Jul 15, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOG 250 - Resource Exploitation and Conservation

Explores the historical, cultural, political, socio-economic perspectives of natural resource use, extraction, and sustainability at local to global scales. Students will examine resources and decision-making as citizens of campus, the Pacific Northwest, and the World. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Spring, Summer).

Credits: (4)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the variety of natural resources present in our world today (for example, perpetual, renewable, non-renewable, and potential resources) and the principal methods of extraction, exploitation, and conservation.
  • Identify and explain the physical, social, economic, technological, and political factors that determine natural resource availability, consumption, and conservation.
  • Interpret local and regional landscapes in terms of historical processes, policy, and patterns of natural resource extraction
  • Assess specific resources (agriculture/food production, energy, water, forest, marine resources) in terms of the factors fostering overexploitation and to assess alternative solutions for conservation.

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