The Anthropology major provides diverse tools for thinking about human-environment relations, from quantitative analyses of adaptive strategies to explorations of symbolic ecology, from archeological and historical studies of human-animal relations to contemporary political ecological analyses of resource extraction and climate change. These approaches illuminate the myriad ways humans have shaped, and have been shaped, by the environment and open alternative ways of relating to the non-human world.

Courses of interest in the Environment:

  • ANTHR 1300 Human Evolution  
  • ANTHR 2201 Early Agriculture  
  • ANTHR 2420 Nature/Culture
  • ANTHR 2482 Anthropology of Climate Change  

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