Political Ecology of Peru

SFS 3840

Political Ecology of Peru

4 credits

This course focuses on human interactions with and impacts on local natural systems, and vice versa. We consider these interactions through the interdisciplinary lens of political ecology, examining the political, economic, social, and historical factors of environmental issues and changes. The course provides the conceptual and practical skills and tools to critically examine and assess the human-environment nexus by exploring distinct cultures and socioeconomic systems from the upper Andes to the Amazon basin. We also consider the theories and ethics of sustainable and unsustainable development, and the need to view these issues in ways that are inclusive and just.

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The Living Amazon

14 Weeks
18 Credits
Fall 2024
Sep 6 - Dec 17
Spring 2025
Jan 27 - May 9