POPULAR ECOCULTURE (ECC167)

(08/17/2022-12/09/2022)

Course Memo

Prerequisite: None. From the origin of our species, we have had a symbiotic and complex relationship with the natural environment, as evidenced in the common themes of our global mythologies, discourses, literatures, religions, laws, and policies. Drawing from this history, this course aims to identify themes and issues in our contemporary, popular ecoculture and media - from "green" advertising campaigns to social media activism, wildlife documentaries to Saturday morning cartoons, and beyond. We will trace the economic, political, and social aspects of these cultural artifacts in an effort to identify, evaluate, and act to address conservation and sustainability issues at local, national, and global levels. Sustainable Practices and Environmental Conscience Capability course.