBN: 0060555599, (paper) McLeod, Karen and Heather Leslie, eds. 2009. Ecosystem-Based Management for the Oceans. Washington, DC: Island Press. ISBN:-13: 1-59726-155-5 (paper). Assignments and Evaluation: Maintain a notebook for this course, where you keep your classnotes and copies of the assignments and presentations (both team and individual); the final grade will be based on the overall quality of your written and oral work (compilation of assignments), how your team-mates assess your contributions to team projects, and your engagement with the issues and ideas brought up in the course as measured by your participation in class as well as your assignments. Presentations in class are team-based. Each student is required to complete a 15-20 page paper by the end of the class that researches a particular topic using what is learned from the class. “Current” Events Each class will have a section devoted to ”current” events,” and students are asked to bring research reports, news items, and other information about current events in marine wildlife and fisheries policy. Team-work : Two assignments involving both oral and written work, “Adopt-a-fishery- management council” and “adopt-a-socio-ecological system,” will be done in teams of 3-4 students each. Field-trips: Two fieldtrips are scheduled: 9/24, an all-day fishing trip (7-2:30 p.m.); and (tentatively) 10/15, a visit to fishing communities (roughly 8:30-1:30). If you have conflicts due to another class or to work, please let the instructor know ahead of time. 1
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2011 for the course ORGANIZATI 713 202 taught by Professor Jefferson during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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