Dec 03, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

HIST 248 - American Environmental History

4.00 credit hours
(Same as ENVI 248 .) This broad exploration of American history from an environmental perspective examines the ways that different groups of Americans adapted to and altered the landscape, and analyzes their changing ideas about nature. The course begins in the colonial era and examines nineteenth-century economic growth and twentieth-century environmental awareness. Key themes include the new perspective of environmental history, the role of region in America, and reading the landscape.

Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Humanities, Ethical Dimensions, U.S. Power Structures.
iCon(s): Experiencing Place, Innovating the World, Sustaining Our World.


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