MNTC 310 Mining and Society
This course takes a look at the social, economic, environmental, ethical, and technical issues facing the mining industry. An introduction to the mining industry's relation to society will explore the changing context of the mining industry and its evolving practice, identify socio-environmental issues, and describe how governments attempt to regulate the industry. A brief assessment of the concept of corporate social responsibility will assess society need for proper industrial stewardship and identify key roles mining corporations play within their communities. Finally, the course will explore the details of mineral rights and claims, including a review of relevant cultural issues and identification of major stakeholders involved in the process. Students will discuss the practical challenges related to a company's social license to operate. Available Online.