Nov 14, 2019  
College Catalog 2016-2017 
    
College Catalog 2016-2017 ARCHIVED CATALOG

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ANTH 340 - Water Worlds, Water Wars: An Element in Social Context


This interdisciplinary course will draw on research from a variety of social sciences to focus on the topic of water. It will investigate the many ways that people have managed, shared and made claim to water-the construction of water worlds. The class will additionally look at the intersection of water, food systems, and gender; wastewater and sewage systems globally; and environmentally and culturally sustainable water projects. Importantly, the course will address conflicting notions of how to value water, including contemporary debates about the sale of water and water rights, and examine the notion that water will be the locus of future wars. Water challenges facing Southern California will be an ongoing theme throughout the semester. Prereq: Sophomore standing or above.

3 credits



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