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GEO105 - The Geography of Sustainability
Catalog Description: Introduces the connections between human activities and the physical environment. Examines environmental processes, human impact on the global environment, diverse perspectives on the contested concept of sustainability, and solutions to environmental problems. Emphasizes social science models, theories and perspectives as frameworks for thinking critically and creatively about a range of sustainability issues.
Lecture: 3 hrs.
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Explain the scientific basis of environmental issues (climate change, deforestation, desertification, etc.).
2. Identify social science models in human geography and describe their implications for a range of sustainability issues.
3. Describe social science research methods used by scholars in the field of sustainability studies.
4. Developed an informed position on a major environmental challenge.
5. Identify creative solutions to environmental challenges and describe obstacles to their implementation.
6. Analyze an environmental challenge in the non-Western world.
Effective Term: Fall 2019