Certificate in Environmental Impact Assessment - Environment and Culture GEOG 2100X/Y    Environment and Culture
Concern about the environment is a widespread phenomenon as virtually everyone is confronted by environmental issues -- be they global warming, the depletion of the ozone layer or the continuing problems of water pollution and solid waste disposal. Furthermore, we are becoming increasingly aware of that environmental issues often have global implications. The efforts of cities in Canada to deal with environmental pollution, for example, may lead to conflicts with rural regions. Similarly, rural regions, in their use of various chemical agents, may find themselves affecting the lives of city dwellers. This class will explore key relationships between human culture and the physical environment. Topics to be examined include: historical, social, and legal aspects of contemporary environmentalism, food and agriculture, environmental ethics, health, traditional ecological knowledge, sustainable forestry, waste management, public participation and environmental movements.
NOTES: Credit can only be given for this class if X and Y are completed in consecutive terms and partial credit cannot be given for a single term.
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: One of SOSA 1000X/Y.06, SOSA 1050X/Y.06, SOSA 1100X/Y.06, SOSA 1200 X/Y.06