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Geography

Geography 450 – Arid Lands (4)

Unique physical environments of arid lands and human interaction with these environments over space and time. Focus on natural resources and land use conflicts.

Knowledge and Skills Developed:

Improve your understanding of:

  • what defines arid lands, and their spatial and temporal distribution;
  • what attracts and sometimes repels people from arid lands;
  • the physical and environmental issues of arid lands;
  • the future prospects for arid lands in light of human population growth and climate change;
  • relationships between arid lands and adjacent humid areas;
  • reading comprehension and research skills (via library, internet, and possibly map and remotely sensed imagery);