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2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

IS 220 Global Environment

This course focuses on global interconnections and the consequences of humans’ use and frequent degradation of natural resources around the planet. All continents are explored. Readings, discussions, and written assignments examine such topics as the shifting demand for and politics of resource extraction, trends in energy use (past, present and future), environmental health and justice, and how and the extent to which ecological balances have been imperiled by human economic and social development.