This course introduces students to the study of human-environment interactions from an anthropological perspective. The course begins with defining the ecosystem and how humans and the actions of humans are part of that ecosystem; creating a human-environment interface. The relationship between humans and the natural world will be explored, particularly the historical relationship between human and non-human animal species. By examining case studies, this course will examine environmental issues in a variety of geographic contexts (developed and developing countries) and the connections between environmental problems in different locations. Students will explore the fundamentals of environmental science, anthropology, economics, and cultural ecology as they relate to the interface between humans and their environment.