Land and Livelihood

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E. Miller

Course Long Title

Land and Livelihood


Land is the source of life and a site of tremendous struggle. Who gets to use land and how? Who decides? What is at stake in the ways we think about and represent the land? How might we enact more just and nourishing ways of living with the places that sustain us? Engaging these questions through historical, legal, philosophical, and anthropological perspectives—particularly in the U.S. context—this course seeks to foster a critical and creative understanding of the complex, contested meanings and uses of land, and of possibilities for enacting new forms of land care and land justice. Prerequisite(s): ENVR 204 or 209.

Modes of Inquiry

Historical and Social Inquiry [HS]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

INDS Program Relationship

IDES - ENVR Program

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Class Restriction

Exclude First Years