ENST 200 - Environmental Perspectives

Students examine a number of persistent themes and dilemmas expressed in contemporary environmental thinking. Selected readings help students develop an appreciation of historic and cultural perspectives as they relate to environmental thought.

This course explores the nexus of nature, culture, society and person. Utilizing interdisciplinary approaches from the environmental humanities, we will examine tensions and dilemmas running though conservation discourses and contemporary environmental thinking. In order to give historical context to complex human perspectives on our environment, attention will be given to the combined forces of western culture, colonialism, globalization as well as the ways in which contemporary economic order and the modern nation state shape the relationship between humans and the environment. Northern and global perspectives will be examined, as will northern issues of current interest. 

Prerequisites: ENGL 100 and ENGL 101 or COMM 100 or COMM 192 or COMM 193 or COMM 204. Equivalents may be considered.

Course details

Academic level(s)Bachelor
Language of instruction
InstitutionYukon University
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ECTS credits6.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyHumanities (others)Sociology and cultural studiesNatural environments and wildlife
Teaching placeOnline scheduled; Ayamdigut campus, Whitehorse
Tagsnaturecultural studies
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