May 8, 2017
Examining how humans live in, and understand, their environment, the course will introduce anthropological approaches to ecological and environmental issues.
A particular attention will be devoted to:
- Issues of environmental justice, including those studied in the field of development and conservation;
- The study of disasters, including climate change and water-related dystopias
- The study of environmental knowledge and technologies
Students will also learn about methods, conduct a short fieldwork and write their first ethnography.
This course may serve as a good introduction for courses on environmental anthropology, cultural ecology, political ecology, anthropology of disaster, environmental justice, anthropology of development and conservation.