Through discussion of primary land systems science literature and use of environmental modeling software, this interdisciplinary course explores how drivers, states, and trends in human appropriation of land affect socio-ecological system function. Pre: NREM 477 or NREM 677 or GEOG 470 or GEOG 476 or GG/ ERTH 460 or GG/ERTH 461. (Alt. years: Fall) (Cross-listed as NREM 640)