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Fall 2015-2016
HIS 507   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Environmental History

Emmanuel H. Kreike

The course examines the processes of environmental change and the causes and effects of change. Class readings expose participants to different models and approaches to the study of environmental change. The class readings draw from different historical periods and different parts of the world, including Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Asia. The course critically assesses the paradigms and models underlying the analysis and description of environmental change and explores alternative ways of understanding and narrating environmental change.

Sample reading list:
J. McNeil, Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of...
David Blackbourn, The Conquest of Nature: Water, Landscape, and the Making...
Robert Marks, Tigers, Rice, Silk, and Silt: Environment and Economy...
Carolyn Merchant, Reinventing Eden: The Fate of Nature in Western Culture
Madhar Gadgil and Ramachandra Guha, This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India
Stephen Pyne, World Fire: The Culture of Fire on Earth

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22916 S01 9:00 am - 11:50 am W   Dickinson Hall   207   Enrolled:8 Limit:15