Oct 13, 2019  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
    
College Catalog 2019-2020

GEOG 232 - People, Agriculture and the Environment

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This course introduces you to the study of human-environment interactions from a geographic perspective, with a special emphasis on agriculture.  We examine environmental issues in a variety of geographic contexts (developed and developing countries) and the connections between environmental problems in different locations.  Beyond agriculture, we also explore other sectoral issues in relation to agriculture or as stand alone environmental concerns.  These themes include: human population growth, consumption, biodiversity, climate change, and environmental health.  We try on a number of theoretical lenses from geography’s broad human-environment tradition (such as physical geography, cultural ecology, commodity chain analysis, political ecology, resource geography, the human dimensions of global change, hazards geography and environmental justice).  In other words, I not only want us to explore a range of environmental issues, but also to grapple with theory and how this informs our understanding of the human-environment interface. Offered every year. (4 Credits)