Sep 19, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
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HIS 220 - U.S. Environmental History

4 credits (Spring)
This course examines some of the central issues and debates in American environmental history, ranging from the era of pre-contact to the present day. Key topics will include: the shifting patterns of land use and resource management among Native American and settler communities; the ecological transformations wrought by commercial agriculture and industrial capitalism; the evolution of environmental policy; and the changing ways in which people have conceptualized and interacted with the natural world around them.

Prerequisite: HIS 100  or second-year standing.
Instructor: Guenther