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    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
   
 
  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018
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IHSS 1110 - Nature/Society


This course focuses on the social and ecological aspects of humans in the natural world. It emphasizes critical thinking about where humans come from and where they are going as a species. The course draws on historical perspectives and addresses contemporary issues such as climate change, national energy resources, and the local foods movement. The course includes readings as well as student projects, field trips, guest lectures, and “ethnographic” assignments about this consumer society.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: limited to first-year students enrolled in the Vasudha Living and Learning Community, or permission of instructor.

When Offered: Fall term annually.



Credit Hours: 4



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