INAF-294 Environment in Africa
Fall for 2017-2018
Poor resource management in many parts of Africa has resulted in serious social and environmental problems. This course will explore human and natural environmental interaction in Africa. An overview of Africa’s environmental history and its current situation will be discussed through a series of lectures, case studies, guest speakers, brainstorming sessions, and other hands-on activities. Specific focus for this course will be on natural resource extraction and consumption, deforestation, food security, smart agriculture technologies for climate change adaptation, and water crisis. Additionally, students will be introduced to Geographic Information Systems and application for environmental management.
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