Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NTRES 3330 - Ways of Knowing: Indigenous and Local Ecological Knowledge

(also AIS 3330 , AMST 3330 ) (CA, SBA) (D)
Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Enrollment limited to: juniors, seniors, or graduate students. Co-meets with NTRES 6330 .

K-A. S. Kassam.

Based on indigenous and local “ways of knowing,” this course (1) presents a theoretical and humanistic framework from which to understand generation of ecological knowledge; (2) examines processes by which to engage indigenous and local knowledge of natural resources, the nonhuman environment, and human-environment interactions; and (3) reflects upon the relevance of this knowledge to climatic change, resource extraction, food sovereignty, and issues of sustainability and conservation.

Outcome 1: To appreciate natural resource development from a human ecological perspective;

Outcome 2: To apply the interdisciplinary lens of human ecology to understand human and environmental relations;

Outcome 3: To appreciate the complex interconnectivity between the ecological and the cultural;

Outcome 4: To comprehend that individual actions informed by cultural systems manifest themselves in social structures that rely on ecological foundations;

Outcome 5: To extend the notion of interdisciplinarity to include indigenous and local knowledge;

Outcome 6: To situate indigenous and local knowledge within a humanistic framework of knowledge generation;

Outcome 7: To illustrate the participatory and experiential basis of indigenous and local knowledge;

Outcome 8: To propose a method best suited for researching such knowledge processes; and

Outcome 9: To value the contributions of indigenous and local knowledge in the context of socio-cultural and environmental change and natural resource utilization.

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