ANTHRCUL 298 - Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology
Section: 103 Environmental Anthropology of the Middle East: Cultural and Political Ecologies
Term: SP 2010
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course will explore anthropological approaches to understanding humans in their environments, with a focus on cultural ecology and political ecology. Course material focuses geographically on the Middle East and North Africa. Gives a broad overview of the region and examines the historical and contemporary importance of human-environment relations for the particular political systems, livelihoods, landscapes, and belief systems that have developed there. This will include examining nomadic and sedentary adaptations to arid climates, development projects, and territorial competition over land. We will learn about the use and conservation of scarce natural resources like petroleum and water, and think critically about the notion of “resource wars” as the next global threat. Readings in anthropology and related disciplines will be supplemented by films and current events media. Classes will include a mix of lecture and discussion. Students will be evaluated on participation, two short response papers, and a final project.

ANTHRCUL 298 - Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology
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101 (LEC)
WF 10:00AM - 1:00PM
103 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 1:00PM
104 (LEC)
MW 10:00AM - 1:00PM
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