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The course is designed to examine and introduce students to inherent environmental problems of scales, cultural context, and comlexities in developing countries. Students will be able to learn, for instance, that environmental problems are multimensional and the solutions that have worked in one context or scale will often fail in another.
By sampling a number of developing countries, the course will examine the following:
What is development? What are developing countries?
Natural catastrophies, population growth
Land use, nature
Water and fishery
Would international co-development work be a solution?