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This course is a merger of human and physical geography. As such, one of the course’s primary emphases is on the relationship between natural systems and human society, and how humans have impacted and been impacted by natural systems at varying scales. The course is designed to provide students with a survey of regional and global interactions among people, their geographic location and utilization of space, and the physical environment.  As an Integrated Studies in Social Science course, it also considers how the social sciences expand and develop our understanding of the human condition; that is, the life experiences common to all of humanity. People and the Environment is an ideal course for students wishing to broaden their knowledge of Earth systems, expand their understanding of current environmental issues, and gain an appreciation for humans’ relationships with the Earth.

Offered:

At least one section of People and the Environment is offered during the first and second summer sessions; it may also be offered during the fall and spring semesters. See the Schedule of Courses for more details.

Course Description:

http://schedule.msu.edu/

Course Authors(s):

Alan F. Arbogast, PhD; Juliegh Bookout, MA; Adrienne Goldsberry, MA, AICP

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