CAPS211-01C Cultural Links to Biodiversity (with Karen Lee Sullivan)

CAPS211-01C Cultural Links to Biodiversity (with Karen Lee Sullivan)

This course investigates relationships between human cultures and the natural world. Linkages between the two are increasingly seen as keys to sustainable development and addressing world issues such as poverty and food supply. Over time, man's relationship with nature has changed, especially as technology plays a greater role in our lives, and globalization begins to homogenize cultural views. Emerging areas of study focus on the links between culture and biodiversity. Definitions of culture reflect this connection by including the co-evolution of the natural environment and the shared systems of beliefs, values, norms, artifacts and institutions that commonly are part of the definition of culture. By exploring our changing cultural attitude towards nature through the built environment, agriculture, transportation, tourism, and the economy, the importance of cultural as well as biological diversity will be established.





Day(s) and Time(s):

Sep 14-Dec 10


Registration for Fall 2020 is closed.
Class Number:14210_Fall2020
Your Price*: $1,230.00

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Instructor: Karen Lee Sullivan
Email: [email protected]

Textbook Information
Please see UMass Boston's Online Bookstore for more information.

Web Conferencing:
Continuing and Professional Studies (CAPS) strongly recommends that its online faculty use web conferencing (a live discussion) at least twice during the semester, using tools such as Adobe Connect or Blackboard Collaborate. For more information about this, email [email protected]. Some online programs meet weekly at set days & times. Your course instructor will inform you about dates and times of course meetings.

* Course fees are subject to change.