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. (SOAN 0103 or ANTH 0103 or SOAN 0107 or ANTH 0107, or SOAN 0109 or ANTH 0109, or SOAN 0159 or ANTH 0159 or ENVS 0112 or ENVS 0211 or ENVS 0215 or BIOL 0140, or instructor permission) (formerly SOAN 0211) 3 hrs. lect.
Social Sciences
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Spring 2022

ANTH0211A-S22 Lecture
ANTH0211Y-S22 Discussion
ANTH0211Z-S22 Discussion

Fall 2021

ANTH0211A-F21 Lecture
ANTH0211Y-F21 Discussion
ANTH0211Z-F21 Discussion

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)