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Swarthmore College    
College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
  Jan 19, 2018
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

ANTH 023C. Anthropological Perspectives on Conservation

Conservation of biodiversity through the creation of national parks is an idea and a practice that began in the U.S. with the creation of Yellowstone in 1872. In this course, we will examine the ideas behind the initial creation of national parks and explore the global spread of these ideas through the historical and contemporary creation of parks in other countries. As we examine the origin of the idea for parks, we will also consider the human costs that have been associated with their creation. Ultimately, the class offers a critical exploration of theories and themes related to nature, political economy, and culture-themes that fundamentally underlie the relationship between society and environment.
Theory course.
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Eligible for BLST, ENVS
Catalog chapter: Sociology and Anthropology  
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