How does geography contribute to our call to be stewards of the earth?
Learn about the world we live in as you explore the relationship between humans and the natural environment. A call to respond and be stewards of creation gives a unique perspective to how cities, industries, religions, and cultures are dispersed over the earth.
Geography is offered as a minor within the Chemistry & Environmental Studies Department.
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An introduction to the discipline guided by the questions: why are phenomena located where they are and how are they interacting with those locations and each other? Key topics include: globalization and inequality; humans and the environment; geography of culture, identity, and difference; political geography; urban form and city life.
The field of study is introduced in a survey-type approach which includes the variety of geomorphic and climatological studies. Themes include changing theories of the environment and explanations of recent research into man’s relationship with this
Urban places have been alternatively called the crown of human invention or the archetypal representation of human rebellion against God. What are cities? How do they function? What opportunities & challenges do they extend today and for the future? These are the key questions around which the course is developed.
The course focuses on regional patterns of settlement, economic development, the physical environment, and on the processes and the results of regionalization. The central paradigms of community and responsibility are stressed.
This course provides an overview of the geography of the world. The course will break down the world into regions (i.e. North America, Asia, Africa, Europe) and examine elements of physical, cultural, historical, economic, and political geography within
each region. The course will examine international relationships within regions and between regions, and how these relationships affect, and are affected by, aspects of cultural, economic, and political geography. It also explores areas such as cultural
comparisons of resource utilization, differences in levels of economic development, and environmental influences on cultural development.
This course will examine the approaches to completing environmental assessments (EIAs) and include a specific focus on Canadian EIA processes. Throughout the course, students will be introduced to methods for conducting assessments and they will critique current practices used in the field. Students will also reflect on current approaches to environmental management and discuss the role of Christian stewardship as it relates to environmental management and sustainability.
This course will introduce concepts of natural resource management and how management of these resources affects the quality of life for both current and future generations. The course will present examples of misuse of resources as well as current management practices that result in conservation and more sustainable use of natural resources. Students will gain an appreciation for the challenges faced by managers as they examine the economic and environmental aspects of resource management.
This course will examine multiple applications of GIS in a cross-functional format. Throughout the course, students will be introduced to cartographic and analytic toolsets on a GIS platform and be required to apply those skills in real world applications. Students will also have the opportunity to apply their new GIS skillset on campus in meaningful ways that help the students reflect on the role of GIS within their respective programs as well as providing a benefit to Redeemer University through the collection of new data about the campus grounds. *Students will need access to a computer with a Windows operating system.
A critical look at, and discussion of, the fundamental environmental issues of global population, food production, and what it might look like to provide for our needs in a more sustainable manner.
Topics could include Ethics or Sustainable Development.
Minors do not have program-specific admission requirements.
Applicants from Ontario will be considered for general undergraduate admission based on the following requirements: