Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2023


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ANTH 357 001 (CRN: 16380)


Department: Anthropology
Instructor: Gyal, Huatse
Meeting: 1:00PM - 3:30PM M (21-AUG-2023 - 1-DEC-2023) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 25
Section Enrolled: 4
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 25
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 5
Enrollment data as of: 17-JUL-2024 6:44PM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Final Exam Time:
7:00PM - 10:00PM F
Description: This course will critically examine various conservation policies and programs in different parts of the globe and explore the relationship between conservation and capitalism, desertification and biodiversity, environmental degradation and environmental racism, as well as indigenous land displacement and fortress conservation. By studying an array of transcontinental case studies, we will deepen our understanding of how individuals and communities alike mobilize collective, creative actions to protect and conserve local environments in the face of daunting ecological oppression. We will moreover collectively explore how conservation has been used as an oppressive tool to further advance capitalist and statist policies and agendas in a global context. In doing so, this course will draw our attention to the contested, varied, unequal, and changing political and capitalist agendas and contexts in which conservation programs and policies are often conceived and implemented. Cross-list: ANTH 557. Recommended Prerequisite(s): ANTH 201