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Geography, BA/BS - Environmental and Global Development Emphasis

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome P Application of geographic knowledge in public policy-making and discourse on social and environmental issues.

Students will utilize geographic knowledge and spatial analytic skills to make the world a better place through engagement in public policy-making/discourse on social and environmental issues.
Objective 8 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the impact of natural conditions on human activities, on the one hand, and the different ways of creating environments according to differing cultural values, religious beliefs, technical, economic and political systems, on the other.
Objective 9 Students will demonstrate ability to work interculturally with community partners and at the local, regional, national or international level.

Outcome S Environmental problem solving competency (environment and global development emphasis-specific outcome)

Students will be able to apply their knowledge of core geographic theory and techniques in problem solving and innovative approaches to environmental and international development issues (e.g. climate change mitigation and adaptations, food security, and sustainable development).
Objective 19 Students will be able to access, research, critically analyze, integrate, interpret, and communicate to professional audiences scientific data on environmental and development issues across the globe using geographic theory and techniques.
Objective 21 Students will be able to construct conceptual and computerized models of the global and regional development pathways, evaluate human vulnerability to environmental changes, and develop mitigation and adaptations scenarios based on interpretation, integration, and analyzes of biophysical , demographic, and socio-economic data.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The majority of students in GPY412 demonstrate ability to develop and interpret climate change scenarios