Introduction to Environmental Geography

Course Details
Department
& Course Number
GEOG 125, LEC 201
Class Number
25507
Course Type
Undergraduate (Milwaukee Campus)
Credits
3
Meets Requirements
Natural Sciences
Instructor
Ryan Holifield
Course Dates
June 28-July 24, 2021 (4 weeks)

We often hear that the best way to address environmental problems is to “think globally, act locally.” But the geography of environmental problems—as well as their potential solutions—is more complicated than “global vs. local.” Although a growing number of environmental issues affect all of us, they affect us in different and unequal ways, depending on where we live and how we engage with the environment that surrounds us. The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the study of this complex geography, covering topics including climate change, water and air pollution, biodiversity, and much more. We will pay special attention to the environmental geography of Milwaukee, but through videos, supplementary readings, discussions, and a blog project, we will investigate cases from across the world.

Course Syllabus (.pdf)