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, Summer 2018 )

Transforming the Global Environment (section B6)
Index Number: 02658
Credits: 3.00
Professor: O'KEEFE, PAUL
Schedule:
  • By Arrangement
Transforming the Global Environment (section E6)
Index Number: 02659
Credits: 3.00
Professor: ELESWARAPU
Schedule:
  • By Arrangement
Transforming the Global Environment (section H1)
Index Number: 04694
Credits: 3.00
Professor: ISAACS, JENNY
Schedule:
  • By Arrangement

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