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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEG 4700 - Sustainability in Resource Management

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): GEG 3720

Description: This course traces the evolution of current thought and practice in the environmental debate of resources. It reviews the politics of resource management as it relates to a broader set of issues about economic development, sustainability, and social equity. It examines the environmental and social effects associated with development of specific land-based resources. Topics covered include consumerism, the growth economy, global climate change, hydropolitics, food systems and agriculture, deforestation, warfare, and ecological and human impacts of environmental degradation. The course provides a framework to examine the politics of resource management and environmental policy and how contending approaches and practices impact human development and environments.

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