NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
    
    Sep 16, 2019  
NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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GEOG 1050 - Intro to the Environment & Natural Resources


This course examines important environmental issues across regional and global scales, emphasizing human interactions with the environment, and including perspectives of environmental effects on human life, human effects on environment, and approaches to effective environmental management.  Students use foundational ecological principles to evaluate complex environmental challenges and potential individual and societal actions toward environmental sustainability.  This course serves both the beginning geography major and the non-major seeking to learn about natural resource systems on a global scale. 

Credits: 3

Instructional Method Lecture

General Education Requirement: Global Diversity
Comments: This course does not meet UW’s Human Culture requirement unless transferred as part of an Associate degree.

Prerequisites:
None

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of GEOG 1050 Introduction to the Environment and Natural Resources, the student will:

  1. Explain the scientific and global and regional societal values that underlie important environmental issues.
  2. Describe components of our natural resources, services those resources provide to humans, and environmental consequences of their misuse.
  3. Describe the basic principles of conservation.
  4. Explain how various land uses, from ranching to energy development, impact the environment and how such activities can be carried out in a sustainable fashion.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of general ecological principles and global change issues.
  6. Critically evaluate information sources ranging from popular media to scientific journal articles.
  7. Evaluate complex environmental challenges and potential individual and societal actions toward environmental sustainability
  8. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
  9. Describe the process of scientific inquiry, including hypothesis testing, synthesis, and reporting.


Program Outcomes
Upon completion of GEOG 1050 Introduction to the Environment and Natural Resources, the student will:

Engineering Technology AAS

PO#4 Communicate scientific and mathematical information effectively, with content specialists.

PO#5 Apply the fundamental principles of geology, environmental science, and engineering as they relate to environmental concerns.



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