GEOG 130, Food and the Environment

Catalog Description: How do human populations organize and alter natural resources and ecosystems to produce food? The role of agriculture in the world economy, national development, and environmental degradation in the Global North and the Global South. The origins of scarcity and abundance, population growth, hunger and obesity, and poverty.

Units: 4.0

Prerequisites: None


Fall and/or Spring: 15 weeks - 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

Summer: 6 weeks - 7.5 hours of lecture and 2.5 hours of discussion per week

Summer: 8 weeks - 6 hours of lecture and 2 hours of discussion per week

Grading Basis: Letter

Final Exam Status: Final exam required

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