Middlebury

ANTH 0211

Environmental Anthropology

Human Ecology
Environmental issues are also cultural and political conflicts, between competing social groups, economic interests and cultural paradigms. This course introduces students to human ecology, the study of how our adaptations to the environment are mediated by cultural differences and political economy. Topics include: how ecological anthropology has evolved as a subdiscipline, with a focus on systems theory and political ecology; how ritually regulated societies manage resources; how rural communities deal with environmental deterioration; and how contradictions between environmental protection, economic development, and cultural values complicate so many ecological issues. (Any 100-level ANTH, or any 100-level ENVS,or ENVS AP credit or instructor permission) 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Anthropology
Department:
Anthropology
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP SOC
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2023

ANTH0211A-S23 Lecture (Sheridan)
ANTH0211Y-S23 Discussion (Sheridan)
ANTH0211Z-S23 Discussion (Sheridan)

Spring 2022

ANTH0211A-S22 Lecture (Stoll)

Spring 2021

ANTH0211A-S21 Lecture (Sheridan)
ANTH0211Y-S21 Discussion (Sheridan)
ANTH0211Z-S21 Discussion (Sheridan)

Spring 2020

ANTH0211A-S20 Lecture (Sheridan)
ANTH0211Y-S20 Discussion (Sheridan)
ANTH0211Z-S20 Discussion (Sheridan)