GDSS1037 People and the Environment (3 units)
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This course provides an introductory overview of human-environment interactions and current environmental issues from a geographic perspective. The academic discipline of geography has a heritage of examining the relationship between people and the natural environment. This course aims to introduce the fundamental processes that affect the physical environment and to provide a comprehensive understanding of the interaction between humans and their environment. Emphasis is placed on developing a critical perspective that requires the comprehension of concepts in physical geography and the human dynamic. The environmental issues examined vary from global warming to local environmental problems. Fieldwork, group projects and discussion will complement lectures. Through the use of real-world examples, this course promotes students' awareness and understanding of the interaction of humans and their environment, and facilitates students to become responsible citizens with regard to the environment.
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