Dec 08, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

ANTH 305 - Cultural Ecology

4.00 credit hours
(Same as: ENVI 305 .) Examines human engagements with the physical environment from early homo sapiens to the present. Topics include major adaptive strategies (foraging, horticulture, intensive agriculture, pastoralism and industrialism) and their social correlates and environmental consequences. Factors that lead to collapse of complex societies in the archaeological past. Colonial engagements and resulting resource use changes. Traditional ecological knowledge. Contemporary resource conflicts between small-scale societies, states and corporate interests.

Prerequisite(s): One of ANTH 145 , ANTH 165   or ENVI 120 .
Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Social Sciences, Global Understanding.
iCon(s): Innovating the World, Sustaining Our World.

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