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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Mar 05, 2024
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog
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Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This course introduces environmental and social issues related to Latin America’s Amazon cities, with a deeper focus on Brazil, exploring issues and controversies related to transformations, impacts and sustainability development in the Amazon. The Amazon region occupies 9 countries in Latin America. In Brazil alone, more than 20 million people live in the Amazon; almost 80% live in urban areas. The immediate international attention focuses on the role of forests in climate regulation and the conditions of pressure and degradation of the natural and social resources. However, the region is undergoing permanent transformations, mainly associated with a growing urbanization process, with major environmental and social consequences, which affect the region’s sustainable development.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Seminar
Grade Component: Letter Grade
Course Attributes: MCSI - Sustainability Focused

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