Course Syllabus-Spring 2011

Course Syllabus-Spring 2011 - Department of Environment and...

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Department of Environment and Resource Studies ERS-GEOG 203 Environment and Development in a Global Perspective Spring Term 2011 Course Instructor: Dr. Esmat Zaidan E-mail: ezaidan@uwaterloo.ca Tel: 519-888-4567 Ext. 37041 Office hours: W 12:30-1:30, or by appointment in EV1 Room 107. Meeting Times and Locations : Lecture: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30-12:20 PM. Room DC 1351 Tutorials: No. 101: Tuesdays 12:30- 1:20 PM Room: HH 344 No. 102: Thursdays 12:30- 1:20 PM Room: HH 345 No. 103: Tuesdays 12:30- 1:20 PM Room: HH 259 No. 104: Thursdays 12:30- 1:20 PM Room: HH 344 No. 105: Tuesdays 12:30- 1:20 PM Room: EV1 132 No. 106: Thursdays 12:30- 1:20 PM Room: EV1 132 No. 107: Tuesdays 12:30- 1:20 PM Room: HH 345 No. 108: Thursdays 12:30- 1:20 PM Room: PAS 2086 No. 109: Tuesdays 12:30- 1:20 PM Room: PAS 2086 The class periods will be comprised of lectures, film selections, and time for discussion in tutorial groups. Each student must attend one hour of tutorial session per week. You are expected to show up for the section you have enrolled in. TAs will be assigned to each tutorial in the first week of May – A completed list will be posted on UW-Ace. Outside of class and office hours, UW-ACE is our communication system in this course. It is important that you check the website regularly for announcements, messages and updates: https://uwangel.uwaterloo.ca/uwangel/default.asp Students are also encouraged to post relevant news items, articles, and websites in the class discussion board at UW-ACE. Note: The guidelines in this syllabus are subject to change. Consult the course website for updates. Course Description
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The central goal proposed for this course is to discuss: 1) Development and the environment in the global south providing an overview of the paradigm of sustainable development, and a general description of key environmental challenges. 2) T he interface between environment and development by discussing a series of global problems with especial focus on “developing countries”. Case studies will be presented. 3) Development and planning for sustainability looking at debates around sustainability in developing countries considering the appropriateness of Western-derived environmental concepts within the global South. It is expected that students will gain a better understanding of the complexity of the interface between the environment and development in countries with developing economies. We will explore existing problems and the challenges implied by potential solutions, with a solid grounding in key theoretical debates. The course will encourage students to think critically about the ways in which practitioners approach issues and define problems, and the theoretical viewpoints that inform their actions. Recommended Course Text
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