This course will consider the environment from the perspective of the interrelationships between nature and culture. The first part of the course will examine the history of ideas of human encounters with the environment, and the second part of the course will identify and critically analyse a number of interpretations and controversies shaping current cultural relationships to the natural world as identified by some of the disciplines of geography, economics, anthropology and sociology.


45 credits of post-secondary education at 100-level or higher