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ARCH-880M A Science of the Environment

3 Credits

The science of ecology purports to study life as the sum of interactions between organisms and their natural environment. The term 'natural' has in recent decades undergone challenge and revision, in both biological and philosophical circles, increasingly to include many aspects of human cultural process and history. This course represents an approach toward the ideal of a "total ecology", at once an incorporation of "deep ecology", behavioral ecology and evolutionary theory as a discipline intended to transform and cultivate a new way of understanding the human physical and cultural relationship to the natural world.