GEOG 101 - Society and the Environment

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.


Credits: 3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)


Total Weeks: 15





Non-Course Prerequisites:




Course Content:
- 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
- Energy
- Wild Species & Natural Spaces

- Urbanization and Sustainability


Learning Outcomes:
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.