Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Examines ecological relationships between human societies and their natural environments. Clarifies the human's biological relatedness to the world's natural ecosystems and then presents a look at the ensuing disruptions in nature and in human cultures. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 32431

From the Instructor:
WELCOME TO PCC SPRING 2015 AND ANT 214. THIS NEW DL COURSE IS AN INTRODUCTION TO THE RELATION BETWEEN CULTURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT. It includes an assessment of the concept of culture and its relation to environment in its broadest sense, both physical and perceptual. Culture is at the heart of all human societies, and it is embedded in an environmental setting including structure, materials, definitions and context. This powerful and basic relation is seldom addressed directly, and we will investigate it closly, plus its interface with technology. The overlap of environment and ecology will also be assessed. Attention will be given to perception, systems interaction and to the cultural values that ultimately underlie all decisions and activities impacting the environment, especially for today's changing global landscape.
Course Specific Requirements:
REQUIREMENTS: PCC Pre-requisites as required or waiver. Four paperback texts required for the course: A Citizen's Guide to Ecology, L B Slobodkin, Oxford ISBN 0-19-516287-0; Cultural Anthropology, D W Haines, Pearson ISBN 0-13-191576-2; Environmental Ethics, J R Desjardins, Cengage ISBN 978-1-133-04997-5; Thinking in Systems, D H Meadows, Chelsea Green ISBN 978-1-60358-055-7. These are available in the PCC Bookstore or from online sources; either new or used is acceptable.
Web Technical Requirements:
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Students with Disabilities:
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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
32431 WEB » - 22-Jun-2015 thru 15-Aug-2015
Instructor: Kerry J Pataki
Notes: 8 week online course, June 22 - August 15.
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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