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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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ANTH 330 - Political Ecology

Units: 3
Critical analysis of foundational texts and ethnographies in social, economic, and environmental anthropology. Examination of class, gender, ethnic, and ecological dynamics in the context of small-scale and global political economies.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: Completion of GE areas A1, A2, A3 and B4.
Possible Instructional Methods: On-ground, or Hybrid, or Online Asynchronous or Online Synchronous.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Explain how historical and contemporary systems of white supremacy, colonialism, and capitalism affect human labor, cultural autonomy, and human-ecological relations using ethnographic evidence.
  2. Articulate the importance of ethnographic research in analyzing the human experience and human-ecological relations. Practice ethnographic writing as a device to share your own observations of socio-ecological issues.
  3. Apply political ecology analyses to study contemporary socio-ecological issues, and to construct policy recommendations.

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