201/Geol. 201. Introductory Geography: Water, Climate, and Mankind. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 268. Those with credit for GS 111 may only elect Geog. 201 for 3 credits. (4). (NS). (BS).
See Geological Sciences 201. (Stearns)
432/Urban Planning 532. Sustainable Environments: International Perspectives. (3). (Excl).
This course is an inquiry into alternative views of the environment that are used to draw sustenance, wealth, and power from nature. Ways of living in local traditional societies are contrasted with life in industrial and global, post-industrial society. Focus is on food and nutrition needs in traditional societies, the depletion of resources and pollution of living spaces everywhere, and the conflict between local and global perspectives on what is needed to sustain human life on the planet. Class exercises (20%), two midterms (15% each), final exam (20%), and term paper (30%). (Nystuen)
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