ANTHRCUL 541 - Environmental Anthropology
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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Contemporary approaches in environmental anthropology have largely moved away from the study of human adaptation to specific environments to research on the causes of environmental degradation. Anthropologists have also shifted their attention from the ritual regulation of human-environmental relations to contexts in which competing ideologies about nature are in dialogue. Finally, assumptions about the operation of relatively closed ecosystems have given way to attention to the accelerated circulation of persons, things, and ideas through globalization. Anthropologists interested in political ecology study the institutions and forces that increasingly mediate anthropogenic impacts on the environment, including the behavior of corporate actors, states and their legal systems, the media, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that address environmental issues. Readings include several classic monographs and a number of contemporary studies in political ecology and related fields of inquiry. Additional readings will be made available primarily through electronic course reserves.

Course Requirements:

Requirements include regular participation and a substantial independent research paper or comprehensive reading notes.

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ANTHRCUL 541 - Environmental Anthropology
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001 (SEM)
Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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