STIA-415 Population, Agriculture and Environment: Latin America
Spring for 2017-2018
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Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

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STIA-415-01 Population, Gender & Environment in Latin America
Spring for 2017-2018
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course is designed to enhance the students’ understanding of
population growth and the environmental consequences in Latin America.
The seminar will present an overview of gender analysis in order to
understand patterns of land use and conservation strategies, both
individual and collectively. The course will also explore the
relationship between agricultural expansion and natural habitat
reduction, as well as, the decisive role played by the growing
population component in specific hot spots in Latin America and the
Caribbean. Current population trends will be analyzed, including rural
and urban migration, the current urbanization phenomenon, along with the
main issues to attain sustainable development and social wellbeing that
characterize and shape the region today. Selected sub-regions,
landscapes and geo-physical systems will be analyzed (The Andes –the
Cotacachi-Capayas Ecological Reserve in Ecuador-; The Mesoamerican
Corridor -Central America and parts of Mexico- and The Selva Maya; The
Caribbean Basin, the Brazilian Amazon, etc.) along with patterns of land
use (sustainable agriculture, ecoagriculture and commercial agriculture
or cash crops) and proposed management strategies to conserve resources
in the region.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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