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GEOG 121 A   Human Impact on Environmt Back to Results  


InstructorMeyer, William B.
MeetsMWF 820-910, HO 238
RestrictionsNo 2016 2015
DistributionSocial Science Requirement
Core AreaNone
Count TowardsENS2/Environmental Economics ENS3/Environmental Geography ENS5/Environmental Studies

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The spatial scale, magnitude, and pace of human-induced environmental changes over the past 300 years are unprecedented. It is essential to undertake reasoned assessments of the complex and interrelated political, socioeconomic, technological, cultural, and biophysical factors leading to environmental changes if society is to manage them appropriately. This course is an introduction to the major environmental problems of resource depletion, pollution, and ecosystem transformation. It explores the effects of environmental changes on society, as well as societal responses to them, and enhances understanding of the causes of these changes from multiple theoretical perspectives. (Formerly GEOG 206, Environmental Issues.)