Monday, February 27, 2017

Summer 2017 course
ANTH298E - Anthropological Approaches to Sustainable Development

Are you interested in issues of sustainable development and culture?

Announcing the University of Maryland Summer Session I Course:
ANTH 298E: Anthropological Approaches to Sustainable Development

This is a CORE course counting toward SB: Behavioral and Social Sciences; it also counts as a Social and Human Dimensions elective for the Sustainability Studies Minor.

This is an ON-LINE COURSE. Students do not need to be on campus to take this course.

Course Description:
This course is an introduction to anthropological approaches to sustainable development. The material will cover an overview of the history of sustainable development, major development and environmental theories, and development strategies as they relate to an anthropological concern for an integrated, holistic, comparative, and humane approach to sustainable development. We will examine the relationship between social well-being and the conservation of natural resources, and we will take a critical approach to common assumptions about this relationship. We will also look at practical applications of an anthropological approach to project methodology. The overall aim of this course is to engender a more context-based and culturally aware approach to sustainable development.

If you have any questions, please email Dr. Melissa Stevens at