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Environmental Anthropology (ANT-340)

Semester: Fall 2020
Number: 0103-340-001
Instructor: Kathryn Krasinski
Days: Tuesday Thursday 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Note: Online, Synchronous
Location: Online
Credits: 3
Status: This Course is Filled to Capacity


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Students study the fundamentals of human behavior, strategies for survival and adaptations across diverse environments, some successfully occupied despite extreme natural conditions since our unparalleled expansion to every region of the globe. Ethnographic documentaries aid in the analysis of sociospheric interactions with the intricate natural cycles of biospheric sustainability. (Learning Goals:G,CO)

Learning Goals:   After successful completion of this course, students will have a thorough understanding of the following key issues in Anthropology and Environmental Studies. Students will be able to explain the complexity and interdependence of tribal and preindustrial human cultural contexts, based on their perceived and catchment environments, with the various geographic regions and ecotones they occupy. They will have the ability to read, assimilate and critically integrate published research papers and reports as well as non-papers (i.e. from individual authors, NGOs, and/or UN affiliates) regarding studies in environment and anthropology. Further, they will be able to debate current issues in team efforts in order to nullify unsubstantiated remarks and positions, to support arguments, and to propose conditions as well as solutions in the analysis of often problematic themes within the domain of environmental anthropology. Furthermore they will improve there ability to elegantly present their ideas and substantiated positions on matters of interest to environmental anthropology, as a tangible yet smart and sophisticated "product" in favor of conservation and preservation approaches-if not of sustainability-of natural resources in concert with the growing and rapidly changing developing and economic needs of humanity.

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