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2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GN380 Contemporary Environmental Issues (3 cr.)

This course examines the impact of human activity on the earth’s physical environment.  A variety of environmental considerations and issues such as energy conservation and global warming are analyzed.  Environmental issues are reviewed from a variety of political, economic, and media contexts. Consideration is given to a variety of energy sources, affordability and environmental impact, as well as analysis of energy and environmental issues portrayed through the media.

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Describe the contemporary domestic and international environmental issues.
  2. Analyze the ecology of both natural and built environments.
  3. Evaluate how human activities impact the earth’s physical environment.
  4. Outline strategies of conservation that maintain or restore the natural environment.
  5. Analyze the positions on environmental issues presented by various stakeholders through today’s media.

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