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Geography Knows No Boundaries

Credits: 3

This introductory geography course explores how human activities and natural systems interact with each other to profoundly transform the environment.

Environmental geography begins with recognition that what we call “natural resources” is socially constructed. In other words, something may become a resource if humans make it so through a variety of economic, cultural, and technological filters. It is not possible to understand environmental problems

Without understanding the demographic, cultural, political, and economic processes that lead to increased resource consumption and waste generation. Students will uncover that environmental transformations occur at individual, community, regional, national, and global scales. In this course we will examine aspects of the Earth’s physical geography such as biomes, climate systems, renewable energy, and air quality, as well as components of our human geography such as urban environmental footprints, sustainability, food resources, and population change.

Sample Syllabus

Sample Syllabus (online course)

Transforming the Global Environment (01: 450: 102, Spring 2018 )

Transforming the Global Environment (section 01)
Index Number: 00198
Credits: 3.00
Professor: O'KEEFE, PAUL
  • [L] Thu 5:00PM-6:20PM BE-AUD (LIV)
  • [L] Tue 5:00PM-6:20PM BE-AUD (LIV)
Transforming the Global Environment (section 90)
Index Number: 09714
Credits: 3.00
  • By Arrangement
Transforming the Global Environment (section 91)
Index Number: 21349
Credits: 3.00
  • By Arrangement
Transforming the Global Environment (section 92)
Index Number: 12889
Credits: 3.00
Professor: O'KEEFE, PAUL
  • By Arrangement

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Lucy Stone Hall, 54
Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8045
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