GEOG106 - People and the Planet

General

Prefix
GEOG
Course Number
106
Course ID
00164703
Course Level
Undergraduate
Instruction Mode
Lecture
Department(s)
Geography & Planning
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.

Dependencies

No dependencies