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ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN LIFE
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - International Christian University - 'International Christian Univ.', 'International Christian Univ. with Internship'
UC Course SubjectAnthropology
Number & Suffix: 112
Full UC Title: ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN LIFE 
Transcript Title: ENVIRONMENT & HUMAN 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course looks at different ways in which the discipline of anthropology has examined the relationship between humans and their environment. The first part examines the theoretical approaches to the relationship between human society, culture, and the environment as developed by the cultural ecologists and cultural materialists. It centers on the relationship between culture and human adaptations to their natural surroundings. The second part examines ethnographic materials in order to comprehend the multiple ways in which the "environment" has been conceptualized in different societies. What we seek to explore here is how people in different societies have thought about the natural world and its components, such as land, plants, and animals, and how humans relate to them. In particular, attitudes toward the environment in capitalist and non-capitalist societies are contrasted, while also examining how these ideas have changed and are changing. Assessment: Attendance and participation (5%); readings journal (5%); presentation and paper of 1300-1500 words (20%); group presentation and paper of 1500-2000 words (20%); 750-1000 word essay (10%); final exam (40%). 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN LIFE 
Partner University Department: Anthropology 
Partner University Course Number: ANT205E