2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    Feb 19, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog
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ANTH 201 - Human Ecology I:CD

5.0 Credits
Apply traditional ecological knowledge and modern science to contemporary problems. Partner with tribes, governments, nonprofits and businesses to make our community more sustainable through wildlife tracking, ethnobotany, tribal canoe journey and environmental stewardship.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Conduct participant observation and service-learning activities with tribes, government agencies and/or nonprofit organizations.
  2. Explain the value of participant observation and service-learning as research tools in anthropology and the social sciences.
  3. Describe and discuss the significance of relationships between human social systems and the ecosystems in which they participate.
  4. Identify common native and invasive plants of Western Washington and describe their cultural uses.
  5. Identify common species of animals in Western Washington and recognize their tracks and signs.
  6. Outline and apply the scientific method.
  7. Participate directly in collaborative field-based activities employing scientific approaches to ecological stewardship.
  8. Explain the theory of evolution and its impact on humans and their ecosystems.
  9. Identify government agencies, nonprofit organizations, business and industry involved in sustainable development.
  10. Maintain field notes that record, describe and/or quantify human interventions in local ecosystems.
  11. Reflect orally and in writing on the value of service as a means of making a difference in a community.
  12. Distinguish between sustainable and unsustainable human-ecosystem interactions.
  13. Identify the crucial role of culture in the sustainability of human-ecosystem interactions.

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