2012-2013 Catalog 
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ANTH 203 - Human Ecology III

5.0 Credits
Apply traditional ecological knowledge and modern science to contemporary problems. Partner with tribes, governments, non-profits and businesses to make our community more sustainable through wildlife tracking, habitat restoration & environmental mentorship (was ANTRH 103). Prerequisite: ANTH 202  (was ANTHR 102).

Course Objectives
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 non-profit organizations. [ACT]
  2. Explain the value of participant observation and service-learning as research tools in anthropology and the social sciences. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Describe and discuss the significance of relationships between human social systems and the ecosystems in which they participate. [REASON]
  4. Identify common native and invasive plants of Western Washington and describe their cultural uses. [ACT]
  5. Identify common species of animals in Western Washington and recognize their tracks and signs. [ACT]
  6. Outline the steps of the scientific method [REASON].
  7. Participate directly in collaborative field-based activities employing scientific approaches to ecological stewardship. [ACT]
  8. Explain the theory of evolution and its impact on humans and their ecosystems. [REASON]
  9. Identify government agencies, non-profit organizations, business and industry involved in sustainable development. [ACT]
  10. Maintain field notes that record, describe and/or quantify human interventions in local ecosystems. [COMMUNICATE]
  11. Reflect orally and in writing on the value of service as a means of making a difference in a community. [COMMUNICATE]
  12. Distinguish between sustainable and unsustainable human-ecosystem interactions. [REASON]
  13. Identify the crucial role of culture in the sustainability of human-ecosystem interactions. [REASON]
  14. Share an indigenous narrative, news story, poem or other reading material conveying traditional ecological knowledge. [COMMUNICATE]
  15. Lead a reflection activity inviting other students to connect their service with their learning. [COMMUNICATE]
  16. Lead a team of students through a term-long stewardship project culminating in an essay and oral presentation. [COMMUNICATE]
  17. Serve as a peer advocate/mentor to other students new to ecological stewardship. [ACT]
  18. Lead training sessions of other students new to ecological stewardship. [ACT]

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