An introduction to the study of geography with emphasis on the interaction between society and the environment, particularly in a Canadian context. Fundamental concepts and approaches, in addition to methods and techniques of geography will be examined.
Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)
Total Weeks: 15
- Introduction to the Course, Geography, and Environmentalism
- Environmental Ethics, Worldviews and Sustainable Development
- Earth's Life Support Systems: The Abiotic Components
- Earth's Life Support Systems: The Biotic Components
- The Constancy of Ecological Change
- Human Population: Characteristics and Dynamics
- Atmospheric Change
- Fresh Water
- Wild Species & Natural Spaces
- Urbanization and Sustainability
The main objectives of this course are:
- To introduce geography within the context of environmental studies.
- To outline the broad features of the interaction between human society and the natural environment
- To introduce key ecological concepts and principles.
- To examine the relationship between human resource utilization and the environment with particular emphasis on the Canadian situation
- To discuss efforts and strategies to seek sustainability in the relationship between society and the environment
Grading System: Letters
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.