Dec 02, 2023  
2015-2016 Archived Catalog 
2015-2016 Archived Catalog

ANTH-214 Sustainability and Culture Change

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Prerequisite: Placement into RDNG-030  (ACSR-030) or completion of RDNG-016 . Prerequisite: A 2.0 in either ANTH-211  or SOCY-191 .
What does it mean to be sustainable? This course is an exploration of sustainability from an anthropological perspective. Students examine the socio-cultural dimensions of environmental issues by drawing together research and forward thinking on the environment socio-cultural systems and culture change. By studying other cultures and alternative movements students examine the process by which sustainable practices are incorporated into cultures with an anthropological understanding of why some things work and others dont. Through a critical study of policies best practices and initiatives at the global national and local levels students will develop a better understanding of what sustainable living will mean for humanity in all its diversity.