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NEW Anthropology Special Topics Course for Spring 2016

ANTH 397: Environment and Culture

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology will be offering a NEW special topics course this Spring.

Please see below for course details.

Catalog Number: ANTH 397-01
Course Title: Environment and Culture
Class Number: 6083
Meeting Pattern: Th 4:30pm-7:00pm
Instructor: Dr. Rehak
Course Description:This course investigates the interaction between the environment and human behaviors and beliefs. Students will be introduced to the various ways in which anthropology has sought to understand human-environment relations, both from utilitarian perspectives (such as cultural ecology, ethno-ecology, and political ecology) and symbolic ones (focused on the meanings people give to the non-human world). In the second half of the course, students will consider how anthropology can contribute to the way we understand current environmentalist concerns and beliefs, focusing on applied anthropology in Maryland.

Posted: January 19, 2016, 10:16 AM