BIO2200EN - Ethnobiology

Course description

This course is an introduction to the inter-disciplinary field of ethnobiology—the study of knowledge of and beliefs about the natural world among human groups (ethnos). Formed out of the studies of ethnoscience in the discipline of anthropology, ethnobiology includes a variety of subject matters and theoretical approaches. We will discuss topics relevant to the field, including classification of natural kinds, subsistence, sustainability, resource management, and biopiracy, and will obtain an understanding of historical developments within the field.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Biological Studies
Educational level
Natural Sciences Distribution
Learning type
Upcoming terms*
  • 2021-04 (March 7, 2022 - May 1, 2022)
  • 2023-01 (Aug. 21, 2023 - Oct. 15, 2023)
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. JoAnna Sommerfeld, Professor of Geography