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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
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GPH 171 Environmental Sustainability and Society

3 Credit(s) DIII CS
This course applies geography’s human-environment tradition to examine the regional and spatial dimensions of sustainability around the world. In pursuing sustainable development, humans seek to maximize the benefits of social and economic development while maintaining the services from, and quality of, the Earth’s natural resources. Students will explore case studies addressing some of the conflicts between human desires for material well being and our ability to protect the natural environment and maintain cultural and social traditions. Three lecture hours per week. Not open to students who have received credit for GGR275.