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2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Ecological and Environmental Anthropology Concentration for Anthropology

This 12-credit concentration offers undergraduate students a wide range of perspectives and approaches in ecological and environmental anthropology.

Ecological and Environmental Anthropology is one of five signature research strengths in the Department of Anthropology through which we seek to study human diversity through time,expand knowledge of human cultural processes, and address global grand challenges. The ways that we produce our food, the human-wildlife entanglements in our world, the deep history of human-environmental relationships, and even the ways that we talk and think about the environment have profound consequences for our diverse ways of being.

Our ecological and environmental anthropology faculty explore primate nutrition and conservation, sustainable livelihoods, human ecology, equity, and probe our public discourse to understand how we shape and are shaped by the world around us.

Concentration Courses (12 credits)

Topical/Theoretical Courses (9 credits)

​​​​​​​Choose three.


Students acquiring the Ecological and Environmental Anthropology concentration will be expected to achieve the following learning outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to identify key ecological and environmental approaches in the four/five subfields of anthropology: cultural, linguistic, archaeological, biological, and applied.
  2. Students will be able to identify the history of ecological and environmental anthropology and diverse approaches to sustainability and the environment.
  3. Students will enhance their scientific and scholarly literacy through critical discussion, production of research papers, and dissemination of research efforts.
  4. Students will work individually and in teams to apply different approaches to longstanding and emerging ecological and environmental challenges.