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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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GEOG 200 - Sustainable Resource Management

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-D1-2
The Earth as a source of land, water, biotic, mineral and energy resources. The role of human populations in their use, development and exploitation.

 Drivers, trends, patterns and consequences of renewable and non-renewable resource use.

Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-D1-2 - Lower Division Social Sciences
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Identify and describe important natural resources (non-renewable, conditionally renewable and perpetual) that the modern world depends upon.
  2. Identify and describe how and where these important natural resources are created and processed.
  3. Describe and explain the principal ways in which different natural resources are exploited and used.
  4. Describe and explain the broad economic, ecological and political determining factors and implications of those resource uses both geographic and temporally.
  5. Identify, describe and explain the dynamics of global population change and per capita resource consumption trends, and their implications for the future sustainability of natural resources management
  6. Apply research, communication and critical thinking skills to explain critical natural resource management issues and the local, regional and global factors important in their exploitation and conservation.

D1-2. Lower-division Social Science Electives Learning Outcomes
  1. specify how social, political, economic, and environmental systems and/or behavior are interwoven;
  2. explain how humans individually and collectively relate to relevant sociocultural, political, economic, and/or environmental systems-how they produce, resist, and transform them;
  3. discuss and debate issues from the course’s disciplinary perspective in a variety of cultural, historical, contemporary, and/or potential future contexts; and
  4. explore principles, methodologies, value systems, and ethics employed in social scientific inquiry.

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