How does culture mediate relationships with land, water, soils, climate, plants, and animals? And how have these more-than-human beings had reciprocal relationships with humans? Anthropology-Environmental Studies majors grapple with these questions as they develop a working grasp of fundamental natural and scientific concepts central to environmental studies, while also gaining an understanding how scientific knowledge is always embedded in specific cultural features and historical contexts.

In addition to core courses required of all environmental studies majors, Anthropology-Environmental Studies majors must fulfill the requirements noted below.

  • Anthropology 101 Becoming Human: An Introduction to Anthropology
  • Anthropology 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Two of the following courses from the department's offerings in Environmental Anthropology:

  • Anthropology 300 Malignant Cultures: Anthropologies of Cancer
  • Anthropology 306 Culture, Politics, Ecology
  • Anthropology 313 Communism, Socialism and the Environment
  • Anthropology 328 Medical Anthropology
  • Anthropology 360 The Cultural Politics of Science

An ES methods and research course:

  • Anthropology 318 History and Theory in Anthropology

And, in their senior year, Anthropology-ES majors must take:

  • Anthropology 490 Applied Theory Seminar, and
  • Anthropology 492 or 498 Thesis/Honors Thesis.