Anthropology | Environmental Anthropology
E527 | 25823 | Moran


Environmental anthropology refers to the interdisciplinary study of
the interactions between human populations and the environmental
systems within which they exist.  In this graduate level course we
will be concerned not only with the theories which characterize this
field, the history of those theories, and the methods used to carry
them out but also with the current research agenda in
human-environment interactions and what is known as Earth System Science.

Required books:

Moran, Emilio F.  Human Adaptability: An Introduction to Ecological
Anthropology, 3rd edition. 2008, Westview

Kempton, W. et al.   Environmental values in American Culture, 1995
MIT Press

Netting, R.   Smallholders, Householders: The Ecology of
Intensification, 1993, Stanford

Moran, Emilio F.   The Ecosystem Approach in Anthropology: From
Concept to Practice. 1990

National Science Foundation, Complex Environmental Systems: synthesis
for Earth, Life and Society in the 21st Century ( a 10-year outlook
for NSF). 2003

National Research Council, Decision-making for the Environment: social
and behavioral science research priorities. 2005

Course Requirements: Keeping up with the reading is job #1
A Paper Proposal is due after 3 weeks.  It must include a "Statement
of Problem, procedures and a "Preliminary Annotated Bibliography" (20%
of grade)
Final paper due on the last class meeting date (counts 40% of grade).