Global Parks and Sustainability ( GEOG 001 )


In this course, we will use parks and protected areas—both in the U.S. and internationally —as a framework for exploring broader themes of sustainability, conservation, and socio-ecological systems. We will use case-studies that exemplify national (U.S.) and international parkscapes (i.e., parks and protected areas embedded within complex landscapes) that convey story of evolving attitudes and approaches toward conservation. These stories will help explain the historical, transitioning, and future role of conservation in societies shaped by local ecologies, conflict, and change. 


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Undergraduate Course

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