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2019-2020 University of Maine at Machias Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 University of Maine at Machias Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANT 313 - Political Ecology

The field of political ecology examines and attempts to explain the political dimensions of human-environment relations.  This course introduces the field, its history, methods, and perspectives, and applies its principles and perspectives to understanding, managing and resolving real-world, environment-related problems.  Students conduct a research project on an issue pertinent to Downeast Maine such as wild salmon restoration, climate change adaptation or land use management.  They analyze the topic, applying perspectives and analytical methods of political ecology, and develop recommendations that take into account a range of environmental and social dimensions. 

Prerequisites: ANT 101 or ELA 112, or permission of instructor.

Course Typically Offered Variable

Credits: 3