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 – – – – – 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 • • 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 % • 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.