Courses of Study 2013-2014 
    Oct 07, 2022  
Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NTRES 4800 - [Global Seminar: Building Sustainable Environments and Secure Food Systems for a Modern World]

(also FDSC 4800 , IARD 4800 )
Spring. 3 credits.

Enrollment limited to: juniors, seniors, or graduate students.

J. Lassoie, K. Kassam.

Modernization has led to development pressures that have increasingly disrupted natural systems leading to widespread concerns about the long-term viability of important environmental and ecosystem services, including those critical to food security worldwide. Case studies are used to explore interrelationships among social, economic, and environmental factors basic to sustainable development. Cases examine contemporary issues identified by participants (e.g., population growth, genetically modified foods, biodiversity, sustainable resource management, global warming, and global responsibility). Cornell faculty members lead discussions in each of the major topic areas. In addition, students participate in discussions and debates with students from Sweden, Costa Rica, Honduras, China, and Australia through live interactive videoconferences and electronic discussion boards.

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