SOC 314 Human Ecology
Integrates knowledge from several disciplines and seeks to combine the social and natural sciences. Theory will be interwoven with basic concepts and emphasis will be upon how humans view—and interact with—the natural environment. Themes and topics to be studied include: control, complexity/simplification, sustainability, adaptation, place, mechanization, efficiency/inefficiency, centralization/decentralization, resilience, parks, economies of scale, specialization/diversification, and poverty. These themes will be discussed in relation to five basic human societies: hunting & gathering, pastoral, agricultural, industrial, and global. Houghton in Tanzania Program.