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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANTH 234 - Environmental Anthropology: Plants, People and Pigs (3cr.)

Credit(s): 3
Covers the social science approach to studying the issues concerning the dependence, interactions and impact of humans on physical environment over the last few centuries. The readings are primarily comprised of anthropological texts along with some that deal with history and social theory. They will concern the origins of the discipline and the various themes that arose over time and reflect our understanding of ecology. Physical environment determine human behavior and identity, either directly or indirectly. The natural world is also greatly affected by changes in political institutions and social values that fluctuate across time, along with conflicting claims over natural resources. Examine the degradation of environment, struggles for conservation and the shaping of human identities around it. Analyze the complexities that are related to these issues by taking a wide temporal and spatial frame of analysis.
Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
University Breadth: Social and Behavioral Sciences (SOC & BESC) Additional University Requirement(s): Multicultural Course Typically Offered: Spring
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