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ANTH 461 Anthropological Study of Local Ecological Knowledge

Analysis of the concepts of ecological anthropology via the medium of local ecological knowledge. ANTH 360 is recommended as background.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
ANTH 461 002Seminar2 Wed17:0020:00

ANTH 461 is cross listed with FISH 506F. Undergraduate students are expected to enrol in ANTH 461; Graduate students are expected to enrol in FISH506F.

This course will focus on the role of traditional and local ecological knowledge in environmental assessment processes and in the development of resource management plans. Natural resource management approaches have long been critiqued for highlighting bio-economic features over cultural and social aspects of the human/environmental interface. Practitioners have come a long way over the past several decades and are now open to incorporating local systems of knowledge into management plans. The difficulty is how to do this. This seminar explores the nature and extent of what Traditional/Indigenous Ecological Knowledge is, how its presented by various community partners, and how to include it in contemporary resource planning.

This is a hands-on seminar/workshop course in which cooperative learning and collaborative practices will be the guiding approach to learning. Our overarching intellectual approach is one framed by Indigenous Knowledge.