Jan 20, 2021  
2020-21 Catalog 
2020-21 Catalog
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ANTH 222 - Environment and Culture

5 CR

Investigates human and cultural systems as part of the ecosystem from the dual lenses of cultural ecology and human ecology. Cross-cultural comparisons of indigenous knowledge and cultural adaptations through time. Scientific modeling of social behaviors and long-term environmental modifications. Contemplates current environmental problems and potential solutions.

Recommended: ANTH 100 .
Course Outcomes
  • Compare and contrast the histories of cultural and environmental studies and how they intersect.
  • Convey the importance of the adaptive nature of culture as an environmental buffer.
  • Articulate an understanding of the major theories to the study of human and environment interactions.
  • Identify and explain the models used to describe human ecological behaviors.
  • Discuss the theories of the evolution of social and collective human behavior.
  • Explain and discuss the important environmental issues facing humans today, in global and cross-cultural context.

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