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Course Description

This course provides students with an introduction to the nature and dimensions of the environmental crisis by examining knowledge systems and their relationships with the environment. These foundations are intended to enable respective, respectful, reciprocal, and meaningful engagement between Indigenous and science-based knowledge systems in cross-cultural environmental stewardship/governance. Issues to be examined may include climate change and variability, nuclear energy, environmental toxins, species extinction, and population growth pressures. 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, students should be able to:
  1. Evaluate current environmental and environmental governance issues from multiple knowledge systems;
  2. Apply knowledge systems framework to concrete socio-ecological issues;
  3. Develop a strategy to communicate across different knowledge systems;
  4. Examine how conflicts between knowledge systems impact environmental governance;
  5. Reflexively explore Indigenous and decolonial approaches to own relationship to Land
  6. Demonstrate critical thinking, note-taking, time-management and collaborative skills

Additional Requirements

Prerequisite(s): 1 of ANTH*1150, GEOG*1220, IDEV*1000, INDG*1000, SOC*1100

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Technical Requirements

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*Course details are subject to change.


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