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ANTH 220 - Environmental Anthropology

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Description: This course is an introduction to environmental topics from a holistic and cross-cultural perspective. Environmental anthropology focuses on how diverse populations understand and adapt to the natural world. This course highlights the interplay of human populations and their ecosystems, including topics like globalization, structural discrimination, conservation and sustainability. Anthropological concepts and methods offer a unique perspective on past, current and future environmental challenges.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended: None

Course Category: Liberal Arts | Social Science
This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

This Course is Typically Offered: Fall
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Course Competencies
  1. Apply the key concepts, theories and perspectives of environmental anthropology.
  2. Explain alternate cultural frameworks for understanding the environment. 
  3. Outline adaptive strategies for diverse human populations in different time periods.
  4. Evaluate the impact of human populations on environments.
  5. Compare the impact of change, including globalization, on the environmental systems of a variety of global communities.
  6. Assess the impact of social inequalities and structural discrimination on human populations and their ecosystems. 
  7. Outline the origins and issues of the Anthropocene. 
  8. Illustrate culturally appropriate strategies for conservation and sustainability.
  9. Analyze case studies of environmental issues from an anthropological perspective.

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