FDSC 4800

FDSC 4800

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

Industrialization has led to economic development pressures that have increasingly disrupted natural systems leading to widespread concerns about the long-term viability of important environmental and ecosystem services, including those critical to food security worldwide. Case studies are used to explore interrelationships among social, economic, and environmental factors basic to sustainable development. Cases examine contemporary "wicked problems" in the Age of the Anthropocene (e.g., structural poverty, food security and sovereignty, biodiversity, sustainable resource management, climate change, and our role in global responsibility). Cornell faculty members lead discussions in each of the major topic areas. In addition, students participate in discussions and debates with students from schools in Costa Rica, Honduras, China, Australia, and elswhere in the US through live interactive video-conferences and electronic discussion boards.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: juniors, seniors, or graduate students.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: IARD 4800NTRES 4800

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  4190FDSC 4800  LEC 001

  •  4191FDSC 4800  DIS 201