Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

NAS 424 Cultural Ecology: Indigenous Science and the Natural World

What does “science” mean to you? Indigenous peoples have practiced “science” since time immemorial. This applied course will provide the basis for understanding “science” through the perspective of Traditional Ecological and Cultural Knowledge, and how Indigenous teachings guide values and protect First Foods. Traditional ecological and cultural knowledge, Indigenous teachings, values and First Foods will ground and guide students through their course experience which will include a mixture of lecture, discussion, film, group exercises & field excursions to gain awareness of Indigenous Science.




NAS 201 or instructor approval
  • Up one level
  • 400