Environment and Society

Shaila Seshia Galvin

ANSO055 | Autumn | 6 ECTS

How can we understand the many ways in which people shape their environments and are, in turn, shaped by them? This course addresses this question by examining the cultural, social, and political dimensions of human-environment relations. We examine, in particular, foundational concerns and approaches in environmental anthropology; the future of human-environment relations in an age that some now call the Anthropocene; the formation of environmental knowledge; and the relation between environmental governance and the governance of people.