Jun 21, 2024  
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GHHE 000/5351 - Environmental Health and Sustainability in the Context of Human Geography (3 cr.)



Description
The course introduces students to the nature of human geography as an academic discipline and as a body of useful knowledge through a survey of some of the field’s central challenges, concepts, methods and applications. Human geography enables us to reflect upon some of the important issues in contemporary society including: cultural diversity, environmental degradation, ethnic conflicts, globalization, poverty, racism, religious differences, overpopulation, transportation ills and urban sprawl. This provides a critical interpretation of the human inhabitation of the earth and the differences between, and the similarities amongst, people and the places and landscapes they create. By examining the cultural, economic, historical and social processes that create the spatial patterns and spatial relationships that modify the natural and built environments, one appreciates the challenges and maps a course towards remediation and solutions.



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