People and the Earth's Ecosystems
GEOG XL 5
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Interested in learning about how human activity impacts the environment? If so, this course is for you. It explores the many ways humans influence the environment on local, national, and international scales.
What you can learn.
- Discover the ways humans have shaped the earth
- Explore the scientific and political controversies of environmental issues and solutions
- Learn how to critically analyze environmental issues to intellectually engage with the community
About this course:
This course explores the ways in which human activity impacts the natural environment and how modification of environment can eventually have significant consequences for human activity. Topics include environmental challenges, such as air and water pollution, population growth and distribution, global atmospheric changes, ecosystems and evolution, agriculture and food resources, and renewable and nonrenewable energy resources. Includes case studies drawn from the local, national, and international levels. Transferable for UC Credit.