ENSO 401 Ethnoecology: The Land Speaks




Physical landscapes inform human language, culture and practices of resource use. This course addresses the inter-disciplinary world of ethnoecology. Building on a base of ethnoscience, the course encompasses the concepts of ethnobotany and ethnozoology, and Indigenous ways of knowing and being. Students will gain a basic understanding of plant biology, zoology and taxonomy, scientific methods of plant collection and consider how to translate and apply this information to ethnoecological issues, ecoliteracy, biocultural diversity and ecosystem management. Lectures are enhanced with field studies.


45 credits of 100-level or higher coursework

Course Notes

ENSO 401 is an approved Self and Society course for Cap Core requirements.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).

Effective Term
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