Geography for Fall: Food & Poverty / Gardens & Orchards / Distribution of Life

G220  Food and Poverty in America

*  Themester Course

First Eight Weeks

*  Community Engagement, Personal Projects, Field Trips

In one of the richest, most developed countries in the world, why does 1 in every 6 Americans STILL face DAILY hunger?

What is the difference and connection between food security, food justice and food sovereignty?

What is the relationship between food and gender, food and race, and food and class?

Students will be expected to volunteer with a food assistance organization or join a food activist group and use that experience for the final project.

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G306  Community Gardens and Orchards

*  Themester Course

First Eight Weeks

*  Enjoy being outdoors while earning 300-level credits!

What do fresh produce, geography, and community development have in common?

Listen to guest lecturers from Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, the City of Bloomington Parks & Recreation, etc.

Watch films and participate in hands-on activities.

Visit the Bloomington Community Orchard, farmer’s markets, local food pantries, etc.

Learn how community food projects impact food security and local resiliency.

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G307  Biogeography:  The Distribution of Life

*  COLL (CASE) N&M Breadth of Inquiry credit

*  Prerequisite:  a basic science background

*  Occasional classes in Dunn Woods.

How is everything connected in the ecosystem and the globe?

What can we learn from spatial patterns?

Interesting science class for all majors!

Learn about predator/prey ecology, island biogeography (Galapagos), species extinction (mega marsupials of Australia)

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