2017-2018 University Catalogue 
    Aug 19, 2019  
2017-2018 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOG 320 - Globalization, Development, and Environment

This course approaches international development via geography’s integrative perspective. It analyzes the concepts of development, sustainability, and underdevelopment as well as the evolution of development theory, policy, and praxis. Particular attention focuses on contemporary issues of sustainable development such as population pressure, environmental degradation, agricultural development and food security, population displacement, rapid urbanization, the informal sector, transnational corporations, and grassroots social movements. The course places the study of development within a global framework, considering further the impact of colonialism, economic restructuring, the role of international organizations, and the implications of international economic and environmental policy for developing countries. Students have the opportunity to apply the concepts studied to specific developing countries or international issues of their choice.

Credits: 1.00
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: None
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No First-year
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations,Inst.& Agents
Liberal Arts CORE: None

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