Nature, Culture and Development
Diverse pursuits of “development” around the world have their roots deeply embedded in the social and cultural relations of power that shape contested understandings of nature, self, and community, while also delimiting the horizons of democracy, sustainability and justice. Focusing predominantly on the Global South, this course is devoted to an exploration of various ways in which questions of development and environment intersect, identifying both the contours of dominant socio-ecological orders and the manifold resistances that point toward alternate futures.
Additional Course Information
- 1.0 credit in 200 level GS courses, or permission of the instructor.
Senate Revision April 14, 2009: GS351 Title, prerequisite and course description change; effective September 1, 2009.