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GEOG 101: Last Day!. Review for the Final. Housekeeping Items. Alternatives Journal doesn’t publish a hard copy of their university guide anymore, but you can find it at: http:// www.alternativesjournal.ca/community/education Did anyone go to the film on GMOs last week?

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geog 101 last day

GEOG 101: Last Day!

Review for the Final

housekeeping items
Housekeeping Items
  • Alternatives Journal doesn’t publish a hard copy of their university guide anymore, but you can find it at: http://www.alternativesjournal.ca/community/education
  • Did anyone go to the film on GMOs last week?
  • I have an evaluation form about the course I would like to get you to fill out. It also gives you a chance to evaluate your own participation.
geography 101 final exam guide
GEOGRAPHY 101 FINAL EXAM GUIDE
  • The exam will cover the material from Chapters 12 to 23, even those that were not covered extensively in class.
  • How fresh water is used around the world, with allowance for geographic differences.
  • Problems affecting the ecology and food webs of the oceans.
  • The sources of air pollution in different parts of the world and its effects.
  • The nature and sources of climate change, why it is a major threat, and how it ties in with a system of feedback loops.
  • What caused the ozone layer to thin out.
  • Different kinds of fossil fuels, their benefits and impacts.
  • The concept of peak oil.
  • Alternative conventional fuels, both fossil and others.
  • Renewable forms of energy, and their strengths and limitations.
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GEOGRAPHY 101 FINAL EXAM GUIDE
  • The nature of the waste stream in Canada and the U.S. and what can and is being done about it.
  • Four kinds of environmental hazards.
  • Ways in which Canada and the U.S. profit from exporting products they themselves have banned.
  • Why cities are both part of the problem of sustainability and potentially part of the solution.
  • Definition and origin of urban sprawl.
  • What the movements ‘smart growth’ and ‘new urbanism’ are about.
  • Why moving away from automobile dependence towards other forms of transportation is so crucial to making cities more sustainable.
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GEOGRAPHY 101 FINAL EXAM GUIDE
  • What ethics has to do with our current ecological crisis.
  • The difference between anthropocentrism, biocentrism, and ecocentrism.
  • Places in the world where anthropocentrism is being challenged.
  • In what sense is the current economy both circular and linear?
  • The conflict between conventional economic perspectives and ecological perspectives.
  • The notion of (currently) unpriced ecosystem services and externalities.
  • Some of the key precepts of ecological economics.
  • Why Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is not necessary an accurate reflection of social well-being.
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GEOGRAPHY 101 FINAL EXAM GUIDE
  • What is traditional knowledge?
  • What environmental policies are.
  • Key elements of environmental policies – for instance, at universities like VIU.
  • Different approaches to environmental policies.
  • Different strategies for changing institutions in a more sustainable direction (not limited to what we discussed in class).
  • Different strategies for changing individuals/ households in a more sustainable direction (not limited to what we discussed in class).
  • What are some positive things being done in different parts of the world to move us in a more sustainable