Mining and Environment in Northern Mongolia

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Led by Mongolian geoscientist Gantulga Bayasgalan, this Field School course focuses on social and environmental knowledge practices on nature and human relations, especially with the emphasis of mining activities in the Northern Mongolian regions. Participants in this program learn from instructors and guest lecturers about not only their goals and concerns, but also their ways of addressing and achieving them with special scope on environmental issues from mining. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in online meetings, discussions and activities of their interest, directed by instructor. At the end of the course, students will have experience in human-environment relations with special emphasis on mining activities in Northern Mongolia. They will have an opportunity to properly analyze, plan, discuss and present the results with best management practices for many issues confronting local communities. Students will be able to engage in meaningful discussions on common environment and sustainability topics with led by the instructor. Furthermore, through their assignments, students will learn how to propose, design and implement a research project on environmental and social issues based on the knowledge they obtained. This is an inter-disciplinary course that incorporates aspects of environment, geology-mining, sociology, humanities, sustainability science, cultural heritage and other fields.

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