Unit 1 – Individual Project
Unit: Lab to Analyze Groundwater Sustainability With Human Population Growth
For each assignment, you will use the M.U.S.E. link to complete the lab.
In this lab, you will see the time progression of industrialization and human development to help you write up a scientific paper that centers on the following:
- If current human development does not change, will groundwater sustainability be affected?
Human Impacts on the Sustainability of Groundwater
Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that is needed for survival and well-being depends either directly or indirectly on the natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, while also helping to fulfill the social and economic requirements of present and future generations.
Using the M.U.S.E. link, review the background information and gather your data.
Review this video for a detailed overview of this assignment: https://breeze.careeredonline.com/p3bwx2hkqdnf/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal . Use the Lab 1 worksheet for assignment instructions and data collection. Be certain to compete both Part 1 and Part 2 of the worksheet.
Unit 2 – Discussion Board
Unit: The Human Population
Within the Discussion Board area, write 300–500 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments.
Do you know where your food comes from? Throughout history, self-sufficiency has been the norm for acquiring food such as grains, meats, fruits, and vegetables. People and nations grew their own food and traded only on a local level. Today, food trade between nations has intensified, food is shipped thousands of miles across the globe, and world trade in agricultural products exceeds $1 trillion annually.
Choose a food item from your fridge or pantry. All fresh items should be labeled with a sticker that states the country of origin. If you need help finding that information, use the following link:
Complete the following:
- List and describe the food item, and include where it came from (check the label or Web site).
- Use this calculator to determine how far it has traveled to you. You should enter your city and state as “Point A” and then the country of origin as “Point B”. If you know the city, state, and country of origin, use that information for “Point B”. Answer the following questions (use the Internet and CTU library to form your opinions):
- How does the vast movement of food from one nation to another benefit or potentially harm developing nations? Are there benefits of importing food to developed or wealthy nations?
- There is an “eat local” initiative developing throughout the United States and Europe. What are the benefits to buying fresh, local foods? Are there drawbacks? Do you buy local?
- Can you live without the food item you chose? Is there a local substitute available?
- Knowing what you do of how global food trade affects the global market and the economies of individual countries, explain your position on buying this food item in the future.
Unit 1 – Discussion Board 2
Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
- How do the changing technology and the falling barriers to trade and investment reflect the success of this company?
- How does the company show corporate social responsibility in terms of labor conditions, human rights, fair trade, and the environment?
- What actions can a multinational corporation take that would make globalization a positive development for the global economy?