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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, addressing such questions as how human pasts inform the present; adaptability and resiliency; and social ecologies – of self, equitable communities and systems, and interdependency beyond the human. Different versions of the course stress cultural or archaeological perspectives, yet all involve community-based learning grounded at the Baca Campus. 1 unit (Not offered 2020-21).