GEOG106 - People and the Planet

General

Prefix

GEOG

Course Number

106

Course ID

00164703

Course Level

Undergraduate

Instruction Mode

Lecture

Description

Human impact on the biosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere. Case studies of current environmental issues emphasizing the interrelationship between human systems and natural systems on the global and local scales.

Cross Listed Courses

Prerequisites

No Requisites

Credits

Min

3

Max

3

Repeatable

No

Goals and Diversity

MN Goal Course

Yes

MN Goal Designation(s)

10

Cultural Diversity

No

Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Students will describe the basic structure and function of four key spheres on our planet; atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere. They will utilize a range of tools to discern the human adaptations and impacts made on those systems.

Outcome

Students will construct a vision of patterns and interrelationships of bio-physical and socio-cultural systems by engaging with material presented in class through diverse instructional means and strategies.

Outcome

Students will use social, legal, political, and economic data to analyze the degree of the human world's connection to the natural world in all four spheres using both global and local examples.

Outcome

Students will be able to critically analyze and evaluate sources of conflicting information with respect to environmental issues (e.g. global warming or end of the age of petroleum).

Outcome

Students will articulate and assess alternative solutions to environmental problems in their work.

Course Outline

Course Outline

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Dependencies

No dependencies