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).
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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