Honors | Adapting to the Future
A150 | 9522 | E. Brondizio
Tuesday and Thursday 8:45 to 11:00 am.
Dr. Eduardo S. Brondizio, Department of Anthropology
Indiana University, Bloomington
(Office: Student Building 236; Office hours: Fri. 11am to Noon)
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.