ENVA 280

Alaska: Culture, Environment and Tourism

This 17-day, 4-credit Arrupe Justice immersion course in anthropology and environmental studies examines the relationship between culture and the environment in the unique island setting of Sitka, Alaska. Students will learn about the region’s terrestrial and marine environments, its occupation and use by the indigenous Tlingit population and by non-Native peoples, and contemporary controversies surrounding the appropriate use of its natural resources – its fish, timber, and natural beauty. The focus will be on experiential learning, beginning with a 3-day trip up the Inland Passage abroad an Alaska Marine Highway ship. All students are welcome to apply; especially suited for Anthropology and Environmental Studies students.

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