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Geography: Facing Environmental Futures

GEOG 095 OL1 (CRN: 61820)

3 Credit Hours

About GEOG 095 OL1

As we move deeper into the 21st century, one thing seems certain: the state of the global environment is uncertain. Whether climate change, oceanic acidification, biodiversity loss, forest fires, or drought, it is clear that society faces a number of challenges that threaten to undermine human health and well-being. In this course, we will examine the nature of these challenges, how they came to be, and how we might respond to them in just, equitable, and courageous ways. In addition to thinking through some of the greater challenges of our time, this course offers an introduction to key concepts in the discipline of geography. Course materials reflect a wide range of environmental concerns as well as the diverse approaches to understanding them. Instruction is primarily discussion-based and we will draw on environmental data and key concepts to strategize how to face forward and build better futures.

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Dates: July 6-July 31, 2020; Summer Academy Course; Non-residential High School students only; Continuing & Distance Education Dean's Ofc Permission only, Please contact 802-656-2085; For tuition and fee information please use this link: www.uvm.edu/~summer/precollege/summer-academy/tuition-fees/

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Section Description

As we move deeper into the 21st century, one thing seems certain: the state of the world is uncertain. Whether it be climate change, biodiversity loss, forest fires, food insecurity, or pandemic, it is clear societies face numerous challenges that threaten to undermine human health and well-being. In this course we examine the roots of these challenges, focusing primarily on climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, we ask questions about how these two emergencies came to be, how they are connected, and how we might respond to them in just, equitable, and courageous ways. This course offers an introduction to key concepts in the discipline of geography. Course materials reflect a range of concerns related to climate change and pandemic as well as diverse approaches to understanding them.

Section Expectation

Instruction is entirely online but will be interactive, discussion-based, and will draw on environmental data and creative concepts to strategize how to face forward and build better future. Though most (90%) of instruction will be asynchronous, students will be expected to be available for one hour per week for real-time instruction and discussion. This will take place on Wednesdays, either mid-morning or late-afternoon/early evening (depending on student availability).

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