GEOG 430
Human Use of the Environment

Introduction

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Please make sure that you have completed the Course Orientation before going any further. The course orientation will introduce you to the instructor for the course, all the steps you need to take in order to be up to speed on the logistics of the course, and more. You need to be familiar with the course expectations and deadlines before moving on with the material.

Assignments Due in Week 2:

  • Complete the readings and watch a film from National Geographic.
  • Take the Week 2 Quiz (by Tuesday at 11:59 pm Eastern Time).
  • Post in the Week 2 Q&R Discussion (by Tuesday at 11:59 pm Eastern Time).
  • Respond to 2 of your classmates' Q&R posts (by Thursday at 11:59 pm Eastern Time).
  • Begin working on your first Current Event Essay (due Thursday of Week 3).

Please see the calendar in Canvas for specific due dates.

Materials for Week 2:

  • Robbins, P. 2012. Chapter 2: A Tree with Deep Roots. In Political Ecology: A Critical Introduction, 2nd ed. Malden, MA: John Wiley & Sons Ltd., pp. 25-48.
  • Robbins, P. 2012. Chapter 3: The Critical Tools. In Political Ecology: A Critical Introduction, 2nd ed. Malden, MA: John Wiley & Sons Ltd., pp. 48-72.
  • Stevens, Fisher (Director) and Leonardo DiCaprio et al. (2016). Before the Flood, [Motion Picture Written by Mark Monroe]. RatPac Documentary Films, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Week 2 Objectives:

At the end of this week:

  • Students will be able to explain foundational perspectives characterizing human-environment relationships.
  • Students will express a hope or fear that you have about human-environment change and explain how they came to have that hope or fear.