The Environment pathway through 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.

Majoring in Anthropology via the Environment Pathway:

  • Anthr 1300 Human Evolution  

  • ANTHR 2201 Early Agriculture  

  • ANTHR 2420 Nature/Culture

  • ANTHR 2482 Anthropology of Climate Change  

  • ANTHR 2729 Climate, Archaeology, & History 

  • ANTHR 3390 Primate Behavior & Ecology 

  • ANTHR 3422 Culture, Politics, & Environment in the Circumpolar North 

  • ANTHR 4267 Origins of Agriculture 

  • ANTHR 4416 It's the End of the World As We Know It

  • ANTHR 4437 Ethnographies of Development 

  • ANTHR 4442 Toxicity  

  • Other courses from Anthropology or other units with departmental approval.