Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is by Senior Climate Economist & Researcher Sam Vosper at University of cambridge
Environmental Anthropology: Understanding the Human Impact on the Planet is a course that explores the complex relationship between humans and their environment. Environmental anthropologists study how human societies interact with the natural world, and how these interactions shape the planet. They also examine the environmental problems and challenges that we face today, and how we can work to create a more sustainable future.
This course will provide students with a broad overview of environmental anthropology, with a focus on the following topics:
- The history and development of environmental anthropology
- Theoretical perspectives on human-environment interactions
- The role of culture in shaping our relationship with the natural world
- Environmental problems and challenges, such as climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss
- Indigenous environmental knowledge and practices
- Environmental justice and equity
- Environmental anthropology in the 21st century
In addition to these general topics, the course will also explore specific case studies of environmental anthropology from around the world. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the diverse ways in which people interact with their environment, and to reflect on the challenges and opportunities that we face in creating a more sustainable future.
By the end of this course, students will have developed a deep understanding of the complex relationship between humans and their environment. They will be able to apply anthropological theories and methods to the study of environmental issues, and to critically evaluate the ways in which environmental problems are represented in the media and in popular culture.
This course is open to students from all backgrounds, regardless of their prior knowledge of anthropology or environmental science. It is a valuable course for anyone who is interested in learning more about the human impact on the planet, and how we can work to create a more sustainable future.
At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the eductor indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.
Environmental Anthropology By Sam Vosper
Sam is an affiliated Lecturer in the Department of Land Economy where he primarily supervises the MPhil in Environmental Policy programme and Paper 5 of the undergraduate Tripos. He is an applied environmental/development economist by training and completed his PhD at the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. His PhD thesis titled: Microfinance and Mobile phones: an economic analysis of the perceptions, management and measurement of environmental risk in rural Kenya, was supervised by C-EENRG Fellows Shaun Larcom and Andreas Kontoleon. He was a recent recipient of the McKinsey Risk Prize (2020) and a finalist for the Cambridge Society for Applied Research (CSAR) Award (2022). Previously, Sam has worked as an economic advisor on climate change issues in Southern Africa.