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F&ES 738E 01 (13347)  
Himalayan Diversities: Environment, Livelihood and Culture
Alark Saxena
Th 10.00-11.20 S 41C
Fall 2016 
 
2 credits. A six-week online introductory course that showcases Himalayan diversities from the perspective of three broad themes: environment, livelihood, and culture. The course is geared toward students and scholars interested in developing a broad understanding of the Himalayan region. Using subject experts in the region, the course provides insights on biological, cultural, and livelihood diversity within the vast region of the Eastern, Central, and Western Himalayas. It further engages the students to look at the impact of climate change in the region and what a sustainable future can look like for the Himalayas. The course also provides supplementary material for students who are interested in developing a more nuanced understanding of the region and provides direction to where they can find more information. Students gain a well-rounded understanding of the importance of Himalayan issues, current challenges, and how we can create long-term sustainability in the region.