Dec 03, 2023
ES 302 - Eating The Landscape
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C; Sustainability
Survey of traditional small-scale agroecological systems of North American indigenous farmers. Exploration of these dedicated stewards of foods who continue to enhance the sustainability, diversity, and beauty of the places that they live in.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements; and ES Majors: ES 100 and ES 200.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities, Overlay - Sustainability
Course Typically Offered: Fall ONLY
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Students will be able to summarize the intricacies and complexities of American Indian agriculture and foodways
- Students will be able to categorize the interrelations among domains of American Indian agroecological systems, sustainability, ancestral ecological knowledge, worldview, spirituality, and cognition
- Students will be able to apply their understanding of Resilience Theory, Ethnoscience to American Indian agroecological paradigms.
UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
Sustainability Overlay Learning Outcomes
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
- analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
- demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.
- identify the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of sustainability, either in general or in relation to a specific problem;
- analyze interactions between human activities and natural systems;
- describe key threats to environmental sustainability; and
- explain how individual and societal choices affect prospects for sustainability at the local, regional, and/or global levels.
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