Faculty of Arts
This course explores human-environmental relationships in a variety of cultural contexts and the key social and ecological issues facing human societies today. From an anthropological perspective it considers how people interact with environments in accord with particular worldviews and cultural values, encoding meaning in their material surroundings and creating diverse cultural land and waterscapes. It looks at how different groups adapt to environmental change, how they develop concepts of nature and culture, how they use and manage land and resources and how they relate to other species. Topics also include societies’ efforts to achieve sustainability, colonisation and its effects, the political ecology of resource ownership and control, the impacts of development and the rise of the countermovements concerned with environmental issues and social justice.
Not taught in 2012
ANTHRO 350: 15.0 points
ANTHRO 203 or 120 points passed