What does it mean to be human in the Anthropocene – a time when we know human-caused climate change challenges lifeways and ecosystems globally? This course brings anthropological lenses to understand this epoch. We address such questions as how human pasts inform the present, how mitigation and adaptation guide resiliency, and how equitable social ecologies – of self, communities and systems, and interdependency beyond the human require holistic strategies. Different versions of the course stress cultural or archaeological perspectives, yet all involve community-based learning, whether grounded in field study at the Baca Campus, engaging UN climate negotiations, or convening dialogues on sustainability. 1 unit. Meets the Critical Learning: SHB requirement.

Degree requirement — Critical Learning: SHB

1 unit — Hautzinger


Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Fall 2021 Block 3 Anthropocene Sarah Hautzinger Barnes Science Center 407 25 / 0 05/26/2022
Fall 2022 Block 1 Anthropocene Sarah Hautzinger TBA 25 / 10 05/26/2022
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