Yale University has been located in New Haven, CT for nearly three centuries. The current enrollment is approximately 11,250 undergraduate and graduate students.


Human Ecology (ANTH 271a / ARCG 271a)
Introduction to ways in which people use and relate to their physical and social environments in both the past and the present. Adaptations underlying humanity’s unique ecological niche; cultural diversity in subsistence and resource use; population growth and regulation; anthropogenic evolutionary and ecological change.

Environmental Anthropology (ANTH 382a / EVST 345a / F&ES 384a)
History of the anthropological study of the environment: nature-culture dichotomy, ecology and social organization, methodological debates, politics of the environment, and knowing the environment.

Field Science: Environment and Sustainability (EVST 234La)
A field course that explores the effects of human influences on the environment. Analysis of pattern and process in forested ecosystems; introduction to the principles of agroecology, including visits to local farms; evaluation of sustainability within an urban environment. Weekly field trips and one weekend field trip.

Plants and People (E&EB 145)
The interaction of plants and people throughout history explored from biological, historical, anthropological, and artistic perspectives. Basic botany; plants in the context of agriculture; plants as symbols; plants in the environment. Includes visits to the Peabody Museum, the Marsh Botanical Garden, and the Yale Art Gallery.