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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ES 308 - Cultures of Habitat

Units: 3
A focus on ethnoecology and the study of the interrelationships between local ecosystems and people. Students will learn ethnoecological knowledge of some East Bay communities of color and the role they play in culturally sustainable adaptations to the Bay Area.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Areas B1-B3; and Ethnic Studies Majors should successfully complete ES 100 and ES 200.
Possible Instructional Methods: On-ground, or Hybrid or Online-Asynchronous.
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. Students will be able to explain key moments in the history of ethnoecological research and be able to summarize the methods and theory of ethnoecology.
  2. Students will be able to identify the various cultures of color in the East Bay and their differing relationships with their ecosystems.
  3. Students will be able to recognize the complexity and sophistication of local ecological knowledge and be able to demonstrate, from their lessons, how to act responsibly and sustainably at local, national, and global levels.

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