This course builds on Anthropology 201, but it is not required.
May be elected as Environmental Studies 259, but must be elected as Environmental Studies 259 to satisfy the interdisciplinary course requirement in environmental studies.
How do approaches to development that take seriously nature-culture connections address issues of indigenous livelihoods and sustainability and in what ways do they fail?
Readings will draw from anthropology, geography, global health, political theory, journalism, and history.
The environmental research is a great thing to do: the diversity of our planet gives us so many ways to go while we study it.
But when the time and resources are limited, it is necessary to narrow the topic of the study.
All along, we'll look at ways "design thinking" as an open-ended and often unpredictable process of creativity shares affinities with anthropology's core method of ethnography limits of that comparison.
Class will be run in a seminar manner with short analytical papers and reading responses and a final research project. Anthropology 257 Chinese Society and Culture (4 credits)An introduction to modern Chinese society and culture, rural and urban, with an emphasis on enduring cultural practices and modern transformation.
Usually there is a lot of space to go, but it is very important not to repeat something done before you, and in environmental science it is an extremely easy way to do.
Check out our sample topics for some inspiration and good luck in your research!