ANTHRCUL 256 - Culture, Adaptation, and Environment
Section: 001
Term: WN 2014
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
Sustain
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course explores anthropological approaches to human relationships with their environments and resources. We will examine diverse conceptions of culture and nature, and time and space, and the interaction between contemporary global forces, indigenous societies, and their ecosystems. Particular interest for complementary materialist and culturalist analysis of human-environment relationships, through cultural anthropology case studies of hunting and gathering, pastoralism, farming, commerce, colonialism, modernization, and globalisation issues.

We will read several short books about different people, places, and environmental problems (E.E. Evans-Pritchard's "The Nuer"; Colin Turnbull's "The Forest People"; Joe Kane's "Savages"...). These books will not only provide case studies, but will also show us the way cultural anthropology has changed over the years, expanding its range of theories, descriptive practices, and audience on matters of culture, adaptation, and environment. There will also be a selection of articles about the ideas and concepts that are relevant for analyzing changing human-environment relationships, emphasizing today's interactions between economic growth, environmental change, and human health.

Frequent film clips and screenings will complement the readings.

Course Requirements:

Assignments/exams will be largely writing, in short answer and essay form.

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ANTHRCUL 256 - Culture, Adaptation, and Environment
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
18476
Open
36
 
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TuTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
18477
Open
7
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
20528
Open
18
 
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F 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
18478
Open
4
 
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W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
20523
Open
7
 
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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