GEOG 232: People, Agriculture & the Environment
The investigation of nature-society relationships lies at the heart of geography and has been one of the pillars of the discipline since the late 19 th century. This realm of inquiry also has been an important bridge between geography and other fields.This course introduces you to the study of human- environment interactions from a geographic perspective, with a special emphasis on the role of humans in changing the face of the earth and how, in turn, this changed environment may influence humans. We will examine environmental issues in a variety of geographic contexts (developed and developing countries) and the connections between environmental problems in different locations. We explore the fundamentals of environmental science, economics and cultural and political ecology, as well as a number of sectoral issues related to human population growth, agriculture, water resources, biodiversity, forest resources, energy use, climate change, and environmental health.
Bill Moseley, Professor