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Unformatted text preview: Geography (GGR) 107 Environment, Food and People GGR 107 Introduction to historical and environmental geography Explores the history and current status of human-environment interrelations GGR 107 Environment, Food and People 2007-8 Return to planet earth Apollo 17 - December 7, 1972 Technological advances have kept us from experiencing the effects we have on the environment, but they are starting to re-emerge... ...We need to work with natural systems, rather than in spite of them... ...Understanding the physical limits of the planet is the first step in learning to live within them Why Food? Food is central to the human experience Not JUST food also concerned with energy, water, health, urbanization, culture... Food as an organizing concept Professors Rodney White Sarah Wakefield Teaching Assistants (TAs) Emily Eaton Amy Didrikson Emma Hemmingsen Joanna Ranieri Kat Romatowski TBA GGR 107 Environment, Food and People 2007-8 Readings Textbook: Ponting, C. (1991) A Green History of the World. NY: Penguin. Required Readings: Listed in Topics and Readings handout available as a courseware package (Alicos copy centre, 346 Bloor Street, 416-962-6618) GGR 107 Environment, Food and People 2007-8 Course Website Access through http://portal.utoronto.ca Need: A UTORid and password To be registered in GGR107 A valid U of T email address GGR 107 Environment, Food and People 2007-8 Evaluation Critical Appraisal (October 4) Mini-Debate (November, in tutorials) Midterm Test (December 6, in class) Literature Review (February 14) Policy Briefing (March 27) Tutorial attendance and participation Final Examination (during April exam period) 10% 15% 15% 15% 20% 10% 15% GGR 107 Environment, Food and People 2007-8 Note This class uses Turnitin.com. Students agree that by taking this course all required papers will be subject to submission for textual similarity review to Turnitin.com for the detection of plagiarism. All submitted papers will be included as source documents in the Turnitin.com reference database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of such papers. The terms that apply to the University's use of the Turnitin.com service are described on the Turnitin.com web site. GGR 107 Environment, Food and People 2007-8 Tutorial Groups T0101A Tuesdays 10-11 LM123 T0101B Tuesdays 10-11 LM155 T0201A Tuesdays 12-1 MP118 T0201B Tuesdays 12-1 LM123 T0301A Thursdays 10-11 LM123 T0301B Thursdays 10-11 LM155 T0401A Thursdays 12-1 MP118 T0401B Thursdays 12-1 BF215 T0501 Wednesdays 10-11 SS2128 T0601 Wednesdays 12-1 LM123 T0701 Wednesdays 4-5 MP118 GGR 107 Environment, Food and People 2007-8 Tutorials Should be signed up for a section on ROSI TUT101, 201, 301, 401 also need to sign up for a group (A or B) Impacts on room, TA; times as per tutorial schedule Group sign up done next class NB tutorials mostly full, so little room for switching (but can keep watching on ROSI) GGR 107 Environment, Food and People 2007-8 Readings for Next Lecture Ponting Ch 1 - The Lessons of Easter Island Haskins, G.R. 2006. A practical guide to critical thinking. Online at www.skepdic.com/essays/haskins.pdf GGR 107 Environment, Food and People 2007-8 ...
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