Feb 26, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024
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GEOG 2400 - Environmental Geography

Geographic survey of environmental processes and physical and socio-political aspects of environmental change (especially climate change) and the possible solutions to environmental problems based on contemporary sustainability science and technologies. Topics covered include resource availability and use, pollution of air, water, and biosphere, energy problems, interactions of humans with plant and animal communities, climate change, and sustainability planning. Students explore multiple scientific inquiry methods, consult multiple sources of information, and use both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methodologies to develop a comprehensive perspective of human-environment relationships.

Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Arch: Connected World
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2AS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMSBS Social & Behavioral Sciences
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:  

  • Students will be able to identify and describe basic environmental geography concepts.
  • Students will be able to explain the emergence of thinking about environmental problems and analyze how underlying assumptions and context influence the consideration of environmental issues.
  • Students will be able to explain the spatial ramifications of human consumption of resources on the environment.
  • Students will be able to describe and explain sustainable solutions to common global/local environmental concerns.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to survey, summarize, and make inferences from multiple sources of information.
  • Students will be able to construct hypotheses and produce evidence based logical arguments to defend their conclusions.

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