MIT OpenCourseWare


» 進階搜尋
 課程首頁
 教學大綱
 教學時程
 相關閱讀資料
 作業
 下載課程

教學大綱


本頁翻譯進度

燈號說明

審定:無
翻譯:陳京菁(簡介並寄信)
編輯:劉夏泱(簡介並寄信)


課程描述

本課程將通過集中研究,對自然的利用與對自然的利用權之間的衝突,以及世界上不同地區對「自然」的看法,來探討人類和自然環境的相互關係。課程提供的相關閱讀與電影資料,將把環境衝突與土地使用權、打獵與捕魚慣例、環境規律、環境知識(無論科學知識還是通俗知識)和有害垃圾聯繫起來。這些資料揭示了這類衝突給人類及其居住環境帶來的社會、經濟、政治以及環境的風險。課程開始,我們將對歐洲人心中的「自然」觀念展開一場文化探索。之後,本課程將轉向一系列對東非、南亞、歐洲東部、拉丁美洲和北美洲地區環境衝突的人種學和歷史學研究。

課堂要求

課程出席是必須的,並將被記入成績。在未經講師同意的情況下,缺席超過一節課將會被降低一個成績等級。書面作業:最遲在第5課結束後一天繳交一份3至5頁的報告;第9課結束後一天繳交一份5至7頁的報告;第12課結束後一天繳交兩份5頁的問答題(共計10頁)。

評分

活動 百分比
論文I (3至5頁) 20%
論文II (5頁) 30%
期末論文(問答題) 40%
課堂表現 10%


 

Description

This class explores the interrelationship between humans and natural environments. It does so by focusing on conflict over access to and use of the environment as well as ideas about "nature" in various parts of the world. The readings and films shown in this course will consider environmental conflict in relation to land rights, hunting and fishing practices, environmental regulations, environmental knowledge (whether scientific or popular knowledge) and hazardous waste. These materials suggest the social, economic, political and environmental stakes of such struggles for both human actors and for the environments in which they live. After beginning with a cultural exploration of ideas of "nature" within European thought, this class draws upon a series of ethnographic and historical studies of environmental conflict in East Africa, South Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and North America.

Class Requirements

Class attendance is mandatory and attendance will be taken. Missing more than one class without the permission of the class instructor will result in a lower grade. Written requirements: one 3-5 page paper due one day after Lec #5; one 5-7 page paper due one day after Lec #9; two 5 page essay questions (total 10 pages) due one day after Lec #12.

Grading

activities percentages
First Paper (3-5 pages) 20%
Second Paper (5 pages) 30%
Final Paper (2 Essay Questions) 40%
Class Participation 10%

 
MIT Home
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Terms of Use Privacy