Nov 27, 2022  
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HME 302 - Ecological Anthropology


Pre-Req:  BIO 101   or BIO 112  
This course introduces students to the field of ecological anthropology, which studies how humans interact with their environment and the dynamics between human culture and the environment through time. The course exposes students to a review of the historical development of the field and the culmination of what is known today as ecological anthropology. Throughout the term the course will explore a broad range of topics and case studies including: human diet; health and medicine; human adaptability to different biomes and climate change; political and economic influences on land use; management and sustainability measures; identities and the environment (indigenous communities, race, gender); ecotourism and conservation; spiritual and religious beliefs and the environment.



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