340 MW Syllabus(2)

340 MW Syllabus(2) - Grand Valley State University...

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Grand Valley State University Department of Anthropology Winter 2011 Culture and the Environment ANT 340 Pamela Galbraith Section 03 Office 1154 AuSable Hall 2132 AuSable Hall E-mail: galbrapa@gvsu.edu MW 3:00-4:15 Phone: 331-8935 Office Hours M 10-12, F 12-2 or by appointment Course Description This Course compares different adaptive strategies of cultures from around the world and seeks understanding of ethical and social values different groups have related to the environment. Attention is focused on how humans relied on cultural mechanisms in the past to adapt and change their physical and natural environment, and how these processes have changed in response to global capitalism. Prerequisites: WRT 150 Required Texts Bodley, John. 2008. Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems. Altamira Press. Pollan, Michael 2006. The Omnivore’s Dilemma. Penguin Press. Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt. 2005. Friction . Princeton University Press. Additional readings are available on the library course reserve. Course Requirements Participation Class discussions will form an important part of this class; your active participation (through constant attendance, active listening, and participation in discussions) is required, and will be
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