Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016
HST 324 Environmental History
(Also GEG 324)
4 hours; 4 credits
An examination of the field of environmental history throughout the world, which is broadly defined as the study of humanity's relationships with the rest of nature over time. The course takes a global approach to the important problems, questions, and topics addressed by environmental historians, including landscape change, property regimes, deforestation, pollution, colonialism, disease, urbanization, resource conflict, climate change, natural disasters, conservation, preservation, sustainability, environmentalism, and environmental justice. For History majors and minors, this is designated as a world history course.
Prerequisites: Any 200-level history course and ENG 151
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