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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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American Ethnic Studies

AES 351 (AR) Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and the Environment (1)

[Crosslisted with ANTH 351]

This course focuses upon environmental and human rights issues affecting indigenous peoples worldwide. Using the cross-cultural, comparative and field-based perspectives that distinguish anthropology, this course examines some of the most pressing problems facing the world’s indigenous peoples, explores strategies used by these groups in facing human rights and environmental violations, and offers students the opportunity to study about and take action on these issues. Case studies of specific indigenous groups will be drawn from different world areas, including North and South America, Africa, Oceania and Asia.

Prerequisite: Prior coursework in Anthropology or Environmental Studies required

Mode of Inquiry: Analyzing Arguments, Reasons and Values. Indigenous Peoples and Cultures Cluster, Environmental Cluster

  • Offering: Alternate years in spring
  • Instructor: Dobkins