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 31949

From the Instructor:
WELCOME TO PCC SUMMER 2016 AND ANTHROPOLOGY 214. THIS NEW DL COURSE provides an introduction to the relation between culture and environment. It includes an assessment of the concept of culture and its relation to environment in broader senses, both physical and perceptual. Culture is at the heart of all human societies, and it is also embedded in an environmental setting including structure, materials, contexts and definitions. This powerful and basic interface of culture/environment is seldom addressed directly, and we will investigate it and its link with technology, plus distinctions between environment and ecology. Attention will be given to systems interaction including climate, and to scale, perception, value-systems and meaning. These are elements that ultimately underlie all decisions and activities impacting the environment, especially today's changing global landscapes, and we will pursue them closely.
Course Specific Requirements:
REQUIREMENTS: PCC Pre-requisites as required or a 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
31949 WEB » - 20-Jun-2016 thru 13-Aug-2016
Instructor: Kerry J Pataki
Notes: 8 week online course, June 20 - August 13.
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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