Course Description and Credit Information

This course discusses the core concept of cultural ecology through case studies and history. It discusses how climate affects culture, the technology that connected people, and the interaction among different cultures. Cultural ecology is discussed from the perspective of allowing us to better understand people and culture when someone is familiar with their landscapes.

The course also touches on how politics were developed within a culture through time.

Learning Objectives:


1. Explore the different cultures in the Northern America and neighboring continents and how they came to be.

2. Understand the challenges and cultural development of indigenous peoples.

3. Learn how culture can be preserved through policies that protect the people and territories.



General Course Information





No for LA CES, but Yes for NC


Pre-recorded webinar


Dr. Judith Li, Assistant Professor - OSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife


US State Approvals

LA CES Approved


States: AK, AL, AR, CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NE, NH, NM, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY


North Carolina


New Jersey




New York
***Each licensee is responsible for determining if this course meets the state requirements


GA, MN, and SD 
**Explanation: There is no process to get courses pre-approved in your state, but there should be no issues getting this course approved.
If not approved, we will exchange it for another course or provide a full refund.

**See explanation


Canada Provinces and Territories

British Columbia

Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES


Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES

Course curriculum

    1. Watch the Video

    2. Video #2

    1. Take the Quiz

    1. Take the Survey

About this course

  • $26.99
  • 4 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content