Anthropology | Adapting to the Future:Human-Environment interactions in the 21st. Century
A150 | 9616 | Brondizio
2nd Eight weeks
Tuesday and Thursday 8:45 to 11:00 am.
This course focuses on key issues underlying the relationship between
society and the environment and the challenges we face in the 21st.
Century. We will use a seminar format (lecture, readings, and group
discussions) to discuss topics including population growth and
environmental change, consumption and the environment, environmental
literacy and greening the college campus, global climate change, and
sustainable development. We will use material from anthropology, as well
as geography and biology, political science, sociology, and other
disciplines. Following up introductory lectures, we will organize readings
and discussion for each of the topics above (2 weeks per topic). Readings
will include books (or parts of) and a set of papers for each topic. Films
will be used for particular topics. Evaluation is based on: student's
participation, assignment of readings and discussion preparation, a final
paper on a topic to be discussed with the instructor. Course will meet
twice a week for 2:15 minutes each meeting. This will allow for more
in-depth discussion of each topic.