IARD 4800

IARD 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: FDSC 4800NTRES 4800

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  4192 IARD 4800   LEC 001

  •  4193 IARD 4800   DIS 201

    • R Ives Hall 109
    • Kassam, K

      Lassoie, J