Geography | Human Impact on Environment
G208 | 2389 | Black


This course is in the environmental area (as are G107 and G109); it
examines the extent to which human activities have altered the natural
environment  how much they have influenced animal species, vegetation
systems, soils, water bodies and their quality, regional geomorphology, and
the atmosphere.  In addition to examining the negative impact of human
activities, the course will also examine policies and programs that have
been proposed and implemented to correct several of the problems created.
Transportation is examined as an area creating several types of
environmental impacts; policy and technological solutions to these are
discussed.  The final portion of the course examines the global extent of
human environmental impact.

This course if offered in a lecture format with grades being based on three
exams, each covering a third of the course.  G208 fulfills the NMNS
distribution requirement.