ANTH 4085

Conservation on a Changing Planet
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Credit Hours:
3

This course explores the challenges of conservation on a damaged planet from an interdisciplinary range of perspectives. If focuses on the social and ecological dimensions of conservation across multiple scales and contexts.

M/W/F 12:20-1:10pm

Prerequisites:
ANTH 1102
Semester Offered:
Fall
Level:

Conservation, Cooperation and Carbon Credits: The challenge of REDD+ on Pemba Zanzibar

Monique Borgerhoff Mulder is a human behavioural ecologist working on projects relating to life history, conservation, and global patterns of cultural variation. HBE-ers explore the big “Why“ questions about our species, such as why do people marry, what is the basis of gender roles in economic and social behaviour, why has fertility dropped so radically in most parts of the world, why are people such poor conservationists of natural resources, and many others.

ANTH 6490

Foundations of Ecological Anthropology
Credit Hours:
3

Human-environment interaction in anthropological perspective from the eighteenth century to the present.

Prerequisites:
Permission of Major
Semester Offered:
Fall
Level:

Good government: Past and present

Since joining Purdue in 1976, Professor Emeritus Blanton has done approximately 36 months of archaeological fieldwork over many field seasons in Guatemala, Mexico, and Turkey, and has also completed several cross-cultural comparative research projects.  He has reported on this research in twelve books and 67 articles and chapters published through diverse outlets, including Cambridge University Press, ScienceAmerican AnthropologistAmerican AntiquityJournal of Field Archaeology, and Current Anthropology.  Blanton is best known for his resear

ANTH 4075/6075 Economic Anthropology

Economic Anthropology
Credit Hours:
3

Anthropology is the study of human diversity. Economics is the study of how people make decisions about resources. Economic anthropology examines the diversity of peoples' preferences, choices, behaviors, habits, activities, customs, and institutions relating to resources.

Prerequisites:
ANTH 1102 or permission of department
Semester Offered:
Fall

ANTH 4015/6015

Landscapes and Memories
Credit Hours:
3

Through readings, discussions, and research projects this course will try to confront what D.W. Meinig’s “central problem,” “Any landscape is comprised not only of what lies before our eyes but what lies inside our heads.”

Prerequisites:
ANTH 1102
Semester Offered:
Fall

ANTH 4050/6050 Rethinking Humanity: A History of Cultural Anthropology

Rethinking Humanity: A History of Cultural Anthropology
Credit Hours:
3

Provides a broad overview of the history of cultural anthropology, from its beginnings in the Enlightenment to the present. We combine two approaches in this course: (1) an intellectual history approach, and (2) an approach that examines particular ethnographic accounts as exemplars of various paradigm shifts through time.

Prerequisites:
ANTH 1102 or permission of major
Semester Offered:
Fall