HIST 224 - Introduction to Environmental History (TR)
Explores reciprocal relationships between people and the environment over time. These relationships can be intimate and mundane (mowing a lawn, eating an avocado) or much grander in scale (testing nuclear weapons, creating a national park); they are also connected to global processes of colonialism and industrial development. Focusing on the modern period, students will investigate how a wide range of people around the globe-from indigenous peoples to plantation workers to suburban families-have used, transformed, and made sense of their environments over time. This history will also be considered for its relevance to contemporary environmental politics and activism.
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations,Inst.& Agents
Liberal Arts CORE: None
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