Introduction to Human Ecology

Course Description

Human Ecology is the bridge between the social and the natural sciences. In human ecology the environment is perceived as an ecosystem that recognizes biological, social, and economic constraints. The course will encourage students to think of the natural world through a social lens, to understand the role humans play in using the natural world and living within it. Through instruction and some possible applied experiences, like field trips and other field activities, students will learn how to better understand our role in the natural world.