GEOGRAPHY OF LEISURE AND RECREATION

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GEO 702 and the Net
• GEO 702 is available on the net at address
http://www.geography.ryerson.ca/geo702
• Readings and major topics and terms are
listed by lecture as well as topics, schedules,
grades.
Geo 702
Dead People Do Not Drive Cars
Where Are Our Priorities?
RESOURCES
• “Resources are not, they become
• they are not static but expand and contract
in response to human needs and human
actions”
– Zimmerman, 1951
• Humans have choices
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What should be developed
Consideration of development (yes or no)
How development should proceed
Rate of development
Eventual disposal of the product and waste
from development
Consequences
• Impacts from:
– How items developed
– Rate and extent of development
– Eventual disposal of the product and it’s waste
• Impacts on ecosystem in which we live
– Direct and indirect
INSTRUCTOR
• Prof. Larry Fullerton A606
• Ryerson e mail
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Office Hrs
ext. 6176
[email protected]
Mon 13:15 - 14:00
Wed 11:10 - 11:50
– By appointment
– Alternatives possible if requested
Base
• Course Outline
Course Outline - GEO 702
Concepts
1 General Introduction - Theories and
philosophies of Geographical perspectives
on the environment
• A geographical perspective on the
environment and ecosystems
• Conflicts within the system – uncertainty
• What is a resource?
• Perceptions towards
• Tragedy of
the environment
the Commons
• Sustainability
Course Outline - GEO 702
Topical Issues
2 A series of explorations of Canadian and
North American concerns with an emphasis
on case studies
•Deforestation in Canada
•Water Pollution and management
Course Outline - GEO 702
•The depletion of fish resources
•Energy systems
Course Outline - GEO 702
3 General conclusions about impacts, results
and future consequences
•Societal response and environmental
movements
•Environmental regulations and
environmental ethics
GEO 702 Project
• This is an individual essay that will have the
topics available on the net site
• Topics will be posted this week and discussed in
class in the second week
• The assignment is worth 35%
• The paper must be typed, double spaced, and a
maximum of 9 pages long (up to 6 pages of
double spaced text plus up to 3 pages of
bibliography and relevant maps or diagrams)
• The paper is due November 8 by 4:00 pm 6th
floor Jorgenson Hall essay box or in class
• The late penalty is 10% off the value of the
assignment for each day late (6 days a week).
Papers will not be accepted after one week late.
GEO 702 Tests
• Term Test – multiple choice/short answer
– Sec 011 Oct. 6
– 20 %
Sec 021 Oct 7
• Term test – multiple choice/short answer
– Sec 011 Nov 17
– 20 %
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Sec 021 Nov 18
GEO 702 Final Exam
• The final exam is a take home exam due Friday
Dec 11 by 1500 Hrs
• Exam will be distributed in class (Dec 1 & 2)
• The final is worth 25%.
• It will be essay format.
The required text for this class is:
1) There are two different
ways you can purchase
this text:
2) the Ryerson bookstore
where it will be retailing
for about 26% less than
its regular cost
3) Online, via Coursesmart
for $62.45 (Canadian
dollars)
• For those of you who opt to purchase the
hardcopy of the text from the bookstore
please note that you will also have access
to an electronic version of the text via
www.myenvironmentplace.ca
Buying your text online
1. Go to www.coursesmart.com. Once there click
on:
2. Search for Withgott’s Environment: The Science
Behind the Stories
Ensure that you pick the Canadian edition of the
text as there is also an American version that is
quite different
The online version is accessible on multiple
computers but only when you are online.
The downloadable version is accessible only
on one computer but can be viewed when
you are off or online.
What is MyEnvironmentplace?
It is a 24/7 personal study portal that allows students to access
online multimedia, helpful study tools and an e-version of their
text book.
Accessing MyEnvironmentplace
1.
Buy a new hard copy of the text. Access to this comes
free with purchase of a new hardcopy version of the text
but access is not included with purchase of an e-text via
CourseSmart.
2.
Go to www.myenvironmentplace.ca (not .com)
3.
Click on the “Books available tab”
4. Select
Withgott and register
5. You will be asked for an access code – you can find this
inside your textbook.
Readings
• Found on course website
• With schedule of classes
RESOURCES
• “Resources are not, they become
• they are not static but expand and contract
in response to human needs and human
actions”
– Zimmerman, 1951
GEO 702 and the Net
• GEO 702 is available on the net at address
http://www.geography.ryerson.ca/geo702
• Readings and major topics and terms are
listed by lecture as well as topics, schedules,
grades.

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