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2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANT 250 - Conservation Anthropology: The Socio-Cultural Dimension of Environmental Issues

Conservation is fundamentally a socio-cultural problem.  Examines the different types of human/nature relationships that emerge across various cultural, environmental, socio-economic, and political contexts.  Through a comparative approach this course is designed to illustrate how culture is an important variable when creating viable conservation strategies.  Themes covered in class include protected areas, indigenous and traditional knowledge, resource management, market-based conservation, environmental economics, and political ecology.  Case studies: United States, Africa, Australia, Latin America, and Papua New Guinea.

General Education Requirements: Population and the Environment and Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives

Course Typically Offered: Fall

Credits: 3