Why did the leopard cross the road? Find out in Global Parks and Sustainability (GEOG 001). This course uses parks and protected areas—both in the U.S. and internationally —as a framework for exploring broader themes of sustainability, conservation, and socio-ecological systems. We will use case-studies that exemplify national and international parkscapes that convey story of evolving attitudes and approaches toward conservation. These stories will help explain the historical, transitioning, and future role of conservation in societies shaped by local ecologies, conflict, and change. Read more.