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ANTHRO 165: Parks and Peoples: The Benefits and Costs of Protected Area Conservation

Seminar. Emphasis is on the social impact of parks and reserves. Integrated conservation and development projects (ICDPs) based on protected areas; alternative ways to derive local social benefits from them. Cases include Yellowstone, Manu, Galápagos, Ngorongoro, and Guanacaste.
Last offered: Spring 2009 | Repeatable for credit

ANTHRO 165A: People and Parks: Management of Protected Areas

As resources become scarcer, parks increasingly serve as ideological battlegrounds for contested core human values and often put livelihoods at stake. Their historical development and the complex array of present-day issues associated with the formal protection of biodiversity. The ideas behind parks and the evolution of these ideas.

ANTHRO 166: Political Ecology of Tropical Land Use: Conservation, Natural Resource Extraction, and Agribusiness (ANTHRO 266)

Seminar. The state, private sector, development agencies, and NGOs in development and conservation of tropical land use. Focus is on the socioeconomic and political drivers of resource extraction and agricultural production. Case studies used to examine the local-to-global context from many disciplines. Are maps and analyses used for gain, visibility, accountability, or contested terrain? How are power dynamics, land use history, state-private sector collusion, and neoliberal policies valued? What are the local and extra-local responses?
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5
Instructors: Curran, L. (PI)

ANTHRO 167A: A Wilderness Empire: The Political Ecology of California

This course traverses the historical and geographic space of California to explore the intersection of nature, economy and politics in the making of the contemporary American West. The course links popular historical accounts of the state to related core theoretical literature from anthropology, preparing students to use the analytic tools of anthropology to pursue questions about the people, processes and landscapes that are part of our taken for granted lived experience in California. The class draws theoretically from cultural anthropology, ecological anthropology, cultural and economic geography, and literature to develop a holistic understanding of the historical and social co-production of nature and economy in California and the American West.
Last offered: Winter 2014

ANTHRO 167B: Networks in Anthropology

¿Social network¿ may now be a household term but network concepts long predate the internet age. In fact, networks are an important part of some of the earliest (and most enduring) theoretical ideas in anthropology and sociology. Starting from the premise that relationships between individuals provide the raw material for the emergence of social structure, this course focuses on how network analysis can be used to examine and explain both system-level patterning and outcomes for individuals. In addition to the theoretical foundations of social network analysis, students will learn basic techniques for collecting, analyzing, and visualizing network data, through workshops in class and hands-on assignments. We will also explore contemporary applications of network analysis in economic anthropology, kinship studies, human evolutionary studies, and epidemiology, among other topics. Prerequisite: None. Students will be expected to learn some mathematical concepts.
Last offered: Winter 2016

ANTHRO 168: Everest: Extreme Anthropology

Using Mt. Everest as a touch point, this class will examine the anthropology of nature, specifically focusing on exploration and adventure travel.
Last offered: Spring 2014

ANTHRO 168A: Risky Environments: The Nature of Disaster (ANTHRO 268A)

This seminar explores topics including environmental movements and countercultures, human agency and geoengineering ecotourism, and indigenous perspectives of changing climates to query how humans view `nature¿ in terms of stability, instability, risk and disaster in the 21st century. Case studies draw upon a broad range of geographical regions including the Arctic, Iceland, Australia, and the Americas. Discussions will draw upon film portrayals and interviews with researchers in addition to readings.
Last offered: Winter 2011

ANTHRO 168D: Environmental Change and the Politics of Nature

This seminar course examines some important environmental changes happening right now around the world, and considers the role of people's diverse forms of politics in these changes. This course covers the core concepts and methods of analysis of interdisciplinary environmental studies. With readings, documentary films and writing students will familiarize themselves with a way of thinking that links ecology and society, bringing in issues of gender, ethnicity, race and class, as well as the production of technology and knowledge itself, to analysis of environmental change.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3
Instructors: Gilbert, D. (PI)

ANTHRO 169: The Ecology of Cuisine: Food, Nutrition, and the Evolution of the Human Diet (ANTHRO 269)

This course is an interdisciplinary approach to understanding human food consumption and nutrition, incorporating biological, evolutionary, ecological and social perspectives. Topics include a broad survey of primate diets and their physiological and behavioral correlates; fossil and archaeological evidence for early human diets; adaptations to dietary shifts since the Neolithic; infant and early child feeding practices and their role in shaping human social arrangements, metabolic syndrome, food security, food taboos; the origins of spices; cultural diversity in the social uses and meanings of food and the sharing of food; gathering, hunting and locavorism as high hipster cuisine. Emphasis is on understanding the diversity of human foodways through time and space: how biology, culture, and ecology interact to shape the food we eat, and how the food we eat shapes us.
Last offered: Autumn 2014 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI, WAY-SMA

ANTHRO 169A: New Citizenship: Grassroots Movements for Social Justice in the U.S. (CHILATST 168, CSRE 168, FEMGEN 140H)

Focus is on the contributions of immigrants and communities of color to the meaning of citizenship in the U.S. Citizenship, more than only a legal status, is a dynamic cultural field in which people claim equal rights while demanding respect for differences. Academic studies of citizenship examined in dialogue with the theory and practice of activists and movements. Engagement with immigrant organizing and community-based research is a central emphasis.
Last offered: Winter 2014
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