ANTH 222 Environment and Culture • 5 Cr.


Investigates human and cultural systems as part of the ecosystem from the dual lenses of cultural ecology and human ecology. Cross-cultural comparisons of indigenous knowledge and cultural adaptations through time. Scientific modeling of social behaviors and long-term environmental modifications. Contemplates current environmental problems and potential solutions. Recommended: ANTH& 100.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the histories of cultural and environmental studies and how they intersect.
  • Convey the importance of the adaptive nature of culture as an environmental buffer.
  • Articulate an understanding of the major theories to the study of human and environment interactions.
  • Identify and explain the models used to describe human ecological behaviors.
  • Discuss the theories of the evolution of social and collective human behavior.
  • Explain and discuss the important environmental issues facing humans today, in global and cross-cultural context.